Department of Sport
   
   
  

Welcome 2018

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#FindYourActive

 

Welcome (or welcome back!) to the University of Nottingham! We can't wait to meet you all and introduce you to all the great ways you can get involved with sport and fitness during your studies here. 

Check out all the information below for all you need to know for Welcome 2018 and getting active with University of Nottingham Sport!

 
 

What's on offer at The University of Nottingham


We've got a huge offer for students here at the University of Nottingham and plenty of opportunities to try out our clubs and programmes. Check out what might be the right fit for you. 

"I want to represent the University of Nottingham"

We have over 70 sports clubs at the University, several of whom compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues or in other national and regional competitions. Some clubs run trials at the beginning of the Autumn term to select squads but many welcome new players throughout the year. 

"I'd like to play competitive matches"

As well as playing against other Universities, there's also a huge intramural sports programme at the University of Nottingham. You can choose from 13 different sports including football, netball and rugby and teams can be made up of halls (join your Facebook group) societies or groups of friends. Matches all take place on campus, either on Wednesdays or weekends. 

"I love keeping fit" 

Our student sports and fitness membership includes access to three fully-equipped fitness suites as well as over a hundred weekly group exercise classes. Members can also take advantage of 1-2-1 sessions with our fitness instructors, where you can build your own personal fitness programme. 

"I just want to play for fun"

For students who want to play sport for fun, our Engage programme is ideal. With over 20 sports on the programme, you can drop in for just a small cost or free if you have a UoN sports and fitness membership. Lots of our sports clubs also have a social section for casual players.

"I want to develop my leadership skills"

Our Leadership Academy offers students several options to develop their leadership skills including delivering in local schools, coaching in clubs or officiating. Suitable for all students, the Academy provides training, mentoring and hands-on experience to all participants. 

"I'm a disabled student"

We have a dedicated disability sport offer for students with a disability or long term medical condition including discounted sports and fitness memberships, supported fitness sessions and inclusive sessions. Our sports clubs also are committed to ensuring they are inclusive and accessible to all students at the University.



How to buy your sports and fitness membership

Your sports and fitness membership covers access to all our facilities, including the new David Ross Sports Village as well as hundreds of group exercise classes. 

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What's included?

For a fee of just £209.00 (Early Bird offer available until 5 October 2018) your sports and fitness membership lasts until 31 July 2019 and includes:

Please note, as a disabled student or a student with a long term medical condition, you may be eligible for a discounted sports and fitness membership. For more information visit our Disability sport pages

How can I purchase?

Returning students can purchase their membership online, on +44 (0) 115 74 87000 or at any sports centre reception.

If you are a new student in 2018/19, you will need to activate an IT account with the University before you can purchase online. If you haven't yet activated an IT account, you will need to officially register with the University of Nottingham before you can purchase online

If you would like to pay by cash, purchase a One Semester membership or are a nursing student, please purchase in person at any of our sports centres

 
 

 Check out our fitness facilities for free

During Welcome period, you can activate a free Try before you buy pass to try out our facilities. We'll also be running tours for all our sports centres including the new David Ross Sports Village.

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Try before you buy for free!

New student at the University of Nottingham or didn't get chance to check out the facilities last year? Why not try out our state-of-the-art fitness facilities at our three campus locations before you purchase a UoN sports and fitness membership?

  • Free pass to use our three fitness suites and the David Ross Sports Village pool
  • Available from Saturday 29 September - Friday 5 October 2018 inclusive - 6:30am - 1pm. 

    Try before you buy - Fitness suite timetable 2018
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    Sat 29 Sept   9am - 1pm 9am - 1pm
    Sun 30 Sept 6:30am - 10:30am    
    Mon 1 Oct 8am - 11am    
    Tue 2 Oct   8am - 11am 8am - 11am
    Wed 3 Oct 6:30am - 9:30am    
    Thu 4 Oct   7am - 9:30am 7:30am - 9:30am
    Fri 5 Oct 8am - 11am    

    Students who are wishing to trial the Fitness Suite for free do not have to book, they can arrive at the above times.  A member of the concierge team will ask you to complete an access form on an iPad which will include our Health Commitment Statement.

Activate online 

You can access our Try before you buy pass once you have received your university email credentials or have registered as a new student.

Simply login to our online portal, enter your details and select 'Try before you buy pass'.

Once added to your basket (it's free-of-charge), the pass will be automatically loaded onto your student card. Simply swipe through the turnstiles when you arrive and enjoy!

*please note the pass is for one single entry during the above period only.

