TRY OUT A NEW SPORT & stay active 

 

Ever wanted to try your hand at a new activity, get fit, or make new friends? 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.
 
Don't forget to check out our student-led club sports too! 
 

What about Covid?

 

Due to current Covid restrictions, all in-person sessions from Tuesday 5th January have been cancelled. However, we are still running some online sessions, that are free for you to attend! Check our timetable below. 

Prior to lockdown, we were working hard to ensure that we have a mix of online and in-person sessions. If and when our in-person sessions resume, we will be following Covid guidelines to ensure you all stay safe. This means there will be a couple of changes to how the sessions run:

  • Sessions will be following guidance from each sporting body, which will mean that there's reduced contact, distancing in place, and shared equipment will be cleaned after use. To help, please bring your own equipment/mats/labelled water bottles where able and avoid sharing towels or items with other participants. 
  • We'll be limiting the amount of attendees to each session. This means that to attend, booking is compulsory. We'll allocate out places fairly to ensure everyone gets a chance to get involved. 
  • Payment and participant info will all be taken online to avoid cash or paper-handling.  
  • Some activities are on hold until they are safe to resume. 

We'll update this page when sessions are permitted to resume. For more information on our student activities, including sessions that are running online, check our Covid FAQs.


 

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

It's pretty easy. As we're online running online sessions at the moment, you just need to download Zoom (it's free) and follow the links to attend.

 
Activity Where? When? How much?
Energising Yoga SportBU Studio 1 Cancelled for the duration of lockdown £2
Boxing (online) Online Zoom Mondays 6-6.45pm (except for 03/05) Free
Badminton Winton & Glenmoor Academy Cancelled for the duration of lockdown £2
Winding Down Yoga (Online) Online: Zoom  Fridays 5-6pm (recommencing: 15/01/21) Free
Boxing SportBU Studio 1 Cancelled for the duration of lockdown £2

 

Online sessions: These are open to all AUB and BU students, and you can join from wherever you are. You do not need to book onto these.

Click here for the links - you'll need to be logged into our website to access these (log in at the top corner of our website with your AUB student log-in details). If you have any issues with this or would prefer us to email the links directly to you, then just get in touch: studentunion@aub.ac.uk 

Don't forget, Taekwondo Club are also running online sessions, free to attend! Volleyball Club have also been busy arranging challenges over lockdown to keep you active and engaged - check them out on Discord @AUBVolleyball. 

 

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. 

 

We'll be lending out trackers once we reopen the SU Office - watch this space!

 

Stand-up paddle boarding

 

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

 

How do I purchase the passport?

From our tickets page here.

 

What do I get for £50?

You get 5 sessions. You will have use of a SUP board or surfboard and wetsuit hire is included. Please note that the passport is non-refundable, so be sure this is suitable for you!

When does the passport expire?

One year from the day you purchase it so there will be plenty of opportunities to get there in good weather.

Who do I contact?

Terry and the team are on site to guide you and it's a popular place for fellow surfers, so you are bound to bump into some of the regulars. You are able to contact them through their FB page 

Where is Bournemouth Surf Academy?

At YellowStones Beach House, 9 Kerley Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5DW. Head west of the Bournemouth Pier towards towards West Cliff. Parking is limited on site, we suggest to call in advance. Otherwise, there is free parking with restrictions in the local neighbourhood.

What do I bring with me?

Wetsuits are available for you to use, but if you own one, even better, take it with you. There are changing and toilet facilities on site. Bring a towel, change of clothes, a snack, water and leave any valuables at home as currently, the house may not be open due to to Covid-19 restrictions.

Anything else I need to know?

When you purchase the £50 passport, you will be added to the AUB Sup'n'Surf group on FB to meet other students and get updates. You can call Terry directly who is happy to liaise with you and advise on weather reports to get out in the water.

Terry and the team will be informed that you intend to visit, so you won't be a stranger there.

Again, remember the passport is non-refundable, so please have a think before purchasing..

Before your visit...

Call Terry on 07816 827 438 to arrange meeting him and getting you started. If you can arrange to go with others, please do so using the FB group, or email Joss or Nuala at studentunion@aub.ac.uk o put you in touch with one of our Sabbs or other AUB students.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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