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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.

Welcome to the athletics union!

More than 2,300 LSE students currently represent the School in London and nationally across more than 40 sports clubs. By joining a LSESU Sports Club, you automatically become a member of the AU community. 

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Find out more about the roles here.

Athletics Union Executive Committee Election 22/23

Athletics Union Executive Committee Election 22/23 x1 Member of AU Executive Officer x1 Member of AU Engagement Officer

2 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls open at 09:00 on Monday 23 May 2022 (in 29 hours)

Please log in to see more details.

What are clubs?

Clubs are groups of students who share a passion for sport and come together to play friendlies, compete locally and nationally, or participate in socials.

All of our listed clubs are part of the Athletics Union where you can join in with a host of different social events, fundraising opportunities and campaigns such as LSESU This Girl Can.

There is something for everyone, from beginners with an interest in trying something new, to top-level athletes competing in BUCS and LUSL

Our LSESU sports clubs are student led by fantastic club committee members who are elected by their peers. You'll find all training resources and guidance on reimbursements, funding, promotion and more on the Committee Hub.

If you have any questions, please contact the Sports Coordinator, Tatenda, on


The AU Exec represents all AU Club members. The Exec consists of the AU President, AU Engagement Officer and 4 general AU Exec members and they are all elected by LSE students. They work closely with the Activities & Development Officer and the SU to develop sport at LSE, support AU communities and lead on the organisation of AU events. Before you become a member of an AU Sports Club, you need to purchase an AU Membership which allows you to be part of all AU activities. 


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


Our sports clubs train and compete across London. We have 7 football pitches, 2 rugby pitches and 2 netball courts at our home grounds in Berrylands, located just 20 minutes from Waterloo, as well as our on-campus facilities including the LSESU Gym and Fitness Studio and Old Gym and Badminton Courts

Join the LSESU Gym

Old Gym/ Badminton Court Weekly Bookings


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.

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Keep up with club events

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