Department of Sport

Student Sports Membership

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What is included in a Student Sport and Fitness Membership?

Whether you want to gym, swim, climb or compete in one of our sports clubs - our Student Sport and Fitness Membership has got you covered and with so much on offer, we give you the power to shape your own fitness and lifestyle journey.

  • Your choice of 3 state-of-the-art fitness facilities at David Ross Sports Village, Jubilee and Sutton Bonington, swim in our 25m swimming pool  or scale the heights of our climbing and bouldering walls.

  • Take your pick from a wide variety of weekly group exercise classes, including indoor cycling classes in bespoke studios and the popular Les Mills series.

  • Free access to over 100+ gyms nationwide when you go home after term time via  BUCS UNIversal Gym membership.

  • Set your fitness goals with free 1-2-1 sessions, programme reviews and lifting workshops with the assistance of our fitness team.

  • Free access to hundreds of sports beginner and social sport sessions with our Just Play programme.

  • Indoor court hire; Badminton, Basketball, Volleyball, Squash courts, Snooker room at David Ross Sports Village.

  • Outdoor court hire: Tennis, Netball

Additional benefits:

Full Member benefits

Our facilities

Our facilities

From the swimming pool to our climbing wall, check out our full range of sports facilities at the University of Nottingham.

Fitness Classes

Fitness classes

Access a range of classes, including popular Les Mills' favourites and new outdoor sessions - all included in your membership.

BUCS UNiversal

Take your gym home!

Work out at one of over 50 gyms around the country when terms ends to use your membership all year round.


How to buy

  • Buy online - You will be required to register with your university e-mail address.
    • When purchasing online, please select you preferred sport centre (you will be able access all three sites using your membership).
    • Please see below to select the correct student membership package for you.
  • Via telephone: 0115 74 87000.
  • Visit a sport centre reception of your choice.

Student Membership Packages
2021/22 Academic YearPrice  FromToLinks

Sport and Fitness



1 Sept 2021

30 June 2022

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If you are experiencing difficulties registering for a membership online, please fill out this online form and a member of our team will be in touch to support you.

You may also contact us Via telephone on 0115 74 87000.

New students - Activating your membership

When buying online you will have to select your 'home club' - the facility you will be closest to. However, you will receive access to the facilities at all three sites with your membership.

Please ensure you use your student university e-mail address when registering for a membership.

Your membership shall be active immediately, it may take up to 24 hours before you can access the online booking portal. 

If whilst joining the system crashes, please contact the David Ross Sports Village on 0115 7487000 so we can confirm if your membership has been activated. 

Returning students - Renewals and Top-ups

Please ensure you log in with your student e-mail credentials. 

If your student credentials have changed from last year please contact 0115 7487000 and a member of the team shall be able to help you further. 

For members who are wishing to purchase a Top up Membership please ensure when logging in you select 'change membership' on the left hand side panel, this will provide details of the top up membership and price.

One Semester Membership

For students who will still be studying in Nottingham for part of the 2021/2022 academic year, our One Semester option is ideal.

The membership will be valid from 1 September 2021 – 31 January 2022 at £135.00.

Please note, these need to be purchased at a sports centre reception and you will need to provide proof of eligibility.

Sports clubs

UoN sport and fitness membership is required in order to train and compete with the majority of our sports clubs. Please check with the individual sports clubs. 

Terms & Conditions

Please farmiliarise yourself with our Student Membership Terms and Conditions. We also have a copy of our Health Commitment Statement.

Direct relatives

Student sports and fitness members may add up to three direct relatives to their membership at any one time. These direct relatives will pay the same annual fee as the student member. We also offer discounted pricing for children (aged under 16). When accompanied by the member, under 16s may use the facility on a £2.50 pay-per-play basis. Enrolment for both offers may be done by e-mailing our membership team.


We're pleased to offer our popular Student Sport and Fitness Membership and Summer Offer to NUAST students aged 16 and over. To find out more please click here.

Kaplan Students 

We're pleased to offer our popular Student Sport and Fitness Membership to Kaplan students and they can join by visiting a sports centre of their choice.

Disabled students

Please note, as a disabled student or a student with a long term medical condition, you may be eligible for a discounted sports and fitness membership. For more information visit our Disability sport pages

Midwifery / Health Care study students

If you are studying one of the below subject, please contact a sports centre of your choice to register for UoN sport and fitness membership, as it won't be available to purchase online.

  • BSc Midwifery top up (LBR)
  • BSC Health Care Studies (LBR)

International students - Bank accounts

You will need a UK bank account to purchase a Student Sport and Fitness Membership. If you have an international bank account or are unable to purchase online please contact 0115 7487000 or alternatively please visit a sports centre of your choice.


If you need to request to cancel your membership please fill out the following form.


Why is the Student Sport and Fitness membership 10-months instead of 12-months?

The pandemic has had a significant impact on the delivery of our student sport experience and throughout this period, we have continued to prioritise student sport, health and wellbeing activities delivering these in new and different ways throughout the range of restrictions we’ve been faced with. Despite year-on-year increases in our operational costs, exacerbated also by the additional safety measures in place during the pandemic, we decided to keep the price of Student Sport & Fitness Membership for 2020/21 at £209 for the early bird discounted price and £229 at the non-early bird price. These prices have been in place since 2018.

The costs of delivering our student sport experience does continue to increase and in order to continue to maintain our world-class facilities, coaching and staffing support and to ensure we can continue to engage as many of our students and community in sport, health and wellbeing activities, we have had to review our student membership model which has led to a change from an annual 12-month membership to a 10-month membership. The 10-month student sport and fitness membership is available for £209 at the early bird and £229 at the non-early bird prices. We also considered retaining the student membership as a 12-month term but increasing the price but felt the reduction in the length of membership offered the best solution to enable UoN Sport to sustainably deliver our sport experience amidst the budgetary challenges we are facing whilst continuing to provide opportunities for as many of our students as possible.

The 10-month term will run from the 1st of September 2021 to 30th June 2022 to better align with the academic year so that students can gain maximum use of the facilities and services available to them whilst they are in Nottingham. All student sport and fitness members can still make use of the BUCS Universal scheme for free providing access to over 100+ partner facilities across the country when you may not be in Nottingham during the vacation periods.

We recognise that some students may wish to access facilities for 12 months so we will be introducing additional shorter-term bolt-on options to provide access to facilities in the months of July and August which are not included in the new student sport and fitness membership for 2021/22. Whilst this will represent a price increase for students looking to secure access for an entire year, we are confident that the student sport and fitness membership will continue to offer excellent value for money with access to gym, swim, courts, classes and climbing as well as a range of additional student programmes and activities. 


University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000