Try something new

Give it a Go is a jam-packed week full of fun activities provided all for free thanks to The Big Deal. If you're on a new year fitness hype, or just want to try something new, there is no better way to do this than Give it a Go!

Beginning Monday 13 February - Friday 17 March, we are running our second Give it a Go week of the year. Back in October, over 700 students took part in a variety of volunteering opportunities, recreational activities, sport and societies at both Uxbridge and High Wycombe campuses, all through Give it a Go. We're also giving away a mystery gift card worth £50 to one lucky student. All you need to do is attend two volunteering opportunities, come along to a sport for fun session, and meet up with any of our clubs or societies over the week, and you'll be entered into a prize draw.


There's plenty of sporting opportunities as BNU compete across the country in the British Universities Colleges Sport (BUCS) competition, with fixtures being played on Wednesdays and it is not too late to get involved. We have a full schedule of fixtures for Wednesdays with 7 home games for you to show your support to our teams as they build up towards Varsity.

During Give it a Go, the training sessions are open to all of our members, so make sure to check out the timetable and head down to the training sessions you're interested in.

Sport for Fun

Our Sport for Fun programme continues, so if you just want to go along and have a laugh with friends whilst enjoying some sport, without the competitive edge, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. With a range of sports such as basketball, badminton, volleyball and football, there is something for everyone. There's no need to feel nervous about coming along as our ambassadors will ensure you're involved and get the most out of these sessions.

We are also running some trips throughout the week including go-karting, archery, bowling and ending with a climbing trip and Rollermania.  All trips require a £5 deposit which will be refunded once you attend.


Societies are one of the best ways to enhance your university experience. They are a great way to have a varied social life and meet like-minded people. We currently have 27 societies, including chess, DJ, Anime and Cosplay, women’s rugby and even a Toast Appreciation society. You can see a full list of our societies and find their contact details on our societites page. The majority of these societies will be holding sessions during Give it a Go week, so why not try something new?


Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and enhance your CV. Throughout Give it a Go week there are several volunteering opportunities to get involved with including micro-volunteering events such as dog toy making, planting strawberries and decorating tote bags to sell for our RAG charities.

The highlight of Give it a Go for volunteering is a trip to the Horse Trust, the world’s oldest Equine charity, where you will be supporting the charity upkeeping their facility and interacting with ex-military police and rescue horses. A must for horse lovers!

If you are interested in getting involved in any of these opportunities, visit our what's on page to sign up.