Sport and Active Life


Student membership and benefits

We have a wide range of membership options for students to get fit and active whilst studying at the University. Students can purchase their membership online from 1st September 2021.

*Please note a Gold Membership is £150 if purchased before 11.59pm on 17 October or if you previously held a Gold Membership in 2020/21*

Activity Gold+ £200 Gold £150 Silver £110 Team Leicester £100 PAYG £5/visit
Gym Y Y N N Y
Swim Y Y N N Y
Sauna, steam, spa Y Y N N Y
Squash Y Y Y N N
Group classes Y Y Y N Y
Pitches Y Y Y N Y
Courts Y Y Y N Y
Tennis Y Y Y N Y
Towel Y N N N N
UNIversal Y Y N N N
Access to Team Leicester club Y Y Y Y N

Please note: Members are only able to book badminton and tennis courts at present due to our COVID-19 safety measures.

Public members

Both the Roger Bettles Sports Centre and Danielle Brown Sports Centre have opened their doors to public members. As a member of either state of the art facility, you can access our wide range of equipment and extensive facilities. Please note that parking restrictions apply at the Danielle Brown Sports Centre.

Alumni and Associate members

We offer University Alumni and Associates the opportunity to access a membership to the sports facilities at the University.

In order to access an Alumni membership you must provide proof of alumni status in the form of your graduation certificate or an email confirmation from PACE, which can be obtained by emailing

Find out if you are eligible for an Associate membership.

Membership options

Membership category Gold Plus Gold 
Annual fee paid in advance; 12 months for the price of 11
Monthly payment via direct debit 
£55 £50 
Annual fee paid in advance; 12 months for the price of 11
Monthly payment via direct debit 
£110 £100

*A discounted rate is available for recent graduates of the University (first 2 years after graduation)

Staff Membership

Staff memberships what we offer and how to obtain one.

What does membership include?

  • Gold membership: this means the full use of both Danielle Brown and Roger Bettles Sports Centre facilities. These facilities include, Gym, Swim, and Spa, Classes, Courts (Roger Bettles Only) and regular Gym programmes.
  • Gold+ membership: This is a full gold gym membership plus a fresh towel on entrance to the centre.

What is the cost?

  • Gold: £33 per month or £363 per year
  • Gold+: £38 per month or £418 per year

How to get the membership:

  • Monthly: Can be paid either via Payroll deduction (please email or can be purchased at the sport centres
  • Annually: Can only be purchased at the sport centres

Plus 1 membership: If you have a partner or family member that would also like to join, they can join and it will be the same price with the same access. The staff member will need to be present when signing up the plus 1 member. Please ensure they bring ID, proof of address and DD details (if paying monthly). They will also be able to pay annually.  

PAYGO is also available for staff, why not try before you buy?

Danielle Brown Gym, swim, spa and all classes.


Roger Bettles Studio 2 classes and courts (e.g. Badminton, Tennis, Table tennis, Basketball)

Member benefits

There are a range of benefits that we offer to our members. All of our facilities are great places to get active, relax and achieve your goals. By becoming a member you can make the most of: 

  • Excellent gym equipment, swimming pool, spa facilities and a comprehensive group fitness programme
  • You can access, regular gym programmes and health checks.
  • Use the range of additional facilities on offer depending on your chosen gym such as squash courts or sports hall.

How do I become a member?

Call the Roger Bettles Sports Centre (0116 223 1500) or the Danielle Brown Sport Centre (0116 252 3118). Email RB reception ( or the DB reception ( to arrange a time to come visit. Our staff will show you around and talk you through the membership options.


Frequently asked questions

What times are the facilities open?

Timing Location
Monday to Friday: 6:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00am - 7:30pm
Danielle Brown Sports Centre
University Road
Monday to Friday 6:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00am - 7:30pm
Roger Bettles Sports Centre
40 Manor Road

*Bank holiday opening and closing times are subject to change. Please check with the facility for details on any upcoming bank holidays.

Can I come in and view the facilities before I purchase a membership?

Yes, simply call one of the facilities (Roger Bettles Sports Centre (0116 223 1500) or the Danielle Brown Sport Centre (0116 252 3118) to arrange a time to come visit where a member of staff will be able to show you the facilities and discuss all the membership options with you. 

Once I am a member can I use both gyms?

This is dependant on your membership category. For more information contact either of our facilities.

How can I pay for my public or associate/alumni gym membership?

Annual Membership: If you wish to purchase your gym membership you can pay by cash, debit/credit card or cheque to the Roger Bettles Sports Centre or the Danielle Brown Sports Centre. Please make all cheques payable to "The University of Leicester".

Direct Debit: If you wish to pay by direct debit please bring with you proof of address (driving licence, bank statement, utility bill), one form of photo ID (driving licence, passport) and proof the bank account details you wish to pay by direct debit from are yours. This will need to have your name on as well as the account number and sort code (bank statement, debit card, cheque book).

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