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Find your community, get healthy and have fun...all on us! As a University of Kent first-year student, you will receive a free sport and fitness membership as soon as you join us. Read on to see the options available and the benefits of your membership, whether you are a student at Canterbury or Medway.
For 2023/24 we are providing a free Kent Sport top-tier membership, Premium Plus, to:
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:
Fully-equipped gym with cardio, weights, and functional equipment.
A timetable of up to 40 classes per week of the most popular classes.
Access to more than 60 university gyms across the country.
Access to sport facilities for club training sessions.
Discounts on fitness appointments and at the Kent Sports Clinic.
7-day advanced online booking for sports, classes and more.
Free Kent Sport Premium Plus membership is offered to:
In order to book recreational sports and activities, fitness and dance classes, ALL Active social sessions, and appointments at the Kent Sports Clinic, you will need to create a new online booking account.
You can use the gym at any point within our advertised opening hours. Bookings for the gym are not required.
Eligible students will have Kent Sport membership automatically loaded onto their Kent One cards (student ID). Your membership will activate soon after you arrive.
Kent Sport Premium Plus membership is for the Canterbury campus only, and does not include access to Medway Park facilities.
If you live on campus in accommodation booked through the University, you are eligible for free Kent Sport Premium Plus membership. This will be automatically added to your Kent One card (student ID).
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.
Take a tour of Kent Sport facilities on the Canterbury campus.
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For 2023/24, if you are a first-year undergraduate student at our Medway campus or student (both undergraduate or postgraduate) living in Pier Quays in Medway (booked directly through the University of Kent Accommodation team), 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 via Unite Students). These options do not include access to the sports facilities at the Canterbury campus - you need to pick one membership type only.
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!