Joining a sports club at Bucks is completely free, thanks to The Big Deal. Sports not only help you stay in shape, but are also fantastic places to meet new people outside of your classes.
As a Buckinghamshire New University student, you are automatically a member of the Students’ Union which means that all expenses are covered by The Big Deal. This applies to everyone – no matter how you study or the number of sports you joined. To join a club you’ll need sgn up for one of the free memberships from the club’s page. Just add the membership to your basket and complete the check-out process on your free membership. Once you’ve done this, you’re a member.
There is never a bad time to join a sports club. Freshers' Fortnight and early October is when most students join a sport as this is the start of the competitive season and training. However, you can join a sports club at any time throughout the whole year. Our clubs love to get more members involved, so even if you have never tried the activity before, there is always a space for you.
The University has a gym, located in the main Gateway building, at the High Wycombe Campus. For more information about opening times, classes and membership options, please visit the Gateway Gym page on the University website.
When you join a club, you'll be welcomed by the committee. The committee are there to ensure the club is running as smoothly as possible and to help you organise training and social events. Alongside the Chair and Secretary, you also have a Treasurer who will help you with your fundraising goals and a Welfare Liaison who is responsible for the welfare and safety or your members.
Once a month, members of all our sports clubs meet for Athletic Union Council. It is an opportunity for all of the teams to feedback to the Union and discuss future developments for their clubs. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can find the latest date by speaking to your club chair.
If you have any questions about any of the sports on offer, or you can’t see the sport you’re interested in, feel free to email us, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Struggling to find your fixture location? Download the Sports Facility Map