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Fitness, Strength & Conditioning Centre
The University has on offer a state-of-the-art Fitness, Strength & Conditioning Centre at the new University Sports Centre. For more information visit our Cambridge Sports Centre section.

Sports and Conference Facilities for Hire
The athletics track, floodlit sand-based synthetic hockey surface and Indoor Cricket School can be hired by schools and community groups.  The Pavilion at Wilberforce Road is also available for Hire for conferences, seminars and dinners. There are also opportunities to book the sports hall and multipurpose room at the University Sports Centre, when they are not booked by Student Societies. For more information visit our Facilities and Cambridge Sports Centre sections. 

Athletics User Card
University has a UK Athletics grade 1 athletics track (floodlit for training purposes). Members of the community can take out a Track User Card to access the facilities outside of the times that the facility is booked. For more details see the Athletics Track Card section.

Sports Clubs
The sports scene in Cambridge is huge.  As well as team games, water sports, martial arts, racket sports and aquatics there are plenty of other more unusual and extreme sports available. Some University Sports Clubs open up elements of their activity to community members. To find out what is available in a particular sport visit the Club Website.

Alternatively there is a broad range of activities for the community to suit all ages and abilities. For more information visit the City Council Sports website.

Watching Sport
All Cambridge University Sports Clubs compete against Oxford each year in a Varsity Match. These matches are hugely competitive and exciting to watch. They also have regular fixtures against other University, Community Clubs, County and, in some cases, national teams. Beyond this, University Sports Facilities regularly host County and Regional competitions. There are also a range of dinners and hospitality events associated with University Fixtures. Our Events Calendar will be updated regularly with fixture information, ticket prices (many events are free) and how to book.

Science of Sport
The Science of Sport Event takes place each year during the University Science Festival. The event is suitable for school-groups of children aged 8-13.

Recruiting Volunteers
In partnership with Student Community Action, the PE Department helps place University staff with community sports groups in and around Cambridge as Volunteers. If your school or community group is looking for volunteers then contact Caroline Ward at Student Community Action in the first instance.

Work Placements
The PE Department has a limited number of placements available each year as Ground staff and Recreation Assistants. These can only be arranged through the Connexions Scheme. Please visit the Work Placement Section for more information.

Studying Sports Science
The University of Cambridge does not offer a Sports Science Degree or Masters Course but there are lots of other fascinating subjects available to prospective students. See the Undergraduate Admissions Website for more details. It can however be possible to undertake research into sports related topics at PhD level in other Departments, for example in engineering. The PE Department itself does not supervise postgraduate students. For further information available on Postgraduate Study see the Graduate Admissions Website.

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