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Sports Union

Abertay University Sports Union

Sport is one of the most valuable and rewarding aspects of University life. Abertay University offers a fantastic opportunity to experience new sports, to enjoy recreational sport and make new lifelong friends.

Sports clubs are the main way in which students engage with sport, at any level, and progress from spectator to participant to high performer. Our sports clubs have an acknowledged and primary role in fostering sport in the community by offering opportunities to get “more people, more active, more often” (Sportscotland, 2000). We strive to support and achieve high sporting performance, within local, regional, national and international competition. The first experience in sport is critical for the ongoing development of the athlete and Abertay Sport aim to make the transition between higher education and further education sport as smooth as possible. Abertay also support a large number of students through Continuous Personal Development providing funding for qualifications in Coaching, Refereeing and Fitness. Not only is joining one of Abertay’s clubs a great way to meet people but you can also be a member of the club committee having the final say on the direction of your club and further enhancing your university experience.

Membership to Sports Union

A membership fee is required to enrol yourself in the Sports Union if you are joining one of the teams competing in BUCS Leagues. Membership is available to all matriculated students and range from £20 - £40. Visit the  section for more details.

How Do I Join?

Abertay Sport offers a wide range of sport and physical activity opportunities so take some time to find out what is available. Information is available through the Abertay Sport Web Page and if you have any further questions please get in touch with Sports Development Officer Michael Devlin via email or contact the relevant team captain. Membership will be open at the start of term one and can be paid through the Abertay online store or direct to the Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ).


Michael Devlin - Sports Development Officer

The main role of the Sports Development Officer (SDO) is to provide as many sporting opportunities as possible for Abertay students and members of staff. The remit of the role includes various areas such as recreational sport and exercise, the Sports Union, the Elite Athlete Development Programme, and facility management. The SDO also represents the interests of Abertay on a number of national committees and has links to a number of sports clubs and teams across Dundee.

Michael can be found in the Sports Office situated in the Graham Building. Please call 01382 308954, or email:

Gym Assistants

The gym facility at Abertay is supported by a number of Gym Assistants whose responsibilities include maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the gym and supporting the users of the gym in terms of inductions, programmes, and motivation. The Gym Assistants can be contacted through the Sports Office.

Mat Arcon

Andrew Ainslie

Emilia Kristiansson

Ryan Beattie