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.
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:
- 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
access to the sports and fitness facilities at all our campuses including;
- over 200 weekly group exercise classes
- drop-in social sport with the Engage programme
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
- 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
||Date / Time
|International Welcome Fair
||Friday 21 September
||Saturday 22 September
||David Ross Sports Village
|Live Nottingham Fair
||Wednesday 26 September -10am-5pm
Thursday 27 September - 10am-5pm
|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.
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
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.
Got a question?
Check out some of our frequently asked questions and if your query isn't answered below, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.