Get Active

We offer a range of sports activities and events on campus, so you're sure to find something that you can enjoy and help you get active.

Getting Active at Derby

We offer a range of sports and activities that are available to UoD students and staff members throughout the year. 

Our programme of social Just Play sessions are suitable for all abilities and take place weekly during term time. If football is your passion, our long-standing six-a-side football league runs between October and April.  Our Halls Sports programme provides first-year students the chance to compete for points whilst representing their residence. To access our programmes download our free UoD Active app

If gym and fitness are your preferred choice, the Sports Centre offers a variety of memberships and a great choice of fitness and exercise classes suitable for all levels. You can also access all our sports facilities which are available for you to book.

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Halls Sport

Live in university halls? Compete in one-day or league competitions to earn points for your residence.

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UoD Active App

Our new app is free and bespoke to UoD staff and students. It is a quick and easy way to book onto our sports competitions, social sport activities and take part in challenges. Find all our activities all in one place.

Download the app via the Google Play or Apple App Store.

For any queries please email 

Just Play sessions

Term passes (Feb-May) are £15 which gives you one month free or you can buy a month's pass for £5. Alternatively, turn up and pay £1 at the Sports Centre reception. For more information please contact Sophie Brown.

Sessions will restart the week commencing 30 January 2023.

Buy your pass here


Day and Time Sport
 Monday: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Badminton
Tuesday:  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Outdoor Football
Thursday: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Squash
Friday: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Badminton

Just Move

Just Move is our new challenges-based program available through the UoD Active app. Just Move provides regular activity and fitness challenges to take part in as a way of motivating and supporting you start or continue an active lifestyle. 

Campus Sports Leagues

Get a team together with some friends, coursemates or your pals from Halls. Our campus sports leagues offer regular, friendly games for those who prefer to play a bit of social but competitive team sport during term-time.

Our friendly six-a-side league competition normally runs between September and April each year and is open to students and staff at the University.

How to get involved

  • Team entries for our Autumn 2023-24 league will open in September and entries for our Spring Term 23-24 competition will open in January 2024.
  • Early Bird offer is £100 per team and the Standard Entry price is £120 per team
  • Any questions please email Richard Fletcher 
  • You can find all the latest sports updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


  1. Six-a-side
  2. Teams require a minimum of six players (max of ten players) per team with a named captain and an original team name
  3. No more than four players currently representing the University of Derby in the BUCS football competition (2022-23) can be included in your team
  4. There are 10 team places available in the league
  5. The league will run on Friday afternoons - for approx. 10 weeks - Sept-Dec and Feb-Apr
  6. Kick-off times will be staggered to space out the arrival and departure times of teams. Teams should therefore be flexible and able to play anytime between 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm