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The year ahead: join us in 2017 


“New Year, New You”, right? We all know how hard it can be to stick to those New Year resolutions…however enthusiastic you may be on 1 January. But this year, we’re making it easier for you to stick to your pledge with our exciting opportunities for the year ahead. Whether you want to give something back, challenge yourself or broaden your mind, join us in 2017…  

Hello gym… 

Over-indulged on mince pies? It’s no surprise that losing weight and getting fitter tops the list of resolutions every year. 

If you’re searching for a new place to work out, then look no further than our own David Ross Sports Village. With unrivalled state-of-the-art facilities – including a climbing and bouldering wall, martial arts dojo and 200-station fitness suite – there’s no better place to get your 2017 off to a healthy start.

From just £30 a month, you can enjoy our world-class facilities and more with our exclusive alumni membership package.

Benefits include access to three fully-equipped fitness suites, over 100 weekly fitness classes, our eight-lane 25m swimming pool, and indoor and outdoor facilities on our UK campuses.

And if you want to give our facilities a go before you sign up, we’re offering a free sport and fitness day pass between 20 January and 3 February.  


External view of the David Ross Sports Village

Alumni Sports Challenge – 17 June 

Our popular Alumni Sports Challenge is back on 17 June - keep an eye out for registration opening this spring.


The trip of a lifetime…

Looking for a little more excitement in your life this year? Push yourself out of your comfort zone and take on the ultimate challenge with one of our fundraising events. Raising vital funds for our Children’s Brain Tumour Research, join us for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure this year. 

Skydive (17 June)
Enjoy the most exhilarating adrenaline rush of your life as you soar through the clouds from 10,000 feet. Head to Langar Airfield this summer for this incredible experience – and take part in a skydive world-record attempt! 

Cycle London to Paris (19-23 July)
It wouldn’t be a Nottingham fundraising event without cycling! Travel through beautiful English villages and stunning French countryside on this journey, arriving in Paris to witness the Tour de France finish. 

Trek the Great Wall of China (7-16 September)
A country steeped in tradition, history and mythology, discover China’s charms as you trek the most exciting and stunning parts of the Great Wall of China. 

Climb Kilimanjaro (27 September–6 October) 
Take on the world’s tallest free-standing mountain in one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. Trek through deep forests, glimpse spectacular wildlife and behold striking views of glaciers before reaching Uhuru peak.


Great Wall of China

Brain training… 

Broaden your mind this year with our new lifelong learning programmes. This spring we’re launching a brand new webinar series, exclusively for Nottingham alumni, bringing you expert insight and analysis on the topics and trends that are shaping our world. 

And our MOOC series continues this year too, with an upcoming course starting in February. Focusing on the healthcare sector Designing E-learning will consider how accurate information, and the stories and experiences of real people, are communicated in the digital age.  



Giving back…

If you’re searching for a way to make a real difference this year, we have a fantastic range of ways you can support your University in 2017 by giving your time.

Whether you have an hour to spare or are looking for a more long-term commitment, are based in the UK or live overseas, we have a role to suit you.    

Volunteering hands



Alumni Relations

Portland Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 2408
fax: +44 (0)115 951 3937