Get Active Events

Throughout the academic year we host several key Get Active Events including Santa Run, This Derby Girl Can and Inclusive Sport Fortnight.

Main events

Throughout the year we run several events that students and staff can get involved in, a great opportunity to meet new friends, have fun and get active. 

Join the Get Active Events community on our UoD Active app to be first to sign up and to receive the latest event updates. To sign up simply:

  1. Download the app via the Google Play or Apple App Store
  2. Create an account using your university email address
  3. Join the Get Active Events community 

Upcoming event activities


British Inspiration Trust logo

BRIT Challenge

The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) supports young adult mental health in the UK. We host the BRIT challenge during February to help raise awareness of student and staff health and well-being, and the key connection between mental health and fitness, whilst raising funds for the charity.

black female running along promenade with sea in background

This Derby Girl Can

This Derby Girl Can in March celebrates active women across our university community. We run several activities for female (and those identifying as female) students and staff, supporting more women to be active in a safe and comfortable environment and encouraging them to "do their thing".

Female student in sports wheelchair in sports hall, smiling

Inclusive Sports Fortnight

We host a programme of activities in April to showcase inclusive sport at Derby, raising awareness of the different sports people can get involved in regardless of ability and emphasizing that sport is for everyone. Example sports include para badminton, wheelchair basketball and boccia.

A group of mixed ethnicity male student football players cheering support

Spirit in Sport

Here at Derby we've an incredibly diverse student body and wish to reflect this through the events we offer. Working with the Multi Faith Centre we look to engage students during People of Faith and Belief Month. The event is about having fun and meeting new friends to bring the community together.

4 staff an students with medals wearing santa and snowmen outfits

Santa Dash

Our fun community run takes place in December. It's a great opportunity to take a well-deserved break and get you into the festive spirit. Take a break from work and study and have fun running or walking round the picturesque Markeaton Park with friends and colleagues.