Sports Club membership is now open for the 2022-23 academic year!


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What do I need?

1. Sports Union Membership – this is a flat £30 fee for the year (or £20 for one semester) which goes directly back to the club to fund various club activities and operations, including:

  • Personal accident and public liability insurance
  • Coaching fees, competition entry and transport costs, club equipment and external facility hire

2. Sports Club Bolt-on Fee – many clubs also charge a joining fee for the year which is used to subsidise additional sport specific costs. This fee is charged on top of the Sports Union membership and again, goes directly back to the club and participants taking part in our activities.

3. Facility Access – members participating in clubs who train who train the University’s £31m Strathclyde Sport facility are charged a pay-as-you-go facility fee of £3 to access each session. However, if you are a member of Strathclyde Sport gym you do not need to pay this fee and can access for free. To join Strathclyde Sport please visit the University website here. No fees apply to clubs who train at Stepps Playing Fields.


Sports union membership - How much is it?
  • Under/Postgraduate - £30
  • Semester only - £20
  • Staff/Graduates - £40


Where do I buy it?
  • Online by credit/debit card
  • Once you are a member of the Sports Union you will be able to join any of our high-quality Sports Clubs. By submitting your details, please be aware that the Union will treat your data in accordance with the Students’ Association Privacy Policy at Please make sure you read the Sports Union Code of Conduct before joining.



What is it?
  • This is your membership to an individual Sports Club or Team. You need it to participate in any sports club activity.


How much is it?
  • Membership varies for each club so please have a look online to find a club you want to join.


Where do I pay for it?
  • Same place as the Sports Union/Club Membership



  • We have a list of Frequently Asked Questions – Click Here to read.


Additional Costs
  • Where practically possible, Sports Clubs have factored in the total cost of participating into their Bolt-on fee, how some activities do have additional costs depending on the nature, type and level of sport.
  • For example, a club member training with a Sports Club at Strathclyde Sport will be charged a £3 facility fee, unless they are a member of the Gym. To join Strathclyde Sport, please visit their website


Click Here to view USSU Terms & Conditions of Membership

Click Here to view USSU Privacy & Data Protection Policy