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!
 

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

We'll be updating our Give it a Go programme for 2022/23 over the next few weeks - watch this space! Sessions commence at the start / mid October 2022.

A booking link will be released on our tickets page a week before each session to ensure we don't exceed our capacity. Booking is essential for these sessions.

 
Activity Where? When? How much?
Yoga with Joy AUBSU Activity Room (Campus Halls) TBC £2
Yoga with Phoebe AUBSU Activity Room (Campus Halls) TBC £2
Boxing SportBU, Studio 1 TBC £2
Fencing TBC TBC £2
Dance Fitness TBC TBC £2
Fitness: LGBTQ+ Community Session TBC TBC £2
Fitness: Accessible Community Session TBC TBC £2

Don't forget to bring your student ID card to sessions!

 

Becoming a Give It A Go Activator!

 

We're looking for enthusiastic AUB students to help with our sports programme: Give It A Go Activators will help with weekly sessions (such as Yoga and Boxing), monitoring attendance and encouraging people to get involved, while taking part themselves. We ask that activators attend one activity a week but we can be flexible with cover and sessions. Activators will get a range of perks too, including free access to Give It A Go sessions and access to training and support!

If you are interested, please send a short paragraph to why you are interested and a up-to-date CV to studentunion@aub.ac.uk

 

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? *This may be subject to change in 2022/2023.*

You get 5 sessions. You will have use of a SUP board or surfboard and wetsuit hire is included. Please note thatthe 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 opendue 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 *this may be subject to change in 2022/2023* 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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