Students who study at Galashiels can take advantage of sporting opportunities locally.

Students can get discounted membership rates for TriFitness, the new sports centre next to the campus. TriFitness offers a huge range of gym and cardio equipment, as well as fitness and dance classes, and is run by the Borders Sport & Leisure Trust in partnership with Heriot-Watt University and Borders College.

Other sports facilities in Galashiels include a swimming pool, athletics track, all-weather pitches, games halls, tennis and squash courts. There are local teams in most sports.

The surrounding countryside has golf courses and opportunities for fishing and horseriding. Cycling enthusiasts can use the 90-mile Tweed cycleway and for walkers the Southern Upland Way passes through the town.

Many students take advantage of Galashiels' proximity to Edinburgh and participate in the clubs and activities on the Edinburgh Campus.