Welcome back 2024!

Welcome back!

On behalf of everyone at UoM Sport we hope you had a lovely break and are ready for 2024!

You can find out about everything that’s happening over the next few weeks.


Join us at the 2024 Refreshers Fair on Thursday, 1 February at Manchester Academy 1, Oxford Road. Explore over 100 societies, sports clubs, check out volunteering opportunities, and much more. Enjoy fun activities and freebies.

For a sensory-friendly experience, attend our quiet hour from 10am to 11am.

Find out more about this event. 



As January gets underway and we head into the exam period, we have a fantastic de-stress programme available for you to access. The programme provides a range of fitness and wellbeing activities, both virtually and face-to-face, providing a great opportunity to get active and feel refreshed before heading back to revision! The De-Stress programme runs from Monday, January 15, to Friday, January 28, 2024.

Discover more and view the timetable.


Purple Wave events for 2024

These prestigious events mark the University’s bicentenary, celebrating 200 years of building communities! Take advantage of the fantastic Purple Wave programmes and events accessible to staff, students, and the wider UoM community. One of the most exciting events coming up is the PurpleWave 10k and half marathon. The next events are:

  • 28 February 2024 – 2.5/5km Run, Platt Fields Park
  • 26 May 2024 – Great Run 10k and Half Marathon

Start now, set yourself a challenge for 2024, and register today.

Active Manchester Memberships

Get a head start and secure your Active Manchester memberships for 2024! Check out the timetable and book online.

If you aren’t back on campus just yet, then you can access our free online sessions through the UoM Sport YouTube channel.


Yoga Retreat and Gong Bath

Join us for a delightful day of yoga, massage, reflexology, and the soothing sounds of a gong bath on Saturday, 9 March 2024.

The retreat will take place at the Wellbeing Rooms, Simon Building, Oxford Road, starting at 10:00am – 4:30pm. A light vegetarian or vegan lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This day offers a perfect opportunity to relax, connect with like-minded individuals, and explore something new. Our experienced teachers accommodate all skill levels, making it welcoming for beginners.

Students: £25
Staff: £30
Public: £40

Book your place today.


Wellbeing Choir

We are delighted to introduce our fantastic choir master, Dan Mcdwyer, to kick things off for 2024. With extensive experience, Dan will bring an array of wonderful songs to the choir, teaching harmonies along the way. 

Classes are held at the Wellbeing Studio G.65, Simon Building. Starting Wednesday 1.00pm – 1.45pm until 7 February–24 April 2024.

Find out more and join the choir.

Keep up-to-date with our latest information and check our social media channels and the website for updates @UoMSport.

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.