Ravelin Sports Centre is opening in October 2022 with early access for students and current members
Are you an associate?
Our associate memberships are available to you if you are aged 16 or over and fall into any of the below categories:
- Graduate or Alumni of the University of Portsmouth (or Portsmouth Polytechnic)
- Retired staff member of the University of Portsmouth (or Portsmouth Polytechnic)
- Direct family member of a current student/staff member of the University of Portsmouth (or Portsmouth Polytechnic)
- Over 60s
Our memberships were created with flexibility in mind, which is why we offer 3 options, so you can select the activities that suit you, your goals and the ones you will enjoy most. Annual memberships are available at 12 months for the price of 10 and can be purchased in person at reception.
Why you should join us
As an associate of the university, we would be delighted to welcome you back to our community. There are so many gyms scattered across the city, but none of them will give you the feeling of nostalgia, quite like at Ravelin Sports Centre. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to your uni days straight away.
If the memories alone weren’t enough, our outstanding new sports centre offers a whole range of new facilities. Find out what gives us that edge below.
Frequently asked questions
Any evidence of proof of former study – letters or emails are the most common that we receive.
If you consider yourself to be a competent gym user you will not be required to book an induction. However, if you are not a confident gym user you can book a free 1 to 1 gym induction with one of our fitness instructors.
No joining fee, just quick access.
You can freeze any direct debit membership without restrictions for a maximum of 3 months. In order to do this, we must receive written notice (to firstname.lastname@example.org) of your desire to freeze, and dates to be frozen between – but this must be with a minimum of one month's notice. You can only freeze annual memberships in the event of illness or injury – evidence may be required and is down to the discretion of management.
Once you have activated your membership, download our app UOP Sport, use your email and password to log in then you can book classes as you please. If you need help with your password please speak to any member of staff.
Memberships to University sports clubs are only open to University of Portsmouth students.
We don't currently offer a family membership. Our Ultimate memberships do however include one designated under 16 swim whenever you swim, they'll also get a discount on other activities. Your designated under 16 can be assigned to your account on your first visit.
Unfortunately not, we know it's boring, but due to health and safety requirements, we need each individual to sign up to ensure they agree to our health commitment statement, terms, conditions and rules of use as well as confirm gym competency.
Public and associate members will be able to collect either a wristband or an RFID sticker (which can be stuck to your phone) this will give you access to all the areas of the sports centre you need to be able to do the activities you have selected as part of your membership.