Staff memberships

We offer a wide range of memberships and pay-and-play options.

Important COVID-19 information

You can find the latest service information for our facilities and Covid-19 FAQs on our dedicated webpage

Membership prices from 1 August 2021

Staff (year) £220

Staff (four months for the price of three)

- -

Returning to campus: special offers

We recognise that many colleagues will be returning to campus after a long period of home-working, and that many in our campus community will be adjusting to a new pattern of hybrid working.

You may be on campus less frequently, but that doesn't mean that you can't make the best of everything that it offers when you're here!

Our all inclusive Staff Gold membership - which includes anytime gym use, our diverse range of group exercise classes, and racket sports - works out as less than £19 a month. And a Silver off-peak all inclusive membership is under £15 a month, with no joining fee for any of our membership options.

We also have some special offers for staff in the autumn term, if you'd like to dip your toe in first before committing to a rolling monthly membership.

*Free Bronze membership benefits

We want to make sure that our memberships work for you and are as flexible and economical as you need them to be.

That's why we're offering access to our Bronze membership benefits, which is normally £30, free of charge until the end of December 2021.

Sign up as a Bronze member now and you'll be eligible for special discounted pay-and-play rates across our facilities - including group exercise classes, fitness room (gym) visits and racket sport court bookings - throughout the winter term.

So you can use us as little or as often as you like, without any of the commitment of a monthly membership.

Our free Staff Bronze access will end on 31 December, so sign up now to get the most out of this offer!

If you find you are visiting us regularly, then you can upgrade and sign up to one of our great value memberships.

Four months for the price of three, for just £110! Includes gym, classes and racket sports.

We know that the autumn term may be an opportunity to test out new ways of working and get used to campus life again.

So if you're not sure that you want to commit to an annual membership just yet, we're also offering an extra month for free when you sign up for our three-month Staff Gold membership: giving you four months for the price of three for just £110!

That's anytime gym use, access to all of our group exercise classes, plus racket sport courts (tennis, badminton, squash and table tennis) for just £27.50 a month - with no joining fee.

Our 4 months for the price of 3 months staff offer will exipre on 31 December, so sign up now to get this offer!

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: SussexFood staff, University of Sussex Co-op staff and SEF 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

SussexFood, 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 exercise 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 exercise 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 exercise 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.

Please read our membership terms and conditions for full details of our offer, and download and view our Health Commitment Statement [PDF 465.44KB] 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 Falmer Sports Complex reception on 01273 877125 or Sport Centre reception on 01273 678228, or get in touch by 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: Sussexsport Price List 2021 [PDF 89.26KB]. All non-members are entitled to five days advance booking rights.

Swimming offer

Staff can swim for £2 at Freedom Leisure pools in Brighton & Hove. Just show your University of Sussex ID card at every swim to receive your discount. 

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