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Accessible Sport and Fitness

Accessible Student Sport & Fitness

University of Southampton EDI Commitment to active lifestyles

Our active lifestyle commitment aims to build on the University of Southampton Strategy and the Strategic plan around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). To ensure here at the University of Southampton that we act continually to ensure the University is supportive and inclusive of everyone wishing to lead an active lifestyle.

Read our EDI Commitment

Accessible Student active lifestyles  
Accessible sport, accessible facilities, everybody welcome! 

Here at Southampton Sport, we are proud to offer accessible opportunities and facilities. Take a look at how we can enhance your time at the University of Southampton. 

Our flagship facilities, Jubilee Sports Centre and Mayflower gym, have been designed to be accessible for all. Please contact our Client Services team to discuss any further ways we can support you in using our facilities

UoS student
UoS student

Campaigns throughout the year

We are proud to support various campaigns throughout the year with a focus on encouraging all abilities to get involved in fitness and sport. We regularly look to hold complimentary events that coincide with events such as University Mental Health Day. Along with campaigns that encourage Women in Sport and ways in which we can support in removing the stigma that comes with male mental health. 

If you have a campaign in mind that we should take a particular focus on please email us via

Ease of access and use of our facilities

The accessibility guide website AccessAble, has collated information about some of our facilities to help give members more detailed knowledge about our sites. Please see their page Wide Lane Sports Pavillion.

Supported Fitness Sessions

We currently have a partnership with our enabling team that supports student's wellbeing at University of Southampton.

If you are looking for support within our Gym environment, we highly recommend speaking to a member of the team. We can discuss and assist you in keeping or getting active – we offer gym equipment that can be adapted for you.

Inclusive changing rooms

At Southampton Sport, we believe in offering sport to all and, so, are proud to offer accessible changing facilities. These can be found on the same floor as the Jubilee Sports Centre entrance and reception and include a disabled shower and changing room.

In addition, we also offer a gender-neutral changing village with individual cubicles. The cubicles have both a shower and space to get changed. These are open for gender-nonconforming (GNC), women, and men. They lead onto the swimming pool, however, are also available if you are participating in other activities in the centre.

If you have any further queries or have any suggestions on how we can better facilitate for all our customers, please contact us via email at, over the phone, or face-to-face at the Jubilee Sports Centre.


Jubilee Fitness Suite Gym
Jubilee Fitness Suite Gym

Gym Quiet Time

Loud gym music is not for everyone, so we have 2 designated quiet hours at our Jubilee Gym. 

Sessions run every week on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2pm-3pm. We ask that all our members respect this decision during these allocated times and help us create a quieter environment. You are, of course, welcome to bring your own headphones to listen to your music, but our music system will remain switched off. 

Inclusive Sports Leaders

We strive to ensure all students have a chance to lead an active lifestyle and there are lots of ways we do this.

We support SUSU to run a sports Bursary to help students from low socio-economic backgrounds have the chance to access our facilities, more information about this can be found from SUSU and the VP Sports

We also run regular student forums around accessibility and inclusivity in university sport, gaining student feedback and also liaising about new EDI initiatives. If you would like to take part in these forums please us via email at, over the phone, or face-to-face at the Jubilee Sports Centre.

Solent Sharks wheelchair Rugby Club 

We are happy to share the opportunity of our students being able to join Solent Sharks wheelchair Rugby club, they are always keen for as many people as possible to experience the sport or for volunteers, if you are interested follow this link which gives you details of training times and contacts

Club welfare

Did you know that all AU clubs are required to nominate one of their members to act as welfare officer? This can be its own role or part of another remit. Welfare officers are responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of their club members.

These officers, as well as other key committee members, are required to complete Welfare Inclusivity Diversity & Equality (WIDE) training.

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