Gym member using the leg press equipment wearing a blue top

Associate membership

If you have links to the university, our associate membership is a great option for you

Our associate membership options are great for those with links to the university. Our associate memberships are available if you 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 65s

Our facilities are about to get even better, with our new Ravelin Sports Centre due to open later this year. There is no better time to join us.

students running on treadmills in St. Paul's gym

One-Month Memberships for St. Paul's Gym

Access St. Paul's Gym at great value, until Ravelin Sports Centre Opens.

One-month memberships for St. Paul's Gym are available, at great value to keep you fit and active whilst we wait for Ravelin Sports Centre to open in 2022. Includes fitness classes and unlimited gym access.

Join now for only £10.00 per month

Alternatively to a month membership, you can pay only £4.95 per session through Hussle for individual St. Paul's Gym sessions.

Sign up for one of our health and fitness memberships, get yourself Ravelin ready. No joining fee.

Our Membership Guarantee

  • We know there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment around lockdowns and restrictions.

    If our facilities have to close due to a national or local lockdown, we will automatically pause your membership, and restart it when we re-open.

    You won't be charged for any time that we are closed, so you can join without the worry of wasted money. 

    We are also following all Covid-19 guidelines for member safety, to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep you safe whilst we are open.

Ravelin Sports Centre prices

Core, Super and Ultimate memberships will be available when Ravelin Sports Centre opens.


Choose 2 activity options:

  • Gym
  • Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)
  • Fitness classes (excl. aqua classes)

Simple, straightforward access to our facilities, no joining fee.

Choose your favourite two activities to get started today.

£30 p/m


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Choose 3 activity options

  • Gym
  • Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)
  • Fitness classes (excl. aqua classes)
  • Climbing
  • Squash

More choice from your membership, more activities available, same great facilities. No joining fee.

£35 p/m


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All activities included:

  • Gym
  • Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)
  • Fitness classes (excl. aqua classes)
  • Climbing
  • Squash
  • Discount on courses and bookings
  • BUCS Universal - access over 100 gyms nationwide
  • 10% Discount on Team UOP Sports Kit
  • Designated under 16 swimmer included
  • 10% Discount on Swim Academy lessons

No joining fees, no long term contract, simply great value.

£37.50 p/m


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Why you should join us

Lively buzz in term time, quiet and peaceful in vacation.

From Cycling to Zumba and Yoga to Kettlebells, there's so much more to choose from.

Ravelin Sports Centre (open December 2021)

  • Open 6.30am to 10.30pm on weekdays
  • Open 7am to 9pm on weekends

St. Paul's Gym

  • We open at 7am during the week so you can get in for a workout and get on with the rest of your day
  • If you’re a late riser we’re open until 10pm weekdays
  • We’re open 8.30am until 6pm at weekends, so you can get your fix in 7 days a week
  • Out of term time our hours and programmes change slightly

  • UOP Sport – Our all in one bookings and information app. Book classes in 3 simple steps, up to 7 days in advance.

Frequently asked questions

Any evidence of proof of former study – letters or emails are the most common that we receive.

We don't offer free trial sessions, however you are able to purchase a single gym session pass for £3.

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 your membership in the event of illness or injury – evidence may be required and is down to the discretion of management. You can however freeze a direct debit membership without restriction for a maximum of 3 months. In order to do this, we must receive written notice (to of your desire to freeze, and dates to be frozen between – but this must be with a minimum of one month's notice.

In order to cancel, email with your 1 month cancellation notice. 

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.

On your first visit, please come to reception so the sports staff can activate your campus card (students and staff) to use the sports facilities. Public members will need to take their photos at reception so the sports staff can order them a membership card.

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