Leisure at UCB
Free Time at UCB
Whether it’s before, after or even between classes, we want you to make the very most of every minute here at UCB - and that means taking full advantage of all the amazing facilities, societies and hangouts we have to offer. Take a look below for a few pointers.
Food and Drink
No matter where you are on campus, we’ve got plenty of places you can get your morning coffee fix or grab lunch between classes – try Rooftop Coffee on the 8th floor of Summer Row for incredible views over the city, or The Café down on the 5th floor for delicious hot food cooked daily from scratch. Over at McIntyre House we have a Starbucks concession - where you can get a cappuccino for under £2 - along with a broad range of hot and cold food.
Dining at one of UCB’s top restaurants, The Brasserie or The Atrium, is an unmissable experience for any UCB student. The Atrium is a fine dining venue offering some of the best food in the city. The Brasserie provides the same quality ingredients and standard of cooking in a relaxed, informal setting. Both are incredibly good value.
Cakes and Bakes is UCB’s very own onsite bakery with fresh bread, biscuits and cakes made daily by our bakery students. There are bargain prices, and it can all sell out fast – so get there early to avoid disappointment.
Sport and Fitness
We have a fully equipped gym with qualified instructors at Richmond House as well as a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi in our state-of-the-art spa. Gym membership at UCB also gives you access to The Maltings Gym, which has a great selection of equipment and extended opening hours on evenings and weekends. Membership is available for students studying any subject at £35 for six months or £45 for the whole year.
There’s a purpose-built sports hall at The Maltings with equipment for a huge range of sports including tennis, football, indoor cricket and much more.
Joining one of the many sports societies available via the University’s Guild of Students will give you the opportunity to get fit, meet like-minded people and have a lot of fun along the way. From netball to basketball, zumba to mountain biking, and classes available at every level, there’s bound to be something that will suit you.
The Guild of Students
When it comes to downtime at UCB our Guild of Students has pretty much thought of everything – and membership isn’t just for our university students. College students are both welcome and strongly encouraged join in. Take a look at their website to find out about the different societies on offer (as well as how to start your own) on top of one-off activity days, events and chances to get involved taking place throughout the year. Make sure you never miss out: follow the Guild on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or get in touch direct via firstname.lastname@example.org.