Sport Buddy Scheme

Registration Open. Closing date: 28 September

We all know that physical health is an essential part of a student's overall wellbeing. It not only contributes to a student's fitness but can also help them benefit from better mental health and focus for study. This year, the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) and the Sports Union is introducing a new buddy scheme to inspire students to be more active and meet new friends. The pilot programme will kick off in October and run until the BUCS Women in sport campaign in November, a female focused week of action, engaging universities across the country to run a range of activity to support women in sport. Through the scheme we will introduce students to a sport savvy buddy who will encourage them to participate in sport and physical activities.

The project has been developed to help support students who may feel intimidated or less comfortable in participating in sporting activity or using the gym, as everything can feel very daunting for first year students. We are not asking you to provide technical advice or support, just to help them feel more comfortable about getting involved with sport or exercise.

All participants will receive a goodie bag and free passes to ASV.

Interested? We are recruiting Sport Savvy and Recreation Rookies now! Which one are you?

Sport Savvy - students who are willing to help a first year female student get involved in sporting life at the University of Aberdeen. If you are a student member of ASV OR as a sport club member this is for you!

Recreation Rookie - Students who do not participate regularly in physical activity but want to.

Register your interest now: As this is a pilot programme, places are for female students only and places are limited. If successful, the scheme will be rolled out to everyone.


Sport and Exercise Team

The Sport and Exercise Team is based at Aberdeen Sports Village and use the superb collection of new sporting facilities. As a department they are dedicated to encouraging participation, enjoyment and mastery in sport and exercise.

Visit the Sport and Exercise Team website.

Aberdeen Sports Village

Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) is Scotland’s premier sport and exercise facility and comprises of a range of world-class indoor and outdoor facilities, including a state of the art fitness suite, full size indoor football pitch, indoor and outdoor athletics facilities and four squash courts.

ASV's world-class Aquatics Centre opened in May 2014 and provides opportunities to take part in a whole range of aquatics activities in our Olympic Standard 10-lane, 50 metre pool, and accompanying 25 metre pool with diving facilities up to 10 metres.

As ASV hosts many of the University Sports Club’s training sessions and fixtures, teams and athletes have the opportunity to fulfil their potential in the city’s best facilities. ASV also operates its own group exercise programme for members of the community with over 100 classes taking place each week under the guidance of our expert teaching team. From Total Fitness to Fitness Yoga, there’s something for everyone.

Members of the public are also welcome to access all of ASV’s facilities, and discounted access and membership rates are available for students and staff of the University.

The Crèche in ASV is open weekdays from 9am-3.30pm and is open to children ages 0-5 years old. 

Visit the Aberdeen Sports Village website.

AUSA Sport

The Sports Union is responsible for co-ordinating sport and organising events, both within this University and as competition against others.

Visit the AUSA Sport website.