 

Tours of our sports facilities

  • Tours will be available from Monday 24 September - Sunday 30 September 2018.
  • Tours will run 10am-6pm (Monday-Friday - last tour 5.30pm), 10am-5pm (Saturday - Sunday)
  • No booking is required, just show up at reception and our staff will direct you onto the next available tour.

Additional tours

A number of tours will also be scheduled for disabled students and students with long term medical conditions. For more information, contact our Disability Sport Officer

 

 Join us at the Welcome Fair

The perfect opportunity to find out all things sport, from clubs to IMS leagues, fitness to free giveaways. Make sure you head down to the Welcome Fair on 24 and 25 September!

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When is it?

  • Monday 24 September - 10am-5pm
  • Tuesday 25 September -10am-5pm

Where is it?

David Ross Sports Village - we're on University Park campus, just opposite the Orchard Hotel and the East Midlands Conference Centre. 

What's happening?

  • Chance to meet and join over 270 sports clubs and societies
  • Meet all your Students' Union services
  • Live demonstrations and tasters
  • FREE giveaways from UoN Sport and our commercial partners
  • Tours around the £40million David Ross Sports Village
  • Find out more about social sport and leagues at the University
  • Learn about sporting opportunities for disabled students 
  • Check out upcoming volunteering opportunities with our Leadership Academy
  • Purchase your sports and fitness membership
 
 

 Can't make it to Welcome Fair?

You can also meet the UoN Sport team (please note, very limited numbers of sports clubs will be present) at several other events during Welcome 2018  - come and have a chat!
UoN Sport @ Welcome Events
 Event Date / Time  Location
International Welcome Fair  Friday 21 September  Portland Building
International Registration Saturday 22 September David Ross Sports Village
Live Nottingham Fair Wednesday 26 September -10am-5pm
Thursday 27 September - 10am-5pm
Portland Building
Sutton Bonington Welcome Fair Wednesday 26 September -12-4pm Sutton Bonington Sports Centre
Derby Campus Welcome Fair Thursday 27 September -10am-4pm Royal Derby Hospital 
Medical School Welcome Fair Monday 1 October -10am-4pm
Tuesday 2 October -10am-4pm
Medical School Foyer (A Floor, QMC)
 

Find a club trial or taster

We've got over 70 sports clubs that you can join during your time at the University of Nottingham. Find out how you can select the ones right for you and try out for our representative teams.


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Trials
are sessions used by clubs to select players for their teams for the coming academic year.  Trials are suitable for students who wish to represent the University in a particular sport. 

Tasters are open sessions for players of any ability and it doesn't matter if you haven't tried the sport before. Tasters are suitable for students who want to find out more about a sport or club before joining. 

*Pre-registration necessary and/or transport available - click on the individual club name to find out more.

** Swim test necessary before attending - swim tests take place at David Ross Sports Village Thursday 26th Sept, 5.30pm-10.30pm

2018 Trials and Tasters
 Club TrialTaster 
Aikido  

2 October (4-6pm)
David Ross Sports Village Dojo

3 October (8-10pm)
Jubilee Sports Centre - Studio

6 October (1-3pm)
David Ross Sports Village - Studio 1

American Football  

25 September (8.30-10.30pm)
27 September (8.30-10.30pm)
30 September (10am-1.30pm) - Combine

David Ross Sports Village - 3G

Archery 3 October (tbc-10.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - Salle
26 September (7-10pm)
David Ross Sports Village - Salle

Athletics  

Distance running:
1 October (6.20-8pm) 
David Ross Sports Village (meet at Portand Building steps)

2 October (6.20-8pm) 
Highfields Playing Fields (meet at Portland Building steps at 2.30pm)

Track and field:
4 October (7.00-8.30pm)*
Harvey Hadden Sports Village

Badminton 29 September (9am-12pm)
30 Septmeber (10-2pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
1 October (5.30-8.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
Basketball (Ladies)

27 September (7.30-9pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall

2 October (7.30-9.00pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall

28 September (6-7pm)
Jubilee sports centre - sports hall

Basketball (Men) 29 September (12-3pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
 
Boat Club  

Women's 06 October (1-4pm)
Men's 07 October (1-4pm)
University Boathouse, Trentside -

meet at Portland steps at 12.45)

Boxing   2 October (5-7pm)
4 October (5-7pm)
David Ross Sports Village - studio
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

 

