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
  • Discounted Sports Medicine Clinic services
  • Booking rights: 7 days in advance

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, 766kB)

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
  • Discounted Sports Medicine Clinic services
  • Booking rights: 8 days in advance

Plus choose one option:

  • Off-peak gym*
  • Off-peak fitness classes*
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor tennis

*Off-peak is all weekend, and from opening to 2:30 pm on weekdays.

Buy membership

Terms and conditions (PDF, 766kB)

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
  • Discounted Sports Medicine Clinic services
  • Booking rights: 9 days in advance

Plus:

  • Anytime gym

OR combine off-peak gym* with either:

  • Off-peak fitness classes*
  • Swimming

*Off-peak is all weekend, and from opening to 2:30 pm on weekdays.

Buy membership

Terms and conditions (PDF, 766kB)

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
  • Discounted Sports Medicine Clinic services
  • Booking rights: 11 days in advance

Plus all of these benefits:

Buy membership

Terms and conditions (PDF, 766kB)

Active Langford

£8 monthly (+ £8 joining fee)

£75 for 12 months


You will have:

  • 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.
  • Join team sports activities and training with BUCS.
  • Free access to all B:Active Campus sessions.

Buy membership 

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

*Access is currently restricted to pre-booked sessions on Mondays 12pm - 2:30pm, Wednesdays 3pm - 7pm and Fridays 11am - 3pm due to covid-safety compliance. All sessions will be 60 minutes with a break between each session to allow our staff to undertake cleaning.

Terms and conditions (PDF, 766kB)

Pay as you go

As a student at Bristol, you can access most of our facilities on a pay as you go basis, including classes, swimming, the gym and courts, without the need for a membership.

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, 766kB)

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 you begin using the gym for the first time, we will ask you to read the Gym Induction Booklet (PDF, 1,020kB) and sign the Health Commitment Statement, or have a supervised induction with a member of our Health and Fitness Team. You can also view the induction video at any time to refresh your memory.

Inductions can be booked at the Indoor Centre Reception.

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

View and dowload a copy of our full terms and conditions (PDF, 766kB)

Here's a handy guide (PDF, 139kB) to remember some of the key points relating to behaviour, membership and cancellations.

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

BUCS UNIversal

All expiry dates for UNIversal Gym Membership during 2019-20 are 31 August 2020, regardless of the date the membership was purchased.

Excludes access to/students at UWE due to close proximity. 

Members must present their UNIversal Gym Membership card and their student ID card when attending another university that has opted into the scheme.  Any university that they choose to visit has the right to refuse entry if both cards are not presented.

Visitors to our facilities using the BUCS UNIversal membership scheme will be subject to the conditions of use of our facilities as set out in Section 3 of our Terms and Conditions.

Visit the BUCS UNIversal website for more information on the scheme and to find a participating university.

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