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Gym and Personal training

We are proud to annouce that from October 2021 disabled students will have the opportunity to avail of free personal training sessions at Bloomsbury Fitness. The gym instructor will ensure equipment is appropriately cleaned and that social distancing guidelines are followed. An instructor at the gym will take you through what you are looking to achieve at the gym and how best to achieve your goals. You can then book into a weekly fitness session with your preferred instructor. Each student will be able to access 4 free personal sessions. Click here for more information.

Wheelchair basketball sessions

We will be hosting weekly wheelchair basketball sessions at Somers town Community centre (5 minutes from campus) on Thursday evenings from 18:00 -19:00 starting in October to March. The sessions will be led by expert coaches from Hackney Sparrows and are catered for students who are wheelchair users and also open to students who are non wheelchair users. There will be sports chairs at the venue for you to use. If you are interested in taking part please email neal.hickey@ucl.ac.uk.

Quiet hours in the gym

We have introduced quiet times at Bloomsbury Fitness for the 21/22 academic year. We are doing this in order to make the experience of accessing the fitness suites a more comfortable one for members who prefer working out in a quieter environment. We have considered feedback and hope that the times and days will provide a wider number of members with access to the gym environment. The times are Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am - 12pm (midday), and Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm - 1:30pm.  
 
  • It will be implemented by our reception and fitness teams;

  • No loud music over the fitness suite speakers;

  • Turning off of all public TV screens within the fitness suites;

  • Dimming of lights (if it is safe to do so);

  • Avoidance of public announcements (unless there is an emergency);

  • A polite request that all fitness users work out as quietly and respectively as possible.

Partnership Programme

TeamUCL are excited to announce a partnership with a wide range of Disability Sports Clubs in the London Region!

TeamUCL are committed to ensuring that disabled students have the opportunity to pursue the sports they love. We understand that some disabled students would like to participate in an environment exclusively for disabled athletes, whilst being coached and supported by experts in their field.

This partnership means that all of our disabled students are welcome to attend any of the clubs that are hosted on our website. The host club will monitor students who are in attendance. The students who show the best aptitude for their sport will be chosen to represent TeamUCL or the London region in a University competition. 

Whether you want to just trial out the sport or go on to compete at a higher level these clubs were chosen as they cater for all ability levels. 

For those athletes who want to take part in an environment with TeamUCL sports clubs, we have mandated that a member of all of our 75 sports clubs take part in an Disability Inclusion and Etiquette training. Sports club members will learn about the social model of disability, barriers that disabled people face in sport, and more. TeamUCL are committed to ensuring our sports clubs are an open and inviting place for disabled students.

What does this mean for disabled students?

This development means that disabled students are welcome to attend any of the clubs sessions that are hosted on our website. We have chosen the clubs we feel are the best fit for our students and that cater for all ability levels. 

How will COVID-19 effect this?

Some of these clubs have come back to play already and some haven’t. If you are unsure, please contact TeamUCL.

What if my sport is not on the list?

Not to worry,  please contact TeamUCL and we will look to find a suitable club.

How can I get more information?

Reach out to the club. There is contact information for each club on the links below, be sure to reach out.