Active Start

  • Headington Free Weights Gym

    Active Start


    Active Start provides all first year undergraduate students at Oxford Brookes University with free access* to our gym facilities at both Headington and Harcourt Hill for the entirety of semester 1 - up to and including Friday 31 January 2022.


    Active Start memberships are available for you to redeem now! Please read the important information below to find out how to claim yours.


    How to take part


    To sign up to Active Start, please visit our Online Shop, add a free Active Start membership to your shopping basket, and proceed to the checkout. You'll be asked a few questions that will help us set up your account.

    You'll need your student username/number (the 8-digit number before @brookes.ac.uk on your new email address) to complete this process, and must register with your Oxford Brookes email address. If you don't have this yet, please wait until you receive your number before applying for the membership.

    Once this is complete, you will receive an email with confirmation that we have received your application and will be processing it as quickly as we can. It will take us up to 3 working days to process your application, and we'll let you know via email when this has been completed and your membership is ready!

    Whilst you're waiting, why not take a look at the rest of our website to get more info on what Brookes Sport can offer you, pop into one of our centre to see what's on offer, or take a peek at our Instagram account @BrookesSportOxford


    Your first visit


    On your first gym visit to Brookes Sport you'll need to provide proof of your eligibility for Active Start. You can do this by showing a copy of your enrolment letter/email to our reception team - we won't need to keep a copy, so showing us your phone will be fine. We'll also link your student card to your membership at this point as your student card provides your gym access so that you don't need to stop at reception for each visit - don't worry if you haven't got your card yet but still want to get into the gym, come and speak to our friendly reception team and we can link your student card at the soonest opportunity thereafter.

    Finally, we will also be carrying out a research project alongside Active Start, and would appreciate your input. We'll be sending out three surveys across the semester, with prizes of either complimentary membership upgrades or Amazon vouchers available to those that take part and enter into the prize draw. The first of these surveys will be sent out in your initial confirmation email, with prize winners contacted by Monday 1 November 2021. If you can't find the link to complete the survey for any reason, please click here.


    Thank you for showing your interest in Active Start and Brookes Sport - Welcome to Oxford Brookes, and we can't wait to meet you!


    *The free membership offered is at ‘Fitness Basic’ level, offering access on weekdays before 2:00pm, or any time at weekends - more details can be found on our membership page.