Change to Class Policy: No Shows

We’re changing our policy to help improve class attendance.  We are introducing a new policy for reporting class ‘no shows’. The new policy will be effective from Friday 4th August. The new policy will help to identify members who fail to show for classes. Effective from Friday 4th August, we will begin identifying members who […]

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Community Football Opportunities for Girls aged 7-15!

We offer a host of football opportunities in the local community, for girls aged 7 – 15! The University of Portsmouth have recently received some funding from the Football Association to help develop more sport opportunities for females. Therefore, we are aiming to increase participation within football for girls aged 7 years+. As a result of […]

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Maintenance News – 3G Pitch has reopened!

3G Pitch refurbishment at Langstone completed ahead of schedule! Work at our outdoor sports facility in Langstone Student Village is now complete. The work has been completed 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Our 3G Pitch and other facilities at Langstone  are now available for bookings.   Located at Langstone Student Village, the pitch is a […]

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Annual Staff Sports Day raises over £3,000 for charity!

Staff members from the University of Portsmouth took part in an annual sports day, raising valuable funds for Brain Tumour Research. Over 200 members of staff took part in the event, with 19 teams registered on the day. Over £3,000 was raised through team fundraising and a raffle. Funds raised will go towards brain tumour research. […]

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University football match raises £6,500 for charity!

Two teams of students and staff from the University of Portsmouth played a friendly match at Fratton Park for charity. Over £6,500 was raised through player fundraising, ticket sales, tours and a raffle, beating the total raised last year. All funds raised are to be split 50/50 between Pompey in the Community and Prostate Cancer […]

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Lauren Steadman benefits from Sport Scholarship academic flexibility

Name: Lauren Steadman Sport: Swimming and Paratriathlon Studying: MSc Business and Management In September 2016 our star sports scholar, Lauren Steadman, won Silver at the Rio 2016 Paralympics in Paratriathlon. This came after Lauren competed at London 2012, became Double World Champion and World #1 – all during her time studying at Portsmouth. With a […]

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Summer Activities – £1 per Play!

We’ve got a great offer for staff and post-graduate students this summer – with a range of activities at £1 per play! Weekly social drop-in sessions in 5-a-side football, basketball, badminton and netball – for all levels of ability! Dedicated staff members across the university will help to lead and deliver the sessions. Sessions are for […]

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University Sailing Club secures £5,000 funding to advance their skills

Members of the University of Portsmouth Sailing Club recently completed an 8-week ‘Learn to Sail’ course at a subsidised cost, thanks to a £5,000 funding grant provided by the Royal Yachting Association and Energise Me. The Department of Sport and Recreation and Portsmouth Watersports Centre collaborated together to secure the funding for the sailing club. The funding […]

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Customer Focus Groups – You Said, We Did!

We take pride in shaping our facilities and services to the requirements of our members. From feedback we’ve received in our recent focus groups, we’ve made some key changes in how we run our facilities. We wanted to share these changes with you, and show you just how important your feedback is! Whether you visit us daily […]

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Sports Awards 2017

The annual Sports Awards allow the Union and Department of Sport and Recreation to recognise students who have shown commitment to improving sport at Portsmouth over the past year. Hundreds of students filled Portsmouth Guildhall to celebrate this year’s sporting achievements at the University of Portsmouth. Nominees included clubs and students who have shown an […]

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Maintenance News – 3G Pitch Refurbishment

3G Pitch closure for 10 weeks due to refurbishment Located at Langstone Student Village, the outdoor pitch opened in 2013, costing approximately £1million to install. It is one of the largest synthetic pitches in the city. The University of Portsmouth continues to invest in its facilities and is currently undergoing a major upgrade to our […]

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Higher Education Sport Participation and Satisfaction Survey – we need your feedback!

Tell us about your leisure activities at the University of Portsmouth to be entered into a prize draw to win one of three £200 Amazon vouchers! On the 25th April, if you are a current student at the University of Portsmouth, you may receive an e-mail inviting you to take part in the Higher Education Sport Participation and […]

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Staff Sports Day 2017

Lead your department to glory and become the Staff Sports Day Champions of 2017! Now ticking over into its 9th year, Staff Sports Day is an eagerly anticipated date in everyone’s calendar! All departments of the University battle it out through various fun sports to become the Sports Day Champions! This enjoyable event is hosted and funded […]

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Students vs. Staff Charity Football Match – Team Announcement & Tickets on sale!

