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University of Nottingham Sport is the 2021 Sports University of the year and we are proud to offer an award-winning programme of sport, health and fitness opportunities for our students.

With state-of-the-art facilities including the £40m David Ross Sports Village, inclusive and disability sport provision, and the chance to see world-class sporting events right on your doorstep, there really is something for everyone.

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Health and wellbeing is a huge part of life here and we have a proud history of sporting success at all levels. One of the founding institutions of the inter-varsity competition in 1919, we have consistently finished in the top ten of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues.

We are proud to be the Times & Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2021, picking up the award for the second time in a 3 year span. Our alumni have gone on to win Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European titles; table tennis superstar and Chinese athlete of the century Deng Yaping and Rio 2016 Canoe Slalom medallist David Florence are both Nottingham graduates.

Most recently,current student Tin-Tin Ho has returned from competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo alongside 8 other university alumni. Sport and exercise has always been part of our DNA and our ambitious vision for sport continues to be inspired by Jesse Boot who believed that providing open spaces and opportunities to exercise would improve health and enable students to get the most out of their studies. University of Nottingham has invested over £50 million in our facilities and developed award-winning programmes to ensure every student can get involved during their time here.

For those who wish to compete at the top level, we offer comprehensive scholarships, world-class coaches and some of the best training and competition facilities in the UK. If you’d like to represent the University of Nottingham, we have over 70 sports clubs to choose from.

Our intramural sports programme (IMS) is one of the largest in the country and these social sport sessions welcome thousands of students every week. For fitness enthusiasts, our facilities are state-of-the-art and we’ve invested in the latest technology. Students get priority access to our venues and our expert team is always on hand to support. Of course, we know the value of sport goes beyond the pitch and can provide powerful life experiences. We hope to inspire our students to become the next generation of leaders through innovative campaigns and programmes as part of our Leadership Academy. We’re incredibly proud of our offer and however you decide to get involved, we are really looking forward to welcoming you into our 'Green and Gold' family.

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