30 September (1-3pm)
5 October (6-8pm)
7 October (1-3pm)
David Ross Sports Village - Dojo

3 October (6-8pm)
Jubilee sports centre - studio
Canoe Polo  
28 Septmeber (9.30-10.30pm)
1 October (8.30-10.30pm)
5 October (9.30-10.30pm)
8 October (8.30-10.30pm)
12 October (9.30-10.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - pool
Caving   2 October (6-7.30pm and 7.30-9pm)
David Ross Sports Village - climbing wall
Cheerleading 30 September (8-10.30pm)
2 October (8-10.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village

4 October (6-8pm)
Jubilee sports centre - sports hall
27 September (6-9pm)
Jubilee sports centre - sports hall
Climbing   24 September (6.30-10.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - climbing wall



Cricket (Ladies)   2 October (8.30-10.30pm)
4 October (6-8pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
Cricket (Men)

2 October (1-3pm)
6 October  (1-3pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall

 
Cycling   TBC
Dodgeball   27 September  (6-8.30pm)
1 October (6-8pm) - Women's
4 October (6-8pm) - Mixed
Jubilee sports centre - sports hall

6 October (11am-1pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
Equestrian 3 October (1pm-5pm)*
Trent Valley Equestrian 
meet at Portland at 12pm

7 October (1pm-5pm)*
Trent Valley Equestrian 
meet at Portland at 12pm

4 October (5.30-6.30pm) - Horseball
Long Lane Equestrian Centre
meet at Portland at 4.45pm

11 October (5.30-6.30pm) - Horseball
Long Lane Equestrian Centre
meet at Portland at 4.45pm


Fencing   27 September (8.30-10pm)
1 October (8.30-10pm)
4 October (8.30-10pm)
David Ross Sports Village - Salle
Flag Football   Sunday 30 September (12.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - 3G
Floorball   3 October (7-8pm)
Jubilee sports centre - sports hall

5 October (5-6pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
Football (Ladies) 2 October (5.30-7pm)
David Ross Sports Village - 3G

1 October (4.30-6.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - 3G

28 September (5-7pm)
5 October (5-7pm)
Jubilee sports centre - 3G

Football (Men) 26 September  (9.30am-11am)* CBs & CFs

26 September (11am-12.30pm)* Wingers/FBs

27 September (11am-12.30pm)* Goalkeepers

27 September (12.30am-2pm)*
CMs

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Futsal (Men's & Women's

26 September (4-8pm) - Men's Trial
28 September (6.30-8pm) - Men's Trial
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall

27 September (9am-10.30pm) - Men's Trial
29 September (4-8pm) - Men's Trial
Jubilee sports centre

 2 October (7.30am-9am) - Women's Taster

Gaelic Football  

25 September (7-8pm)
Jubilee sports centre - 3G

27 September (4.30-5.30pm)
30 September (3.30-4.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - 3G

Gliding   TBC
Goalball   TBC
Golf (Mixed)

1 October (12.30-6.30pm)
3 October  (1-7pm)
Beeston Fields Golf Club

 
Gymnastics   27 September (8-10pm)
1 October (8-10pm)
Notts Gymnastic Academy
Meet at Life Sciences car park for transport at 7.45pm
Handball   30 October (6-7.30)
1 October (6-7pm)
4 October (9-10.30pm)

David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
Hockey (Ladies) 27 September (10-12am)
27 September (3-5pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sand-based pitch
 
Hockey (Men) 26 September (3-5pm)
27 September (3-5pm)
Nottingham Hockey Centre
 
Ice Hockey 08 October (9.40-10.40pm)
Motorpoint Arena Nottigham

03 October (2.40-3.40pm)
10 October ( 1.45pm - 01.15am)
Motorpoint Arena Nottigham

Judo   1 October (6.30-8pm)
3 October (6-8pm)
5 October (8-10pm)

David Ross Sports Village - dojo
Jiu Jitsu  

26 September (6-8pm)
1 October (8.30-10.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - dojo

Karate   2 October (8.30-10.30pm)
4 October (8-10pm)
David Ross Sports Village - dojo
Kayak   3 October (9.30-10.30pm)
5 October (8.30-9.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - Swimming Pool
Korfball  

2 October (7-9pm)
4 October (5.30-8.30pm)
6 October (7-8pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall 

Lacrosse (Ladies) 29 September (11-2pm)
Jubilee sports centre - 3G
29 September (6-7pm)
30 September (11-2pm)
Jubilee sports centre - 3G
Lacrosse (Men)   27 September (2-5pm)
30 September (11-2pm)
Jubilee sports centre - 3G
Lifesaving   26 September (3.30-6pm) 
30 September (5-8pm)
David Ross Sports Village - pool
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)   1 October (5.30-7.30pm)

