Being on a student budget is something many of us are familiar with. Often the #struggleisreal.

To help you ease into this semester, here’s a snapshot of all the activities available to you that cost less than your coffee from Ralph’s Café. These programs not only help you stay active and connect with new people, but will provide you with the opportunity to make the most of your University experience.


If there’s one membership you’re willing to invest in, let it be this one. With two on-campus health and fitness centres, a range of short courses, social sport, and over 40 sporting clubs to get involved in, our annual membership gives you access at casual rates for only $10. Talk about getting bang for your buck.


Ditch your plans to hang out at The Royal, to shoot your shot at Brydens Stadium. For $2 you will have access to the courts for one whole hour of play and work up a satisfying sweat without having to leave campus. Courts are open from 6am-8am and 3.30pm-6pm on selected days (subject to change).


Improve your lifestyle while getting your degree. The Arena Sports Centre and Sports & Aquatic Centre are our two gym facilities available on campus. Whether you’re new to exercise or an elite athlete, our friendly staff are readily available to help you reach your goals. With state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment, you won’t be disappointed.


Immerse yourself in the longstanding history of Intercollegiate Sport. For decades, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness has provided residents of St Andrew’s, St Paul’s, Sancta Sophia, St John’s, Wesley and The Women’s College with opportunities to compete against each other in a range of sports.


Whether you know it or not, as a student, you are part of a faculty. Represent them throughout the year in one (or all) of our free sports competitions. Sports on offer include Oztag, ultimate frisbee and basketball – to name a few.


Play 30 minutes of tennis every Tuesday from 2pm-3pm during semester. Head to Sydney Uni Sports & Aquatic Centre with your student card, let the front desk know you want to play then you’re good to go. First in, first serve.


Learning to swim is challenging, but it can be rewarding. This free program is intended for students who have no or limited experience in the water. Over 5-weeks you will be taught basic water skills, stroke and water survival skills in our 50m heated swimming pool at the Sports & Aquatic Centre. If you’re interested, sign up. You’ve got nothing to lose but everything to gain.