Once again, we are offering our top-tier of membership, Premium Plus, to all first-year undergraduate students for the 2021/2022 academic year. Free Kent Sport membership is offered to a number of University of Kent students. These include:
See more information about Kent Sport membership
With a free Premium Plus membership, you can choose what you want to do from our wide-range of incredible facilities and activities. Kent Sport membership benefits include:
A wide-range of the latest fitness equipment including cardio and weight machines, plus strength training and functional zone
Our dance studio hosts a full timetable of popular fitness and dance classes each week, from spinning to Zumba and yoga
Get access to more than 60 University gyms across the country as part of your membership with Kent Sport
Access club training sessions and train with your team. Club joining and team fees apply
Join intramural (on-campus sport) leagues and competitions. Team fees apply
Enjoy discounts on personal training, consultations and on appointments at the Kent Sport Physiotherapy Clinic
Book your favourite classes or activities up to seven days in advance through your online membership portal
Take a tour of our facilities on the Canterbury campus.
Will my membership work when I first arrive?
Your membership will 'go live' soon after you arrive - we'll let you know when your membership is available for use.
What do I need to do?
Eligible students will have Kent Sport membership automatically loaded onto their Kent One cards (student ID). You will need to create a new online booking account in order to use Kent Sport facilities, including the gym, as we require booking for all sessions. You can create a new account at https://kentsport.kent.ac.uk/lhweb/en/members/home
Am I eligible for free membership?
Free membership is offered to:
Does Kent Sport membership include Medway facilities?
Kent Sport membership is for the Canterbury campus only, and does not include access to Medway facilities.
I'm a returning student, am I eligible for free membership?
If you live on campus in accommodation booked through the University, you are eligible for free membership. This will be automatically added to your Kent One card.
If you are living in private accommodation, you can still purchase a Kent Sport membership. See options for returning students on our student membership page.
Contact us if you have any questions about Kent Sport membership.
Call us: 01227 823 623
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If you are living in Pier Quays in Medway and you are studying at the Canterbury campus, you have a choice of either the Premium Plus membership at Kent Sport (see above) or the Premier membership at Medway Park.
If you are a first-year commuting student studying at the Medway campus or a student living at Pier Quays who booked their accommodation directly through the University of Kent you are entitled to a free sports membership. You have a choice of receiving either:
The Premier membership is a full membership that gives you unlimited access to Medway Park, Strood Sports Centre, Hoo Sports Centre, Splashes and The Strand. If you're eligible for free membership, you are now able to claim by contacting Medway Park directly:
The membership gives you access to:
Other benefits include:
Call: 01634 336 655
Please note that the above membership is for the sports, fitness and recreation facilities in Medway only, and are for students living at Pier Quays or studying at the Medway campus who booked their accommodation directly through the University of Kent rather than Unite Students. These options do not include access to the sports facilities at the Canterbury campus.
Living with your fellow students in University accommodation can be an unmissable part of your student experience.
In addition to sports membership there are loads of other benefits included with your room at Kent. From no utility bills (meaning your water, electricity, and Wi-Fi are covered), no deposits required to secure a room, inclusive personal possessions insurance, 24/7 on-site security and maintenance teams, your own reception and cycle storage area to name just a few!