About sport at Aberdeen

Sport at the University of Aberdeen is made up of three different and distinct bodies. 

All three work closely together to ensure that the University of Aberdeen provides a complete sporting experience to all the students, staff and the local community. If you have any questions then the contacts within will be more than happy to assist. Just remember sport at Aberdeen is not exclusive like other British and American institutions but is there for all, we have something for everyone. If you think there is something missing then get in touch and we will do our best to sort it out!

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AUSA Sports Union

Part of the students' association (AUSA), the Sports Union is a student elected body with a full time student President for Sport, Sports Development Manager and Sports Administrator. The Sports Union’s extensive networks of volunteers run the teams, clubs, intra-mural leagues and events at the University of Aberdeen.

The Sports Union team

  • Emma Lister, President for Sport - ausasport@abdn.ac.uk
  • Danielle Grieve, Activities Manager - danielle.grieve@abdn.ac.uk
  • Fixtures Admin - fixtures@abdn.ac.uk
  • Transport Admin - ausa-transport@abdn.ac.uk
    or phone our Sports Administrator, Marie Sherriffs at the Sports Union office on 01224 438971.
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University Sport

University Sport and Exercise Team offers a number of services such as exercise classes, club coaching, sport degree lecturing, high performance sport delivery, children’s programmes, job opportunities and so much more!

Message from Donald Pirie, Head of University Sport & Exercise

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the University of Aberdeen at such an exciting time for sport. With the fantastic new facilities at ASV and a great relationship between University Sport and AUSA Sport there are excellent opportunities for students to get involved at all levels! Whether you’re an international performer or looking to have a social game there is plenty we can offer you. Our professional team are friendly, experienced and will help you to get exactly what you want from sport during your time as a student at Aberdeen. We look forward to seeing you over the next year."

Find out more about the University Sport and Exercise team.

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Aberdeen Sports Village

In partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Sports Scotland, the University of Aberdeen has a great new facility - the Aberdeen Sports Village. Situated on Linksfield Road, it's adjacent to campus and home to some of the best sports facilities in the country.

Here's a snapshot of the facilities at Aberdeen Sports Village:

Indoor Facilities
  • Energy Zone
  • Fitness Suite
  • Indoor Pitch
  • Sports Hall
  • Indoor Athletics
  • Squash Courts
  • Studios
Outdoor Facilities
  • Hockey Pitch
  • Outdoor Athletics
  • Balgownie Playing Fields
  • Hillhead Centre
  • King’s Pavilion Playing Fields
Aquatics Centre

For more information about Aberdeen Sports Village, visit their website.