Staff Active

University of Nottingham Sport has a fantastic range of opportunities for University staff, associates and postgraduate students to keep fit, have fun and meet new people.

We offer weekly sports sessions for all abilities in our most popular sports, one-off events and there are also several staff-only sports clubs run by fellow members of University staff. Our great-value membership packages for staff offer access to our extensive health and fitness facilities across all four campuses.

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What are Staff Active sessions and events?

Our Staff Active sessions are open to all University of Nottingham staff, associates and postgraduate students.

There are several different sports to choose from and all abilities are welcome. The sessions are a mix of casual play alongside coaching depending on the sport. 

For budding golfers, we offer blocks of lessons throughout the year at heavily subsidised rates with Riverside Golf Centre. Please email Louise Smith to register your interest. 

We also run our popular Staff Sports Day and Staff Golf Day in the summer - details will be uploaded here in the spring. 

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Monday 12:15 - 13:00 Walking Group King's Meadow Campus KMC Reception More info via link Book
Tuesday 12:30 - 13:30 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly from 16th Jan Book
Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly from 16th Jan Book
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:00 Tennis (Intermediate) David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Tennis Courts Weekly Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:15 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly from 16th Jan 2024 Book
Wednesday 12:30 - 13:15 Walking Group Queen's Medical Centre Costa (QMC) More info via link Book
Wednesday 19:00 - 22:30 Badminton David Ross Sports Village Sports Hall Weekly Book
Thursday 12:30 - 13:30 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly from 18th Jan 2024 Book
Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly from 18th Jan 2024 Book
Thursday 17:30 - 18:30 Football David Ross Sports Village 3G Pitch Weekly Book
Thursday 17:15 - 18:00 Basketball Jubilee Campus Sports Centre Sports Hall Fortnightly from 8th Feb Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00 Netball David Ross Sports Village Outdoor Tennis Courts Fortnightly from 8th Feb Book
Thursday 18:00 - 19:15 Climbing (advance booking required) David Ross Sports Village Climbing Wall Weekly from 18th Jan 2024 Book
Friday 12:15 - 13:00 Walking Group King's Meadow Campus KMC Reception More info via link Book
Sunday 18:00 - 20:00 Squash (Club night) David Ross Sports Village Squash Courts Weekly Book
Monday 12:15 - 13:00

  • Walking Group
  • King's Meadow Campus
  • KMC Reception
  • More info via link
Book
Tuesday 12:30 - 13:30

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly from 16th Jan
Book
Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly from 16th Jan
Book
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:00

  • Tennis (Intermediate)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Weekly
Book
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:15

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly from 16th Jan 2024
Book
Wednesday 12:30 - 13:15

  • Walking Group
  • Queen's Medical Centre
  • Costa (QMC)
  • More info via link
Book
Wednesday 19:00 - 22:30

  • Badminton
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Sports Hall
  • Weekly
Book
Thursday 12:30 - 13:30

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly from 18th Jan 2024
Book
Thursday 13:00 - 14:00

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly from 18th Jan 2024
Book
Thursday 17:30 - 18:30

  • Football
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • 3G Pitch
  • Weekly
Book
Thursday 17:15 - 18:00

  • Basketball
  • Jubilee Campus Sports Centre
  • Sports Hall
  • Fortnightly from 8th Feb
Book
Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

  • Netball
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Outdoor Tennis Courts
  • Fortnightly from 8th Feb
Book
Thursday 18:00 - 19:15

  • Climbing (advance booking required)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Climbing Wall
  • Weekly from 18th Jan 2024
Book
Friday 12:15 - 13:00

  • Walking Group
  • King's Meadow Campus
  • KMC Reception
  • More info via link
Book
Sunday 18:00 - 20:00

  • Squash (Club night)
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • Squash Courts
  • Weekly
Book

How do I get involved?

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You don't need any previous experience of sport to attend a Staff Active session.

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You can come on your own or bring your colleagues with you!

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Staff Active sessions are included in our UoN sport and fitness membership.

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Pre-booking is recommended - bookings open three days before each session.

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Bookings will be loaded directly onto your staff or membership card so you can just swipe in at our turnstiles.

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Not a member? Session fees are payable at the time of booking.

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Non-members just need to set up a Pay as You Go account - you will be asked to pay our annual Pay as You Go joining fee of £10.00. Once set up, you can make your booking. To set up, please click here.

Our Staff Active offers

Staff Badminton

Our Staff Badminton sessions are run weekly at David Ross Sports Village and are open to all staff!

Sessions are game-play focused and give you the opportunity to play against like-minded people from your institution. Racquets can be hired from reception and shuttlecocks will be provided. The sessions are led by Mick, one of our friendly staff volunteers. 

