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Student sports memberships free for this semester

By Daniel Nuttman Jan 22, 2021

The student union has made sports memberships free of charge for the rest of the semester.

The announcement was made last week and has now been verified by student union communications coordinator, Jess Tansley.

She said: “Due to the circumstances surrounding the sports programme for the 2020/2021 season, Union of Kingston Students Sport has decided to waive the remaining sports membership fees for this academic year.

This means that those who have paid the sports membership fee for the first semester will not have to pay the remaining balance that was required for this semester.” 

Tansley did, however, clarify that if students were members of a sports club during the first semester, and have not yet paid, they still have to settle that bill.

She said: “If you did not make a payment in Semester A, you will still be required to make a payment of £30 for this semester.”

She went on to say: “Payments for this academic year contribute towards use of training facilities (when it is safe to do so),  logistical costs such as insurance and BUCS membership.”

As previously reported, some sports clubs at the university have provided online sessions for students during the pandemic. These include Jiu-Jitsu, Taekwondo, Capoeira and Dance.

Tansley also says that there are other weekly sessions that are being provided to help students to cope during the lockdown. 

Tansley said: “Kingston Sport is also putting on a weekly session of Yoga, Clubbercise and Body Balance.” 

Students can find out more information at

By Daniel Nuttman

Third year journalism student at Kingston University, currently the sports editor on The River. Interests include football, boxing and sports writing.

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