Department of Sport

Welcome 2021/22

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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 about settling in and getting active with University of Nottingham Sport!

What's on offer at The University of Nottingham                              #FindYourActive


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. 

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"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. 

 
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"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. 
 
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"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. 

 
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"I just want to play for fun"

For students who want to play sport for fun, our Just Play 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.

 
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"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. 

 
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"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.

 

You can find out more about our sport and fitness offering by reading our Sport, Health and Wellbeing handbook here.

 



How to buy your UoN Sport and Fitness Membership

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

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What's included?

For a fee of just £159 your sports and fitness membership lasts until 30 July 2022 and includes:

  • state-of-the-art facilities at the £40 million David Ross Sports Village including;
    • 200-station fitness suite
    • eight-lane 25m swimming pool
    • 20 badminton-court sports hall
    • martial arts dojo 
    • fencing / table tennis / archery salle
    • climbing wall
  • over 200 weekly group exercise classes (including the popular LES MILLS series)
  • drop-in social sport with our Just Play programme, giving you the chance to try something new!

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 2021/22, you can purchase your UoN sport and fitness membership here.

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. 

 
 

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. These are free of charge unless stated.*

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

2021/22 Sports Club Tasters
 Club Taster
American Football

Women's Flag American Football Tasters 

05/02/2022 - Jubilee 3G - 10:00 to 12:00

08/02/2022 - DRSV STP - 20:00 to 22:00

Archery Currently no tasters available
Artistic Swimming Currently no tasters available
Athletics Currently no tasters available
Badminton Currently no tasters available
Basketball (M) Currently no tasters available
Basketball (W) Currently no tasters available
Boat Club Currently no tasters available
Boxing

Taster
31/01/2022 & 07/02/2022
DRSV Studio 2
19:15 - 20:15

Taster
01/02/2022 & 08/02/2022
DRSV Studio 2
17:45 - 18:45

Taster
02/02/2022 & 09/02/2022
DRSV Studio 2
17:15 - 18:15

Taster
03/02/2022 & 10/02/2022
DRSV Studio 2
17:15 - 18:15

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Currently no tasters available
Canoe Polo Currently no tasters available
Caving Currently no tasters available
Cheerleading Currently no tasters available
Climbing Currently no tasters available
Cricket (W) Currently no tasters available
Cricket (M) Currently no tasters available
Cycling Currently no tasters available
Dodgeball  Taster
31/01/2022
DRSV Hall D
19:30 - 21:00

Taster
07/02/2022
DRSV Hall D
19:30 - 21:00
Equestrian Currently no tasters available
Fencing Currently no tasters available
Floorball Taster
02/02/2022
Jubilee Hall 1
18:00 - 19:00
Football (M) Currently no tasters available
Football and Futsal (W) Currently no tasters available
Futsal Trial
15/02/2022
DRSV Hall B
20:00 - 22:30 (These will be split into 50 minute slots)
£3
Gaelic Football Currently no tasters available
Gliding Currently no tasters available
Golf Currently no tasters available
Gymnastics Currently no tasters available
Handball Taster
03/02/2022
DRSV Hall B
21:00 - 22:30

Taster
10/02/2022
DRSV Hall B
21:00 - 22:30
Hockey (L) Currently no tasters available
Hockey (M) Currently no tasters available
Ice Hockey Currently no tasters available
Judo Currently no tasters available
Jiu Jitsu Currently no tasters available
Karate Currently no tasters available
Kayak

Taster
02/02/2022
DRSV Swimming Pool
21:30-22:30

Taster
04/02/2022
DRSV Swimming Pool
20:30-21:30

Taster
09/02/2022
DRSV Swimming Pool
21:30-22:30

Taster
11/02/2022
DRSV Swimming Pool
20:30-21:30

Kendo Currently no tasters available
Korfball Currently no tasters available
Lacrosse (L) Currently no tasters available
Lacrosse (M) Currently no tasters available
Lifesaving Currently no tasters available
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Taster
02/02/2022
DRSV Dojo
16:00 - 18:00
Motorsport Currently no tasters available
Mountaineering Currently no tasters available
Netball Currently no tasters available
Polo Currently no tasters available
Powerlifting Taster
05/02/2022
14:00 - 17:00
Nottingham Strong, Meadow Lane, NG2 3HT
£6 per person
Rambling and Hiking Currently no tasters available
Rugby League Taster
01/02/2022
19:00 - 20:30
DRSV 3G
Rugby (M) Currently no tasters available
Rugby (W) Taster
11/02/2022
17:00 - 18:30
DRSV 3G
Sailing Currently no tasters available
Shooting Currently no tasters available
Skydiving Currently no tasters available
Snooker & Pool Currently no tasters available
Snowsports

Racing & Lessons Taster
01/02/2022
John Nike Leisuresport, Swadlincote
19:00 - 22:00 (18:00 Meet)
£5 (Transport & hire included + 2 hours of free ski, racing or ski/snowboard lesson)

Freestyle Skiing Taster
08/02/2022
Tamworth Snowdome
19:00 - 23:00 (17:40 Meet)
£9 (Transport & hire of equipment included - bring your own gloves!) 

Softball & Baseball Softball Taster
12/02/2022
Jubilee 3G
13:00 - 15:00
Squash Taster
02/02/2022
DRSV Squash Courts
18:00 - 22:00

Taster
05/02/2022
DRSV Squash Courts
16:00 - 18:00
Sub Aqua Currently no tasters available
Surf Currently no tasters available
Swimming Currenlty no tasters available
Table Tennis Currently no tasters available
Taekwondo  Currently no tasters available
Tennis Currently no tasters available
Ten Pin Bowling Currently no tasters available
Thai Boxing Currently no tasters available
Trampolining Taster
31/01/2022
DRSV Hall D
18:00 - 19:30

Taster
03/02/2022
DRSV Hall D
17:00 - 19:30

Taster
07/02/2022
DRSV Hall D
18:00 - 19:30
Triathlon Currently no tasters available
Ultimate Taster
01/02/2022
Jubilee 3G pitch
16.30 - 18.30
Volleyball Currently no tasters available
Wakeboard & Waterski Currently no tasters available
Water Polo Currently no tasters available
Wheelchair Basketball Taster
05/02/2022
DRSV Hall C
10:00 -12:00

Taster
08/02/2022
DRSV Hall C
17:00 - 18:00
Windriders Currently no tasters available

 

 

Join one of our free events

We've got a huge range of free events happening at the University in 2022 that you can get involved with!
What's on - Events 
 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. 

24 - 28 January Various  David Ross Sports Village

Refreshers
Visit the Student Union to find out more about UoN Sport and speak to one of our team in person about what's on offer!

1 February 10:00 - 16:00 UP - Get Involved Zone, C Floor, Portland

Volleyball Headliner
Experience a showcase BUCS fixture and support the #GreenandGold on campus!

2 February 16:30 - 20:30 David Ross Sports Village

Just Play sessions
Discover and try out new sports that you can take part in at the University of Nottingham in a safe and fun environment!

31 January - 6 February Various University of Nottingham Campus

  

 
 

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'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 2021/22 memberships will be on sale online from 1 August 2021. 
  2. 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?

These are the ways you can find out about the sporting offer for Sutton Bonington students:

  1. Visit the Sutton Bonington Sports Centre and speaking to our staff at the centre.
  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