make Connaught Gym 24h

Anonymous submitted on

Friday 2nd November 2018


Connaught Gym is very popular among both Connaught and Monte residents. I'm not alone thinking that having Connaught Gym 24h a day would be a great improvement to student life. 
Currently, the gym closes at 10pm, however, many people would like to workout after studying. Keeping it open 24/7 would be great. The study facilities in Connaught are 24/7, and I've seen security, guards, and staff on site 24/7, so keeping the gym open wouldn't be a drastic change. Can you also please open the gate from the gym to the courtyard? 


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Students' Union replied on

Monday 12th Nov 2018 10:03am

Hi Anon,


Thank you for your suggestion.

I've spoken to Sport and Wellbeing management about this issue and they have informed me that the external unmanned gyms at Glen Eyre and Connaught have to mirror the opening times at Jubilee Sports Centre because they are remotely monitored by Sport and Wellbeing via CCTV. If an accident were to happen in these gyms outside of S&W opening hours they wouldn't be able to assist and the users wouldn't be covered by insurance. I have had some discussions about extending the opening hours of Jubilee which would help this issue, but currently there is not enough evidence to provide a compelling argument for Sport and Wellbeing to adopt this as it would come at a significant cost to them.


Best wishes,

Steve Gore

VP Sports


  • Forwarded to Sports Development

    Friday 9th Nov 2018 1:06pm


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