Refreshers Fair 2023

Join us for The University of Manchester Refreshers Fair

Refreshers Fair 

Find out about our range of sport and physical activity opportunities at Manchester.

Whether you are looking for to participate in free Sporticipate activities, to play casually with recreational campus league teams, or to be part of our Team Manchester competitive program, we have something to help everyone become active!

Fair details

The Refreshers Fair will be taking place on Tuesday January 31st in Academy 1 on Oxford Road, next to the Students Union.

It will be open from 10am-4pm for you to come and look around and ask questions. It’s not too late to join a club or find out about Sport at Manchester, whatever you are interested in!

The following sports clubs will be there in attendance, but feel free to come and stop by the UoM Sport table and ask questions about anything!

  • Water Polo
  • Dodgeball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Baseball and Softball
  • Run Wild
  • Table Tennis
  • Women’s Rugby Union
  • Women’s Rugby League
  • Men’s Rugby League
  • Fencing
  • Motorsports Society
  • Men’s and Mixed Lacrosse
  • Quadball
  • American Football
  • Canoe
  • Taekwondo
  • Karate
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Hiking Club
  • Korfball
  • Pole and Burlesque Society

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Find out more

Sport and Activities

See our wide range of opportunities to get involved and be active in whilst you study at Manchester.


Be a part of the UoM Sport family and volunteer to make a difference to our community.

Sport FAQs

Can You Tell Me More About Sport Scholarships?

We offer a comprehensive package of support to high performing athletes. Our services will help you develop and excel across all aspects of your sporting and university life. 

We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach, shaping your scholarship support based on your journey and your needs as an individual. Whether you have an existing support team (such as English Institute of Sport support) or need our expert practitioners to support your development, we work with you from the outset to coordinate support that matters, placing you at the very centre of all decisions. 

If you are interested in our 2022-23 scholarship updates or general scholarship information visit our Scholarships Page

How Do I Join a Sport Club?
You can contact a club you are interested in joining by email, use our A-Z guide to find out more and for contact details.
Where Do Sport Clubs Train?

Armitage – American Football, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Gaelic football, Hockey, Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Korfball, Lacrosse, Netball, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee,Rowing

Sugden – Volleyball, Fencing, Badminton, Squash, Trampolining, Futsal,

MAC – Swimming, Waterpolo, Canoe

Off Campus: Tennis (Sports City), Athletics (Sports City), Boxing (Moss Side Fire Station), Rowing (Sale Canal), Cricket (Manchester Grammer School), Cue Sports (Rileys Manchester city centre), Cycling (Sports City Velodrome/Road), Golf (Trafford Golf Centre), Gymnastics (Manchester Academy of Gymnastics in Salford), Karate (Trinity Sports Centre), Mountaineering (Manchester Climbing Centre), Equestrian (John Shaw Equestrian centre Stretford), Sailing (West Kirby Sailing Club), Ski & snowboard (Chill Factor/Dry slopes Stoke/Castleford), Squash (The Northern, Didsbury)

How Much Does It Cost To Join a Sport Club?

Club memberships generally range from £50-130 for the year, this is for a x12 month membership. Clubs set their own membership prices, more can be found on their minisites.

Are There Any Free Sport Options?

We provide a time table of free entry level sport options for all members of the University community. To view our free sport timetable visit our Sporticipate page here.

Gyms & Fitness Class FAQs

Where Are The Gyms and How Much Do They Cost?

All information about gyms can be found on our facilities page here. It includes maps and pricing. 

What Fitness Classes Do You Do?

We offer a range of fitness classes at a variety of locations to support you being active.  We offer classes at the university Wellbeing RoomsArmitage Sports Centre and online in addition to activities at our partner facilities at the Manchester Aquatics Centre and Sugden Sports Centre.

Dependant on the activity, sessions can be free to access, part of a membership or paid for sessions giving flexibility to choose when and where is right for you. To see what is happening, please checkout our timetables.

Find out more here.