Students Staff

Get involved in sport at Essex

Essex Sport is for those who want to be the best and for those who want to do the best they can. There are a number of ways you can get involved in sport at Essex.

Essex Sport memberships

Students, staff and the general public can all take advantage of our excellent value for money memberships, giving you access to our gym, a great range of fitness classes and access to a range of other sports facilities.

training at the sports centre

Whenever you see the Keep It On Campus stamp, you are about to buy a product or use a service which is owned by the University of Essex Campus Services. This includes Essex Sport and the Evolve gym and fitness studios, an owned subsidiary of the University of Essex, offering excellent facilities for students, staff and members of the public.

Memberships offer fantastic flexibility and value for money, and all profits generated are used to support and reinvest in the University. Every time you use a product or service which has the KIOC stamp, such as Essex Sport, you are being informed that your money will be reinvested into the University.

Just Play

Our Just Play scheme introduces students and staff to a variety of sports, ideal if you want to try something new or just want to have fun and get fit at the same time. There’s no commitment, you simply check the termly timetables and sign up.

Essex Blades

From ultimate frisbee to football, from table tennis to trampolining, there are nearly 50 different sports clubs in the Students’ Union's Essex Blades, giving you plenty to choose from. Most sports club memberships, training, match fees and travel expenses for BUCS matches are included in your basic University membership.

Performance sport

We are dedicated to supporting high performing athletes through our Sport Scholarship programme.

Essex Sport App

Have our world-class sporting facilities in your pocket, book your favourite fitness class or active session all on the go! Download the Essex Sport App today - available in the App Store and Google Play.

Essex Blades

Essex Blades

The county colours of red and black are the colours of the Essex Blades - our sports teams who compete against other universities. Find out how you can take part.

Make a booking

Student playing table tennis

Our online booking facility for is available for all Essex Sport members. You can book fitness classes, badminton, squash, tennis courts and more.


image of a fun run

Our memberships offer excellent value, giving you access to our gym, fitness classes and sports facilities.