University Facilities

Sports students at LJMU enjoy access to a wide range of facilities across two campuses, along with free use of Lifestyles Fitness Centres 

The state-of-the-art Tom Reilly Building, completed in 2009, houses the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences and provides world-class sports and science facilities. Sport at LJMU has also benefited from a £4.5 million award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for the establishment of a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

Trampolining at IM Marsh

IM Marsh Facilities

Situated in Aigburth, South Liverpool, the IM Marsh Campus is home to a large sports hall including courts and pitches for a variety of sports plus a climbing wall, a full-sized hockey astropitch, fully-equipped fitness suite, two dance studios and two gymnasiums.

For more information about facilities at IM Marsh visit the Marsh Sport Centre pages.

City Centre Facilities

All students studying at LJMU are entitled to apply for free off-peak membership to use Lifestyles Fitness Centres across Liverpool. Discounted peak-rate membership is also available, with savings of up to £122 per year.

Olympic pool at Wavertree Sports CentreAs a Lifestyles member, when you join any centre you can use them all and choose from eight swimming pools, including the Olympic-sized Liverpool Aquatics Centre pool in Wavertree, 11 fitness suites, an athletics track and over 400 coached fitness classes each week including martial arts, Zumba and circuit training. 

Visit Free Lifestyles Fitness Membership to discover the full range of facilities and find out how to apply.

Facilities for Elite Athletes

Science and FootballIf you are an elite athlete you’ll be given the opportunity to make full use of the state-of-the-art Tom Reilly Building, which houses the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences and the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology. 

The Building provides world-class sports facilities including appetite laboratories, psychology testing labs, neuroscience labs, an indoor 70-metre running track, force plates, caren disc, physiology suites, a DEXA scanner for measuring body fat, muscles and bone density, a driving simulator and a chronobiology lab.

In recognition of excellence within sporting disciplines at LJMU, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) awarded LJMU £4.5 million over five years for the establishment of a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). The CETL award recognises LJMU's outstanding record for Physical Education, Dance, Sport and Exercises Sciences. 

LJMU was the first UK University to be awarded an Ofsted Grade A in Physical Education and it is also the premier institution for both teaching and research in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Read more about the CETL award here.



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