Department of Sport

Disability Sport

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The University of Nottingham takes a proactive approach towards developing disability sport and are one of a small number of universities who employ a Disability Sport Officer, Hannah Webber.

Whether you want to participate for fun, fitness, to achieve your personal best or even to compete in the Paralympic Games, the Disability Sport Officer and UoN Sport will strive to support you in your ambitions.

We also work closely with the Students’ Union and Student Support Services to deliver an inclusive sporting programme for everyone at the University.


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:



There is the opportunity for disabled students to compete in some of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions this year. If you are already at a good standard or show some potential in one of the following sports, you could compete for the University with some of the respective clubs:

  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Indoor Rowing

BUCS do have plans to incorporate the following sports in their competition programme in the coming years:

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Football (pan disability)
  • Deaf Netball

We will do our best to support you if you would like to compete in any of these sports for the University. Please contact the Disability Sport Officer for further information.

You can also find out more about BUCS’ plans for developing disability sport within higher education HERE.

University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000