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Frequently asked questions

Booking an activity

  1. Do I need to sign up to a session to attend?

    Yes. You can only attend DMUsport activity if you have booked first. This includes club training, strength and conditioning and DMUactive sessions.

    For instructions on how to book a space at one of our sessions, please click here.

    Some club training sessions include transport. If you require DMUsport transport to attend the session, you will also need to book on to this on the DMU Leisure app as a separate booking.

  2. How do I sign up to a session?

    If you would like to attend any of our sessions, you must book a space before attending. This allows us to maintain a safe number of participants at our sessions.

    You must purchase a club membership to book a club or strength and conditioning training session.

    DMUactive sessions are completely free and anyone can book a space!

    You can easily cancel your booking if you change your mind.

    For instructions on how to book a space at one of our sessions, please click here.

    If you do not sign up in advance, unfortunately you won't be granted access to the session.

  3. What if I sign up to a session and then can no longer attend?

    You will need to cancel your session via the DMU Leisure app at least an hour before the session start time.

    For DMUactive opportunities, if you book a space and fail to show up, a £2 charge may be added to your account and this may affect your ability to book future sessions.

    For instructions on how to cancel your booking, please click here.

  4. Can I book a session for someone else?

    You will only be able to book a session for yourself, not others. We cannot accept group bookings.

 

Before attending

  1. What do I need to wear to attend a DMUactive session?

    • All you need to wear is some comfortable clothing and footwear
    • Swimming wear and towel if attending our swimming session
    • Bring your DMU student card
  2. Do I need to bring my own equipment to a DMUactive session?

    • Make sure you bring your DMU student card
    • All equipment needed to participate is provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it along
    • Bring a bottle of water to help you keep hydrated throughout the session
    • We advise wearing face masks when using facilities but these are not expected to be worn when participating in activity
  3. Will there be anyone at the DMUactive sessions that can help me?

    The DMUactive sessions are delivered by a team of student volunteers, known as Activators. Our Activators are on hand at every session to help make sure that you have a great time and help you out with whatever you need.
  4. What do I need to wear to attend a DMUactive session?

    • All you need to wear is some comfortable clothing and footwear
    • Swimming wear and towel if attending our swimming session
    • Bring your DMU student card
  5. Do I need to bring my own equipment to a DMUactive session?

    • Make sure you bring your DMU student card
    • All equipment needed to participate is provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it along
    • Bring a bottle of water to help you keep hydrated throughout the session
    • We advise wearing face masks when using facilities but these are not expected to be worn when participating in activity
  6. Will there be anyone at the DMUactive sessions that can help me?

    The DMUactive sessions are delivered by a team of student volunteers, known as Activators. Our Activators are on hand at every session to help make sure that you have a great time and help you out with whatever you need.
  7. I've joined a sports club, can I find out more information ahead of my first session?

    Yes. Each club has a dedicated page where you can find more information about the club, including contact details and social media links. Alternatively, contact DMUsport via our contact form and we'll connect you with your committee!

 

 

 

 Competition

  1. How do I enter a team into a DMUsport Social League?

    We'll be finalising entry details for teams soon, but in the meantime, please contact us via email at social.sport@DMU.ac.uk
  2. When are trials for my club?

    Trials will run at different times depending on the club. Please get in touch with the sport you are looking to join to find out when they are holding open sessions. You can find information on our clubs here or email sports@dmu.ac.uk.

    Memberships are not required in October, so you can try out as many clubs for free as you like!
  3. How can I compete for my club?

    DMU competes in BUCS, the national governing organisation for Higher Education Sport. BUCS deliver competitions in over 50 sports (everything from archery to ultimate frisbee) comprising of a busy league programme, knock-out tournaments and one-off events against other universities. For some clubs there are also opportunities to represent DMU in Local Leagues and events.

  

Accessibility 

  1. Can I use facilities if I have additional mobility needs, for example if I am in a wheelchair?

    Yes, each of our venues are fully accessible and are equipped with lifts
  2. I have a visual impairment, what support is available to support me getting to my activity?

    A member of our team will be happy to assist you when visiting our facilities. Please email sports@DMU.ac.uk in advance of your visit to ensure that arrangements can be put in place.

 

Memberships

  1. Can I only join one sports club at DMU?

    Absolutely not! During October you can try out any DMUsport club for free! You may discover a range of new sports and maybe even find a new passion and pick up some new skills. After this, it costs £40 to join a club, with just £10 for each additional club thereafter. This means you could join two clubs for £50, or even three for £60! The key consideration is to make sure you're able to balance all of your responsibilities throughout the week!
  2. How do I sign up to a club membership?

    Individuals are required to purchase a membership through their relevant club's webpage on the Student's Union pages. You can find more details about how to do this here.