HealthyU Week


Want to find out more?

Over two weeks in November, the University is teaming up with the NHS and other services to help you stay healthy.

From health fairs, to exercise classes and from body MOTs to a photo competition, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved.

So if you want to find out where you can access support or get information about: healthy eating, keeping active, mental health and more or you just want to pick up some freebies, come along to our range of HealthyU events.


HealthyU Fairs


From healthy eating to alcohol and drug information - experts on a range of  student health issues are on hand to offer information and advice. Students can also access free sexual health testing and sign up for a C-card.

University Park: 
12–2pm, Fri 21 November,
Portland Building

Sutton Bonington: 
12–2pm, Weds 26 November,
Harpers Bar

Exercise classes


The University sports department will be offering free exercise classes on each campus, specifically designed to be suitable for all, no matter what your ability or past experience.

This year look out for:

  • Yoga
  • Aerobics
  • Fab abs
  • and Martial Arts

Photo competition


Send us a photo showing how you stay healthy for the chance to win a fantastic prize.

Simply submit your photo via email to the Student Communications Team or tweet @UoNStudentNews using #HealthyU.

Prizes will be given to the best photos entered, including:

  • free Ucycle bike hire
  • a £50 Amazon voucher
  • One week free gym membership
  • Goody bags and more

Body MOTs and more

Body MOTs are just one of many fantastic free events taking place during HealthyU Week 2014. Click through the information below to find out about all of the opportunities open to you.

Get yourself checked out
 Monday 17 and Wednesday 19


Get a full assessment by one of our experts. Free body MOT session lasting 20 minutes.

To book a place, telephone 0115 846 7533

12–2pm  University Park Sports Centre 
Thursday 27 November To book a place, call the Sutton Bonington Sports Centre on 0115 951 6444  5—6:30pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
Friday 28 November To book a place, call the Sutton Bonington Sports Centre on 0115 951 6444  5:30—7pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre


HealthyU Fairs

We're running HealthyU fairs on University Park and at Sutton Bonington:

Portland Building between 12–2pm on Friday 21 November

Harpers Bar between 12–2pm on Wednesday 26 November

Make sure you come along to grab your HealthyU freebies and to get expert advice on:

  • Sex and Relationships - including free sexual health screening
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Healthy Eating
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol and Drug Advice
  • General Health



Meat and two veg

1:15-2:20pm, Wednesday 19 November, A39 Sir Clive Granger Building

A talk and Q&A session about men’s health, available to staff and students. Workshop by Dr Adam Connor from the University of Nottingham Health Service.

All attendees will receive a free goody bag and lots of information about men’s health. No booking required - just turn up!

Student mental health


4:15–5:20pm, Wednesday 19 November, C4/5 Portland Building

A workshop for students about how to look after your mental health. All participants will receive a free goody bag and lots of information about mental health promotion.

To attend this workshop please email Helen Carlin


University Park/Jubilee
 Monday 17 November Aerobics 3:00–3:45 pm Jubilee Sports Centre 
 Monday 17 November Yoga  8:15–9:15 pm  University Park Sports Centre
 Tuesday 18 November Tone & Shape  11:15am–12:00 pm  Jubilee Sports Centre 
 Wednesday 19 November Core & Flex  4:00–4:45 pm  Jubilee Sports Centre 
 Thursday 20 November Fab Abs  12:30–1:00pm  Jubilee Sports Centre 
NB: No need to book, just turn up! Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the class start time.

Sutton Bonington

 Monday 24 November Fit camp  1:00–2:00 pm  Sutton Bonington Sports Centre 
 Wednesday 26 November Tone & Shape  7:30–8:30 am  Sutton Bonington Sports Centre 
 Thursday 27 November HIIT attack  6:00–6:45 pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
 Friday 28 November  Fit camp 1:00–2:00 pm  Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
NB: Feel free to just turn up. However, if you would prefer to book do so by calling 0115 95 16444 or visiting the sport centre reception. 



Winter Wheels Workshops

The winter survival cycling workshops are a great way to learn how to repair your bike and get prepared for cycling in the winter. There will be how to sessions on fixing punctures and changing brake blocks, advice on how to ‘winter proof’ your bike and a chance to get hold of free cycle maps, route advice, puncture repair kits and of course free food and drink.

This is a great way to kick start your new healthy transport habit and get healthy by bike!

Where and when:

Monday 17 November: 5–6:30pm, Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus

Tuesday 25 November: 12am–2pm, Vet School, Sutton Bonington

Friday 28 November: 12am–2pm, Engineering and Science Learning Centre, University Park

Friday night bike bus

University of Nottingham staff and students are forming a bike convoy on the last Friday of every month and travelling the cycle paths of Nottingham. The Bike Bus is organised by Sustrans and the Ucycle project. The Bike Bus is all about inclusivity and gives commuters a healthy, environmentally friendly and fun alternative method of travelling around the city along with other cyclists. All abilities are welcome and riders can join or leave the Bike Bus at any point that suits you, just like you would a normal bus. Spare bikes will also be available (by reservation) for anyone who doesn’t have their own. For more information contact: Adam Batty

Where and when:

Friday 28 November: 5–6pm, Trent Building east car park



Free self defence class

 Thursday 20 November 6:00–7:30pm  University Park Sports Centre 

The modern world can sometimes be a rough place, and now more than ever it is a good idea to learn to protect yourself should the worst happen.

This session will give a basic introduction to the concepts of self-defence including: psychology, situational awareness, avoiding confrontation, diffusing confrontation and actual physical act of defending yourself. You will learn basic blocking techniques, defences to common grabs and strangles, how to effectively strike your opponents as well as vulnerable points to attack when in trouble. To supplement this, some basic combat anatomy will be discussed, enabling you to learn locks and pins to overpower people much strong than yourself.

Taught by Rick Morice, a blackbelt with years of Karate (Sheffield Shotokan Karate Club) and JuJitsu (Seven Hills JuJItsu) experience, this session will give you the foundations of practical self-defence within a friendly and encouraging environment.’

Find out more about Martial Arts clubs

 Sunday 23 November  1:00–4:00 pm University Park Sports Centre 

A number of University Martial Arts clubs will provide an opportunity to learn more about how you can stay fit and healthy using self-defence techniques. Presented by students, the event will introduce you to a range of activities from Karate to Aikido, Taekwondo and Thai boxing, Ju Jitsu and Brazilian Ju Jitsu.



The University of Nottingham

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3666