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Bristol SU Sports Network

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The Sports Network is a student-led initiative that seeks to develop a vibrant and active sports community at the University of Bristol, and is currently run by Network Chair Jenny Herring. Being a part of the Sports Network gives students the opportunity to make a difference to sport at Bristol on a wider scale and bring students together based on a shared interest in sport.

The Sports Network committee roles aim to engage more members of the university community in sport, the network is at the heart of ensuring and promoting change directly from the students for the students:

Liberation Officer

o Coordinate with the liberation networks and the wider student community to ensure that their views are adequately represented, understanding barriers to sport and address these accordingly

o Bring forward new initiatives to further ensure that members of these communities feel sport is accessible for them

Wellbeing Officer

o Engages closely with sports clubs and individuals to promote the importance of understanding mental and physical wellbeing within sport

o Collaborate with all levels of student athletes from participatory to elite level, understanding some of the issues that they are facing with regards to wellbeing and bring these to the front of the network's agenda.

o Working with Jenny to implement new injury support scheme

Access Officer

o Represents students who would like to get involved in sport at university at the participatory level

o Engage closely with intramural team captains

o Work with students who would like to be further involved in sport but are unable to currently due to barriers

Events Officer

o Be the committee lead on the planning and running of events in the network (main event of the year is Ignit10n)

o Coordinating with the SU Marketing team to publicise events run by the network

**All officers are responsible for ensuring that the network acts in line with Union policy and the best interest of members, scrutinising the work of full-time officers and ensuring that their work adequately addresses the need of the students.**

For further information please contact Jenny –

Terms and conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


Download the Code of Conduct


Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


For more information on Bristol Hub visit:


If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.