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Accessible sports and fitness

We're committed to ensuring everyone in the University community has the opportunity to lead an active and healthy lifestyle, whatever their needs. Discover the ways we're trying to make our facilities and activities as accessible as possible.

Supported fitness sessions

We work closely with our enabling team to support student wellbeing at University of Southampton.

Please speak to a member of the team if you need support in our gyms. We're happy to discuss any issues with you, and offer gym equipment that can be adapted to meet your needs.

Inclusive changing rooms

Our changing rooms are located on the same floor as the Jubilee Sports Centre entrance and reception, and include a disabled shower and changing room.

We also offer a gender-neutral changing village with individual cubicles and showers.

Gym quiet time

We have dedicated hour-long quiet sessions twice a week at Jubilee Gym. Our music system is turned off at these times.

Quiet times are:

  • 2pm to 3pm, Tuesday and Wednesday

You're welcome to listen to music through headphones, but we ask all gym-users to help maintain a quiet atmosphere during these sessions.

Sports bursary

We support SUSU in offering a sports bursary to ensure all students can access our facilities, whatever their background.

For more information:

Accessibility and inclusivity forums

We run regular student forums on accessibility and inclusivity in university sport. If you're interested in taking part in a forum, get in touch using the contact details on this page.

Ensuring your welfare

All Athletic Union clubs are required to nominate one of their members to act as welfare officer. Welfare officers are responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of their club members.

These officers, and other committee members, are required to complete welfare, inclusivity, diversity and equality (WIDE) training.

Get in touch

Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for how we can help people get the most out of our facilities and activities.

Our equality, diversity and inclusion commitment