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Whether it's something you've always wanted to try or something you've never heard of before, Give it a Go will provide you with the opportunity to try out a unique range of activities and trips throughout the year. You may even like one so much you want to start your own society for it!

The programme runs across the whole year, so there are plenty of chances for you to get stuck in. Most of our events are free for you to get involved with and don't require any long-term commitment.

Have an idea for an event you'd like to see? Drop us an email at and we'll see what we can do!


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Students at Quay Climbing CentreStudents playing mini golf

Give it a Go is a great opportunity to get to know people outside of your course and accommodation and find your community!  We’ll be holding events across the year that give you the chance to meet new people, whether that’s through chilled events like coffee mornings or a networking event.


A selection of succulent plantsTables at a crafty GIAG event

Want to explore your creative side? We’ll be hosting lots of different craft-based events across the year which act as great study breaks! No experience or skills are required, it’s simply about taking time out to make something and trying something new! Whether you want to have a go at macrame, ceramic painting, or candle making, we’ve got it all!


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Considering running for a committee position but you aren’t sure what it will be like? Want to develop employability skills? Our brand new programme ’Give it a Go: On Committee’ is the perfect opportunity for you! Whether you’re looking for a taster of being on committee or would just like to have a go at events management, this programme is a brilliant way gain experience without the year long commitment.


Students playing giant chess near the Northcott TheatreStudents playing Connect Four at a Give It A Go event

We’ll be offering plenty of opportunities to try new things where you can learn a new sport, skill or talent! This includes water sports, racing, climbing and more! Additionally, we'll be hosting a number of different training, workshop and interactive sessions to enable you to develop new skills. Whether they’re relevant skills for careers such as leadership or time management or life skills such as budgeting, cooking, or perhaps something else entirely - we've got you covered!


Students gathered in a wooded areaStudents showing their creations at a Give It A Go crafting event

We'll be hosting a number of trips across the year to some of the best spots in the Southwest. From the Jurassic Coast to Stonehenge, Dartmoor to the beaches of Newquay, there will be plenty of chances for you to find out why the Southwest is best! Want to begin exploring already?