Sport is for Everyone
We work alongside the Student Union and Disability Support team to ensure that there are accessible sporting and fitness opportunities for all students at the University.
We also have our own dedicated Disability Sport Officer (DSO), who can support you.
Whether you want support in the gym, to join a sports club or access specialist strength and conditioning services, we can support you in your ambitions.
Sports Memberships for Disabled Students
Students who have a disability or long long-term medical condition may be entitled to a 50% reduction in membership fees.
If you have a disability or long long-term medical condition you should contact the Disability Support Team for a referral to the Disability Sport Officer.
Personal assistants and carers of students with a disability will be admitted free to the different sports facilties and swimming pool, but they will need to request a Sports Buddy card from the Disability Sport Officer when accompanying someone who has a disability or mental health condition.
Inclusive sporting initiatives
We have been developing an inclusive sporting programme at the University over the last five years and have created some great opportunities for you to get involved and access sport and physical activity. These opportunities include:
The Engage Inclusive Sports Day on Wednesday 3rd October at David Ross Sports Village, is the perfect way to try out new sports for FREE and meet other students from across the University.
For all students, including those with a disability and/or a long-term health condition, we've made sure it's as easy as possible for you to get involved with our dedicated Disability Sport Officer and Ambassador on hand.
Sports that you will be able to try on the day include:
- Handball (including wheelchairs)
- Wheelchair basketball
- Horse riding
It doesn't matter if you've played the sport before or are a complete novice - anybody's welcome to come along! Please just make sure that you're wearing clothing that you can get active in. You can keep updated on timings for the day by going to the event Facebook page.
If you enjoy a session, then all sports are offered on our popular Engage programme throughout the term. Engage sessions are free for UoN sports and fitness members or just £3 session if you don't have a membership.
If you have any questions about the day, please email the Disability Sport Officer or the Participation Sport Development Officer.
Disability Sport Champion positions
UoN Sport are advertising a number of exciting roles, to support the development of disability sport within the University and local community.
Disability Sport Champions
We are looking to recruit 5 disability sport champions. This role will be voluntary and the successful candidates will receive a programme of accredited training, kit, socials and a number of other benefits. The role profile and further details can be viewed by clicking on this link. To apply please complete and submit the JotForm application form.
If you have any questions about either of these roles then please contact the Disability Sport Officer.