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UNIversal Gym Membership Scheme 2018-19

Starting on the 1st September 2018, the UNIversal Gym Membership Scheme will continue for 2018-19 after a successful pilot year in 2017-18 saw 55 universities join the scheme across the UK.

Over 50 universities involved in the pilot year completed an online survey to determine the impact the UNIversal Gym membership had at their institution and inputted how they believed the scheme could develop over the next year. 

 Key feedback from universities highlighted the following: 

- 98% identified one of the main reasons they joined the scheme was to improve student experience

- 83% reported a ‘small positive impact’ on the perceived student experience

- 22% of universities have seen an increase in annual memberships sold, with one showing a 175% increase.

- 19% of universities identified a shift from monthly or semester membership to annual membership.

- The most unique visits a university gym received from another university was 35

- 95% identified they would be interested in continuing with the scheme for 2018-19

- 61% wanted the offer to remain the same for 2018-19. I.e. only available to members that have annual memberships. 

To read the full report click here 

Any university that is interested in being part of the scheme for 2018-19 will need to complete the following on line form HERE. Please Note: this includes those that were part of the scheme last year and those universities signing up for the first time. 

The UNIversal Gym membership scheme for 2018-19 will run from 1 September 2018 - 31 August 2019

Universities that have confirmed their involvement with the scheme so far are as follows:
Universities supporting the scheme 2018-19:    
Bournemouth University Nottingham Trent University University of Kent
Brunel University Oxford Brookes University University of Leeds
Buckinghamshire New University Royal Holloway, University of London University of Leicester
Canterbury Christ Church University Sheffield Hallam University University of Lincoln
City, University of London Solent (Joining in April) University of Liverpool
Coventry University St Mary's University Twickenham University of Manchester
De Montfort University Staffordshire University  University of Nottingham
Edge Hill University University College London University of Plymouth
Goldsmiths University of London University of Aberdeen University of Portsmouth
Keele University  University of Bradford University of Roehampton
Kings College London  University of Bristol University of Sheffield
Kingston University University of Chichester University of South Wales
Lancaster University University of Cambridge University of Southampton
Leeds Beckett University University of Derby University of Stirling
London South Bank University University of East London University of Surrey
Loughborough University University of Edinburgh University of Sussex
Manchester Metropolitan University University of Essex University of the West of England
Middlesex University University of Exeter University of Warwick 
Newcastle University University of Glasgow University of Winchester
Newman University University of Gloucestershire University of Wolverhampton
Nottingham Trent University University of Hertfordshire  University of York
Oxford Brookes University University of Hull  

 Last Updated: 19 Oct 2018, 64 HEI's supporting the scheme

The map below identifies UNIversal Gym Membership locations. Please click on the pins to check the full address, facility access, contact details and any restrictions that may be in place (The pins are only an
approximate location for each facility).

View UNIversal Gym Membership locations for 2018-19 in a full screen map

Please Note: BUCS do not approve or endorse any of the adverts that may feature on the above map widget.

If you have any questions please email Abi Dean, BUCS Development Manager. 


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