BUCS UNIversal scheme

What is the BUCS UNIversal pass?

UNIversal Gym passes open the doors to multiple gyms around the country, meaning you can work out wherever you are in the UK, helping staff and students stay active all year round. 

This means if you have a gym membership at your university gym of study or work and it's part of the network,  you will have access to many more gyms around the country at no extra cost.

So, when you are exploring the country with friends or visiting back home, you can access other university gyms near you to keep you active.

Who is eligible?

All University of Bristol students who take out a 12 month paid-in-full Active Complete membership are entitled to free access to 70+ university gyms via the BUCS UNIversal scheme.

How to apply (University of Bristol students)

  1. Log in or register for a BUCS account.
  2. Search for BUCS UNIversal Gym
  3. Select 'University of Bristol'
  4. Send an approval request.
  5. Once approved you can book gym sessions at any participating university. 

How to apply (non-University of Bristol students)

  1. Log in or register for a BUCS account.
  2. Search for BUCS UNIversal Gym
  3. Select the university at which you study
  4. Send an approval request.
  5. Once approved you can book gym sessions at any participating university. 

How do I find out which gyms I can visit using my BUCS UNIversal pass?

Visit the BUCS UNIversal website for a full list of participating facilities.

Terms and conditions

  • The scheme runs from 2 October 2023 – 30 September 2024. This is a fixed period, regardless of the date you start your membership.
  • Submit your request by Thursday 14 December 2023 to get the pass administered before the winter vacation.
  • Excludes access to/students at UWE due to location. 
  • Members should check their guest facility for any additional terms in place, such as specific access hours for BUCS UNIversal visitors. 

Additional terms for non-University of Bristol visitors

  • Visitors to our facilities using the BUCS UNIversal membership scheme will be subject to the conditions of use of our facilities as set out in Section 3 of our Terms and Conditions.
  • Please read the information about our gym induction process.
  • We reserve the right to close our facilities at any time especially during potential Covid-related mitigations.

Visit the BUCS UNIversal website for more information on the scheme and to find a participating university facilities.

Terms and Conditions

Take a moment to view our Terms and Conditions.

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