Vision for Sport 2024 and beyond

Closely aligned with the University's and Students' Union strategies, this Vision for Sport provides an exciting roadmap for the next decade for University of Nottingham Sport. 

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Welcome to our Vision for Sport

The University of Nottingham was founded on the vision and philanthropic spirit of Boots founder Jesse Boot, who donated the land that is now our flagship University Park campus. Boot strongly believed that providing students with open spaces and the opportunity to exercise would improve their health and enable them to get the most out of their studies, and this focus  remains intrinsic to the culture here today.

In 2016, thanks to the incredible generosity of David Ross, a new £40 million sports facility was opened, which has enabled the University to continue to deliver on its sports for all ethos and has seen us be named the Times and Sunday Times Sporting University of the Year three times in 2019, 2021 and 2024.

Our Vision for Sport 2024 and beyond is an exciting roadmap for the next decade for University of Nottingham Sport. Through five key priority areas we will focus on the University's plans to use sport and physical activity to further enhance the Nottingham student experience and ultimately help provide an education that is more than just a degree.

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Our vision is to be the best UK university for sport, physical activity and wellbeing. To achieve this, we deliver the best all-round university experience through engaging and inspiring the whole of our community to benefit from the value of sport and supporting them to excel.

Dan Tilley
Director of Sport
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The impact we're making

Each year we review our achievements and progress against the key priorities and outcomes in our ambitious Vision for Sport. 

Our 2022-23 seaon review