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LSE Athletics & Running group

Sports and Recreation

At LSE Students’ Union we offer a wide range of sport and physical activity opportunities; from competing for LSE in a sports club, to joining the LSESU Gym or taking part in an Active Lifestyle Fitness Class.

sports at lse

More than 2,300 students currently represent LSE, both nationally and in London, across more than 40 sports and activity clubs. 

Athletics Union

Our AU is made up of those who are a part of LSE clubs. We have an AU Exec who runs all of the fantastic AU events and campaigns throughout the year. 

Find Out About Your Athletics Union

To be a part of the AU, you need to purchase an AU membership.

Buy your AU membership here

Nothing of interest?

If you have a great idea for a new activity, society, or club, we’d love to hear from you! We have specialist staff who will help you get started.

Create a group


The British Universities & Colleges Sport is the governing body for university sport in the United Kingdom.
BUCS is responsible for organising more than 50 inter-university sports within the UK for over 170 universities and colleges in the UK, with over 4,800 teams participating in BUCS competitions.
LSESU has 45 BUCS Teams and 30 LUSL teams who compete weekly against other universities across the country. All students representing LSE in BUCS competitions must register via the BUCS Play App

BUCS/ LUSL Guidance & Key Documents


Based in the heart of the LSE campus, the brand-new SU Space in the Marshall Building is home to our multifunctional sports hall, squash courts, rehearsal studio, music practice rooms, and strength and conditioning suite

Marshall Building

Our sports clubs train and compete across London. We have seven football pitches, two rugby pitches, and two netball courts at our home grounds in Berrylands, located just 20 minutes from Waterloo.


We also have our on-campus facilities including the state-of-the-art LSESU Gym, Strength and Conditioning Suite, and Fitness Studio. 


Keep up with clubs

Want to know what events are happening around campus? Keep up to date, buy tickets and get involved by looking at our events calendar.

Upcoming events