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BUCS UNIVERSAL

Access over 65 other university gyms nationwide with our annual student and staff membership!

  • The University of Portsmouth is part of a fantastic partnership, led by British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)
  • Students and staff who purchase our annual membership will be able to access a network of over 65 university gyms nationwide
  • Carry on with your training when you travel home during vacation time or during term time when visiting friends, helping to keep you active!
  • Have a meeting at a different university? Workout while you’re there, remember staff can access BUCS UNIversal too.

BUCS UNIversal is going from strength to strength with more universities joining each year, more than 20 have joined since it’s inception. Keep training while away from Portsmouth, at no additional cost.

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education sport in the UK. They support and promote the lifestyle and educational benefits to communities and individuals of taking part in sport, and provide outstanding opportunities to all students to engage in sport and related activity in higher education.

For more information and full details about the UNIversal partnership, please visit the BUCS website

Which other universities are taking part in this partnership?

Aston University
Kingston University
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Exeter
University of Roehampton
Bournemouth UniversityLancaster University
Sheffield Hallam University
University of GlasgowUniversity of Sheffield
Brunel University London
Leeds Beckett UniversitySt Mary’s University Twickenham
University of Gloucestershire
Solent University
Buckinghamshire New University
Leeds Trinity UniversityStaffordshire University
University of Hertfordshire
University of South Wales
Canterbury Christ Church University
London School of Economics and Political Science
University College London
University of Hull
University of Southampton
Canterbury Christ Church University
London South Bank UniversityUniversity of AberdeenUniversity of Kent
University of Stirling
City, University of London
Loughborough University
University of BradfordUniversity of Leeds
University of Surrey
Coventry UniversityManchester Metropolitan University
University of Bristol
University of Leicester
University of Sussex
De Montfort UniversityMiddlesex UniversityUniversity of ChichesterUniversity of Lincoln
University of the West of England
Edge Hill UniversityNewcastle UniversityUniversity of Cambridge
University of Liverpool
University of Warwick
FXU (Falmouth & Exeter University)Newman University
University of Derby
University of Manchester
University of Winchester
Goldsmiths University of LondonNorthumbria University
University of East London
University of Nottingham
University of Wolverhampton
Keele UniversityNottingham Trent University
University of Edinburgh
University of Plymouth
University of York
Kings College London
Oxford Brookes University
University of Essex
University of Portsmouth

I’m a University of Portsmouth student or staff member and have an annual membership with you - how can I access this BUCS UNIversal?

  • Call into one of our reception areas at Spinnaker Sports Centre or St Paul’s Gym
  • Speak to our reception team about UNIversal who will tell you all you need to know
  • They will issue you an additional UNIversal gym membership card
  • When visiting a partner university, simply show them your UNIversal gym membership card, along with your Student/Staff ID

Can I still purchase an annual membership to take advantage of this offer?

Yes! Our 12-month Health and Fitness Membership includes:

  • Unlimited Gym Access
  • Unlimited Fitness Classes
  • Unlimited Racket Sports (tennis, squash, badminton and table tennis)
  • UNIversal BUCS Partnership: access any of the 40 partner university gyms nationwide
  • Complimentary account to our new app ‘UOP Gym’ to help you log workouts and track progress – worth £70!
  • Instantly book classes or sessions using our free app ‘UOP Sport’
  • Discounted use of sports halls, courts and pitches
  • Student-focused with a central campus location

I‘m studying at another university and I have a membership with them - how can I access the University of Portsmouth St Paul’s Gym?

  • Before visiting us, please ask about obtaining your UNIversal gym membership card at your university sports facility
  • When visiting, please bring both your UNIversal gym membership card, and your University Student ID
  • Please note: during vacation times we are open at reduced times: Mon – Fri: 7.30am – 9.00pm / Weekends: 8.30am – 1.30pm

I have a different type of membership, can I still access this benefit?

  • This offer is only for students and staff who have purchased a 12-month / annual membership with us or annual membership at a partner university.
  • This offer is not valid for 6-month memberships, monthly direct debit memberships, or short term memberships.

To collect your FREE BUCS UNIversal card, simply visit St. Paul’s or Spinnaker Sports Centre Reception along with your student card. If you don’t have a membership yet and would like to take advantage of this offer, join now.