Department of Sport

Just Play

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What is Just Play?

Our Just Play programme offers a flexible way for undergraduate and post graduate students to try out new sports and meet new friends in a fun and friendly environment.

Sessions are open to all regardless of skill or ability and with a wide range of sports to choose from, there really is something for everyone! You can attend as many sessions as you wish, with no weekly commitment to attend and no requirement to purchase a UoN sport and fitness or club membership.

Men's Health Active

Men's Health Active

A programme that has been designed to encourage male students to use sport and physical activity to help them maintain good levels of mental health.



A new initiative which will give female students the opportunity to keep fit educate themselves on a healthy lifestyle and become part of a dynamic community.

Inclusive Sport

Inclusive Sport

We work to ensure that there are accessible sporting and fitness opportunities for all students at the University.


Just Play Timetable (Monday 4 October - Friday 10 December)

We've switched to a new webpage, please view the current timetable here

Get active with our free UoN Moves+ app

Whether you’re walking to lectures with friends, going for a run to clear the cobwebs or cycling to the shops to get the daily pint of milk - you can earn points through the brand new University of Nottingham Moves+ app.

Frequently Asked Questions

University of Nottingham Sport are updating FAQ's around Coronavirus on a daily basis, so please bookmark and check our COVID-19 page for the latest updates.

The FAQ's below are specific to our Just Play programme but should you query remain unanswered, please email our dedicated team who will be more than happy to help. 

Can I just turn up to a Just Play session?
Pre-booking is optional and you will be able to sign up at Reception on the night. If you would like to pre-book, you'll be able to book five days before the session is due to take place. 
How much does it cost to attend an Just Play session?
Most of our sessions are £3 although some are priced differently. Please check the timetable for details of specific sessions.
Do I need to have sports membership to attend Just Play sessions? 
No - however, UoN sport and fitness members can attend all sessions on University Park Campus, Jubilee Campus or Sutton Bonington Campus for free so it may be worth considering purchasing a sports membership. This will give you access to use all of our facilities, including the pool and fitness suites.
Does it matter if I have never played the sport before?
If you are a complete beginner to a sport, then we recommend you choose one of our coached sessions as these are designed for those who have never played before. A friendly instructor will show you the basics and then you'll get chance to try out your new skills. 
What if I can't attend the session every week?
Not a problem - Just Play sessions are designed with busy students in mind and it doesn't matter if you miss a session. Don't forget though, the more you attend the bigger the health and wellbeing benefits!
Can I go to more than one Just Play session?
Yes, you can attend as many Just Play sessions as you can fit in! The programme is designed to help students try as many sports as possible to find the ones they enjoy the most.
What should I wear to an Just Play session?
Wear comfortable sports clothing and suitable footwear. If the session is outdoors, warm/waterproof clothing is recommended.
Do I need to bring my own equipment?
All equipment will be provided! Just make sure you are suitably dressed and have water to keep yourself hydrated. 
I'm a staff member at the University of Nottingham - can I join an Just Play session?
Staff members are welcome to join Just Play sessions, but the University of Nottingham runs a programme of sport designed for staff which may be more suitable. Visit our staff sport webpage for more information.


University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000