Sport & Fitness
Get fit. Have fun.
Our sports and leisure centre, Arc, is a place where everyone, regardless of age, fitness level, body shape or previous exercise experience, can look after their health and get fit in a comfortable environment. You can even bring non-student friends or family along to keep you company.
The Arc’s cheap student rates help keep your bank account in shape, too. You can pay as you go or buy a low cost gym and sports membership package that gives you membership of Arc as well as all the different Students’ Association sports clubs and activities.
What’s in the Arc?
Group fitness classes
Fitness classes area available for people of all abilities and fitness levels include Indoor Cycling, TTB, Body Pump, Circuit Training, Boxercise and Body Attack. And, as the Arc is on campus, it’s easy to take a fitness class between lectures.
The upper gym area is designed primarily for beginners and includes stretching and relaxation areas, light free-weights and a range of indoor bikes, cross-trainers and other cardiovascular and resistance exercise machines. The downstairs gym area is geared more towards intermediate and advanced exercisers, and you’ll find a good selection of Olympic weights as well as dumbbells and modular resistance training equipment.
Our sports clubs cater for all levels from beginner to elite athletes and in sports ranging from athletics to volleyball, so you’re bound to find something for you. Sports club members enjoy access to subsidised competition, coaching, first aid courses, equipment, training events, free entry to all fitness classes in the Arc, and much more. View a full list of sports clubs.
Health and beauty treatments
The Arc also houses a salon where you can relax and treat yourself to a bit of pampering. Hairdressing and various beauty therapies are available, as well as therapeutic massage treatments.
Talented Athlete programme
Students who want to train and compete at a high level in competitive sport whilst studying may apply for a place on the Talented Athlete Support Programme. This is designed to help successful applicants combine their academic work with their chosen sport.