Alumni Services

Sport and Exercise

Take advantage of the University's superb sport and exercise facilities long after graduation. Restrictions apply.

Gym memberships: September 2020

Sport and Exercise has made some changes to their gym membership options. These changes not only make choosing a membership simpler, but they also provide more flexibility, help comply with social distancing guidance, and ensure the health and safety of gym members and staff.

Existing graduate members

Graduates who have previously held a gym membership will still be able to join under the new 'community access' category. This membership type consolidates the associate/graduate, corporate, community and senior memberships. 

Gym memberships from September 2020

New members

If you would like to join the gym and were not a previous member, please email the membership team to be added to the waiting list.

Email the gym membership team

World class facilities

Facilities include a state-of the-art 100-station gym, eight glass-backed championship squash courts, a number of well-equipped conditioning and sports areas and a wide variety of fitness and instructional classes for all levels of sporting ability. In addition to the Sports Centre at the Pleasance, the University has a 27-acre site for outdoor sporting activities at Peffermill Playing Fields.

Sport and Exercise members also have access to:

  • Fitness Assessment and Sports Injuries Clinic (FASIC)
  • Firbush Point Field Centre, Loch Tay

Firbush outdoor centre

Alumni and their family are entitled to a discount when booking at Firbush Point Field Centre. Firbush is the University’s centre for outdoor activities. Based on the shores of Loch Tay, only 80 miles from Edinburgh, Firbush offers an extensive programme of outdoor activities throughout the year, including family activity weeks.

Activities include sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, hillwalking, orienteering and mountain biking.

Charges are all inclusive and cover full board, instruction and use of all centre equipment.

Covid-19 access: Please check the Firbush website for the latest updates.

Firbush outdoor centre

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