Department of Sport

Our heritage

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The University of Nottingham has a strong history of sporting succes; we were one of the founding institutions of the inter-varsity competition (UAU now called BUCS) and have finished in the top ten of the University league tables for more than 30 years. Our sporting greats have gone on to win multiple Olympic, World and Commonwealth titles.

We're incredibly proud of our sporting heritage and the inspirational achievements of our alumni and current students - our ambitious vision for the future promises even more exciting moments to come.

Are you a sporting alumni of the University of Nottingham? We'd love to hear from you and find out more about your memories of sport at Nottingham.

Call us on +44 (0)115 846 7213 or e:




Officially opened in 2017 at the David Ross Sports Village, the University of Nottingham Sport Hall of Fame celebrates the inspirational achievements of Nottingham alumni in the sporting world. 

Read more about our inductees


The University of Nottingham is very proud of our Olympic and Paralympic heritage, from our first Olympian John Dudderidge in 1936 to fellow canoe athlete David Florence, silver medallist at Rio 2016. 

Check out our Olympic and Paralympic history


We believe everyone should have the chance to play sport at University and hope you will join us to support sport at Nottingham. Whether you are able to give a gift or offer your time, our team would love to hear from you.

Get involved with sport at Nottingham


Each year current students welcome alumni back onto campus for a jam-packed day of competition across more than twenty sports. Play as an individual or bring back your former team mates with you!

Register for the next Challenge



University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000