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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.

sports at lse!

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

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, on


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

athletics union!

Our AU is made up those to are apart of LSE clubs. We have an AU Exec who run all of the fantastic AU events and campaigns throughout the year! 

Find Out About Your Athletics Union

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



Based in the heart of the LSE campus, the brand-new SU Space in the Marshall Building (opened January 2021) 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 7 football pitches, 2 rugby pitches and 2 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. 



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

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