Coming soon… #GirlsThatLift

Ladies, are you looking to increase confidence in the free-weights area and build the body you have always wanted?
Our ever growing ‘Girls that Lift’ is our unique female only programme, designed to teach you how to add free-weights into your workouts and perform these exercises with confidence. From mastering the perfect technique in the squat, deadlift, pull up and hip thrust, to learning all about barbells and dumbbells, this course will help any beginner get the most out of their gym workouts.
At the end of the course, you’ll know exactly what to do to get strong and toned whilst losing body fat.
So whats next…
  • Our programme starts from 10th October until 14th November (6 weeks)
  • Every Wednesday, 19.00-20.00pm
  • £30 for the full programme
  • Open to students, staff and public

To sign up, please call a member from the Hull Sport Development team on 01482 466234 – hurry as there are limited places ladies!

Squash at Hull

Here at the University of Hull we have an active and diverse squash club that encourages players of all abilities to come down and play. We have an ever growing population that offers casual turn up and play sessions to a more competitive side of leagues and ladders which are open to all students’ staff and members of the community.

This year we will be offer a range of sessions and competitions for you get yourself involved with, such as…

Monday King of the Court 6-7pm

King of The Court is similar to turn up and play however will incorporate more of a competitive edge. Players will pay £2.50 which will cover the cost of the light fees and squash balls for the session. How the session works – We have 6 squash courts here at the university and for this session court 1 will be the ‘top’ court and court 6 will be the ‘bottom’ court. 2 players then take a court each and battle it out to move up the courts to the top court. This is a fantastic opportunity to play relaxed squash with a variety of players and different abilities, whilst keeping that competitive edge.


Tuesdays & Thursdays ‘Turn Up & Play’ 12-1pm

Turn up and play session is exactly what it says on the tin. This is an opportunity for student’s staff and members of the community, to come down and play squash against people who have a range of different abilities. This session also offers the element of coaching for participants who are wanting to increase their knowledge within the sport and progress their skills. This session costs £2 which includes the court and racket hire as well as the level 2 qualified coach.

Wednesdays Female Only Squash 6-7pm

This session is exclusively for females who are student’s staff or members of the community. This is a great way to try something new in a fun relaxed social environment. This session offers coaching throughout to develop your squash skills. Although coaching is involved the session is at the other end of the scale to ‘intense’ and is simply lots of fun mini games and drills to kick start your experience in a new sport. This session will cost £2 and will cover the court and racket hire and the friendly qualified coaches. So make sure you come down as we guarantee you will LOVE squash by the end of the session.


Leagues & Ladders

BRAND NEW FOR THE 18/19 ACADEMIC YEAR!!!  We will be running squash leagues and ladders throughout the year for first time this year. This is offer is open to all students staff and members of the community and is completed FREE to get sign up. Players will only have to cover the cost of the court fees for the matches which can be booked through the sports centre reception. This is a fantastic opportunity for all the competitive players out there to play against likeminded opponents of different abilities.

Email a member from Hull Sport for more information.

Welcome back everybody!

The University of Hull Sport Development Team would like to welcome you to the University of Hull, whether you are returning for a second year or are completely new, what a treat we have in store for you this academic year!!


The brand new sports and fitness centre is finally here and we are so excited!! The new sports centre is 3 times as big as the current one we have and will accommodate for 3 futsal courts, 3 basketball courts, 3 netball courts and 12 badminton courts. It will also be the home of a brand new strength and conditioning suite and state of the art gym.

Through our Campus Sport programme we offer a wide range of activities and opportunities for you to take part in. Firstly our Hull programme will include a range of sports from Just Play Football, Badminton, Yoga, Basketball and many more. This is a fantastic opportunity for you guys to just turn up and play that sport with no prior joining fee or membership. The only charge that applies is the session fee which is as little as £1 or £2. These sessions are a great way to meet new people who share a passion of similar interests. The Campus Sport programme will start from the Monday 24th September so make sure you save the date!

We also offer fantastic volunteering opportunities through our Campus Sport programme and events. This is a great way to enhance your CV whilst studying and improve your skills of delivering successful sport sessions and events. We also offer various incentives and rewards for giving up your time to help us deliver a positive sporting experience for our students. Interested? Click here for more information.

