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Free student membership

Canterbury students

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:

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Your membership

How will you get involved?

Virtual tour

Take a tour of our facilities on the Canterbury campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

See University accommodation options.

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.

Any other questions?

Contact us if you have any questions about Kent Sport membership.

Emailmemberships@kent.ac.uk

Call us: 01227 823 623

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Medway students

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:

  • A free Premium Plus membership at Kent Sport on the Canterbury campus (see above)
  • A Premier Medway Park Sports Membership (see below)

Medway Park - Premier membership

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:

  • Please call Medway Park on 01634 336 655 to confirm if you are eligible first
  • Students must then sign up face to face at the centre
  • Student ID card is all you need to take as proof to get signed up
  • Students must book in advance for everything once you have signed up


What's included

The membership gives you access to:

  • 9-month membership
  • four fully-equipped gyms
  • full fitness class timetable with more than 150 classes and 14 days advance priority booking
  • five swimming pools including outdoor, leisure pool, hydrotherapy, spa and diving pit
  • specialised functional fitness zones at Medway Park, Strood and Hoo sports centres
  • free induction
  • 14 days advance priority booking on squash and badminton courts
  • free use of the athletics track at Medway Park
  • free use of the health suite with sauna and steam room at Strood


Membership benefits

Other benefits include:

  • 30% discount for yourself and your children on Medway Swim Academy swimming lessons
  • discounted rate for your children to Medway’s Mini Youth Sports Camps
  • 10% discount on Medway Sport parties
  • pre-release sale and 50 per cent discounts on tickets to Major Sports Events held in Medway
  • free personalised fitness programme reviewed quarterly


Questions?

Call: 01634 336 655

Email: membership.support@medway.gov.uk

Website: https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200180/sport_centres 

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.

Accommodation options

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!