The annual University of Portsmouth Students vs Staff Charity Football match is back at the home of Portsmouth FC, Fratton Park! Now in its 2nd year, the students versus staff football match demonstrates how the University can come together to give back to the local community and beyond. This event is made up of two teams who have been […]

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Campus Sport Results for Semester 2

As our Campus Sport League comes to a close, we want to highlight the achievements of our teams!  Thanks to all teams who have taken part in Campus Sport this semester!   11-a-side Football (Saturday) Winners: Wiggles Wanderers Runners Up: Chung FC 11-a-side Football (Sunday) Winners: Southsea Kittens Runners Up: Wavey FC 5-a-side Football Winners: Fawcett in the Net […]

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Cheer Off Portsmouth Phoenix

‘Cheer Off’ Success! – UP for Sport Cheerleading 2017

Annual Cheer Off brings together University student cheer coaches and local school children in an amazing performance! Now in its 8th year, the University of Portsmouth’s annual Cheer Off event took place at the Mountbatten Centre on Wednesday 29th March. The Department of Sport and Recreation worked in partnership with University of Portsmouth Cheerleading Club, Portsmouth Phoenix. They recruited […]

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Sports Awards

Sports Awards – Sport and Recreation Nominees Announced!

The Sports Awards will highlight the sporting achievements of individuals, groups and teams at the University of Portsmouth for 2016/17. We believe all of our nominees are winners, so in advance of the event, we’re revealing and congratulating our nominees! Contribution to Community Contribution to Community celebrates the work and commitment our coaches and volunteers […]

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Activator of the Month (April): Katie Millar

Congratulations to our Activator of the Month, Katie Millar, our Tennis Activator!  Katie is currently in her final year of university studying Creative and Media Writing. As Tennis Activator, she has successfully coordinated three ‘Beginners Tennis’ courses and one ‘Returners’ course over the last two terms. During these courses, she engaged a total of 35 new participants. Katie is delivering another Returners course […]

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University Tennis Coordinator wins Chris Potter Sports Bursary from BUCS

Sport and Recreation Tennis Coordinator and Sports Management Masters student, Emma Boucher, has won the Chris Potter Sports Bursary!   British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) have awarded the Chris Potter Sports Bursary to a committed tennis player and coach from the University of Portsmouth. Emma Boucher, a Sports Management Masters student at Portsmouth, was awarded the first […]

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Sport and Recreation – Customer Survey 2017 opens 15th March

Click Here to Take the Survey! Help us to improve our services and facilities by providing your valuable feedback to our annual customer survey. The survey only takes ten minutes to complete, and the information you provide will help us to make important changes. As thanks, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win […]

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Get moving this month with March ON! Monday 6th March – Sunday 2nd April

March ON! is back, encouraging students and staff to become more physically active this March! With spring on it’s way and the weather warming up (we hope!), now is the perfect time to start increasing your activity levels. After a long, cold winter slog, we want to encourage students and staff to be more physically […]

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Edd Activator

Activator of the Month (March): Edd Stolliday

Congratulations for our Activator of the Month, Edd Stolliday, our Football Activator! Edd is currently in his final year of University studying Combined Modern Languages.  Whilst juggling his assessments and exams, he oversees the delivery of our Campus Sport Football leagues which takes place five days a week. In addition to his role as Football Activator, Edd also […]

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Wear a Hat Day

Wear a Hat for Brain Tumour Research – Thursday 30th March!

It’s time to put on your silliest hat for Brain Tumour Research! In the UK, more children and adults under the age of 40 die of a brain tumour than any other cancer. However, this type of cancer only receives 1% of national funding. Brain Tumour Research aims to raise at least £7 million each year to significantly accelerate […]

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Dance Off 2017

Dance Off 2017 – UP for Sport Success!

Annual Dance Off brings together University student dance coaches, local school children and local street dance performers! Now in its 13th year, the University of Portsmouth’s annual Schools Dance Off event took place at the Kings Theatre on Thursday 2 February. The Department of Sport and Recreation worked in partnership with University of Portsmouth Dance […]

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Activator of the Month (February): Emily Radford

Congratulations for our Activator of the Month, Emily Radford, our Volleyball Activator!   Emily is currently in her second year studying French and European Studies. Through her 10-week beginners courses, she has successfully engaged 37 participants in learn-to lessons. She has helped them them to learn the basics of volleyball and develop a passion for the sport! In addition, […]

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Get Active, Stay Active – Free Tasters until 22nd Jan with prizes!

