Ravelin Sports Centre member on bike

Staff membership

Build exercise into your working day and improve your mood and concentration

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

We know how it is, work stresses, home stresses, and then somehow you need to fit exercise into the mix without sacrificing anything else. Exercise can be a great de-stress and can really lift your mood at any time, before, during or after work, so build it into your working day with one of our memberships.

You’ll get a different kind of work done in your lunch hour, you’ll put your body under stress rather than your mind, you’ll improve your mood and concentration and if you’re in the gym early, you’ll get a parking space.

With a brand new sports centre featuring state of the art facilities and completely tailored memberships, what are you waiting for?

Before signing up for a new sports facility, you probably want to see what it has to offer. Watch the video below to see all of the facilities included within Ravelin Sports Centre.

See Ravelin Sports Centre for yourself

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.

£27 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.

£32 p/m


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All activities included:

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

£34.50 p/m


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Why you should join us

There are so many gyms scattered across the city, but what could be more convenient than a gym situated in the heart of your workplace? Whichever university building you are based in, Ravelin Sports Centre will be no more than a 10 minute walk away. Our sports centre will be place for you to network with colleagues who you may not have otherwise met, squeeze in a workout on your lunch break, or before or after work, and you even get your memberships at a reasonable staff rate. Find out just some of the benefits that Ravelin Sports Centre memberships have to offer below.

Benefits of exercise

Regular exercise can bring a number of benefits to both your body and mind. Some of these benefits are especially useful for when you're experiencing periods of high-stress or anxiety. Dedicating just 30 minutes of activity a day is all you need to start seeing these benefits.

  • Improve memory
  • Lengthen attention span
  • Boost decision-making skills
  • Improve multitasking
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce stress and improve mood
  • Increase energy levels
  • Improve immune system
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Achieve better sleep

Frequently asked questions

Our monthly memberships can be purchased by any University of Portsmouth staff member, UPAT staff, ICP Staff and Innovation Connect members.

No joining fee, just quick access.

As soon as you have signed up with us, you'll receive a confirmation email and you can access our facilities straight away.

If you have an annual or six month membership, you simply let the contract run out. If you are a staff deduction member and are outside of the 6 month minimum period you are required to give us a 30 days notice by simply emailing staffdeduction@port.ac.uk.

We are only able to end your contract early if you have an illness or injury which exercise will not help in your recovery or if you have left the University. Please note we may ask for evidence to support this.

No, your University Staff Campus card will be activated when you sign up. This will give you full access to our facilities, including our gym turnstiles and kiosk access point.

If you consider yourself to be a competent gym user you will not be required to book an induction. However, if you're not a confident gym user you can book a free 1-to-1 gym induction with one of our fitness instructors.

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.

St. Paul's Gym and Ravelin Sports Centre are open weekdays 6.30am – 10.30pm and weekends 7.00am – 9.00pm.

Langstone Sports Site is open 7.00am - 10.00pm during our 'Core' opening times (based around term-time), during our 'Non-core' opening times (generally vacation periods) Langstone Sports Site is open weekdays 07.30am – 9.00pm and weekends 08.30am – 1.30pm.

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.

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.

On your first visit, please come to reception so the sports staff can activate your campus card so that you can gain quick and easy access to all of the areas included in your membership.