extend the Sport and Wellbeing membership scheme to include passes exclusively for the Connaught and Glen Eyre Gyms

Bence Cserkuti submitted on

Saturday 14th October 2017


With the current system the gyms at Connaught and Glen Eyre can only be used if one has either the frequent fitness or the peak perfomer pass. Although most students agree on the importance of maintaining fitness, they have different views regarding how to achieve it in terms of equipment and expenditure. Offering passes at a price that reflects the comparably limited equipment and size of Connaught and Glen Eyre gyms would enable many students to afford a healthier, fitter lifestyle; not to mention the increase in revenue for the University.


Here, you can view the complete set of official responses from the sabbatical officers regarding this submission.

Students' Union replied on

Friday 19th Jan 2018 1:54pm

Apologies for the broken hyperlink, the link to my blog post is here: https://blogs.susu.org/blog/2017/09/08/what-does-the-new-sport-and-wellbeing-membership-mean-for-students/

Students' Union replied on

Friday 19th Jan 2018 1:53pm

Hi Bence,


Thanks for getting in touch and apologies for the lateness of my reply.

As with many issues regarding Sport and Wellbeing membership, this is complex as it requires balancing the needs of 10,000 students. I wrote a blog post over summer that summarises many of the themes here, I would recommend reading it for more background information. Whilst I agree that students who only want to use the gyms at Connaught and Glen Eyre are getting less value for money than students who would use Jubilee, Sport and Wellbeing are reluctant to further devolve the membership options than they already have since it would result in an even more confusing system than we currently have and a financial risk on their part of not meeting their targets. I am instead looking at methods to make the existing option more affordable for students. This includes splitting up the cost of membership over the year rather than paying in one lump sum, and working with senior university staff to move towards more investment into the student experience which will hopefully include subsidising gym membership in one form or another. Please feel free to contact me to discuss this issue further.


Best wishes,

Steve Gore

VP Sports


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