Take part in our drop-in sports tasters – for free! Our Get Active, Stay Active programme offers sessions in 20 sports, with over 50 sessions a week. The programme is available all year round to students and staff at the University of Portsmouth, and is funded by Sport England. Membership is free and from 9th – 22nd January, all […]

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Emily Seaman

Activator of the Term: Emily Seaman

Congratulations for our Activator of the Term, Emily Seaman, our Dodgeball Activator! Emily is currently in her third year at the University of Portsmouth, studying Human Physiology. She has shown a real passion for getting students active in dodgeball this term. Within the first taster week of the year, Emily helped to engage 165 participants! Managing and coordinating an average […]

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Leaders in Mobile App Technology

Sport and Recreation have been featured in a Health Club Management case study for their mobile app success Launched in September 2014, the Sport and Recreation mobile app ‘UOP Sport‘ has rapidly gained popularity and allowed us to remain connected with our members. In a recent case study, creators of the mobile app software, Gladstone, have identified […]

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Activator of the Month (December): Beth Townsend

Congratulations for our Activator of the Month, Beth Townsend! Beth is currently in her second year at the University of Portsmouth, studying Sports Development (BSc). Prior to becoming an Activator, her involvement in badminton was for social reasons only; her course lecturer recommended her for the role due to her passion for organising events. Beth recently […]

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Scheduled Improvements to St Paul’s Gym

We’re updating how members access our gym Access control turnstiles will be installed this month in the reception area of St Paul’s Gym on St Paul’s Road. Work will commence 5th December, and is expected to take one week. After which, the turnstiles will be configured and our staff will undertake training from 12th December onwards. Once installed, simply swipe […]

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Sports volunteers wanted!

We are seeking students to be part of our ‘Get Active’ team! Our Get Active, Stay Active programme offers sessions in 25 sports, with over 50 sessions a week. The programme is available all year round to students and staff at the University of Portsmouth, and is funded by Sport England. Sessions are either free-of-charge or at reduced […]

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Case Study: Reon Seleman / Get Active (Swimming)

Name: Reon Seleman Age: 22 Course: BSC Human Physiology (Hons) Sport: Swimming (Get Active)  Had you participated in this sport before attending the Get Active session for the first time?  “I took up swimming as I was doing athletics training. During my routine I pulled my left quad muscle, following that I got shin splints followed […]

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University of Portsmouth Sports Scholar selected for the World University Games

Sports Scholar Laurence Willows has been selected for the January 2017 World University Winter Games. Selections have recently been announced for the Great Britain Snowsports Team competing in the World University Winter Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan. University of Portsmouth student Laurence Willows has secured his place in the Ski Cross (SX) team. Laurence is currently studying BSc Economics, […]

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Tennis Activator Case Study: Emma Boucher

  Name: Emma Boucher Age: 21 Course: Sports Development Role: Tennis Activator   What did you enjoy most about your role? “Having the opportunity to provide tennis sessions for university students and consequently seeing them benefit and improve due to these sessions. I also enjoyed working alongside the LTA and gaining a deeper understanding of how they work […]

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UOP Community Football Club and the FA video

The FA came down to Portsmouth to interview our community football coaches and find out all about University of Portsmouth’s Community Football Club. It’s great to show the impact we have on the community and how many of our students are involved!!!

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Your HE Sport Participation & Satisfaction Survey!

Have your say in a survey about leisure provision at the University of Portsmouth, and be entered into a draw to win one of three £200 Amazon vouchers. Sport England, in partnership with the independent research company TNS-BMRB, has developed an online leisure survey for Higher Education institutions in England. The leisure survey will help […]

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UP for Sport Cheerleading Success

UP for Sport Cheerleading 2016 Thursday 17th March saw the University of Portsmouth’s annual Cheer off event take place at the Mountbatten Centre. The Sport and Recreation department worked in partnership with Portsmouth Phoenix, the University’s student cheerleading club, to recruit and train 17 cheerleading coaches. The coaches worked under the University’s community outreach programme UP […]

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March ON!

