Department of Sport
  

Welcome to the University of Nottingham Sport 2020

 

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 2020 and getting active with University of Nottingham Sport!

 

 

What's on offer at the University of Nottingham Sport        #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. 

Check out our club trials and tasters below once they are announced.

 
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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. 

During Welcome test out the membership facilities with our try before you buy offer or head to a taster fitness class. 

 
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"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.

Fancy trying out a new sport during welcome? We'll be adding all the details of how to try a new sport during Welcome week to our engage website.

 
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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. 

Interested in boosting your CV and making a difference in Nottingham? Find out more at the Leadership Academy Website

 
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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.

 

 

Click here to download our 2020-21 Sport, Health and Wellbeing Handbook

Try before your buy - Fancy a free workout pass?


Try Before You Buy will give you a free gym or swim pass so that you can access and try out our facilities before buying your sport and fitness membership.

Simply register your details in this form and a member of our team will contact you to confirm your free fitness pass.

How to buy your UoN Sport and Fitness Membeship

Your sports and fitness membership covers access to all our facilities, including the 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 your sports and fitness membership lasts until 31 July 2021 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
  • a huge variety of  weekly group exercise classes (including the popular LES MILLS series)
  • drop-in social sport with our Engage 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 Inclusive sport pages

How can I purchase?

Returning students can purchase their membership online, or by calling +44 (0) 115 74 87000. 

If you are a new student in 2020/21, 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

 
 

 Explore our facilities

Before you arrive you can  use Google Maps to freely walk around David Ross Sports Village and explore

 Take a look around with Google Maps!



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

 

Find a club trial or taster

We've got over 75 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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Please register with the appropriate club in advance before turning up, you will find the sign ups on the club social media channels or club websites. If you have any issues finding these please contact @uonsport via social media and we will point you in the right direction.

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. 

Please come dressed in appropriate clothing for the activity and bring water to the session. 

Trials and Taster Timetable
 Club Location Date  Time Other Information
Badminton Taster Jubilee Hall 17 Oct 2-4pm  
Men's Basketball Trial Jubilee Hall 16 Oct 7-9pm

£5 cost

Balls will be Provided by the Club so please do not bring basketballs. Please arrive at the facility 15 minutes before your assigned time slot.
Wearing a mask, staying within your assigned bubble when at the facility and filling out the club risk assessment are all compulsory. Failure to do these things will result in exclusion from trials.

Men's Basketball Trial Jubilee Hall 16 Oct 9-10.30pm

£5 cost

Balls will be Provided by the Club so please do not bring basketballs. Please arrive at the facility 15 minutes before your assigned time slot.
Wearing a mask, staying within your assigned bubble when at the facility and filling out the club risk assessment are all compulsory. Failure to do these things will result in exclusion from trials.

Futsal Trial David Ross 
Sports Village Hall C
22 Oct 1-2pm  
Futsal Trial David Ross 
Sports Village Hall C
22 Oct 2-3pm  
Futsal Trial David Ross 
Sports Village Hall C
22 Oct 3-4pm  
Futsal Trial David Ross 
Sports Village Hall C
22 Oct 4-5pm  
Kendo David Ross
Sports Village Studio 2
16 Oct 7.40-9.30pm  
Jiu Jitsu David Ross 
Sports Village Studio 2
16 Oct

6-8pm

 
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Sports Village Studio 2
18 Oct 12-2pm  
Karate

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Sports Village Dojo

18 Oct 7.30-8.30pm  
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David Ross Sports Village Pool

18 Oct 5.30-6.30pm  
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David Ross Sports Village Pool

18 Oct 6.30-8pm  
MMA

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Sports Village Dojo

17 Oct 7-9pm  
Netball Trials

Jubilee Sports Hall

18 Oct 6.30-10pm

£5

Please bring a water bottle, shorts and white top.

 Polo taster

 Offchurch Bury Polo Club

We will transport students via a minibus with reduced capacity, please wear face masks.  Meet at East Drive bus stop at 9am, a member of committee will be there from 8.45am. 

18 Oct 9am-3pm

 £20 cost

Students will need gloves and a face covering. We encourage people to wear suitable clothing and anyone with riding hats and equipment to bring their own but this is not mandatory. Offchurch Bury supply sanitised helmets, mallets and the horses

Softball and Baseball Womens Taster Jubilee 3G 24 Oct 12-1pm  
Swimming David Ross Sports Village Pool 18 Oct 3-4pm Arrive beach ready - with costumes/trunks on underneath your clothes. There will be no changing facilities before or after the session. Goggles are recommended
Taekwondo Taster David Ross Sports Village Dojo 17 Oct 11-12.30pm Students should bring with them:Sportswear, coat to cover clothes, bag to keep all their stuff.
Thai Boxing  David Ross Sports Village Dojo 17 Oct 4-6pm  
Volleyball David Ross Sports Village Hall C 16 Oct 9-10pm  
Volleyball David Ross Sports Village Hall B 17 Oct 8-10pm  
 

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:

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 20/21 memberships will be on sale online from September 2020. 

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. 

 
 

 

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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