Fitness class members in a spin cycle class

Associate membership

If you have links to the university, our associate membership is a great option for you. Come and re-join the community

Ravelin Sports Centre is opening in October 2022 with early access for students and current members

Ravelin Sports Centre will open on:

Saturday 3 September to students, staff, associate (including all UOP graduates) and current public members

Saturday 1 October to new public members

As an associate of the University of Portsmouth, you are probably familiar with our passion for sport, exercise and health. Just because you no longer study or work with us, doesn't mean that you can’t still benefit from our outstanding facilities and dedicated health and fitness team.

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
Whether you were a member with us before, or if you’ve never had a gym membership with us, we look forward to welcoming you to the outstanding Ravelin Sports Centre. Our facilities have just got so much better and we are now able offer a much wider range of activities for you to enjoy.
See all that Ravelin Sports Centre has to offer

Ravelin Sports Centre prices

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.


Choose 2 activity options:

  • Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)

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

Choose your favourite two activities to get started today.

£32 p/m


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Choose 1 activity to add on (to your core membership):

  • Swim (incl. Steam and Sauna)

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

£37 p/m


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All activities included:

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

£39.50 p/m


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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.

Options included in Ravelin Sports Centre memberships

Unlimited gym use - 175 station gym powered by Technogym, innovation leaders in digital connected fitness.

Swimming pool access - 25-metre eight lane swimming pool.

Over 100 classes per week - In person and virtual classes including world renowned Les Mills.

Climbing and bouldering - 10 metre wide auto-belay wall up to 10.85 metres high and 120 square metres of bouldering.

Squash - Two squash courts separated by a movable wall.

Tennis - Langstone Sports Site is the home to 4 tennis courts.

Our memberships

The memberships we offer are incredibly flexible and include all kinds of different activities for you to choose from, so you can keep your workouts varied.

There’s no joining fee and no long term contract, so you can freeze, cancel or change your membership at any time. We also have long opening hours 6.30am to 10.30pm on weekdays and 7.00am to 9.00pm on weekends, so you can fit your workouts around your lifestyle.


Ravelin Sports Centre will not only provide you with everything you need to stay on track and get the most out of your workouts. It is also one of the most sustainable sports centres in the UK.

This facility has received a top rating of ‘Outstanding’ from BREEAM UK.

Pool water is reused for toilet flushing and a new community orchard is part of a sustainable drainage system. Rooftop beehives and a wildflower amphitheatre events space will develop biodiversity in the surrounding areas.

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 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. 

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.

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.