March ON! is back. Encouraging students and staff to become more physically active this March. March ON! is aimed at encouraging students and staff to become more physically active in March and with spring coming up it’s the perfect time increase activity levels. There is something FREE to do everyday. For a full programme of events and […]

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Student Success – BUCS Deloitte Leadership Academy

    Here in Sport & Recreation we work with a lot of student volunteers who support the delivery of our Sports Development programmes. From football and cheerleading coaches working in local schools for our community outreach programme UP for Sport, to Activators and Co-ordinators promoting our Get Active, Stay Active programme. We’re very lucky […]

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Junior Dance Off 2016 Success

Friday 29th January saw the University of Portsmouth’s annual Junior Dance Off event take place at New Theatre Royal. The Junior Dance Off is in it’s 12th year, bringing together University student dance coaches, 240 local school children and 50 local street dance performers. The Sport and Recreation department worked in partnership with University of […]

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No water in St Pauls on Friday

As you may be aware we have been suffering from water shortages and outages in the recent weeks in St Paul’s Sports Centre. We have been in contact with our estates department who will be resolving the problem on Friday 29 January. This however means St Paul’s Sports Centre will have NO water during the […]

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Campus Sport – case study

  Campus Sport provides students the opportunity to make new friends and socialise throughout their whole time at University, as well as play regular, competitive fixtures in a number of sports. The case study below demonstrates how powerful the programme can be in helping students make life-long friendships, develop leadership skills, and enhance their experience […]

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Opportunities Week (15th-22nd January 2016)

FREE sports and societies taster sessions open to all UOP students – try something new! The Sport and Recreation department and Student’s Union are working together to offer lots of FREE sports, fitness classes and activities for you to get involved in during Opportunities Week. This is the perfect opportunity to try something new, or […]

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HE Leisure Survey

Have your say in a survey about leisure provision at the University of Portsmouth, and be entered into a draw to win one of three £200 Amazon vouchers. Sport England, in partnership with the independent research company TNS-BMRB, has developed an online leisure survey for Higher Education institutions in England. The leisure survey will help […]

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This Girl Can Portsmouth (19-25th October): FREE Taster Sessions

Help us raise money for Breast Cancer and get involved in FREE sports, fitness classes and activities! This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England designed to encourage more females to get active! The Sport and Recreation department and Student’s Union are working together to offer lots of FREE sports, fitness classes and activities for […]

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Join Sandi for a free Southsea parkrun 5km on 26th September

The University Chancellor is on a mission to get the University community active and moving. She is taking part in Southsea parkrun, a free weekly 5km run on Southsea seafront which was set up with funding from Sport & Rec. parkrun is always free, you just need to register once, for free, online to get […]

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Brand new University sports kit launched for 2015/16

Sport and Rec have joined forces with the Athletic Union and the Department of Sport & Exercise Science to launch a joint sports clothing venture aimed at unifying the look and feel of everyone across the University who does any sport or physical activity. It is about creating a strong brand for sport that everyone […]

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Why should you download our app?

Our mobile app is like having your personal fitness planner in the palm of your hand. You can book fitness classes, sports bookings and get active stay active sessions quickly and with ease. Our easy to use interface gives you the things you need quickly at the top of the page. After a recent update […]

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Lauren Steadman wins Rio Paralympics test event

  Podium Sports Scholar Lauren Steadman has continued her amazing run of results in 2015 by winning the Rio Paralympics test event in Brazil on the 2nd August. In conditions and set up matching exactly that of the course for Rio 2016, Lauren blew the field away to win by over a minute. This marks […]

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Welcome weekend 19-20 September

Come along to our Welcome Weekend on the 19-20 September and try our facilities for free. Use the gym, attend a fitness class, play a sport in one of our sports halls. Speak to us at Freshers Fayre, email us at [email protected] or pop into St Paul’s or Spinnaker Sports Centres to find out more. […]

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new site. We have spent over a year trying to implement our new site to allow you, our customers, to easily navigate our site, find the information you need quickly, with ease and for it to look great while doing so. You will find a host of information on here to cover our […]

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Sports Scholar becomes European Champion

Podium Sports Scholar Lauren Steadman has continued her fine run of form to become European Paratriathlon Champion for the 3rd time. She took Gold in Geneva on the 10th July 2015 to add to her previous wins. Lauren lead in all 3 splits and tore the field apart. This win comes on the back of […]

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