"Countless opportunities to get involved..."

“Here at the Students’ Union we believe your time at university is one of the most exciting and important in your life. Therefore, we do all that we can to help you enjoy your time here. Whether that’s representing you academically, supporting you when you need it or giving you the opportunities to express yourself through sport, clubs and societies or other student groups, we’re here to help.”
Amos Teshuva, President of the Students’ Union 2012/13





Annual events

Week One

Week One is a huge series of events for new students to help them get settled into university life, get to know the city and start making new friends.

Welcome Fair

The Welcome Fair takes place during Week One. New students get the chance to grab some free stuff and find out about all the Students’ Union’s sports clubs, societies, student-run services, representation and more.

Graduation Ball

The Graduation Ball is considered among many as the highlight of the University events calendar. This huge black tie event celebrates the end of your time at The University of Nottingham, with big acts appearing and thousands of people attending.

Regular events

The Students’ Union runs regular nights both in the SU and in town. Events range from big club nights to stand-up comedy. See Social Life for further information.


Sports events

Tri-Campus Games

The University of Nottingham held its first Tri-Campus Games in Nottingham in 2009.  The annual event sees students from the University's campuses in Malaysia, China and Nottingham compete against one another in a variety of sport events. Each year the University's campuses in Nottingham, China and Malaysia take it in turn to host the competition.

Sport Department

There are also a number of events run by the Sport Department throughout the year. These include:

  • Sports Ball – An annual ball for sports members
  • Varsity – The University of Nottingham and closest rivals Nottingham Trent University annually compete in a number of high profile events to win the Varsity Cup, raising money for charity as they go.  



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