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…and they’re off – Life Cycle 6 heads off on 170 mile warm up!

A team of 32 University of Nottingham staff, students and friends set off this morning to cycle the Way of the Roses to help raise £1 million for life-changing breast cancer research. The team are riding Britain’s most popular coast-to-coast cycling challenges – a very hilly 170-mile route from Bridlington, through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds and Lune …

Trust Me, I’m a Press Officer!

It can never be said that the work of a university press officer is not varied! Occasionally we’re asked to promote clinical trials that may be struggling to recruit but this time I thought I’d go the extra mile and volunteer for one myself as time was short. The BBC’s flagship TV health programme ‘Trust …

Nottingham balloon – a taste of summer!

As we felt the first blast of winter this weekend how nice to remind ourselves of the lovely autumn we’ve just enjoyed. Here’s a collection of images of  The University of Nottingham Balloon – often seen on University open days – in flight over Chatsworth in September. Team Janet – The University of Nottingham Hot Air Balloon …

Gavin’s marathon Lifecycle to Buckingham Palace

The University of Nottingham’s superfit Environmental Manager, Gavin Scott, is pedalling hard to reach his Royal destination tonight, in a 1000km charity bike ride in aid of Lifecycle 5. Gavin’s ‘5,4,3,2,1…Thunderbirds Challenge’ began on 7 September in Scotland and over the past four days he has cycled through the five UK capitals, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin …

Engineers race to Isle of Man TT prize

Engineers from Nottingham raced their electric motorbike at the legendary Isle of Man TT and came away as fastest university team. The zero carbon emission bike was pitted against professional factory teams and other universities at the TT Zero, a one-lap time trial of the 37-mile course, which is regarded as the most unforgiving, mechanically …

Victory March for Nottingham sport

Wednesday afternoons are already synonymous with sport for many students but Wednesday 25 March 2015 will be remembered as a big day for University of Nottingham Sport for many years to come. The culmination of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) season, BUCS Big Wednesday saw four University teams claim national championship victories in …

Nottingham Alumnus is honoured by the Minister for Sport

A new elite training centre for Canoe Sprint has been named after Nottingham alumnus Tim Brabant, Britain’s most successful Canoe Sprint athlete of all time. The new facility will be named the Tim Brabants Elite Training Centre, in recognition of his outstanding achievement in Canoe Sprint and for being the sport’s first ever Olympic gold …

Planning for The David Ross Sports Village is rejected

The University’s plans  to build a new £40m sports centre have been brought to a halt when a planning application was rejected by Nottingham City Council yesterday. The Registrar, Dr Paul Greatrix responds to the decision: “The decision smacks of hypocrisy. Given the number of mature trees, including 40 on University Boulevard, felled by the City …

National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine accredited as International Olympic Committee research centre

The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has been named as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health– one of just nine around the world. The IOC has identified the protection of athletes’ health and the prevention of injuries and illness in sport as …

Charnwood University of the Third Age – photography visit

Malcolm Coulton, Photography Group Leader from Charnwood U3A, got in touch earlier this year to ask if they could spend a morning taking pictures on Jubilee Campus. He said: “We are Charnwood University of the Third Age , a national organisation for retired  people  to continue learning. Charnwood has nearly 1000 members and operates some 80 different …