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Exercise and Health

Looking after your physical health and wellbeing

Help and support

During this cost of living crisis, we're here to help you stay well.

With prices continuing to rise, here are some practical ways that you can take care of your physical and mental wellbeing on a budget.

Students in the Students' Union social space

What's On is the central directory of events taking place across the university.

Familiarise yourself with What's On at Queen’s and find loads of great events where you can socialise, relax, learn something new and maybe even take advantage of some free pizza (lots of events are catered) or film. You can filter events by type so you can find something for every mood. Sport / Recreation events can improve your physical wellbeing, whereas Social shows you opportunities to meet new people. Workshops also are a great way to develop new skills.

Check out the What's On listings


The Student Wellbeing Service runs weekly events and activities to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing.

Our Wellbeing on Weekdays events are based around the Public Health Agency's 'Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing': Connect, Keep Learning, Be Active, Take Notice, and Give. These events are free, and many provide free catering. They will give you an informal way to connect with fellow students, and to maintain and improve your mental and physical wellbeing. 

Check out the WOW Events programme

Shower-head and white tiles

Shower facilities are available at Queen's Sport for the use of members only.

However, if you are in need of a hot shower you won't be turned away. Please request access to the facilities by emailing in advance of your arrival.

Campus Run

The campus run is open to Staff, Students and the Wider Public.

Join the campus run each week.  It will run every Wednesday at 1.15pm outside the PEC for the whole semester. You have the option to run 3km or 5km as part of a group. This is a drop-in programme so no need to sign up.

Student thinking on bridge in Botanic Gardens
Green Spaces

Use the beautiful parks and green spaces on your front doorstep

The University is fortunate to be surrounded by so many beautiful, green spaces for you to take a walk, or some light exercise.

Have you tried:

  • Botanic Gardens
  • Ormeau Park
  • The Lagan Towpath
  • Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
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