As a student, money is a massive consideration you to have throughout your degree. There are various costs associated with playing sport at the University of Bath, however you’ll be glad to know we remain one of the cheapest universities in the country and what you get in return is outstanding.

Club Membership - £30 (Inc. SU Sport Membership)

Joining an SU Sport's student club costs just £30 for the year, this includes the £10 SU Sport membership. Purchasing club membership will give you access to core club activities and cover, facility hire, equipment, coaching, personal liability insurance etc. all year round.

Please note some clubs will run additional activities which may require extra payment in trip and/or match fees, although this varies from club to club; all trips are heavily subsidised by SU Sport.

SU Sport Membership - £10

If you want to get involved in sport but don't want to commit to joining a club this membership is the one to go for, it is only £10 and you get a number of SU Sport entitlements and offers advertised throughout the year, including things like equipment hire, we also give out a limited number of FREE T-SHIRTS at the start of the year.

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  • SU Sport Standard Membership£10.00

BUCS Membership - £50

If you are selected to compete in BUCS competitions, then there is an additional fee of £50.

This covers:

  • Entry into BUCS competition
  • Travel to various fixtures around the country
  • Facility hire
  • Personal Liability Insurance
  • Officials
  • Equipment
  • A 'BUCS Athlete' performance t-shirt from the SU Sport office.

Again, all of these costs are heavily subsidised by the Students' Union, however, there may be additional costs for some competitions, such as for competitor’s accommodation if an event runs over the weekend or abroad – in this case, come into the SU Sport office before you purchase as you might be eligible for funding to cover this.

Sports Pass

Having a Sports Pass gives you access to all of the amazing facilities (excluding the gym) Bath has to offer free of charge. Since the introduction of £9000 fees for students at the University of Bath, Sports Passes have become free to all those paying above £7000 a year. So if you’re paying over this, you’ve got it for free just activate your pass at the Sports Training Village reception and enjoy; if you pay below, then there will be an additional cost to use the facilities.

More info about Sports Pass can be found on the TeamBath website

The Gym

At the university we have a fantastic gym welcoming all abilities; not only that but this year we will be building a brand new state of the art facility opening for the academic year 2018-19!

Gym passes are not included in the sports pass, however, are significantly subsidised for students and last all year.

The costs and purchase of a gym pass can be found on the TeamBath website

Exercise Classes and Personal Training

If you want to push yourself even further and really get into shape outside of a student sports club, Team Bath also offer student discounts on their exercise classes and strength and conditioning training offers. Check out the below videos and Team Bath website for more information.

Scholarships

There is a scholarship scheme within the Sports Department that is able to help talented athletes who play sport at an exceptionally high level. For more information on these scholarships pages, check out the Sports Department scholarship pages.

The budget for Sport at The SU does not cover participation in national or international competitions - for example selection for an English Universities side or for The World University Games.

There is a funding pot held by the Sports Department, provided by the University Alumni Department, which elite athletes can bid to for to help with international events. For further details please email Rachel Smith on r.m.smith@bath.ac.uk.