Student memberships

For University of Bristol students. Choose a membership option and payment plan. Join at any time and upgrade whenever you want.

Information for new students

To buy your membership:

  1. Register to start your studies and become part of our University community. This will give you your login details.
  2. Collect UCard, you'll need your card to access the facilities
  3. Wait 24 hours, to make sure we have your details on our system.
  4. Log in to buy your membership.

#WeAreBristol

£5.99 monthly (+ £5.99 joining fee)
£19 for 3 months 
£54 for 12 months 

  • Join team sports activities and training with BUCS.
  • Free access to all B:Active Campus sessions.
  • Book outdoor tennis, sports hall & squash for free.
  • Discounted Sports Medicine Clinic services.

Our most basic membership option.

You need at least this level of membership to join British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) teams, activities and training.

Buy membership

Terms and conditions (PDF, 576kB)

Active #1

£16.79 monthly (+ £16.79 joining fee)
£59 for 3 months 
£150 for 12 months 

  • Join team sports activities and training with BUCS.
  • Free access to all B:Active Campus sessions.
  • Book outdoor tennis, sports hall & squash for free.
  • Discounted Sports Medicine Clinic services.

Plus choose one option:

  • Off-peak gym.*
  • Off-peak fitness classes.*
  • Swimming.

*Off-peak is all weekend, and 7 am to 3:30 pm on weekdays.

Buy membership

Terms and conditions (PDF, 576kB)

Active #2

£20.99 monthly (+ £20.99 joining fee)
£79 for 3 months 
£189 for 12 months 

  • Join team sports activities and training with BUCS.
  • Free access to all B:Active Campus sessions.
  • Book outdoor tennis, sports hall & squash for free.
  • Discounted Sports Medicine Clinic services.

Plus:

  • Anytime gym.

OR combine off-peak gym* with either:

  • Off-peak fitness classes.*
  • Swimming.

*Off-peak is all weekend, and 7 am to 3:30 pm on weekdays.

Buy membership

Terms and conditions (PDF, 576kB)

Active Plus

£25.99 monthly (+ £25.99 joining fee)
£99 for 3 months 
£235 for 12 months 

  • Join team sports activities and training with BUCS.
  • Free access to all B:Active Campus sessions.
  • Book outdoor tennis, sports hall & squash for free.
  • Discounted Sports Medicine Clinic services.

Plus all of these benefits:

  • Anytime gym.
  • Anytime classes (priority booking).
  • Swimming.
  • Discounted indoor tennis court hire.
  • Langford gym membership.
  • With 12 month pass only - free access to 70+ universities' gyms with BUCS UNIversal (excludes UWE due to close proximity).

Buy membership

Terms and conditions (PDF, 576kB)

Langford Gym

£60 for 12 months


You will have:

  • Anytime access to gym facilities at Langford gym, located at the Veterinary School in the village of Langford, North Somerset, 14 miles south-west of Bristol.

Buy membership 

Once bought, email sports-members-admin@bristol.ac.uk so we can add Langford Gym access to your UCard.

Terms and conditions (PDF, 576kB)

Pay as you go

As a student at Bristol, you can access our B:Active fitness classes and activities. Some are free of charge, and some are low cost pay as you go.

You can also pay as you go to use some of our facilities, including the swimming pool, gym and courts.

Bursary Sports Pass

You can buy a discounted sports membership if you have been awarded the University of Bristol Bursary or Access to Bristol Bursary.

Available to buy once bursaries have been allocated.

Valid from the time of purchase until 31 August.

To find out more or buy your pass, email us at sports-members-admin@bristol.ac.uk, including your student number.

Terms and conditions (PDF, 576kB)

Please note: We cannot activate your discounted membership until we have received confirmation of your eligibility from the Student Funding Office.

Payment options

Monthly 

  • Join for a minimum of two months.
  • Pay monthly by direct debit.
  • Non-refundable joining fee of one month's membership price.
  • Cancel any time with 30 days notice.

3 month membership

  • Valid for 3 months from date of purchase.
  • No joining fee.
  • Pay at the start of membership.
  • No refund for early cancellation.

12 month membership

  • Valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
  • No joining fee.
  • Pay at the start of membership.
  • No refund for early cancellation.

Gym induction

Before using the Gym for the first time, you must complete a gym induction. This will be supervised by a member of our Health and Fitness Team.

Visit us on reception at the Indoor Sports Centre to book your induction.

Upgrade your membership

You can upgrade your membership via your online account.

Renew your membership

You can renew your membership online before it expires.
To reactive your membership after it has expired, speak to our reception team or contact:
sports-members-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Cancel your membership

Monthly memberships can be cancelled with 30 days notice.
3 month and 12 month memberships can't be cancelled.

Terms and conditions (PDF, 576kB)

Free swimming for pregnant women

Did you know we offer free swimming for pregnant women? Just download and return this application form free-pregnant-swim (PDF, 510kB) to the pool’s reception desk. You will need your NHS prescription exemption card as proof of eligibility. No membership required.

Contact us

If you have questions that aren't answered in our membership FAQs, contact:
sports-members-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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