Just Play

A social sport programme to help students and staff get active.

Just Play

Just Play is our social sport programme that provides students and staff with the opportunity to get active in a fun, social, and friendly environment without any commitment. Activities take place weekly at the times below and are led by a Sports Activator. The activator is there to provide guidance and ensure the activities are engaging. 

Sessions are for all abilities. Activities take place in either the sports hall or the 3G pitches at the Kedleston Road Campus.

The easiest way to guarantee your place is to book sessions on the UoD Active app book 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 Just Play community



Activities can be paid for by term, month or at each session. A term pass (Oct-Jan and Feb-May) is £15, month passes are £6 and to pay per session is £1.50. Payment of the term and month passes are through the online shop, alternatively, pay as you go is paid at the sports centre reception on arrival to the activity.

Buy your term or month pass here

Students smiling about to shoot basketball
Two students playing squash


Day Time Sport Location
Monday 4:00pm-5:30pm Badminton Sports Hall, Sports Centre, Kedleston Road Campus
Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm Outdoor Football Lower 3G Pitch, Kedleston Road Campus





Squash Courts, Sports Centre, Kedleston Road Campus

Sports Hall, Sports Centre, Kedleston Road Campus





Outdoor Football



Upper 3G pitch, Kedleston Road Campus

Sports Hall, Sports Centre, Kedleston Road Campus

Sports Hall, Sports Centre, Kedleston Road Campus

Person holding badminton racket

The social aspect of the Just Play programme is a great way to challenge yourself against new people and it doesn't even feel like you're exercising!

Badminton Activator

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For more information or if you have any questions please email us teamderby@derby.ac.uk