Get Active - Staff Sport

Our Staff Sport programme has been designed for members of staff and postgraduate students with the aim of providing a variety of opportunities to stay active, keep healthy and enjoy the facilities we have on offer at University of Nottingham Sport.

Alongside lots of activities we also have gym, swim, climb and a range fitness classes with discounts on membership available for staff at University of Nottingham.

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Staff Sport at University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham Sport offers a wide range of opportunities for members of staff, associates and postgraduate students to keep fit, have fun and meet new people.

Whether taking part in one of our sports sessions, joining staff sport clubs or participating in one of our events - there really is something for everyone!

Our Staff Sports Day and Staff Golf Day for 2022 have taken place, so keep your eyes peeled for dates for the 2023 events...

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Monday 12:30 - 13:30 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly (launching Monday 3 October) Book
Tuesday 12:30 - 13:30 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly (launching Tuesday 4 October) Book
Wednesday 18:00 - 19:15 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly (launching Wednesday 5 October) Book
Wednesday 19:00 - 22:30 Badminton David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly (no session Wednesday 14 December) Book
Thursday 18:00 - 19:15 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly (launching Thursday 6 October) Book
Sunday 18:00 - 20:00 Squash (Club night) David Ross Sports Village Squash Courts Weekly Book
Monday 12:30 - 13:30

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly (launching Monday 3 October)
Book
Tuesday 12:30 - 13:30

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly (launching Tuesday 4 October)
Book
Wednesday 18:00 - 19:15

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly (launching Wednesday 5 October)
Book
Wednesday 19:00 - 22:30

  • Badminton
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly (no session Wednesday 14 December)
Book
Thursday 18:00 - 19:15

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly (launching Thursday 6 October)
Book
Sunday 18:00 - 20:00

  • Squash (Club night)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Squash Courts
  • Weekly
Book
Badminton

Our badminton sessions are a heedy mix of fun and competition.

We host a series of open-courts at David Ross Sports Village for you to take advantage of. Sessions are free for members or £3 for non-members.

Pre-booking is optional and you can secure a session 3 days in advance.

Climbing

Climbing is a fantastic physical and mental challenge. No prior experience is necessary and our staff climbing sessions will help you develop climbing skills and knowledge of climbing. Led by our highly qualified coaches our sessions will take you through the basic steps.

Make sure you pre-book these sessions! 

Golf

We have a UoN Sport Staff Golf society which has been running since 2000.

It is open to golfers of all standards - no handicap required to join.

The club plays 9 organised competitions on local courses a year (about once a month from April to November.) all within 1 hours drive of the University.

The emphasis of the society is to provide friendly competition, having food & 18 holes of golf at each event. Generally the cost to play in one of these events as a member of the society is £40, payable on the day, which includes an amount towards a wide range of prizes available for winning on any of these days.

Anyone wishing to give the society a ‘trial go’ can play as a guest at any event for a cost of usually £3 more than members. Annual membership to join the society is just £20, which gets you season long discounts & access to all the society info & administrative website.

For further information please contact the society secretary Martin Truman on 07758 229188 or 0115 974 9049.

Squash

Our squash club is open to staff, postgraduate students, graduates of the University of Nottingham and associate members of the sports facilities. Membership of the Squash Club is currently £10 per annum and you must have UoN Sport and Fitness membership for access to the courts.

Social and competitive squash is organised for players of all standards. The internal leagues are run throughout the year and there is an annual knockout tournament and several social evenings where various competitions are held.

There is a Club Night every Sunday between 6pm and 8pm (see the timetable above) when both members and non-members are welcome to come along and play. Members will be admitted for free whilst non-members will pay a fee of £3 (payable online or at Reception upon arrival).

For further information please contact one of the following people:
Club President: Paul Anderson - paul.t.anderson@ntlworld.com
Leagues: James Murray - James.Murray@nottingham.ac.uk

Tennis

Whether you have played tennis before, or are a bit 'rusty', our Staff Tennis sessions are open to all regardless of ability or experience. 

Running from 5-7pm, sessions are suitable for those with some experience of playing tennis.

