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Get Active Tasters

Get Active host one-off taster sessions throughout the year to give staff and students the chance to try something new! These are all free to Get Active members and non-members can attend certain events at an extra cost.

Future Tasters

Archery Tag

  • Where: Polhill Arena, Bedford campus
  • When: Friday 23rd March 2018 2pm and 3pm
  • What: We have an external organisation coming in to take over our sports hall and deliver an Archery Tag session. We will have 2 x 1 hour sessions and you can attend at either 2pm or 3pm. Please wear long sleeves and sensible shoes fully enclosing the foot. Participants will have to sign a waiver on the day and can't take part without this.
  • Cost: FREE for Get Active members. Non-members can attend for a donation to Sport Relief. Amount TBC.
  • How to book: If you are a member, please book yourself on online. If you are not a member, please email

Archery tag session

Snowboarding and Skiing

  • Where: Snozone, Xscape, Milton Keynes
  • When: Wednesday 18th April 7pm-9pm (arrive for 6:30pm latest)
  • What: We will be revisiting Snozone with a new group of staff and students, giving them the chance to try skiing or snowboarding for the first time. We have very limited spaces on each lesson so please book quickly to guarantee your space. You will be able to join the waitlist once the booking is full. These lessons are for people with no experience at all. If you can ski or snowboard independently and competently and use the lift safely then you can book on to the slope pass. You must bring your own waterproof gloves and won't be able to take part without them. Clothing hire (jacket, salopettes) is included. Equipment (skis/board, helmet, boots) will be provided. Please arrive between 6pm and 6:30pm to give yourself plenty of time to check in, pick up your clothing and get changed, get the right equipment and be ready to start your lesson on time.
  • Cost: FREE for Get Active members.
  • How to book: Please book yourself on online

Snowboarding and skiing

If you have any suggestions for taster sessions that you'd like to see happen then please get in touch -

Past Tasters

Horse Riding Taster

Stockwood Equestrian Centre

Staff and students were given the opportunity to try horse riding for the first time which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. They were also given an insight into basic grooming of horses.

Horse riding and grooming session

Snowboarding and Skiing

Snozone, Milton Keynes

We took 2 groups of students and staff to Snozone in Xscape, Milton Keynes so that they could complete their Level 1 in either skiing or snowboarding. This was all at no extra cost to them. Most ticked off Level 1 and were well on their way to achieving Level 2. There was enough interest that we were able to get a corporate deal for our staff and students and continued to visit for several months afterwards until they were of a competent level to ski or snowboard independently. You can see a video of this visit here

We are planning another trip to Snozone in 2018. Please read above 'Future Tasters' for more information.

Snowboarding and skiing

Jump Arena Dodgeball Tournament

JumpArena, Luton

Several teams of staff and students battled it out to be crowned the winners of our first JumpArena Dodgeball Tournament. The dodgeball tournament took place on trampolines! When teams weren't playing a match they were able to use any other areas in the facility including the general trampolines, basketball hoops and foam pits. Watch last year's event here

We were planning another tournament in 2018 but unfortunately JumpArena shut down 2 weeks before our event. If you would be interested in something similar at another venue, get in touch at

Dodgeball in progress

Summer Golf Tournament

Mowsbury Golf Club, Bedford

We hosted a golf tournament at Mowsbury Golf Club in Bedford where golfers of varying abilities represented the campus they were from and competed in a Luton v Bedford head to head. Luton team (in red) were the winners 3-1. Longest Drive winner - Charlotte Poynter. Nearest to the pin winner - Bruno.

We will hopefully do another tournament in the summer of 2018. Keep an eye out for golf lessons that are free for Get Active members.

Golf tournament


Alexander Sports Centre, Bedford

We held a futnet tournament at ASC after a taster from England Futnet. The up and coming sport is a mixture of football, tennis and volleyball.

Playing Futnet ball

Disability Football

Polhill Arena, Bedford

This event was free for anyone to take part in and was put on with Beds FA to raise awareness of disability sports, especially football. Students and staff were able to try walking football as well as blind football thanks to the blindfolds and special football loaned by the FA.

Disability football - playing blindfolded

Bedfordshire University

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