Find extra-curricular activities with SWITCH

Updated on 29 May 2024

Student Wellbeing Initiative Targeting Community Health

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Are you looking to get involved in volunteering, a club or society or getting active in sports but don’t know where to start? Have you never thought of getting involved, or think extra-curricular activities are not for you?

SWITCH aims to help students maintain positive health in the following ways:

  • promote a sense of wellbeing for the body and mind
  • encourage physical activity as a form of self-help
  • help raise confidence, self-esteem and energy levels
  • promote a sense of belonging and participation in the life of the University and wider connected community in Dundee

Our Student Services SWITCH coordinators offer support finding and getting involved in an extra-curricular activity of interest to you. The initiative runs throughout the academic year and our service is open to everyone, students and post-graduate researchers.

Join a sports club

University of Dundee Sports Union is run by students for students and is the hub of all sport on campus. 

The Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) provide unique sport and exercise opportunities for all staff and students.

Another great way of getting involved in University life is joining a Sports Club. You may want to join a team where you can make new friends and learn how to play a new sport. Alternatively, you may be interested in joining the gym to discover a healthier lifestyle but perhaps do not have the confidence to do so. Our Switch team can support you engaging with your sports club or gym.

There is a wide variety of clubs on offer at the ISE which means that there is something for everyone. Please remember not all sports clubs are competitive, and you do not require any prior experience to join any of our clubs.

There will be ‘SWITCH contacts’ waiting in the clubs to help you integrate easier and provide a warm welcome.

If you think joining a Sports Club would be a good option, fill out the application below to get started!


It's your chance to make a real, noticeable difference in your local community. Have fun and spark new interests that you are yet to discover.

Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. These transferable skills can look great on your CV. 

The benefits of volunteering include:  

  • Gain confidence - you have the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement
  • Make a difference - volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general 
  • Meet people - you will meet different kinds of people and make new friends
  • Be part of a community - volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family
  • Learn new skills - gain experience and sometimes even qualifications. These transferable skills can look great on your CV
  • Take on a challenge - you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents
  • Have fun! - most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it

We have volunteering roles to suit everyone, however much time you have to give and whatever your experience. SWITCH will work at supporting you to find a voluntary role in our local community. Apply for SWITCH today!

Join a society

Dundee University Students’ Association has an extensive list of student clubs and societies to choose from. These are a fantastic way to get involved and meet new people. A lot of students really find their passion in student society involvement, and many make friends for life.

There is plenty to get involved in, whether that be academic groups, social gatherings, finding a new hobby or even just meeting for a cup of tea/coffee. SWITCH helps you find the society that you would like to join and will link you with the Societies 'SWITCH contact' who will welcome you to the society, answering any questions you may have.

Contact form

Arrange a meet with one of our Student Services SWITCH coordinators.

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