this girl can

This Girl Can. What can you do?

Imperial Girls Can works alongside Sport England and BUCS to bring the This Girl Can campaign to Imperial. There are loads of opportunities for girls to get involved with sport and physical activities and we're here to help break down the barriers to participation.

"Women come in all shapes and sizes and all levels of ability. It doesn't matter if you're rubbish or an expert. The brilliant thing is you're a woman and you're doing something - This Girl Can manifesto"

This Girl Can Week: 18 November - 24 November 2019

From Monday 18 November, the following activities will be free for Imperial students and staff. There is no need to book, all you need to do is become a free member of Move Imperial and turn up! Places are limited and will be based on a first come, first served basis. 

All participants to the below sessions will be entered into a prize draw to win a Chillys Water Bottle!

Monday 18 November 

  • Pilates 9.30-10.30 Ethos Studio 

Tuesday 19 November

  • Inner Warrior  12.00-14.00 Meet at Ethos

Warrior Camps are a fun-packed, commitment-free way for females to get outside, get muddy and experience the dynamic, exhilarating sport of rugby for the first time. With plenty of help on hand, we will introduce you to the basics of rugby – passing, kicking and tackling, coupled with enjoyable fitness routines – helping you step out of your comfort zone and unearth your Inner Warrior.

Wednesday 20 November 

  • Women on Weights (Womens only session) 12.30-13.30 Ethos Gym

Thursday 21 November 

  • Creative Meditation 13.15-13.45 SALC 
  • Women on Weights (Womens only session) 12.30-13.30 Ethos Gym

Friday 22 November 

  • Open Spin 15.00-16.00 Ethos Studio 

Saturday 23 November 

  • Basketball 08.00-09.00 Ethos Sports Hall
  • SW7 HIIT 11.00-11.30 SW7 Gym 
  • Table Tennis 15.00-16.00 Ethos 5th Court

Sunday 24 November 

  • SW7 HIIT 11.00-11.30 Sw7 Gym 

All sessions are free for anyone identifying as female. Unless mentioned, all sessions will be mixed gender. You must be a member of Ethos in order to access the centre for sessions. 

Ways to get involved


Join a club or society 

Imperial College Union has over 350 clubs and societies, with over 70 sports clubs. However, be sure to check out the outdoor and martial arts categories too.

A-Z list of Clubs and Societies

Become a member of Active Imperial

Active Imperial is a physical activity programme for students and staff. For £15 per term this programmes gives you, your friends and colleagues the opportunity to get and stay active through variety of activities. This is your chance to get involved with a new sport, fitness class, try new everyday local activities and play in semi competitive internal leagues whilst having fun and enhancing your experience of sport and physical activity. 

If you currently do less than 30 minutes of exercise a day, then consider becoming a member of Team Active, where not only do you get access to all the Active Imperial activities, but you can 

Find out more about Active Imperial

Join Ethos

Students get free swim and gym access* for the duration of their time at Imperial. Student rates apply to group classes and other facilities including squash courts and climbing wall. There are different memberships for staff too.

Visit the Ethos website for more details.

*after a one-off orientation fee 

Speak to the Active Lifestlye Team

Is there something specific that's preventing you from enjoying sport? Whether you have previous injuries, or want to make physical health part of a new healthy regime then speak to our Active Lifestyles Team for friendly advice.

Be inspired

Take inspiration from some of our scholarship athletes, or read the profiles of other Imperial girls and see why they love what they do. 

THIS GIRL CAN is a National campaign designed to encourage more women and girls to get active. The campaign is funded by Sport England and the National Lottery. 

Sport England