Sessions are priced at £3 for non UoN Sport and Fitness members or free for members.

Email the Staff Sport Team if you have any questions.

Badminton

Our badminton sessions are a heedy mix of fun and competition.

We host a series of open-courts at David Ross Sports Village for you to take advantage of. Sessions are free for members or £3 for non-members.

Pre-booking is optional and you can secure a session 3 days in advance.

Climbing

Climbing is a fantastic physical and mental challenge. No prior experience is necessary and our staff climbing sessions will help you develop climbing skills and knowledge of climbing. Led by our highly qualified coaches our sessions will take you through the basic steps.

Make sure you pre-book these sessions! 

Golf

We have a UoN Sport Staff Golf society which has been running since 2000.

It is open to golfers of all standards - no handicap required to join.

The club plays 9 organised competitions on local courses a year (about once a month from April to November.) all within 1 hours drive of the University.

The emphasis of the society is to provide friendly competition, having food & 18 holes of golf at each event. Generally the cost to play in one of these events as a member of the society is £40, payable on the day, which includes an amount towards a wide range of prizes available for winning on any of these days.

Anyone wishing to give the society a ‘trial go’ can play as a guest at any event for a cost of usually £3 more than members. Annual membership to join the society is just £20, which gets you season long discounts & access to all the society info & administrative website.

For further information please contact the society secretary Martin Truman on 07758 229188 or 0115 974 9049.

Squash

Our squash club is open to staff, postgraduate students, graduates of the University of Nottingham and associate members of the sports facilities. Membership of the Squash Club is currently £10 per annum and you must have UoN Sport and Fitness membership for access to the courts.

Social and competitive squash is organised for players of all standards. The internal leagues are run throughout the year and there is an annual knockout tournament and several social evenings where various competitions are held.

There is a Club Night every Sunday between 6pm and 8pm (see the timetable above) when both members and non-members are welcome to come along and play. Members will be admitted for free whilst non-members will pay a fee of £3 (payable online or at Reception upon arrival).

For further information please contact one of the following people:
Club President: Paul Anderson - paul.t.anderson@ntlworld.com
Leagues: James Murray - James.Murray@nottingham.ac.uk

Tennis

Whether you have played tennis before, or are a bit 'rusty', our Staff Tennis sessions are open to all regardless of ability or experience. 

Running from 5-7pm, sessions are suitable for those with some experience of playing tennis.

Sessions are priced at £3 for non UoN Sport and Fitness members or free for members.

Email the Staff Sport Team if you have any questions.

Members

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Non-Members

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Staff Sport and Fitness Membership

All yours, all on Campus.

Our staff sports and fitness memberships offer excellent value for money here at the University of Nottingham as well as the convenience of being based on the same campus as your workplace.

As well as the £40million David Ross Sports Village, staff membership also includes access to our sports centres on Jubilee and Sutton Bonington campuses and fitness suite on Kings Meadow campus, as well as free access to staff sport sessions. To find out more, please click here.

Our new Staff Health and Fitness vouchers offer a flexible way to access our award-winning health and fitness facilities. For just £50 you can purchase 12 vouchers - an exclusive discount on our Pay as You Go prices.

Your vouchers allow access to all activities included in our standard staff membership including our fitness suites, classes, swimming pool climbing wall and indoor courts.

You can use your vouchers at David Ross Sports Village, Jubilee sports centre, Sutton Bonington sports centre or Kings Meadow Campus fitness suite and are valid for 3 months from the date of purchase.

To purchase, please call us on 0115 748 7000 or visit any sports centre reception.

New to the University?

If you are a new permanent employee at the University of Nottingham, you are entitled to a free 30-day trial of our staff sport and fitness membership. For more details please contact our Membership Officer via email or on 0115 74 86213.

Please note, all free trials must be activated within 30 days of your employment start date and do not currently include access to Kings Meadow campus.

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Frequently asked questions

Pre-booking is optional and you will be able to sign up at Reception on the night. If you would like to pre-book, you'll be able to book five days before the session is due to take place. 

Sessions are free for UoN Sport and Fitness members. For non-members, sessions are £3 although some are priced differently. Please check online for details of specific sessions.

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