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Become a Member

Register online for free and choose the membership that best suits you to get access to the facilities, classes and support that you want. As soon as you're registered with us, you'll also have access to Pay As You Play for any activities or classes your membership doesn't cover.

Membership options

All our memberships include access to our fitness suite, swimming pool and group exercise classes.

Bronze* Silver Gold
Fitness Suite Y Y Y
Swimming Y Y Y
Sauna & Steam Y Y
Climbing Wall Y
All racket sports Y
Group Exercise Classes Y Y Y

*Bronze membership is only available at off peak times: Monday to Friday 6.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm and weekends.

Sign up today

Choose one of the options below and register today for free. Once you are registered with us, you can choose a membership that's right for you or choose to Pay As You Play instead.

Always take the time to look at the Terms and Conditions before signing up. You can view a copy online by clicking the link.

Terms & Conditions

How our memberships work

Thinking of becoming a member? Here's what you need to know.

Memberships work slightly differently, depending on whether you are a current student, member of staff or member of our community.

Regardless of the membership you chose, as soon as you've paid, you'll be able to take the online gym induction, which will gain you access to the fitness suite. It is important that you purchase a membership before taking the induction as you will have to retake the induction if you're not registered as a member.

Having successfully passed the applicable induction, your membership will be activated. Students and staff will use their University ID card, which will be activated by the Reception Team on your first visit. Associate Members and Community Members will be issued with a card by the Reception Team on their first visit. This will provide you with access to all the relevant facilities so you'll need it with you each time you visit. And you're all set!

To book a court, class or activity you can visit the Bookings page online and other courses can be booked via the team at reception. Our fully qualified, expert staff will be on hand to show you any equipment you are unfamiliar with and answer any questions you have whilst you are with us.

Some important things to know

Your membership only covers you and the activities that your membership unlocks. You can bring a guest with you but they will have to pay a one-off 'Pay As You Play' fee. Guests will also need to register with us and make sure they complete any inductions that may be applicable, for example if they are using the Gym. Some memberships include equipment hire, where this is not the case, equipment is available to hire for a fee.

Activities that fall outside of your membership type are still available to everyone on a Pay As You Play basis. This means you can book activities but will have to pay a fee. In some cases, activities cannot be booked and are subject to availability on the day. This is to ensure that we offer the best possible availability to our members.

Downgrading your membership isn't possible so if you are unsure of which membership to take, start basic and upgrade anytime, or alternatively, you can purchase a single term membership and when that expires, you are free to choose a lower level membership as you please.

  • Opening Hours

    The Sports Centre is open at times to suit you...

  • Pay As You Play

    Non-members are charged on a Pay As You Play basis. This option is ideal for the occasional user.

Benefits of being active

We all know that keeping fit and looking after your health is important physically and mentally, but did you know that keeping active is also proven to improve your mental ability? True story! Take a look at some of the benefits of using the Sports Centre regularly and discover ways to boost your concentration, improve your mood and de-stress.

Being Active
Cycling on Lancaster Canal

Membership FAQs

We've put together some of your most frequently asked questions to try and make everything as clear as possible. Take a look at the questions below and click the one you want to reveal the answer.