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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.

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 clicking the button below to purchase your annual membership or select our monthly Direct Debit payment option.

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Student memberships at Colchester

Students living in Colchester Campus accommodation - Academic Year 2019-20

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

From the Autumn Term 2019, Essex Sport Silver membership is included for all students living on the University’s Colchester Campus.

Silver membership gives you off-peak access (before 3pm) 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 £45*
  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.

 

Activate your membership

 

*be quick, there are limited Gold memberships available!

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

  • £99 for a Bronze annual membership*
  • Bronze Direct Debit option for £12.99 with no 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
  • 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 1 October through to 30 September the following year. You will then be able to purchase another annual membership.


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Silver membership 

Cost

  • £170 for a Silver annual membership*
  • Silver Direct Debit option for £18.99 and a £20 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 1 October through to 30 September the following year. You will then be able to purchase another annual membership.


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Gold membership

Cost

  • £215 for a Gold annual membership*
  • Gold Direct Debit option for £23.99 and a £20 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 1 October through to 30 September the following year. You will then be able to purchase another annual membership.


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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 

Student direct debit will be available again from 16 September 2019.

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 £18.99 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.

Student memberships at Southend

Cost

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.

  • Student: £15.99 per month
  • Staff: £16.99 per month

To sign up, please visit their gym with your student/staff ID.

Essex Sport memberships do not cover Southend.

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 75 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 75 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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THRIVE

What is THRIVE?

THRIVE is a series of pop-up sessions run across our Colchester Campus to support students' physical and mental wellbeing, and encourage them get active, stay healthy and THRIVE.

How to get involved

Sessions are free for all University of Essex students and you don't need to have any sport experience or be an Essex Sport member to join in.

All equipment is provided. Just come in suitable sports wear and bring a bottle of water.

Download the THRIVE timetable (.pdf) or email thrive@essex.ac.uk for more information.