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Membership

RGU SPORT

Membership

We offer an extensive range of memberships, as well as promotional memberships throughout the year.

Following the First Minister’s announcement that mainland Scotland entered lockdown on 5 January 2021, RGU SPORT is closed until further notice.

We hope to welcome you back as soon as it is safe to do so.


Membership Updates

Due to current restrictions RGU SPORT is currently closed, but when we reopen you will have access to the facility and all the services our membership offers. In the meantime, you have access to resources to keep you active and well during lockdown:

Live Classes

All members will have access to live group exercise classes online. Our online group exercise timetable can be found on our What's On page. To get involved and to find out how to access these classes:

On Demand YouTube Workouts

We also have a wide range of workouts available through our YouTube channel. These include strength, cardiovascular, flexibility workouts as well as exercise technique guidance. Visit RGU SPORT YouTube to give them a go!

Wellbeing Resources

Follow our social media channels for inspiration and top tips for keeping active during this lockdown. With content ranging from wellbeing resources to safety tips when heading outdoors this winter, there is something for everyone, wherever you may be joining us from.

Student Memberships

All pro rata refunds have been issued for 14 Sep – 26 August 2020. The rest of semesters 1 and 2 are covered in the free membership so no further refunds are due for the closure period. 

Staff Memberships

Annual Staff/ Staff Family Members

Your membership was frozen from 26 December 2020. Upon confirmation of our reopening date, the duration of the closure will be added as a pro-rata extension to your membership. A new membership expiry date will be generated for you.

Monthly Salary Deduction/ Staff Family Members

Your membership was frozen from 26 December 2020. Pro rata refunds for 26-31 December will be processed in end of January 2021 pay via payroll. You will not be charged for any closure period in 2021.

Community Memberships

Annual/Pay as You Go Members

Your membership was frozen from 26 December 2020. Upon confirmation of our reopening date, the duration of the closure will be added as a pro-rata extension to your membership. A new membership expiry date will be generated for you.

Direct Debit Members

Your membership was frozen from 26 December 2020 and no further payments will be taken, so there is no need to cancel your direct debit at your bank.

Upon confirmation of our reopening date your first direct debit payment will reflect the time you are due back from us for 26-31 December 2020. You will not be charged for any closure period.


Memberships can be purchased online or at the reception desk.


Free Student Membership

At RGU we know how important it is, now more than ever, to live an active lifestyle in order to maintain a healthy body and mind.
To support that students were offered a free membership for semester 1, this has been extended and we are now offering free RGU SPORT memberships for semester 2.

I TOOK OUT THE FREE SEMESTER 1 MEMBERSHIP, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you took advantage of the free semester one membership, you do not need to do anything as we have extended your membership for semester 2 with an end date of 30 May 2021.

I DIDN'T TAKE OUT THE FREE SEMESTER 1 MEMBERSHIP, HOW DO I JOIN FOR SEMESTER 2?

If you did not take out the free semester 1 membership offer then please follow the steps below to become a member. Thereafter, you will be able to access our free online classes and the facility when we reopen.

  • Follow the Join RGU SPORT Online link
  • If you have had an RGU SPORT gym membership or RGU Sports club membership at any point previously select ‘Existing Member.’ If this is the first time you have had a membership with RGU SPORT select ‘New Student Member’
  • Enter your personal details and click ‘Find Details’
  • ‘Continue to Next Section’
  • Select ‘All RGU SPORT Memberships’
  • Select ‘Student Peak One Semester £0.00’
  • Select Update Basket and Continue
  • Follow through PARQ and T&Cs information
  • Follow steps to ensure membership has been processed to your account
  • You will be redirected for a confirmation page and will also receive this to your university email address.

Student Annual/Placement Members

You have been converted to the free membership offer for semester 2 and we will be in touch directly to arrange your refund for semester 2.


Discounted Staff Memberships

Our health and wellbeing has never been more important and maintaining an active lifestyle is essential in supporting a healthy body and mind. 

To support you with this we are offering all staff a 50% discount on RGU SPORT peak monthly salary deduction membership for the rest of the semester, so that staff can benefit from the offering of our sports facility. This reduces the price from £29 to just £14.50 per month.

This offer will start from 1 November 2020 and end on 17 January 2021. Payments will be deducted directly from your salary, in arrears, at the end of each month. 

To take out your RGU SPORT membership please email RGUSportEnquiries@rgu.ac.uk

Current Monthly Salary Deduction Members

If you are a current peak monthly salary deduction member at RGU SPORT, you don’t need to do anything as you will be automatically switched to the discounted rate of £14.50 from 1 November. Your first reduced payment will be taken from your November pay. 

If you are a current off-peak monthly salary deduction member at RGU SPORT, you also don’t need to anything as we will convert your membership to a peak monthly deduction membership from the 1st November and apply the 50% discount. Your first reduced payment will be taken from your November pay.

If you had frozen your membership during the closure period and wish to reinstate please email RGUSportEnquiries@rgu.ac.uk directly.

Staff family membership prices will remain at their current pricing structures. 


Available Memberships

  • Student - Direct Debit, Semester, Annual, Placement
  • Staff - Salary Deduction
  • Alumni - Direct Debit, Annual
  • Community - Direct Debit, Annual, Pay as you go
  • Concession - Direct Debit, Annual, Pay as you go

To set up a membership the following information will be required:

  • A form of identification to prove eligibility for membership category - eg Alumni should present a copy of degree certificate
  • An appropriate method of payment - eg Direct Debit memberships can only be purchased with British bank accounts
  • Proof of membership of a previous or current gym membership - eg a membership card, email confirmation, proof of payment

To complete the membership application process  (online or at reception) your picture will be taken for your membership card.

You will also be required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire as part of registering as a member. If any questions are answered yes, it is essential that you consult your doctor and provide us with a letter stating that they believe you are suitable to become more physically active.

* Please note all direct debit memberships must be set up in person at reception.


Contacts & Documents

If you haven’t visited RGU SPORT since we reopened, we have implemented significant measures to ensure the facility is a safe place for users to get active in the current circumstances.

If you have any questions, please email us directly at RGUSportEnquiries@rgu.ac.uk and a member of team will be more than happy to help.  

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