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   This year we’ll be solely focussing on offering you a greater number of opportunities to participate in FREE events on an even larger scale!

Working in partnership with Essex Sport, we plan to have a minimum of two large scale events per term for students to take part in. You can keep up to speed with what's on offer in the 'Events Coming Up This Term' section below and through our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Just Play will remain focussed on engaging with students from all backgrounds and abilities, with a non-competitive focus, low commitment and the overall message of “Getting Active, Making Friends and Having Fun!"

We want you to be at the heart of what we do and for your voice to be heard to ensure this programme is 'Powered by Students'. Each term, we’ll be actively encouraging you to share your views on what large scale events we can put on and use your opinions to shape these. 

If you want to find out more or share any suggestions with us, please email justplay@essex.ac.uk


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what about the aspects of just play I USED TO ENJOY?


The low commitment, fun drop in sessions we used to offer, for most sports, will still be available for you to engage in. Some of these have been taken on by Essex Sport (e.g. Volleyball) through their 'Active' programme.

You can find out more about the 'Active' sessions Essex Sport offer by clicking here. All information about these sessions can be found under 'Active sessions'.


Essex Sport plan to run the 'Learn to Archery' course in the Spring term. You can find our what courses Essex Sport are offering this term by clicking here. You'll find all the information about Essex Sport courses under 'Courses'.

The Swimming Club are providing a 'Learn to Swim' Intermediate course and you can book by clicking here.

Mass participation events coming up this term

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