Welcome to the Sports Centre at the University of Essex
The University has a five-year vision for sport as defined in its Sports
Strategy, 2009-2013 to increase investment in facilities, encourage greater
participation, improve performance and raise the profile of sport across the
University. Whether you like racquet sports, football or rugby or perhaps aerobics,
free weights or climbing, there is an activity – indoors or outside - to
Having invested some £1.4 million in 2010, we are now home to one of the
most advanced sports facilities in Essex.
Evolve gym which opened in July 2010, features over 130 stations, and
offers state-of-the-art fitness technology in light, spacious
air-conditioned comfort. 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
fitness studios offer sprung wooden floors and air conditioning
giving the best of environments for a vast range of classes from
aerobics to yoga.
To see a short VR tour of some of the facilities available, please visit
virtual tours library.
Memberships for all
Students, University staff and local residents alike can benefit from
great value membership
of the extensive sport, health and fitness facilities on offer at the
University of Essex Sports Centre.
- 2012/13 Memberships Whether you're a new or returning student,
you can purchase
your annual membership by making a
one off payment
via the webshop or come and visit
Reduced annual memberships for students
From 1 April 2013, the annual membership price for students will be
Please refer to the
membership page for
There is now a
facility rate for indoor group bookings
to make court bookings more cost effective for non-members.
Online bookings for Gold and Silver Passport to Sport members
Online bookings are now available to Silver Passport to Sport holders as
well as Gold. Badminton, squash, table tennis and tennis courts can be
booked online, along with aerobics classes. Bronze members will have
access to this service later in the year. More details can be found on the
online bookings page along with guidance
notes on using the software.