Sports UnionGet Involved

Sports Fair

Come along to the Sports Fair during Freshers Week on Wednesday 18th September 2019 between 10am – 3pm and meet students for all sports clubs. This is your first opportunity to sign up to a club, meet new friends and make the most of your time at Strathclyde.

Come & Try

Many sports clubs will be delivering free Come & Try taster sport sessions during Freshers Week 2019, giving you the opportunity to take part in a range of activities during your first week on campus. We can’t think of a better way to start or get back into university life than getting involved in Come & Try sessions on the 19 and 20th September 2019.

Sports Ball

Always one of the biggest and best nights of the year, the annual University of Strathclyde Sports Awards Ball celebrates the achievements of Sports Union clubs, athletes and student volunteers. Prestigious award categories include Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, Full Blues, and Outstanding Contribution. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 23rd February 2020 – keep an eye out for tickets!

Glasgow Taxis Cup

Strathclyde are current holders of the Glasgow Taxis Cup, Scotland’s largest Varsity competition. The event takes place annually in March and pitches student athletes from Strathclyde against local rivals, the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University across a range of sports.

Varsity involves over 700 student athletes and volunteers and has expanded over the years to include 17 sports featured on one Wednesday afternoon. Visit for more information.

Training & Education

We recognise sport would not happen at Strathclyde without the army of volunteers and coaches support who get involved each year, and therefore we aim to provide a range of training and education opportunities to allow students to develop leadership skills through sport.

Sport can also be a great way of boosting CV and employability skills that serve students well when the time comes to leave University and enter industry. Sign up to one or many workshops and seminars from our in-house Student Development Programme during 2019-20.


USSU offers sports clubs and participants a range of funding grants to support the costs of participation in sport, as well as student development opportunities.

  • Competition Entry Fees, Accommodation & Transport
  • Coaching & Officiating (e.g. UKCC)
  • Representative Sport (e.g. World University Games)

We also work closely with Strath Union to support applications for the Participation Fund, open to students who may be struggling to afford taking part in sport or other extra-curricular activities at Strathclyde.