Finally Hull Sport offer a more competitive edge to our services through our Intramural leagues. We currently run competitive leagues for football (11-a-side and 5-a-side) and netball. Also brand new to our league offerings is our squash leagues and ladders, which are completely free to enter and open to students, staff and members of the public. Our leagues are a great way to play competitive sport whilst studying at Hull as all fixtures are played here on campus. Several subjects and schools around the University have created faculty teams so make sure you ask around and have a look out on how you can join in. Plus, if you are a qualified umpire or referee – you could have the opportunity to be paid whilst your studying! Email for more information.


For daily updates on upcoming sessions and events, follow Hull Sport on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


Fabulass, the leading female sport & fitness brand at the University of Hull

At the University of Hull, we aim to inspire female students to get involved with sport and active recreation in a way that is right for them. Thats why we have a range of female only sport sessions exclusively for you called ‘Fabulass’.

Under the Fabulass brand we have many female only sessions such as Squash, Netball, Girls That Run plus our sport and fitness programme.

Our sport and fitness programme is unique is the sense that every week is a surprise activity and you will not know what you’ll be taking part in until you arrive at the session. The sessions are fitness focused as well as introducing the basics skills of each sports with the main focus of fun, social and empowering women to be physically active. Our programme has had fantastic results were participants are a lot more confident due to our programme because one it’s just for ladies!

This currently takes place over two sites so make hurry and reserve your place now for the Fabulass programme, as there are limited places on both programmes.

Are you going to be the next girl to feel Fabulass?

Sign up here:


  • Monday: Lawns Centre – 19.00-20.30pm (Starts on Monday, 8th October)
  • Thursday: Hull Campus – 19.00-20.30pm (Starts on Thursday, 11th October)


  • Free (Lawns Centre as part of the accommodation package)
  • £2 for Hull Campus

For more information on sessions we have on offer, please visit the Fabulass webpage or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!


Join in an exercise class, with a twist… #UVZumba

UV Zumba is back during Welcome Week and we cannot wait!

Where and When: Asylum Nightclub – Student Central, 20th August at 19.30-20.30pm. Make sure you arrive a little earlier to get as much UV glitter paint on you.

What to expect: Zumba with a twist! Want to throw some fantastic shapes on the dance floor in the dark with glowing lights and loud music? If this sounds like fun to you then come along to our UV Zumba session to experience this great new workout!

You’ll be given glow sticks ready to party in the dark and get fit to current tracks with your friends!

How to get involved: Reserve your ticket through the ‘What’s On’ page on the Hull Student website

Who to look out for: Our friendly Hull Sport activators will be there to welcome you to the session so you can have UV paint, glow sticks and ready for a fitness session like no other.




Our fitness suite is on the move

It’s game on as the first phase of our brand new sports facilities nears completion. As we transition from phase one of the development to phase two, will we need to relocate the fitness suite from the existing building to the new sports arena. We’ve tried our hardest to minimise the impact on members but there will inevitably be some disruption during the move. We understand that this is an inconvenience but we appreciate your patience whilst we bring you the first phase of our £16 million redevelopment.

Tuesday 4 September

The fitness suite will remain open in the existing building, although there will be limited equipment available as we prepare to move. Some cardio machines will be accessible, along with weights ranging from 2kg to 20kg. Our expert team will also be on hand in a temporary personal training zone.

Wednesday 5 to Monday 10 September

From 10.30am on Wednesday 5 September, the fitness suite will be unavailable as it is relocated to the new sports arena. We will be open again at 7am on Monday 10 September.

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September

Fancy a preview? A soft opening will provide an opportunity for members to enjoy a 15 minute tour of the new facilities, followed by 45 minutes in the fitness suite. To book a slot email there are limited spaces available and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

As part of the soft opening, a members’ rig class will run at 10am on both Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September. Again, limited spaces are available so book early to avoid disappointment


Our fantastic range of group exercise classes will run as normal, taking place in the existing building and transferring to the new sports arena on Monday 10 September.


The fitness suite will reopen at 7am on 10 September, with the new sports arena fully opening on Monday 17 September. Fitness suite members will be able to access free guest passes from reception as a small thank you for bearing with us during the move.



