Students Staff

Colchester student and staff memberships

As a student or staff member of the University, you have the option of a bronze, silver or gold Essex Sport membership, offering you the benefits in the table below.

Membership options

Membership features Bronze Silver Gold
Use of the gym, including induction
Timetabled fitness classes
Sports facilities included* Badminton, basketball (1 hoop only), volleyball (practise court in new arena only), climbing wall (1 belay only), table tennis, tennis, punch bag, kick bag, squash, activity studios. All sessions are subject to a maximum number of participants.
Advance booking of facilities 7 days 10 days 14 days
Online bookings
Access Peak access to sports facilities listed above. Off-peak access to gym and classes. Peak access to sports facilities listed above. Peak access to gym, classes and sports facilities listed above.
Student annual membership** £75.00 per year £115.60 per year £137.50 per year
Student direct debit membership** One payment of £92.50 in Autumn Term, then four payments of £23.12 in Feb, Mar, Apr, May. One payment of £110 in Autumn Term, then four payments of £27.50 in Feb, Mar, Apr, May.
Staff annual membership £135 per year £225 per year £270 per year
Staff direct debit membership £12.99 per month £19.75 per month £23.50 per month

*Members can also book indoor and outdoor facilities for group activities at a discounted rate through reception and with the same advance booking rights.

**Student memberships are valid until 30 September 2017

How to join

  • Students

    Join online

    To sign up online you'll need your Essex email address and a PIN. To request a PIN choose "Forgotten your PIN" at the start of the registration process.

    You will be asked to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions (.pdf) and the health commitment statement (.pdf), so you may wish to do this first.

    Pay in instalments

    You can pay for your membership in five instalments by direct debit. Please make the first payment online, then complete a direct debit form (.pdf) and hand to the Sports Centre reception, where your direct debit instruction will be processed.

    Please note that once you sign up to this membership, you are committed to paying all five instalments.

    Join at the Sports Centre

    You can also join at the Sport Centre. Just go to reception and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions and process your membership.

  • Staff

    Join online

    To sign up online you'll need your Essex email address and a PIN. To request a PIN choose "Forgotten your PIN" at the start of the registration process.

    You will be asked to confirm that you have read the terms and conditions (.pdf) and the health commitment statement (.pdf), so you may wish to do this first.

    Pay via Salary Deduction

    You can apply to pay for your membership via monthly salary deduction. This is available to all eligible UoE staff as well as employees of Wivenhoe House Hotel and UECS.

    Pay in instalments

    You can pay for your membership by monthly direct debit. This is available to all UoE staff, including those who are not on the University payroll. You can set up your direct debit membership online, but if you would prefer to do it in person then please complete a direct debit form (.pdf) and hand to the Sports Centre reception.

    Join at the Sports Centre

    You can also sign up for all staff memberships at the Sport Centre. Just go to reception and a member of our team will be happy to answer any questions and process your payment.

Online induction

Before you use the gym for the first time, just watch this short e-induction video and ensure you've read the code of conduct (.pdf), then you're good to go!

Essex Sport Gym

Personal training in gym

Designed to inspire and motivate you to keep fit - students, staff and the public can all benefit from a great value membership at our Colchester Campus gym.

Fitness classes

Group classes

Freestyle fitness yoga, cycle fit, pilates, Insanity®, boot camp, DanceXtreme®, you name it! It all happens in our fitness classes. Come and join in.

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.

Contact us

Contact us

We're here to help you make the most of our facilities. So contact us if you want to book pitches, courts or fitness classes, or if you have any questions about our memberships and facilities.