Jubilee sports centre - Studio

3 October (4-6pm)
David Ross Sports Village - dojo

Motorsport   TBC
Mountaineering   13 October (7am-10pm)*
Lake District 
Netball 29September (8am-5pm)
30 October (8am-5pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
 
Polo   6 October (11-5.30pm)*
Offchurch Bury Polo Club
Rambling   TBC
Rugby Union (Ladies)   2 October (4.30-6pm)
David Ross Sports Village - 3G
Rugby Union (Men)

29 September (10am-3.30pm)
Highfields sports complex

 
Rugby League   25 September (7-8.30pm)
26 September (2-3.30pm) 
David Ross Sports Village - 3G
Sailing 7 October (9.30am-6pm)*/**
Notts County Sailing Club
30 September (10am-6pm)*/**
6 October (10am-6pm)*/**
Notts County Sailing Club
Shooting   TBC
Skydiving   TBC
Snooker & Pool   TBC
Snowsports   2 October (5pm depart) - racing and lessons*
Stoke Ski Centre

1 November (5.00pm depart) - freestyle*
Castleford Snow Dome
Softball & Baseball   29 September  (2-5pm) - Baseball
30 September (1.30-3.30pm) - Softball
Jubilee sports centre - 3G
Squash

29 September (12.30-4.30pm) 
30 September (12.15-5.15pm) 
Men's Trial

30 September (9.30-12.30pm) Women's Trial

David Ross Sports Village - squash courts

 
Sub Aqua   4 October (8.30-10.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - pool 
Surf    TBC
Swimming 7 October (2-4pm)
David Ross Sports Village - pool 
30 September (3-4pm)**
2 October (8-9pm)**
David Ross Sports Village - pool 
Synchronised Swimming   4 October (5.30-6.30pm)**
7 October (5-6.30pm)**
David Ross Sports Village - pool 
Table Tennis 1 October (5-7pm)
5 October (5-7pm)
David Ross Sports Village - salle
2 October (5-7pm)
David Ross Sports Village - salle
Taekwondo   1 October (8-9.30pm)
4 October (7-9pm)
David Ross Sports Village - dojo
Tennis 26 September (9-4pm)
Nottingham Tennis Centre
 
Ten Pin Bowling   29 September (12-5.30pm)*
6 October (12-5.30pm)*
MFA Bowl, Nottingham city centre
Thai Boxing      27 October (5-7pm)
6 October (4-6pm)
David Ross Sports Village - dojo
Trampoline   29 September (8.20-10.30pm)
1 October (6-7.30pm)
2 October (8.30-10.30pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
Triathlon

3 October (6.30-8.30am) - Performance Squad Trials
David Ross Sports Village - pool

 

1 October - Swim (7-8:30pm) David Ross Sports Village - Swimming Pool 

2 October (7-8pm) - Running Taster
David Ross Sports Village 

3 October (2-6pm) - Wattbike 
Jubilee Spin Studio - 4*1 hour slots, sign up via club facebook page

4 October (8.30-9.30pm) - Circuits 
David Ross Sports Village - Studio 2

5 October (5-6.30pm) - Yoga Taster 
David Ross Sports Village - Studio

6 October (9-10am) - Beeston park run. Meet the committee at 8.15 in front of Portland building (East Drive side) to cycle down together, or meet us at the start line at 8.45am.

7 October (10-2pm) - Cycling Taster 
meet at Portland building

Ultimate 5 October (9-10.30pm) - Men's
David Ross Sports Village -3G

30 September (2-4pm)
Field behind Florence Boot Hall

2 October (5-6.30pm) - Women's Taster
Jubilee Sports Centre - 3G

3 October (2-4pm) - Mixed Taster
Field behind Florence Boot Hall

Volleyball 1 October (7.30-10.30pm) - Men's
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall

2 October (5.30-8.30pm) - Women's 
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
4 October (7-9pm)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
Water Polo  

2 October (9-10.30pm)**
4 October (7-8.30pm)**
David Ross Sports Village - pool

Wheelchair Basketball   2 October (4.30-6pm)
6 October (10-12am)
David Ross Sports Village - sports hall
Windsurfing & Kite   3 October (2-5pm) */**
6 October (10.30-5pm) */**
Notts County Sailing Club)

 

