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Sports at Ulster


Ulster has a strong heritage of sporting achievement and sport plays an important part in the life of the University. The opportunity to become involved with sport is available to everyone. You can join a club, take a class, use our excellent facilities, you may even be studying on one of our sports programmes.

Campus facilities

You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to benefit from our world-class sporting and recreational facilities.

  • Belfast

    Students have the opportunity to use the sports facilities at the Jordanstown campus, seven miles from Belfast. A range of privately owned and council run facilities are also available locally.
  • Coleraine

    Facilities include two sports halls, squash courts, solarium, steam room, strength and conditioning suite and a fitness studio with the latest cardiovascular equipment. The Technogym Wellness System supports five types of aerobic training, the latest fixed weight training machines and a range of free-weight equipment. Outdoor facilities include grass tennis courts, football, rugby, cricket and Gaelic sports pitches, a synthetic hockey pitch, pavilion and a multi-sports area. A range of privately owned and council run facilities are also available locally.
  • Jordanstown

    The world-class facilities, formally opened by Lord Coe, include a Technogym Wellness System with Kinesis Wall, indoor sports halls, acclimatisation chamber, strength and conditioning suite, gymnasium, squash courts, floodlit sand-based synthetic grass hockey pitch, outdoor tennis courts and grass pitches for soccer, rugby and Gaelic games. Other facilities include Jacuzzi, sauna, plunge pool, steam room, indoor and outdoor sprint tracks, jumps area, physiotherapy and sports science rooms. The campus is also home to the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland (SINI), a partnership between the University and Sport Northern Ireland.
  • Magee

    The Magee campus was the first university sports centre in the UK and Ireland to achieve QUEST registration, the UK quality award for recreation services. Students can take part in a fantastic choice of classes and sports courses taking advantage of indoor and outdoor facilities such as the sports hall, studio, pavilion, grass pitch, synthetic pitch and rugby scrum machine. A range of privately owned and council run facilities are also available locally. Check out our website here.


Sports Union

We believe that sport is for everyone. Our Sports Union actively encourages all students to participate, no matter what level of ability. Sport clubs and societies range from basketball, football, hurling and hockey to mountaineering, kayaking and many more. If your sport or interest isn’t currently available then let the Sports Union know and you can start your own club! Read More

School of Sport

Our aim is to be the leading institution in Ireland for the study of Sport and Exercise and to use our knowledge and expertise for the benefit of the local, national and international community. Hundreds of our students are studying for foundation, undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees or enrolled on postgraduate research programmes. Read More