Sport and Recreation Referral Scheme

Learn how our schemes can help boost your physical and mental wellbeing.

Ulster University aims to inspire students to be the best that they can be. We encourage students to be active and get involved in sport to help promote physical and emotional wellbeing.

In partnership with Sport Services and the Students’ Union, Student Support has developed an exciting Sport and Recreation Referral Scheme, open to all students who are experiencing difficulties. At Ulster, we want you to get involved with the various clubs and societies we have to offer ( and help you proactively manage your stress and anxiety levels, improving your overall university experience.

How sport can boost your wellbeing

A key psychological benefit of regular physical activity is improved self-esteem. Simply put, when you exercise, you feel better physically and mentally. Exercise releases endorphins, triggering positive feelings in your body. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is known as a ‘runner’s high’, accompanied by a positive and energising outlook on life. Crucially exercise is scientifically supported as an approach to improve wellbeing.

Programme Details

To get a referral you must have had at least one face to face support session with an:

  • AccessAbility Adviser
  • Student Health and Wellbeing Adviser
  • Student Finance Coordinator

Note: Initially there will be no cost attached. However, after a period of time if you wish to continue you will be informed of the cost which is very reasonably priced.

Contact Details

If you would like further information about the scheme please contact Student Support.