Our sports facilities voted top five for student experience

The Edge

The University has moved up into the top five in this year’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, from sixth position last year, to fourth this year.

Every year, the Times Higher Education survey asks students across the UK to give their views about their university on a range of issues, from the quality of teaching and how well-structured the courses are, through to accommodation and support and welfare.

Our facilities, activities and societies and services such as security on campus, student welfare and support all feature particularly strongly. In the survey the students voted Leeds third for its facilities, including quality, convenience, library/opening hours, shop and bar amenities, and sports facilities.

We are delighted that our sports facilities feature highly in the results. The Edge, Sports Park Weetwood and other sports facilities aim to provide an exceptional experience for all our customers. A few ways in which we do this is through providing exemplary equipment and offering an extensive range of activity options – we are committed to providing the best service to our customers and offering something for everyone.

Following this exciting news Suzanne Glavin, Head of Sport & Physical Activity said “We are extremely pleased with this achievement but not complacent, as we know we need to continue to improve and as a dedicated service team in Sport & Physical Activity we are committed to providing the best experience possible for all our students”.

For more details visit National Student Survey results

 

 

New earlier weekend opening hours at the Edge!

The Edge

Love a weekend workout?

We’re excited to announce that from the 4th of February 2017 we will be opening The Edge for an extra hour at the weekend. Join us from 7:30am instead of 8:30am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Customers will be able to take advantage of earlier access to the:

Swimming pool – full 8 lane swimming will be available on both Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy an extra hour of early morning training before our swimming lessons start.

Fitness Suite – will be fully open on Saturdays for all, and on Sundays we will be running a new women’s only gym session which will run 7:30 – 9:30am. This is in response to a proposal put forward and successfully voted on by the student body, within Leeds University Union.

Other Edge facilities such as sports halls and studios will be available from 8:30am

 “We have listened to customer feedback and are keen where we can to offer additional benefits, so more availability on weekends for swimming is one, ensuring that we maximise value for money for our Edge members. We are also keen to pilot the women’s only session in the gym on a Sunday morning to see if there is a growing demand for this type of session. ” Suzanne Glavin, Head of Sport & Physical Activity

For more information, please contact The Edge Reception Team on 0113 343 5095 edgereception@leeds.ac.uk

 

Changes to some of our prices

The Edge

From 3rd January 2017 we will be making some changes to some of our member and non-member pay-as-you-go prices.

These prices have not been altered over the last 4 years and are in response to inflation, increased costs such as staffing and energy as well as facility refurbishment.

Personal Training (course of 5)Was £120 now £130
Personal Training (course of 10)Was £220 now £230
Personal Training (course of 30)Was £540 now £570
Studio 1 hire per hourWas £18 now £20
Studio 2 hire per hourWas £25 now £27
Gryphon Sports Hall 1 hourWas £74 now £75
Water based artificial Hockey Pitch per hourWas £75 now £90
3G Pitch full per hourWas £100 now £110
3G Pitch one third per hourWas £45 now £50
Public Swim / Sauna / SteamWas £5 now £5.50 peak Was £4 now £4.50 off peak
Staff & Student of University of Leeds Swim / Sauna / SteamWas £4 now £4.50 peak Was £3 now £3.50 off peak
Student & Staff of University of Leeds Non Member attending a booked sports court (Squash, Badminton, Football, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball) per hour Was £5 now £5.50
Public attending a booked sports court (Squash, Badminton, Football, Netball, Basketball, Volleyball) per hour Was £5.50 non £6
Student & Staff of University of Leeds Non Member Climbing Wall usageWas £5 now £5.50
Public Climbing Wall usageWas £5.50 now £6