21 July 2017
Aberystwyth Students’ Union (AberSU) and Aberystwyth University Commercial Services are happy to announce positive changes to the way student sport is funded and delivered for 2017-18.
The Sporty Card is being removed, meaning students will no longer have to pay £49 to access Students' Union Sports Clubs and/or access cheaper University facility pricing. Funding for BUCS sports activities,- previously generated from Sporty Card income - is being ring fenced. This means all affiliation and entry fees, transport costs and facility hire will be met by the Students’ Union. Individual club members will only need to pay a minimal fee for insurance.
Meanwhile, the Sports Centre will make 1,500 hours of free facility hire available for student clubs to train. The Students’ Union will agree the specific allocation of this time with individual clubs. Any demand for facility hire by clubs in excess of this will be provided at heavily discounted rates.
New for 2017/8 - all students living in University accommodation will enjoy Platinum membership completely free as part of their residential package, giving them unlimited individual access to the gym, swimming pool, sauna, classes and climbing wall. Students not in University accommodation can enjoy the fantastic 125 deal, offering unlimited Platinum membership for just £125 a year.
Staff at the Sports Centre have been busy making sure our sports facilities are as good as they can be, with the University investing over £600k in a brand new all-weather pitch as well as refurbishing the Sports Cage floor, pool changing rooms, dance studio and cricket nets. These improvements are all in addition to the £250,000 gym upgrade in January 2017.
There’s never been a better time to engage in sport in Aber!