Upcoming Events

Surfing & Canoeing/Kayaking Courses for Colleagues

We are offering a 3 week block of both surfing and canoeing/kayaking beginner sessions to all staff!



Our 3 week surfing course will take place at Shakasurf, Branksome Beach Watersports.

Dates: 4th, 11th & 18th June 2019; 6pm-8pm.

This course can be booked through SportBU reception, limited spaces available!


Canoeing / Kayaking

Canoeing/Kayaking course will take place at Hengistbury Head.

Exact dates & times to be confirmed soon!


To find out more information, please see the SportBU reception or contact us on 01202 965 012.


Bournemouth_University_logo.svg_Special Offers for ALL Bournemouth University Staff

As a staff member at Bournemouth University, there are a number of ongoing opportunities for you at SportBU to get active, from Campus Sport to Gym & Memberships. Below are all the benefits and perks SportBU has to offer the inspirational staff here at Bournemouth University, divided into their relevant categories:

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Campus Colleagues activities run throughout the year, on a weekly basis, and are first come-first served basis. Staff can sign up as an individual or as part of a department and make there bookings through SportBU Reception.

More Info: For more information, or to offer to be a department co-ordinator, to assist our Participation Manager, in organising and promoting departmental activities, please email Chris Payne. Enquiries for new ideas are also welcome, so if you feel SportBU could be doing more for Staff at BU and AUB then please let us know.

Health Fitness & Wellbeing


FREE Membership Trial

Free Trial 10 Day offer for staff members new to SportBU – Usually £10

-Opportunity to come and try the Gym, Group Fitness Classes and even Campus Pay & Play … all for FREE!

End Date: N/A – Offer is On-going

More Info: Come in to Reception


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Additional to this, we do offer all our members the option to purchase the BU annual or termly memberships, however all BU Staff can also opt in to pay direct through their monthly salary (£15 per month). All memberships include:

  • Unlimited gym access
  • Unlimited group fitness class access
  • Unlimited pay and play sport
  • Our 3 complimentary programmes and nutritional food sheet are also available via our reception desk split for goals of ‘Strength’, ‘Toned’ or ‘Calorie Burn’.
  • If you are looking for something more personalised and in depth then we offer personal training or bespoke fitness programmes with a FREE initial consultation.

 Personal Training

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Our range of affordable Personal Training options;

    • 1 session – £25
    • 5 sessions – £110
    • 10 sessions – £200

With these you have 1 hour per session of uninterrupted personal training, with a programme written to towards your goals. Whether that be general fitness, sport specific development, rehabilitation or anything else you may require. We also offer nutritional information to get you on the fast track to a healthy lifestyle!

Terms and conditions apply. For more information and a FREE consultation, please contact Josh on harrisj@bournemouth.ac.uk or call our reception on 01202 965012.

Staff Only Strength & Conditioning (S&C)

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Staff Only S&C Sessions run by Dan Boer. If you’re training for sport or just trying to improve your general, our in house team of Strength and conditioning experts will set you some goals that lead to a pain free, healthier and more active lifestyle.  **6 Weeks of Dedicated S&C Sessions for £40**
More Info: Come into SportBU Reception or call (01202) 965012 (ext 65012)


Staff Only – Group Fitness Classes

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FREE Staff only Classes running on both campuses as well as over 50 other classes free for members or from just £2.50. Time Table Below:

 Campus sport Timetable

Other Weekly Activities

Group Running sessions

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Coach: Tim Harris

Cost: FREE

These Running sessions taken by our very own Guinness World Record Holder,  Tim Harris. 

Sessions take place every Tuesday at 1pm for a 45 minute session. No hassle, no performance pressure, just run. Beginners welcome.

End Date: N/A – On-going

More Info: Visit SportBU Reception or email Tim Harris

Staff Only Badminton

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Coach: Martin Wells

Cost: £2.50

Staff Only Badminton sessions run by Martin Wells. Sessions run every Thursday at midday (12.00pm) for an hour and all equipment provided, just bring yourself.

End Date: N/A – On-going

More Info: Come in to SportBU Reception or Contact Us


Free staff football sessions every Tuesday. Noon – 1pm on the SportBU Astro pitches.


Staff Courses

Watersports for Staff (including surfing, paddle boarding, caneoing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing). Sign Up via our Online Booking Form

Book Online Here

2018 – Summer Watersports

Booking Deadline: From 31/05/2018

(First Come first served)


SportBU Kids

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SportBU Kids – Super Saturdays:Parents get FREE Gym while your children take part in Ballet, Badminton, Street Dance or Multi Skills Sports

Other SportBU Kids services include “Kids Parties” and you have the ability to tailor your party to suit your child’s tastes and personality.

 End Date: N/A – On-going

Support Services

student welfareWe have a huge range of support services such as personal training, sports massage and chiropractic support to name a few, heavily discounted for staff.

End Date: N/A – On-going

More Info: Come into/phone SportBU Reception

Our Campus Colleagues strand of Campus Sport is an opportunity for staff to get involved in a variety of different sporting activities for a competitive rate.

We offer sports such as skiing, snowboarding, cycling and many more!

This area of the Campus Sport programme is a new and developing one. A number of staff have participated over the summer in cycling, kayaking, canoeing and surfing:

Quote: ‘I’d always wanted to give surfing a go so it was a great opportunity to try it through SportBU. The training was relaxed, informative and really good fun! All in all – a really nice evening spent with friends and making the most of Bournemouth’s beautiful beach.”

Jasmine Connolly