2018 Sutton Bonington Sport Taster Sessions
 ClubTaster 
Fencing

2 October (8-10pm)
Sutton Bonington - Sports Hall

9 October (8-10pm)
Sutton Bonington - Sports Hall

Football

1 October (5-6.30pm)
Sutton Bonington - 3G Pitch

8 October (5-6.30pm)
Sutton Bonington - 3G Pitch

Lacrosse

2 October (7.30-9pm)
Sutton Bonington - 3G Pitch

4 October (5-6pm)
Sutton Bonington - 3G Pitch

Netball 29 September (11-1pm)
Sutton Bonington - Sports Hall

4 October (6-8pm) 
Sutton Bonington - Sports Hall

Pole Dancing 3 October ( 2-4pm) 
Sutton Bonington - Studio

10 October (2-4pm) 
Sutton Bonington - Studio
Rugby Union (Men) 26 September (2-3pm)
Sutton Bonington - 3G Pitch
Squash 2 October (8-10.30pm)
Sutton Bonington - Squash Courts

10 October (8-10.30pm) 
Sutton Bonington - Squash Courts
Ultimate 30 September (3-5pm) 
Sutton Bonington - 3G Pitch

3 October (2-4pm)
Sutton Bonington - Studio

 

 

Join one of our free events

We've got a huge range of free events planned including tasters for international students, fitness classes and an inclusive sports day as well as our popular Welcome Halls Sports Day. 

What's on...

What's on - Welcome Week
 Event Date Time  Location

Welcome Climbing Wall Programme
Open to all students, our climbing instructors will show you the basics with free tasters on the new David Ross Sports Village wall. 

From 22 September - 8 October Various  David Ross Sports Village
International Welcome Sports Tasters
Just for international students, our friendly clubs will be running some free sessions so you can try out lots of different sports!
Saturday 22  - Sunday 23 September 10am-2pm David Ross Sports Village

Welcome Halls Sports Day:
Organised by our IMS exec, play for your hall in one of several sports including to win the coveted trophy! You'll even get a free playing shirt!

Friday 28 September 12,30-6pm David Ross Sports Village

Welcome Classes with Les Mills
Four group exercise classes from our popular timetable for you to try free-of-charge.  - no booking required

From Monday 1 October Various David Ross Sports Village
Engage Inclusive Sports Day
Join us for a relaxed afternoon of sport run by our friendly coordinators. Lots to try including archery, climbing and goalball. No booking required - just turn up! 
Wednesday 3 October 12-5pm David Ross Sports Village
Leadership Academy Welcome evening
Find out more about our Academy, the volunteering and leadership programmes we offer and how you can get involved. Register your interest here
Thursday 4 October  6pm-7.30pm David Ross Sports Village

  

 
 

Got a question?

Check out some of our frequently asked questions and if your query isn't answered below, then email us at sport@nottingham.ac.uk and we'll get back to you.
I'm an international student - what activities are available during International Welcome?

We're running several events just for international students during International Welcome, so we hope you can join us!

Our team will be at the International Welcome Fair (22 September, 10am-2pm, Portland Building) so you can find out about UoN sports and fitness membership, sports clubs and all the ways you can stay active on campus.

You can also meet several clubs at International Registration (23 September, 10am-2pm, David Ross Sports Village) and they'll be running tasters over the weekend for international students. Check out the listings above or click here for more information. 

International students are also encouraged to attend all our Welcome activities - joining a sports team or programme is a fantastic way to meet new people during your time in Nottingham!

 
I've decided which sports clubs I'd like to join - how do I purchase my club membership?

In order to join one of our sports clubs, you will need to purchase a club membership via one of the below methods:

1. Find your sports club on the Students' Union website and login using your University account (activated upon registration). You will then be able to make your payment online - card payments only. Returning students, please note that 2018/19 memberships will be on sale online from 1 September 2018. 

2. Visit the Welcome Fair and collect a bar code sticker from the stall of the club you would like to join. You can then take this to the tills at Welcome Fair and pay by either card or cash. 

3. Visit the SU Box Office in the Portland Building where you can make payment by cash or card.

Please note, several sports clubs will also require you to purchase UoN sports and fitness membership - check with an individual club to see if this is the case. 

 
I'm studying and living at Sutton Bonington campus - how can I find out more about what sports clubs and activities are on offer at my campus?

There's lots of ways you can find out about the sporting offer for Sutton Bonington students:

1. Visit the Sutton Bonington Welcome Fair on Wednesday 26 September at the Sutton Bonington sports centre. Here you can visit the sports clubs based at Sutton Bonington and meet the UoN Sport team. 

2.. Visit the Sutton Bonington Guild website for a list of all the SB sports clubs you can join. 

 

 
 

University of Nottingham Sport

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

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000
email: sport@nottingham.ac.uk