students running on treadmills in St. Paul's gym

Student membership

With a gym that is central to University halls, we offer the cheapest multi activity membership in Portsmouth

Ravelin Sports Centre will open soon.

All of the information included on this page related to Ravelin Sports Centre will apply once it is fully open.

Our flexible gym memberships are perfect for your fitness goals this year, whatever happens. With great value for money, opening times that ensure your safety is always paramount, workout with like-minded students, in a facility specifically here for students. Our staff are available throughout our opening times to ensure you’ll always have some to talk to, ask questions and offer support. You won’t find that in a 24/7 gym. Sign up now for our all-inclusive gym membership for University of Portsmouth students.

Student rates are available to any student aged 16+ in Further or Higher Education.

See all that Ravelin Sports Centre has to offer

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 £7.50 per month

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

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.


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.

£15 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, same great facilities.

£20 p/m


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All activities included:

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

£22.50 p/m


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Why you should join us

There are so many gyms scattered around the city, but what could be more convenient than one that's a 5-10 minute walk from your lectures and right next to the library. You can squeeze workouts between study sessions and lectures with ease. As well as being extremely practical, Ravelin Sports Centre offers so much more than just a gym membership. You can find out everything we offer 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.

PLAY sessions

If you have purchased a student membership, you will automatically get free access all of the PLAY sessions that take place each week in term time.

These sessions allow you to play sport, have fun, make friends and maybe even try something new. All you need to do is book on via the UOP Sport App.

Benefits of exercise

Regular exercise can bring a number of benefits to both your body and mind. Dedicating just 30 minutes of your time to physical 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, improve mood, increase energy levels, improve immune system, reduce anxiety and achieve better sleep.


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.

Start working towards your fitness goals today at St. Paul's Gym. 

Frequently asked questions

You have full access to the gym anytime and a range of fitness classes, as well as squash courts and a range of discounts on outdoor bookings.

Once you have activated your membership, download our app UOP Sport, use your email and four digit pin to log in then you can book classes as you please. If you need your PIN please speak to any member of staff.

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

No, your University Student 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 are not a confident gym user you can book a free 1 to 1 gym induction with one of our fitness instructors.

To cancel your direct debit membership, please email with your 1 month cancellation notice. 

Yes, we have changing facilities at both St. Paul's Gym and Spinnaker Sports Centre which you can use throughout our opening hours. Each building has shower facilities, toilets and changing areas with some private changing cubicles.

You cannot freeze a 12 month (annual) or 6 month membership, this runs from the day you sign up until 6/12 months later. You can however freeze your direct debit for a maximum of 3 months when you go home for the summer.

St. Paul's Gym is 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 (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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