Student memberships

Active Plus

Active Plus is perfect for those who want to use our central sport and exercise facilities at any time during opening hours.

It offers full access to the gym, the pool, classes, all club sessions, allows you to take part in BUCS and any other activity related to sport.

  • Term 3: £150 (one-off payment) Available from 24 April onwards
  • One year single payment: £290 (one-off payment) Available to purchase from September 2017
  • From Get Active £79
  • From Active Swim £47
  • From Active Gym £36

Active Gym

Active Gym is a membership for those of you who want to use our gym at the Indoor Sports Centre and attend classes at off-peak times.

It does not give you access to use the swimming pool unless you are in a Student Union club (water polo, swimming, canoe, Triathlon) who use the pool at specific training times.

  • Term 3: £100 (one-off payment) Available from 24 April onwards
  • One year single payment: £185 (one-off payment) Available from September 2017
  • From Get Active £44

Active Swim

Active Swim is a membership that will give you access to all available swim sessions and pool classes. The swimming pool opening times may vary due to club training. Club training sessions will only be accessible if you join a club (eg water polo, swimming, canoe, or triathlon).

  • Term 3: £75 (one-off payment) Available from 24 April onwards
  • One year single payment: £150 (one off payment) Available from September 2017
  • From Get Active £32

Please note: You must be a competent swimmer. At a minimum you must be able to swim 100 metres.

Get Active

The Get Active pass is a suitable pass for students who want to participate in some form of sport or physical activity without too much commitment. It is a great way to socialise with likeminded students in a relaxed environment.

  • Term 3: £35 (one-off payment) Available from 24 April onwards
  • One year single payment £50

Erasmus and Study Abroad students

For six-month memberships for any of the above passes, download and complete an Erasmus or Study Abroad sport pass application form (PDF, 153kB). Please read the terms and conditions (PDF, 52kB) and ‌ before applying.

Medical students

We offer two options to medical students who will be away from the University for part of the academic year due to course placements. You can either choose to be refunded at the end of the year, or have your fees rolled over to the next academic year. Please contact for more details or to request your refund/roll over.

Langford gym membership

A gym containing a range of fitness machines is located at the Veterinary School in Langford. Use of Langford gym is included in the Active Plus and Active Gym passes.

Separate membership for the Langford gym only costs £60 a year and can be purchased online. Valid for one year from date of purchase. Please read terms and conditions (PDF, 105kB) before applying.

Members must undertake an induction (included in the membership fee) before using gym equipment. To book an induction, please contact us.

Pay as you go swimming

In order to ensure we have a record of any medical conditions that may affect your ability to swim, and that you agree to the terms of use, we ask you to fill out a short form to use the pool on a pay as you go basis. We will issue you with a card which you can then show at reception each time you wish to payg swim.


£4 per visit.

New membership applications

Please complete an application form and pay at reception, or email stating which membership category you require. The ability to purchase your membership online is coming soon.

Upgrade your membership

Please email and specify the upgrade you require. You will then be asked to make your payment when you visit reception to use the facilities.

Gym induction

To book an induction for the Indoor Sports Centre please visit the reception in person.
To book an induction for the Olympic weights room at Coombe Dingle please contact 0117 962 6718.
There is no charge for your induction.


You can pay as you go to use the Indoor Centre Sports hall (£5 per visit) or swimming pool (£4 per visit).

You may also sign up for independent activity programmes and use the services provided by the Sports Medicine Clinic without purchasing any kind of membership.