Accessing the Sports Centre

As phase one of our £16 million investment programme nears completion, we are about to enter a particularly busy period. Whilst we have taken every opportunity to minimise disruption to our customers, there will be some slight changes to how you access our facilities over the next few weeks. Here is everything you need to know –

  1. Squash court refurbishment – 27 July to 28 August
    Courts 1, 3 and 5 will be out of use. There will also be reduced spectator space due to the building works taking place.
  2. Reduced parking – 30 July to 7 September
    Please use the temporary car park on the cricket pitch at the rear of the building. Temporary disabled car parking spaces will be available.
  3. Refurbishment of reception – 6 August to 7 September
    There will be no access through the main reception area. Please follow the signposts to the new temporary reception.
  4. Fitness suite move – 6 September to 8 September
    The fitness suite is moving to a new temporary home on the first floor of the new building. This means that the fitness suite will be closed from 10.30am on 5 September until it reopens on 10 September.
  5. Sports Centre closes for refurbishment – 16 September
    There will be no access to the existing building. You will be able to access the squash courts via the path to the rear of the Sports Centre.
  6. New sports arena fully opens – 17 September
    Great news! You will be able to access our brand new building and start to enjoy some of the best sports facilities in the region!


Summer Sport Programmes at the University of Hull

During the summer holidays, we have a range of programmes taking place at the University of Hull sport facilities for children aged 8 – 18 years. See what we have in store….


Learn how to play Squash

The University Sport Development team will be delivering junior squash sessions for children aged between 7-15 years through August. The sessions will be £5 for 5 weeks, which will include coaching for all abilities in an ever-growing racket sport and will be sure to keep them active during the summer holidays. The sessions will take place down at University of Hull squash courts located in the sports and fitness centre, every Wednesday from 4:20-5:20pm.

For more information or to book your child on to the programme, please email or call a member from the team on 01482 466491.


Kicks Summer Programme

In partnership with Tigers Trust, the University is delivering a six-week sport programme involving Rugby, Squash, Basketball and many more. Make sure you don’t miss the first week as a player from Hull FC will be attending the session to open our summer camp!

At the end of the six-week programme, all participants will take part in a multi-sport tournament with a few more surprises on the way. Watch this space for more info!

  • Wednesday, 5.30-6.30pm
  • Free of charge
  • University of Hull Sport Grounds






Free Footy During The Summer Holidays!

Starting from Monday 30th July until September 3rd, the University Sport Development team are offering free football sessions at the University of Hull sport grounds between 12.30-14.00pm for children aged 10 years and above.

There is no need to book, just turn up and get involved.








For more information on the above, please email or call a member from the team on 01482 466491.

Girls That Lift is returning this summer

The University Girls that Lift is our unique female only programme is back during the summer holidays and is designed to teach you how to add free-weights into your workouts and perform these exercises with confidence.


From mastering the perfect technique in the squat, deadlift, pull up and hip thrust, to learning all about barbells and dumbbells, this course will help any beginner get the most out of their gym workouts.



This fantastic four-week programme starts from Wednesday 18th July from 7-8pm for only £20.

What you waiting for, call us now on 01482 466234 and sign up before somebody else does.


University to welcome over 1600 runners to campus for Hull Half Marathon

hull half marathon

This Sunday, runners taking part in the inaugural Asda Foundation Hull Half Marathon will be making their way through campus as the University is an ‘official venue partner’ for the run.

This is a really exciting event and colleagues are encouraged to get involved by supporting the 1600 runners visiting our beautiful campus, including over 40 of our colleagues who will proudly be representing the University in vibrant t-shirts.

In addition to the race, there will be live music, food, family games including giant inflatable Jenga and a football table on the plaza outside of the Brynmor Jones Library, making it a fun day out for friends and family too. Spectators should come to campus at least 15 minutes before they expect their friend/family member to reach mile eight, in order to ensure they get a good view – we expect the first runners to come through at 9.45am.

Colleagues and students from the Faculty of Health Sciences will also be representing the University and providing massages to runners at the finish line in a branded tent, providing another fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the University.

Spectators can enter the campus via the north west entrance on Inglemire Lane circled on the map here. All visitors will need to park on the temporary car park located on the cricket pitch.

Road closures surrounding the University are shown with the purple line on the map, but the full list of road closures can be found here.