Sport & Exercise

Further Membership Information

Further information about how to join or renew your membership as well as other important membership information.

How to join or renew your membership

  • University of Edinburgh students and staff can join or renew their membership online* or at Sport & Exercise Pleasance Reception.

    • Some membership types can only be purchased at Reception. Please see individual membership pages for details.
    • Please note that University of Edinburgh students  cannot apply for a membership until you have been issued with a valid University of Edinburgh matriculation card. Please contact card services for further information.
  • Graduate, community, seniors and all other membership categories should join or renew  their membership, in person, at Sport & Exercise Pleasance Reception by completing a short membership form
  • Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions (144.99KB PDF) of membership before joining and have all the relevant documentation required:
Documentation Required
Membership Category Documentation required when applying
University of Edinburgh matriculated student      
  • Bring your matriculation card with you - once enabled, this will become your membership card.
University of Edinburgh visitor card holders
  • A valid University visitor card or headed letter from your Head of Department confirming your contract details (your name and card number (the 16 digit number along the bottom of your card), the course you are studying or department you are working for and the commencement and end dates of your University of Edinburgh contract or course.
Non-University of Edinburgh student
  • Bring your matriculation card with you as confirmation of your student status. The photograph for your membership card will be taken when you submit your application.
University of Edinburgh staff
  • Bring your University Staff Card - once enabled, this will become your membership card. Staff members paying for membership by Direct Debit should provide their home address and staff number on the mandate form.

Unversity of Edinburgh graduate

  • Bring  proof of graduation. You can use a University of Edinburgh 'Alumni Card' or a copy of your degree certificate. Application forms for the "Alumni Card" are available from the Development and Alumni Office.

  • The photograph for your membership card will be taken when you submit your application. 

  • Graduates paying for membership by Direct Debit will require their old matriculation number – this should be used instead of their member number on the mandate form. Graduates can obtain their matriculation number, if forgotten, from the Development and Alumni Office. Please contact alumni@ed.ac.uk for more information. 

Community
  • You must be 16 years old or over to join Sport & Exercise.

  • You should bring some form of proof of address with you. This could be a utility bill, drivers license or other official ID.

  • The photograph for your membership card will be taken when you submit your application.

Senior 
  • You must be 64 years old or over at the time of application. We will process your application on arrival.

  • Please provide photographic proof of age.

Corporate memberships
  • Please provide evidence of current employment within the above companies.

  • The photograph for your membership card will be taken when you submit your application.

Associated Institutions
  • Please provide evidence to confirm your employment within the associated institution.

  • The photograph for your membership card will be taken when you submit your application.

Spouse, partners and dependent children
  • The student/staff member must be present when you, the spouse/partner, take out your membership.

  • We require your spouse/partner's University Card, together with proof of residence at the same address.

  • The photograph for your membership card will be taken when you submit your application

  • Please allow up to 3 working days for your card to be enabled.
  • You will be able to access all facilities immediately, using your receipt as temporary proof of membership.

 

Paying by Direct Debit

A mandate form plus full terms and conditions is included in our Direct Debit info pack.

Direct Debit info pack

By completing a Direct Debit mandate form you are signing up to a twelve month contract.

If you cancel your Direct Debit instruction within your twelve month membership period the outstanding balance on your membership will become due immediately.

Please read your Direct Debit info pack carefully.

Direct Debit Information Pack [PDF 27KB]

Disclosure of access data

Members are advised that proximity and swipe access data collected onsite may be disclosed to third parties for security purposes where disclosure is required or permitted by law.

Related links

 Membership terms and conditions (144.99 KB PDF)