Student memberships

All inclusive membership from less than £10 a month!

Buy your membership online now.

Important COVID-19 information

You can find the latest service information for our facilities and Covid-19 FAQs on our dedicated webpage. Please note that some of our activities, like club sports, Active US and our US Girls Can sessions will be affected by Covid-19, and will be temporarily postponed or have changes in place as a result of extra safety measures.

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 is available for the year, you can purchase it from 1 September and it will automatically expire on 31 August. 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 going to the very occasional class or gym visit it can be a great option. Bronze membership gives you:

  • Reduced rate pay-and-play fitness room use (from £3.60 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 £2.80 a visit)
  • 7 days advance booking rights for classes and courts
  • Gym introduction on request.

Membership prices from 1 September 2020

As a thank you to our current members, and to make our facilities as accessible as possible to new students joining our campus community, we're pleased to let you know that we have reduced our student membership prices and added in some great value one and two month membership options. 

Throughout the summer 2021 term, students can also sign up for our Bronze membership free of charge, giving you discounted pay-and-play rates so that you can still get a great value visit to our facilities, even if you're not on campus as much as usual. 

Our special offers reflects the exceptional circumstances of this current year, with our all inclusive annual student memberships (including gym, classes and racket sports) starting from less than £10 a month.

Student (year) £150 £115 FREE
Student (two months) £35 N/A N/A
Student (one month) £20 N/A N/A
Graduate (year) £150 N/A N/A

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 for our online classes Health Commitment Statement HCS Online [PDF 67.81KB].

Please note: annual student memberships are not rolling and run for the academic year, so if you purchase a yearly membership from September onwards it will automatically end on 31 August.

Graduate memberships are only available to students in their first year after graduation.

Buy your membership now

Buy your membership via our online shop, or in person at our Sport Centre or Falmer Sports Complex reception from 1 September 2020.

You must be on a full or part-time programme of study at the University of Sussex and will need to show your University ID when you sign up.

For more information, call Falmer Sports Complex on 01273 877125, the Sport Centre on 01273 678228 or email us:

Club sport

For individual Students' Union sports club membership, visit the sport and societies webpage to find out more.

US Girls Can fitness sessions

Our instructor led US Girls Can women-only fitness sessions run on Mondays and Thursdays during term time in the Sport Centre fitness room. Sessions are free for Gold and Silver members and priced at the drop-in group exercise class rate for Bronze members and non-members.

These are open to all self-identifying women on campus.

Non-members and Bronze members

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

Download our price list for pay-and-play prices: Sussexsport Price List 2020 [PDF 89.26KB]. All non-members are entitled to five days advance booking rights.


Students can swim for £1 at the King Alfred, Prince Regent and St Luke's pools in Brighton & Hove and at pools in Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford Head and Ringmer. 

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.