Glenside campus should have a gym

Extra Information: 

As healthcare students we promote a healthy lifestyle, we should be able to practice what we encourage.

There are a huge number of students who not only study here but live both at Glenside and at the Hollies with no access to exercise facilities. 

Actions Taken

  • This Idea opened on 26th February 2018 and closed for voting on 19th march 2018.
  • This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting. Click here for more info

  • Student Council agreed to pass this Idea. This Idea is now Students’ Union policy and has been sent to The Executive for work to begin.

  • April 2021: The University has expressed support for this initiative and the Students' Union is continuing to lobby to make this a reality.


Hasina Ghani
3:34pm on 26 Mar 19 Still waiting for that gym. As far as I'm aware, this is waiting to go to the student executive. Glenside needs a gym.
Bethan Jones
12:25pm on 19 Mar 18 Absolutely - Glenside is persistently neglected and the wellbeing of students based there (as well as their sense of a UWE community) would be greatly improved with a campus. How ridiculous that Frenchay has 2 gyms and there isn't even a small provision for indoor exercise at Glenside.
Christopher Stewart
7:09pm on 8 Mar 18 Awesome idea, exercise is a positive break and rest from work and is also a place to socialise especially if there are classes put on and meet people not just on your course.
Chantelle Thomas
2:21pm on 7 Mar 18 I currently use the Exercise4Less gym which is very cheap- but is also busy and hasn't got a lot of classes. So a facility on campus with classes or better equipped would be useful
Tina Gosden Couzens
9:37pm on 5 Mar 18 I definatly think that a gym at glenside is a great idea
William Malcher
7:39pm on 5 Mar 18 This is such a good idea!! Saves me from spending £100+ to drive to Frenchay to use the gym! Plus will encourage more people to access proposed gym! :)
Hasina Ghani
6:58pm on 5 Mar 18 Great idea; saves me crawling through traffic after class.
Claudia Rawlings
7:56pm on 26 Feb 18 A gym on Glenside's campus is a brilliant idea! It would definitely encourage more of our healthcare students to engage in exercise.
William Fryer
4:41pm on 26 Feb 18 What a great idea. An allied healthcare campus WITHOUT a gym is crazy! Let's get a gym now.
Phil Llewellyn
3:26pm on 26 Feb 18 I completely agree. Frenchay gets a lot of investment in this sort of area. We may have less students here but we should still have access to a small gym in the same way we have an SU.
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