Staff memberships

Even if you follow a hybrid style of working, it doesn't mean you can't make the best of our offering when you're here!

Our all inclusive annual Staff Gold membership - which includes anytime gym use, our diverse range of group fitness classes, and racket sports - works out at less than £20 a month. And a annual Silver off-peak all inclusive membership is under £16 a month, with no joining fee for any of our membership options.

Group Fitness Membership

Looking to be active, but only want to take part in our group fitness classes, then our new monthly group fitness membership is perfect for you. No long term commitment required, simply renew every month. A great opportunity to try Sussexsport fitness classes for a month.

Buy your membership now via our online shop or in person at reception at the Sport Centre or Falmer Sports Complex

Membership prices from 1 August 2023

Staff (year) £230


Staff (four months)

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Who can sign up?

To qualify for staff membership you must be a full or part-time member of staff at the University of Sussex (proof will be required). This includes: SussexUniFood staff, University of Sussex Co-op staff, SEF staff and Balfour Beatty FM staff.

Staff employed and paid by the University of Sussex can pay for Gold and Silver memberships monthly via salary deduction* (subject to contract). Please fill in this form, sign and then scan and send to the Sussexsport email.

SussexUniFood, Co-op and SEF staff can pay for their memberships via standing order. Please ask at either the Sport Centre or Falmer Sports Complex reception for details.

Which option is best for me?

Our Gold, Silver and Bronze memberships offer great value for money. Have a look at our membership types to find out which one is best for you.

Gold (all-inclusive, any time)

Our all-inclusive Gold membership gives you:

  • Anytime gym use
  • Unlimited group fitness classes
  • Anytime racket sports court hire
  • 14 days advance booking rights for classes and courts
  • Gym introduction on request
  • Access to more than 90 facilities at 75 universities nationwide with BUCS UNIversal Gym (year Gold only). Universities include Surrey Sports Park and Kings College London.
Silver (all-inclusive, off peak only)

Our all-inclusive Silver membership gives you:

  • Off peak fitness room use (up to 2.30pm)
  • Unlimited group fitness classes
  • Off peak racket sports court hire (up to 4pm)
  • 10 days advance booking rights for classes and courts
  • Gym introduction on request.
Bronze (reduced price pay-and-play) 

Our Bronze pay-and-play membership offers you discounted fitness and sporting opportunities at a reduced pay-and-play rate, so if you're only using our facilities very occasionally it can be a great option. Bronze membership gives you:

  • Reduced rate pay-and-play fitness room use (from £3.80 a visit)
  • Reduced rate pay-per-class group fitness classes (from £4.40 a visit)
  • Reduced rate pay-and-play racket sports court hire (from £3.00 a visit)
  • 7 days advance booking rights for classes and courts
  • Gym introduction on request.
Monthly Group Fitness (all-inclusive, any time)

Our monthly group fitness membership offers the opportunity to try out the Sussexsport group fitness programme without a long-term commitment. There are over 30 classes a week to choose from.

Please read our membership terms and conditions for full details of our offer, and download and view our HCS Staffed [PDF 215.28KB] for our in-person facilities and services, and our Health Commitment Statement HCS Online [PDF 67.81KB] for our online classes.

Buy your membership now

Buy your membership now via our online shop or in person at reception at the Sport Centre or Falmer Sports Complex

For more information, call reception on 01273 877125 or get in touch via email.

Non-members and Bronze members

You can still access our facilities and classes as a non-member, or at a reduced rate with a staff Bronze membership.

Download our price list for pay-and-play prices: Price List 23/24 [PDF 173.75KB]. All non-members are entitled to five days advance booking rights.

*Membership Monthly Reduction Payments

You can also pay for your Sussexsport membership through monthly salary deductions or standing order.

Staff Reduction Payments

Staff Gold annual £220 or £19.50 a month salary deduction

Staff Silver Annual £175 or £15.50 a month salary deduction

Staff 4 Month Gold £110 or £27.50 a month salary deduction


Swimming offer

Staff can swim for £2.50 at Freedom Leisure pools in Brighton & Hove. Just show your University of Sussex ID card and fill in a form on your first visit.

Peak times at our fitness rooms and facilities

Fitness rooms

Peak - Monday to Sunday 2.30pm-close at both sites

Hall, badminton, table tennis, tennis and squash bookings

Peak - Monday to Friday 4pm-10pm (3.50pm will be the start of peak squash)

ATP and 3G bookings

Peak - Monday to Friday 4pm-10pm; all day Saturday and Sunday

All other times are off peak