Do we still have to pay for membership to use the Sports Centre?


I have been reading the Steps to Success document that has been issued.

On page 20 it states under the title ‘Helping You to Stay fit and Healthy’:

‘From free membership of our on-campus health and fitness facilities, to discounted health club membership, we offer all sorts of ways to help you enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle’.

Can you confirm which membership is free for the campus health and fitness facilities?

I know we have to pay for membership, has something changed??


With regards to the query regarding staff use of Sir Stanley Matthews and Beaconside Sport Centres the facilities at both centres are available not only to University students but also to University staff and members of the public. 

Staff are ‘free to use’ the facilities but the facilities are not ‘free of charge to use’.  However, discounted rates are available for staff and students at both centres.  Please contact our reception at Stoke (ext4124) or Stafford (ext3286) for full details, alternatively email or

In addition our 3 price levels are:
1. Public
2. University staff/Over 60s/Alumni/Students Elsewhere
3.  Staffs University Students