Essex Sport

Student membership

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We’ve tailored our membership to suit every individual student’s need. Our Gold, Silver and Bronze membership packages at our Colchester Campus offer a range of benefits for you to choose from.

We also have a separate, exclusive arrangement with Simply Gym in Southend, offering discounted student memberships with 24/7 peak access to their gym, equipment and fitness classes.

Become a member today by purchasing a monthly Direct Debit membership.


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Student membership offer

Return to Essex Sport with gold

Students who are existing Essex Sport members and returning to study at the University of Essex Colchester Campus in 2022-23 are eligible for the below offer:

  • Annual gold membership for just £160
  • Includes full gold membership benefits at Colchester Campus
  • Gold membership will be valid from date of purchase until 30 September 2023

How to purchase offer

  • If you are eligible for the offer simply click the become a member button below
  • Once you click the button you will be required to login to your existing Essex Sport account using your membership details including your email address and pin
  • If you do not have your pin, please click the "forgotten your pin" link and follow the necessary steps to recover your pin
  • When you have logged in to your account you will be presented with a choice of membership types
  • Select the "Returner offer 2022-23" and complete your payment
  • Alternatively, you can purchase the offer by visiting our Essex Sport reception team


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Terms and Conditions

Offer available to all University of Essex students on any Essex Sport membership.

Only available to existing Essex Sport members.

Must be purchased between 3 May and 1 September 2022.

Gold membership will start from the day you sign up.

Students on an existing direct debit contract must complete your full payment cycle including 1 June, before purchasing annual gold offer.

For more information on cancellation policy please view our terms and conditions.

Standard terms and conditions apply.

 

Students living in Colchester Campus accommodation - Academic Year 2021-22

The best student experience includes health, happiness, and success, and it’s waiting for you here at Essex.

An Essex Sport Silver membership is included for all students living on the University’s Colchester Campus in 2021-22.

Silver membership gives you off-peak access (before 3pm on weekdays) to the Essex Sport Gym and fitness classes, as well as any-time access to sports facilities, such as badminton, basketball and the climbing wall.

How to activate your Silver membership

  1. Check your University of Essex email for a message from Essex Sport with your log in details (be sure to check your spam/junk folder if you can't see it)
  2. Click the link in the email (or use the button below) and log in with your University of Essex email address and PIN
  3. Select 'Accommodation Membership' and choose either
    a. activate your Silver membership included in your accommodation
    OR
    b. upgrade your Silver membership to a Gold membership for a one-off fee of £50*
  4. Follow the next few steps and you're all set!

We receive weekly updates for any new students moving into accommodation, so keep an eye on your inbox for your log in details.


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Benefits of keeping active

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom; research conducted by British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) and UK Active (.pdf), demonstrates that incorporating physical activity into your studies can help you;

  • reach your goals
  • improve employability
  • provide a sense of community
  • develop skills
  • increase self-esteem
  • reduce anxiety

Sport can help you be healthier, happier and more productive.

Bronze membership

Cost

  • Bronze Direct Debit option for £12.99 with no joining fee*
  • Bronze annual membership for £99

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Recreational activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 7 day advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking allowing you to book facilities and manage your membership wherever you are  
  • Peak access to sports facilities listed above

*With a Student Direct Debit membership, you pay nothing over the Summer with a 3 month 'payment holiday' from July to September.  


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Silver membership 

Cost

  • Silver Annual Membership for £165
  • Silver Direct Debit option for £17.99 and a £20 joining fee*

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Off-peak access to the gym and fitness classes (off-peak times are before 3pm)
  • Recreational activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • 10 days advance booking of facilities
  • Online booking allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are
  • Peak access to sports facilities listed above

*With a Student Direct Debit membership, you pay nothing over the Summer with a 3 month 'payment holiday' from July to September.  


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Gold membership

Cost

  • Gold annual membership for £199
  • Gold one month membership for £35
  • Gold Direct Debit option for £21.99 and a £20 joining fee

 With a Student Direct Debit membership, you pay nothing over the Summer with a 3 month 'payment holiday' from July to September.  

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Peak access to the gym and fitness classes
  • 14 days advance booking of facilities
  • Recreational activities; including basketball, tennis, squash, and badminton. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants
  • Online booking, allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are

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How to join

Join online

To sign up online you'll need your Essex email address and a PIN. To request a PIN choose "Forgotten your PIN" at the start of the registration process. You will be asked to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions (.pdf) and the health commitment statement (.pdf), so you may wish to do this first.


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Student direct debit 

Life has to be flexible, so we think keeping active and healthy should be too. That's why we offer a Direct Debit payment option, starting at just £17.99 a month* for Student Silver Membership. You also pay nothing over the Summer with a 3 month 'payment holiday' from June to September. 

To sign up please complete a Student Direct Debit form (.pdf) and return to the Sports Centre reception, where your direct debit instruction will be processed.

Join at the Sports Centre

You can also join at the Sport Centre. Just go to reception and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions and process your membership. Please note, we will be operating as a cashless facility and only card payments will be accepted on site.

Gym induction

Once you become a member and wish to use the gym, you'll need to watch our induction video below.

Student memberships at Southend

Simply Gym student memberships

Simply Gym is open 24/7, and has an extensive range of gym equipment, elite personal trainers, and an impressive range of fitness classes. 

University of Essex students and staff can take advantage of a discounted membership rate at Southend's Simply Gym, with no contract, no joining fee, 24 hour access and all classes included, for just £17.99 a month.

To sign up, please call 01702 335797 or email southend@simplygym.net

Essex Sport memberships do not cover Southend.

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