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Sports facilities Whether you are interested in competing in sports at the highest level or simply wishing to keep fit, QMU has its own well-equipped sports centre on campus offering a range of activities. Our gym is fitted out with the latest fitness equipment including treadmills, cross trainers, exercise bikes and weights. The sports centre also includes a large multi-functional games hall which can be used for a variety of sports including: basketball, indoor football, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and netball. We also have an outdoor astro pitch used for 5/7-a-side football. Members can borrow equipment to use in these sports free of charge. Our dance studio plays host to a range of fitness classes including Boxercise, Pilates, Pump FX, Zumba and Spin, many of which are included in your sports centre membership. You can opt to ‘pay as you play’ or you can purchase an annual membership. A membership allows students access to the gym, sports hall, the majority of fitness classes, astro turf and free equipment hire. Student membership prices for 2019 will appear on our website. We recently installed a fully functional outdoor gym, complete with cardiovascular and strength equipment, allowing you to exercise outdoors for free all year round. Studies show physical activity is good for mental wellbeing and alleviates stress levels so make the most of both our outdoor and indoor workout areas, especially during exam time. MORE INFO: www.qmu.ac.uk/campus-life/qmu-sports- centre/ Stephanie Lee BSc (Hons) Nutrition “I was keen to develop my social life at QMU and Clubs and Societies offered a great opportunity to become more involved in uni life and meet like-minded individuals. “In my first year I joined the Good Food Society — a very casual society which fitted in with my timetable. It aims to educate students on good food and sustainable eating. We visit local restaurants and attend food festivals throughout the year. We have talks from local businesses and charities, attend masterclasses, and we fundraise for the local food bank and a ‘charity of the year’. We also hold social nights and international food nights, where members bring dishes from different countries. “I have loved being part of the society, and have particularly enjoyed being president this year. The society offers the opportunity to make many friends with a shared interest from across the university, who you otherwise wouldn’t have met.” 39