Sessions can be busy so please check the online booking system and ensure you book a spot!

Sessions are £3 for non-members or free for UoN Sport membership holders.

Staff Basketball

Our NEW Staff Basketball sessions are starting on 8th February 2024 at Jubilee Campus Sports Centre and are open to all staff! 

Sessions will be a mixture of casual play, scrimmage and skills practice, and will be flexible dependent on the staff participating! Balls will be provided and bibs will be available. 

Sessions will be fortnightly so please check the online booking system and ensure you book a spot! 

Sessions are £3 for non-members or free for UoN Sport membership holders. 

Staff Climbing

Our Staff Climbing sessions are run weekly at David Ross Sports Village and are open to all staff! Held at lunchtime and after work, they're a great way of getting active during a busy day! 

The sessions are led by our friendly, climbing wall team and they will cater the sessions to your needs, abilities and experience levels. If you have any accessibility needs, please just speak to your instructor before the session, who will be happy to adapt their instruction and session accordingly. 

Sessions need to be booked in advance so please do so online or at one of our sports centres. 

Sessions are £3 for non-members or free for UoN Sport membership holders.

Staff Football

Our Staff Football sessions are run weekly at David Ross Sports Village and are open to all staff!

Sessions are game-play focused and give you the opportunity to play against like-minded people from your institution. Balls and bibs will be provided, please bring any additional equipment at our own discretion. The sessions are led by Yoshi, one of our friendly staff volunteers.

Sessions can be busy so please check the online booking system and ensure you book a spot!

Sessions are £3 for non-members or free for UoN Sport membership holders.

Staff Golf

We have 2 Staff Golf offers - a Staff Golf Society and Staff Golf Lessons.

Our Staff Golf Lessons run on a termly basis and are on a first-come, first-served basis, alongside a waiting list if the current block of lessons are full. Lessons run in 6 week block in small groups and are held at Riverside Golf Centre. 

For current information on Staff Golf Lessons, please contact Louise Smith.

 

Our UoN Staff Golf Society has been running since 2000.

It is open to golfers of all standards - no handicap required to join.

The club plays 9 organised competitions on local courses a year (about once a month from April to November) all within 1 hours drive of the University.

The emphasis of the society is to provide friendly competition, having food and 18 holes of golf at each event. Generally the cost to play in one of these events as a member of the society is £40, payable on the day, which includes an amount towards a wide range of prizes available for winning on any of these days.

Anyone wishing to give the society a ‘trial go’ can play as a guest at any event for a cost of usually £3 more than members. Annual membership to join the society is just £20, which gets you season long discounts & access to all the society info & administrative website.

For further information please contact the society secretary Martin Truman on 07758 229188 or 0115 974 9049.

Staff Netball

Our Staff Netball sessions are starting on 5th February 2024 at David Ross Sports Village and are open to all staff!

Sessions will be a mixture of casual play and skills practice, and will be flexible dependent on the staff participating! Balls will be provided and bibs will be available.

Sessions will be weather dependent so please check the online booking system and ensure you book a spot!

Sessions are £3 for non-members or free for UoN Sport membership holders.

Staff Squash

The University's staff squash club is open to staff, postgraduate students, graduates of the University of Nottingham and associate members of the sports facilities.

Membership of the Squash Club is currently £10 per annum and you will need a UoN sport and fitness membership to access the courts. 

Social and competitive squash is organised for players of all standards. The internal leagues are run throughout the year and there is an annual knockout tournament and several social evenings where various competitions are held.

There is a Club Night every Sunday between 6pm and 8pm (which is part of the Staff Active timetable above) when both members and non-members are welcome to come along and play. Members will be admitted for free whilst non-members will pay a fee of £3 (payable online or at reception upon arrival).

For further information please contact:

Club President: Paul Anderson - paul.t.anderson@ntlworld.com
Leagues: James Murray - James.Murray@nottingham.ac.uk

Staff Tennis

The University of Nottingham Staff Tennis Club run sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm at David Ross Sports Village as part of the Staff Active programme (see timetable above). 

The sessions are a mixture of coaching and match play. 

The sessions are set for those with any level of tennis experience and we try to create a welcoming environment. There is a staff tennis WhatsApp group so that players can also arrange to practice outside of club sessions - click here to join the group. 

We play throughout the summer and winter too, with portable floodlights on the outdoor tennis courts - don't forget your warm clothing in the winter!

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Great value memberships for staff

Want to try our extensive health and fitness facilities at David Ross Sports Village, Jubilee, Sutton Bonington and Kings Meadow Campus? With great monthly and annual rates, as well as flexible voucher options, you can work out in the gym, take a dip in the pool, join a class or even scale our climbing wall. For new staff, we offer a free 30-day trial of our facilities to get you started!

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