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Westway membership

students studying at White City Campus (Medical and Chemistry only) are eligible for  gym membership at Westway Sports Centre.

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Imperial student memberships

Regardless of which campus you are based at, all Imperial students can use any of our sports centre. Students have a choice of two memberships. Student memberships are valid from 1 September to 31 August. Read more about why we have introduced these changes and view our membership change FAQs.

Those wanting to use the gym and swimming pool at all times will need to purchase an annual student membership for £30 a year

Students who don't want to use the gym or would only like to access the pool during off-peak hours can register as a 'Basic' member for free. This will give you access to the sports centre to use any of the pay-as-you-go facilites, such as classes or the Sports hall. Students who opt for basic membership will also be required to sign up annually. 

Charges apply for all other activities. Please visit the Ethos prices page for detailed information about prices, opening hours and bookings. 

These are the memberships available to Imperial students:

Student memberships
 Imperial Student 'Basic'Imperial Student Gym and Swim
Cost  Free £30 annual fee
Access to the centre and ability to book activities 



Access to swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa

Off-Peak times only
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 07.00–12.00 (last entry 11.30)
Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri: 14.00–17.00 (last entry 16.30)
Weds: 07.00–12.00 (last entry 11.30)
Sat, Sun: All day

At all available times

Access to Move Imperial gyms 



Can be used with unlimited class or Active Imperial bolt on 




Students studying at White City Campus (Medicine and Chemistry only) will be able to access a gym membership at Westway Sports Centre for a £30 annual fee; the membership is inclusive of gym and group fitness classes. Students who opt to take the Westway membership will be unable to use the Ethos Gym, however you will have free access to the swimming pool and other Ethos facilities at the student rate. Visit the Westway membership page for more information about joining the Westway Sports Centre.

In order to register and use the centre you must complete the following:

  1. Register details online
  2. Watch building orientation
  3. Pay any required fees for your chosen membership type

You will then be registered and will need your College ID Card to enter the centre and access the facilities you are entitled to use as part of your membership type. 

Other student types may also be eligible for membership at Ethos. Check below to see if you are eligible for Ethos membership. 

student membership types

Non-Imperial students

Visiting students from the below list of Universities and Colleges as well as the Royal College of Music and Royal College of Arts can use Ethos facilities. Access is allowed at off-peak times from 1 October to 31 March and at peak times from 1 April to 30 September. 

Non-Imperial Students - External Visiting Students Membership

This membership type entitles you to use of the gym and pool subject to opening times and availability. All other Ethos Facilities are bookable for a fee. Membership lasts one month.

Cost: £35 per month 

Eligible Universities and Colleges

Boston University | EUSA | IES (International Enrichment Students) | Lawrence University | Samford University | Pepperdine | Harvard | University of Massachusetts | University of Minnesota | University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) | State University of New York (SUNY) | University of Pittsburgh | Ursinus College | AIS (American Institute Students) | Richmond University (USA) | FIE – Students | Royal College of Mines | Heythrop College | Ithaca College | English National Ballet – Students | Royal College of Music | Royal College of Arts |

  • Summer Students (English course during the summer)
  • During the Summer all students staying in Imperial Accommodation – includes USAC, ELSP and Humanities Students.