Get the most out of your Bury College student experience

Add value to your learning and enrich your studies with a wide range of exciting enrichment programmes, trips, visits and work experience opportunities.

At Bury College we are committed to supporting your personal development to help you achieve your potential and gain a range of employability skills. You will be encouraged to take part in wider enrichment activities where you will have the opportunity to try new things.

These enrichment activities can be taken alongside your study timetable and are a chance for you to meet new people from different courses and learn new skills which will add value to your university statements and to your CVs.

Free Gym
Free Gym for Students
Students playing Basketball
Sport Enrichment
Sport Enrichment
Students playing Volleyball
Rounders Club
Performing Arts Club

Enrichment clubs include*:

  • Accentu8 Performing Arts Club
  • A-level Newspaper
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Workshops
  • Debating Society
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Film Club
  • Media Production Workshops
  • Science Society
  • Singing Workshop
  • Positive Futures Ambassador Scheme

Please note – all activities are subject to availability and Covid-19 restrictions

*These enrichment activities may change each year – we are constantly reviewing and adding to our range of enrichment activities based on student interest.

Sport Enrichment at Bury College

Sport enrichment is your opportunity to lead an active and healthy lifestyle whilst enhancing your student experience at Bury College. All activities are student focused and cater for people of all abilities.

The sports and activities are open to all students to access when they have free slots in their college class timetable and are free to Bury College students. It is an excellent way to meet new people and make new friends whilst potentially learning a new skill and being physically active. Sessions are based around fun and enjoyment in relaxed, friendly social environment. Activities vary each year and are tailored to student demand.

Enrichment activities include:

Basketball, Volleyball, Yoga, Football, Badminton, Boxing, Gym, Nerf, Running, E-Sports, Table Tennis, Cricket, Trampolining, Swimming and Tennis

Table Tennis

Benefits of Sport Enrichment

  1. Physical – Exercise plays a vital role in building and maintaining strong healthy bodies that can be more adept to fighting off major illnesses.
  2. Mental – Research shows that exercise can boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy levels. Regular exercise can also help to reduce stress, anxiety and improve concentration and mental sharpness.
  3. Social – Physical activity gives you the chance to meet new people in a different environment sharing common interests.
  4. Positive Futures – Taking part in physical activity helps to develop the essential qualities of Commitment, Teamwork, Confidence and Resilience.  All of these qualities can be key to enhancing employability skills.

Sports Academies

Be part of our Sports academies!

Trials are held during the first few weeks of the academic year and all students are welcome to try out for a team of their choice.


Football Academy

Bury College Football Academy offers the opportunity for talented male and female football players to enhance and develop their football performance. No matter what course you take at Bury College, if you have the ability then you can be part of the Football Academy.

Players will receive four hours per week of expertise coaching that will include:

  • Technical and tactical practice
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Personalised workout programmes
  • Competitive fixtures
  • Performance analysis

All will be delivered by our fully qualified FA coaches who will coach, mentor and support all players through their development.

Netball Hoop

Netball Academy

We offer the opportunity for talented netball players to develop and improve their skills and performance through our Netball Academy.  You will receive the chance to represent Bury College playing in weekly fixtures against other colleges from across the region.

Players will receive four hours per week of expertise coaching that will include:

  • Technical and tactical practice
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Personalised workout programmes
  • Competitive fixtures
  • Performance analysis

All will be delivered by our fully qualified coaches who will coach, mentor and support all players through their development.

Tackling Inactivity in Colleges

Bury College is proud to be one of the few colleges in the country to be selected to deliver a Sport England Tackling Inactivity Project.  We support students who are currently inactive and build their confidence and competence to lead more active, healthy lifestyles.

We currently have a strong focus on helping students who may identify as having low mental health. We work closely with these students to show the benefits that physical activity can have on mental health and help them become more physically active. 

To get more of an insight into Sport England’s Tackling Inactivity Initiative click here:

If you have and queries regarding Sport enrichment at Bury College please feel free to email –


Trips & Visits

During your time at Bury College you may have the opportunity for new experiences such as exciting UK and overseas trips, university visits, class trips and visits to locations of interest.

New York & Iceland Trips
New York & Iceland Trips
Foundation Studies Trip to Blackpool
Trip to Blackpool
Paris and Dubai Trips
Trips to Paris & Dubai
London Trip
London Trip
China Trip
Trip to China

Get More!

Being part of the Bury College community means you can enjoy the added extras – allowing you to get the most out of your College experience.

  • FREE use of the Bury College gym
  • FREE return coach service
  • Discounted Starbucks products available on campus
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Study in the heart of Bury Town Centre with easy access to shops and restaurants
  • University style campus
  • Student-run Beauty and Hairdressing Salons, Travel Shop, Restaurant and Bistro available on campus
  • Exceptional careers advice, student support and guidance
  • UK and overseas trips and visits

Sports Scholarship

Bury College actively encourages students who excel in their sports to gain selection for regional and national teams. If you compete at this level, a Sports Scholarship of £150* is available to help provide some financial assistance. You do not have to be on a sport-related course to qualify for this Scholarship.

Community Scholarship

If you are a student who actively volunteers in the community then you could be eligible for a Community Scholarship of £150*. This scholarship recognises the important work you carry out in the community to make a genuine difference to people’s lives.

*subject to satisfactory attendance

If you would like to apply for either of the Scholarships please contact Student Services directly.

Virtual Learning

Bury College has a dedicated online learning platform called MyVLE. This provides access to your course resources, assignment briefs and other learning materials. Once you join the college you will have your own personal access and login to MyVLE.


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