Student memberships

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Are you a current gold 4 month member with Sussexsport?

Did you know you can extend your membership with our one and two month extensions!

Save £10 with the one month extension and £25 with our two month extension*

* based on buying a one month gold membership and 2 x one month gold memberships.

If you are a current 4 month member and still around for a couple of months, then you can extend your membership by one or two months. The price of a one month extension is £20 and a two month extension is £35. N.B You can only do this in-person at one of our receptions and not via the online shop.

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

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 for classes and courts
  • Gym introduction on request
  • Access to more than 90 facilities at 75 universities nationwide with BUCS UNIversal Gym (annual Gold only). Universities include Surrey Sports Park and Kings College London.
Silver (all-inclusive, off peak only)

Our all-inclusive Silver membership is available to purchase annually, you can buy your Silver membership anytime after the 1 September and it will automatically expire on 31 August.

Silver membership gives you:

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

Our Bronze pay-and-play membership offers you discounted rates across our facilities at a special pay-and-play rate for Sussex students, so if you're only planning the occasional class or gym visit it can be a great option. You can upgrade to one of our all inclusive memberships at any time.

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 for classes and courts
  • Gym introduction on request.
Monthly Group Exercise (all-inclusive, any time)

Our new monthly group exercise membership. Looking to be active in the new year? You can now try out the Sussexsport group exercise programme without a long-term commitment. Over 30 classes a week to choose from.

Membership prices from 1 September 2021

  Gold Silver Bronze
Student (annual)* £175 £140 FREE
Student (four months) £100 - -
Student (one month) £30 - -
Graduate (year) £175 - -

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.

*Annual student memberships are not rolling, and run for the academic year. So if you purchase a yearly membership at any time 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

The quickest way to get signed up is using our online shop. You can also buy your membership in person at the Sport Centre or Falmer Sports Complex reception desks on campus.

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 Students' Union sport and societies webpage.

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 - which is free for University of Sussex students.

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.


Students can swim for £1 at the King Alfred, Prince Regent and St Luke's 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.