If you've ever wanted to try your hand at a new activity, get fit, or make new friends all for the measly price of £2?  Well thanks to our funding grant from Sport England, AUBSU's Give it a Go program can help you do just that. 
All sessions are fun, friendly, and inclusive for all, and will be led by a trained instructor or activator. 

We currently run fitness classes, Fencing, Boxing and Strength & Balance as part of our Give it a Go programme but if sports is what you're into then you should check out our sports clubs too or think about starting one yourself.

Don't know what to try? Why not take our Give it a Go Quiz that we featured during our Small Things Matter event in November.




Yup, you got it, two quid. The whole purpose of Give it a Go is that it is affordable and accessible for everybody. £2 gives you an hour (and sometimes more, depending on what activity you're doing) with a top quality instructor. Plus, the more sessions you attend, the more free stuff (such as snazzy Give it a Go water bottles and hoodies) you can get your hands on.

Don't want to faff around with change? Buy a 6 session pass or a 10 session pass!


So, how do I access all of this sporty goodness?

Please note: 

There's been a lot to deal with recently, and our first priority is always your wellbeing and safety. As part of this focus, AUBSU has cancelled all face-to-face events and activities until further notice. This includes this event. For more information, see our FAQs


It's pretty easy. Check out the timetable below for times, dates, and locations of each of the sessions, then turn up on the day. Bring your student card and £2, and you're sorted!
Activity Where? When? How much?
Dance Fitness SportBU, Studio 1 (Sessions cancelled until further notice) £2 on the door or with a GIAG pass
Fencing YMCA Sports Hall, 56 Westover Rd, BH1 2BS (Sessions cancelled until further notice) £2 on the door or with a GIAG pass
Boxing Studio 1, SportBU, Bournemouth Uni (Sessions cancelled until further notice) £2 on the door or with a GIAG pass
Strength & Balance AUB Dance Studio 2, Dance & Acting Building, AUB Campus  (Sessions cancelled until further notice) £2 on the door or with a GIAG pass


 Please bring your student card with you!

Additional Activities


As well as our regular weekly activities, we run taster sessions, support independent exercise and run an accessible sports programme. 


Running & independent Activity


As well as weekly sessions for Give it a Go, we'll also be supporting those of you that like to exercise independently. We have fitness trackers that you can borrow from the SU to help track your workouts outside of Give it a Go sessions.


The tracker will give you reports on your route, heart rate, calories burnt, distance, speed and pace. Pretty nifty, right?


These can be used for running, cycling and anything else that you might want to try out. 


To borrow a tracker, pop into the AUBSU office during our opening hours and we'll sort you out. Remember to bring your AUB student card to borrow one!


Stand-up paddle boarding


Dorset is famed for it's stunning coastline and surfing hotspots, which is why we've partnered up with Surf Steps to bring stand-up paddle boarding (SUPing) to AUB. We'll be holding discounted taster sessions so you can try SUPing with all the equipment provided and under the watchful eye of a trained instructor. Keep an eye on this!


Buy a SUP membership straight from Surf steps, which will give you access to 5 flexi-sessions of SUPing. Once you've paid, you can book yourself onto any session whenever you want, though please note session dates/times may vary a lot as they are weather-dependent. All sessions are led by top instructors, and all equipment/wetsuits are included. (More info on prices coming soon!)


To buy a pass, simply phone (07733 895538), email ( or drop into Surf Steps down by Boscombe pier. 


If you've already done the Give it a Go SUP sessions and need something more, or if you're already a pro with a board, then join the AUB Surf Club for regular surfing trips with other students.


Membership for the Surf Club costs just £35 for the year, and gives you access to all of their surf trips/excursions, as well as the opportunity to compete on behalf of AUB in surf competitions. It's a great way to meet new people, get active, and make the most of our beautiful coast. (This year they'll be running Surf training sessions so if you're a complete beginner they'll be able to get you up and surfng in no time!)


Click here to join the Surf Club


Roller derby


If you're looking to try something a bit different that also happens to be really fun then why not try roller derby? An up and coming sport, it's already captured the heart of loads of people around the globe and is known for its welcoming and inclusive environment. 


We've teamed up with Dorset Roller Derby to give you the chance to try it out for yourself. Well be working with them to provide you with discounted taster sessions all focused at complete beginners. So if you can't remember the last time you wore skates but fancy giving it a go then come along! 


There's no pressure to join but if you do love it and want to get to the stage where you can twist, jump and race in skates then you can continue as part of their new skater intake and they'll coach you through a whole range of skills. Derby is also a fantastic work out and you'll be marveling at your rock-hard quads in no time!


For taster sessions, we'll be looking into hiring you skates, helmets and pads so you should only need to get your own if skating is something you want to pursue, which is really should be because it's great. 


Keep an eye out for our skate taster sessions - more info is coming soon! 




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