Sport and Active Life

Upcoming events

Get the latest information on all up-and-coming sports events that you can get involved in. To find out more and follow the events as they go, check out our socials! You'll find us at @uol_sport on Instagram.

2023/24: Term one 

Image of Sport & Active Life stand during welcome week 2022Sports fair

  • Date and time: Tuesday 26 September 2023 from 11.00am - 4.00pm
  • Location: Roger Bettles Sports Centre, Oadby

Come along and learn more about the sports we have to offer at Leicester. Our sports are open to all, no matter your skills! Discover team Leicester clubs, sports societies, campus leagues and our free Let's Do Leicester programme. Explore more events in the University of Leicester's welcome programme.

Picture of students playing table tennisLet's do Leicester festival

  • Date and time: Monday 2 October 2023 from 12.00pm
  • Location: Fielding Johnson Lawn

Celebrate the start of term one's Let's Do Leicester programme, and discover what free activities we have on offer for Leicester students. Take part in various activities throughout the day, and be in for the chance to win prizes and giveaways. Our programme is open to all, no matter your skills! Follow Let's do Leicester on Instagram to keep up to date with activities and events.

Movemeber 2023 

  • Date: November 2023 
  • Location: Various events across campus 

Raise awareness and funds for men's health during November. Discover what is happening throughout Movember and the University of Leicester 

Anti-bullying week 2023

Monday 13th - Friday 17th November 

  • Date and time: Tuesday 14 - Wednesday 15 November 
  • Locations: Wellbeing Hub (Tuesday) and SU Square (Wednesday)

"Make Noise About Bullying" On the 14 and 15 November, visit the Anti Bullying stand where you can pledge it support dignity and respect at University of Leicester, take part in myth busting and get your Anti-bullying wristbands, and other freebies. 

Let's do this... women's takeover 

  • Date and time: Sunday 26th November 2023 at 20.00 - 22.00Image of spin bikes at Danielle Brown Sports Centre
  • Location: Roger Bettles Sports Centre, Oadby

Let's do Leicester is launching a women's takeover! Take part in Zumba, spin, swimming or UV boxercise. This event is free of charge for University of Leicester students. All you need to do is sign up and select what activities you would like to take part in. Nike Sports Hijabs are available upon request. 

Book onto Let's do this... women's takeover today!

2023/24: Term two

Picture of SU square Varsity 2024 launch

  • Date and time: TBC
  • Location: TBC

Get varsity started off with live performances from our University societies before meeting the Varsity team captains. Check out the highlights from last year on Instagram.

Varsity 2024

  • Date and time: 15 - 20 March 2024
  • Location: Various locations

The biggest University sporting contest in the city will see the University of Leicester take on De Montfort University, to see who will be crowned 2024 Varsity champions. Over 40 University of Leicester sports teams will compete in 20 different sports across seven days. Leicester hopes to remain undefeated and take home their 22nd Varsity win, but De Montfort won't back down without a fight. Check out last years varsity schedule, and explore the @uol_sport Instagram to see varsity highlights and results.

Picture of Sports Awards 2023

2023/24: Term three

Sports awards 2024

  • Date and time: TBC
  • Location: TBC

The annual Sports awards celebrates students, volunteers, and coaches who are at the heart of Team Leicester. Students can nominate their peers and coaches for awards to recognise their hard work and dedication to their sporting passions. The tickets to the event include a three-course meal, refreshments, live music, photography, and the awards presentation. More information on nominations, criteria, and tickets are coming soon!

Take a look at our previous Sports award winners:

Sports awards 2021

Award Winner
Sports scholar of the year Nick Cummins (Wheelchair rugby)
Sports personality of the year Milly Abbott (Cheer and stunt)
Club of the year Men's Football Club
Outstanding contribution to sport Keegan Stewart (Football)
Coach of the year
Martin Knowles (Running and athletics)
Raising and giving award
Hockey club
Special recognition award
Mark Simmons
Beyond sport award
Milly Abbott (Cheer and stunt)
Committee of the year Swimming and water polo

Sports awards 2022

Award Winner
Sports scholar of the year Archie Robinson (Futsal)
Sports athlete of the year Kieran Cann (Basketball and Running and Athletics)
Sports personality of the year Cleo Moseley (Cheer and stunt)
Club of the year Swimming and water polo
Most improved club of the year Equestrian and polo
Team of the year Equestrian B team
Outstanding contribution to sport award Sam Prettyman (Archery)
Coach of the year Matt Clegg (Rugby league)
Raising and giving award Swimming and water polo
Special recognition award
Maddy Young (Equestrian and polo)
Beyond sport award
Alice Bennett (Swimming and water polo)
Varsity performance of the year
Equestrian and polo

Sports awards 2023

Award Winner
Sports scholar of the year Charlie McCurrie (Rugby league)
Sports athlete of the year Rory Satterley-Hull (Futsal)
Sports personality of the year Alejandro Medina (Basketball)
Club of the year Tennis
Most improved club of the year Men's futsal
Team of the year Men's Water Polo
Outstanding contribution to sport award Grace Wylie (Swimming and water polo)
Coach of the year Nimesh Chinna (Football)
Team Leicester community award Swimming and water polo
Special recognition award
Jack Warman (Water polo)
Volunteer of the year Georgia Lock (Equestrian and polo)
Varsity performance of the year
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