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Welcome to Sport at the University of Essex

Whether you like racquet sports, football or rugby or perhaps aerobics, free weights or climbing, there is an activity – indoors or outside - to suit you. 

Our showpiece Evolve gym at Colchester Campus features over 130 stations, and offers state-of-the-art fitness technology in light, spacious air-conditioned comfort. We offer a range of memberships to suit your fitness needs. Our stunning fitness studios offer sprung wooden floors and air conditioning giving the best of environments for a vast range of classes from aerobics to yoga.

In July 2012, Evolve Southend opened at the University Square residencies to enable students at the Southend campus to enjoy the same high standard of equipment and service.

To see a short VR tour of some of the facilities available along with 360 degree tours of Colchester and Southend facilities, please visit the University's virtual tours library.


Tennis      Southend Evolve      Colch SC

Memberships for all

Students, University staff and the general public can benefit from great value membership of the extensive sport, health and fitness facilities on offer at the University of Essex Sports Centre in Colchester and Evolve Gym in Southend.

My Essex Sport starts next academic year 2014-15 - find out more

Earlybird access to Evolve during May and June 2014

If you are a Silver or Gold Passport to Sport member, you'll be pleased to know that Evolve is open at 7am Monday-Friday from 19 May to 27 June 2014.  Why not start the day with a workout, whether you're preparing for an exam or thinking ahead to summer holidays, we'll look forward to seeing you.

New aerobics classes on offer in Pure Stretch, Bokwa and Aerolates - find out when