B:Active is a programme of social fitness and sport sessions, exclusively for Bristol students. Our wide range of sessions are all completely free, suitable for all abilities and you can find us in multiple locations across Campus and Residences.

Student summer sessions

Throughout the summer vacation, we are offering free social sport and fitness sessions for University of Bristol students. These sessions are open to all abilities and include a range of activities from pickleball, social badminton and netball to lane swimming.

Sessions run from 17 June to 18 August. View the student summer session timetable

Book a student summer session

Student summer sessions can be booked via the Active app or online.

What is B:Active?

B:Active is a programme of regular social fitness and sport sessions, exclusively for students at the University of Bristol. It provides opportunities for all students, regardless of ability or experience, to get active in a social, enjoyable and welcoming environment.

Sessions include:

  • Instructor-led group fitness classes
  • Social and beginner sports sessions led by our student club partners
  • Social sessions led by our Student Activators
  • Women-only and LGBTQ+ sessions

See you next year!

B:Active sessions have now finished for the academic year 23/24 and will recommence in September 2024. 

Where do sessions take place?

B:Active sessions take place in a variety of locations across Campus, so you’re never too far away from joining your next session. Our main locations* are:

*always check the latest timetable for current session locations. 

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@bristolunibactive for student takeovers, weekly class updates and more. 

How do I get involved?

Students do not need a membership to join a B:Active session. It is important to book your sessions in advance, via the Active App (recommended) or online.


What are Activators?

Sport Activators are a team of current students who work with us to ensure that B:Active sessions are a welcoming, enjoyable and accessible experience for other students.

Every B:Active session will be attended by at least one Activator, whose primary role it is to be a friendly face to new and returning participants. Activators will usually:

  • Support equipment set-up before the session
  • Welcome and register session participants
  • Answer any questions attendees have before, during or after the session

Activators are also a key way that we ensure B:Active sessions are a positive experience for participants, by listening to any feedback and escalating it to the B:Active staff team.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our B:Active programme, e-mail us at sport-active@bristol.ac.uk

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