Essex Sport

Student membership

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Join Essex Sport

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.

Plus, our exclusive arrangement with Simply Gym in Southend offers students 24/7 peak access to the gym, equipment and fitness classes.

Become a member today by clicking the button below to purchase your annual membership or select our NEW monthly Direct Debit payment option.

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Student memberships at Colchester

Bronze membership

Cost

  • £99.00 for an Annual Bronze Membership 

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Sports facilities; including badminton, basketball (1 hoop only), volleyball (practise court in new arena only), climbing wall (1 belay only), table tennis, tennis, punch bag, kick bag, squash, activity studios. 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  
  • Anytime access to sports facilities listed above

 *Annual membership runs from September through to August, but you can buy a membership half way through the year for a cheaper rate. This is known as our annual reduced membership. Your membership will then expire in August and you’ll be able to purchase a full year afterwards.


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Silver membership 

Cost

  • £170.00 for an Annual Silver Membership 
  • NEW Silver Direct Debit option for £17.99 and a £20.00 joining fee

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Sports facilities; including badminton, basketball (1 hoop only), volleyball (practise court in new arena only), climbing wall (1 belay only), table tennis, tennis, punch bag, kick bag, squash, activity studios. 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
  • Off-peak access to the gym and fitness classes (off-peak times are before 3pm)
  • Anytime access to sports facilities listed above

*Annual membership runs from September through to August, but you can buy a membership half way through the year for a cheaper rate. This is known as our annual reduced membership. Your membership will then expire in August and you’ll be able to purchase a full year afterwards.


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Gold membership

Cost

  • £210.00 for an Annual Gold Membership 
  • NEW Gold Direct Debit option for £21.99 and a £20.00 joining fee

Facility hire cost

What's included?

  • Anytime access to the gym, classes and sports facilities listed above
  • Access to our relaxed, air-conditioned gym at the Colchester Campus
  • Specialist fitness classes, such as cycle fit and pilates included at no extra charge
  • 14 days advance booking of facilities
  • Access to an extensive range of other sports and facilities, including tennis, badminton, the climbing wall, squash and more
  • Online booking, allowing you to book facilities, fitness classes and manage your membership wherever you are

*Annual membership runs from September through to August, but you can buy a membership half way through the year for a cheaper rate. This is known as our Annual Reduced Membership. Your membership will then expire in August and you’ll be able to purchase a full year afterwards.


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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 now 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.

Gym induction

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

Essex Blades Pass

To access student sport club training sessions, you will require a Blades Pass. You must also join the relevant sport club via Students' Union.

Please note, if you have purchased a Gold, Silver or Bronze Membership, you do not require a Blades Pass.

For more information on student sport club training sessions and the Blades Pass please visit our Student's Union website.

 

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Student memberships at Southend

Cost

Peak monthly Direct Debit: £14.99 (no joining fee)


What's included

Our exclusive arrangement with Simply Gym on Victoria Avenue offers you 24/7 peak access to their gym and wide range of fitness classes.

How to join

To sign up head to the Simply Gym reception with your student/staff ID.
Simply Gym
Simply Gym
33-41 Victoria Avenue, Southend, SS2 6DF 

UNIversal Gym Membership

University of Essex is proud to be part of the British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) community. Through this partnership, we’re able to offer our student Annual Gold Members gym access to over 50 other universities across the UK as part of the UNIversal Gym Scheme.

When you’re out of town or home during the holidays, you can still work out at one of over 50 participating universities. Visit the Sports Centre Reception to find out more and obtain your UNIversal Gym card. Or call our team on 01206 873250.

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