Tasters Beginners Course

Give it a go!

Join us during Freshers Week and Week 1 of the new semester for free taster sessions. No experience or club membership required.

See here for details of taster sessions or here to sign up directly.

Beginners Course

If you enjoyed the give it a go session, you should make sure to get a club membership and join the beginners course. The beginners course consists of five sessions during which you will learn more about technique, equipment, and different bowstyles. After completing the beginners course you will be able to join the open experienced sessions. All equipment will be provided. To complete the beginners course, we ask that you sign up to one session per week out of the below. Please note that session capacity is limited. Sign ups for the whole week will be available from 12noon on the Friday before on the sign ups page. All beginners course sessions start in Week 2 of the academic year (week commencing 03/10/2022).

Archery is an inclusive sport. If you have any requirements please do get in touch in advance (su-archery@bath.ac.uk) so we can work out how to support you best.

A jeans and t-shirt or long sleeve shirt is fine to shoot in; avoid baggy clothing. Please tie back long hair, remove upper body piercings if you can, and wear closed shoes. 

Please note that we ask all members to wear face masks during indoor shoots unless on the shooting line.

Dates and times coming soon!    

Why should I join the beginners course?


... completing the beginners course will allow you to join our experienced sessions.

... you will learn a lot more about archery, different bows, and how to hit that elusive middle of the target.

... you will get to compete at regional and national student competitions if you are interested.

... having completed a beginners course and being affiliated to the national governing body will allow you to join many other archery clubs across the country.


Beginners 2021/22

If you started a beginners course last year and you haven't shot since, please get in touch!



Beginners sessions will take place both indoors on the STV Sprint Track and Outdoors at Sulis. Please note the location of your session on the sign up page. In the case of bad weather, outdoor sessions may be cancelled or rescheduled to be held indoors with short notice.

Please see shoot locations for information on how to get to our indoor and outdoor ranges.