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On your marks?

It’s estimated that more than two million people in England are regularly putting on their trainers and pounding the pavement in an effort to stay active. So could running be the cheap, effective way for you to get fit for 2017? In the second of our New Year, New You blog series, Roger Kerry, associate professor in …

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 …

The Tour de France is coming to town … time to get on your bike

University of Nottingham Physiotherapy lecturer and ex-Tour of Britain rider, Alan Taylor reckons there has never been a better time to get on the cycle path to health and happiness. The Tour de France is coming to town LITERALLY as it visits Yorkshire for the ‘Grand Depart’ on Saturday 5th July. Exiting times … and your chance …

How did Nottingham do at the BUCS white water race

Last weekend saw the annual BUCS white water race up in North Yorkshire on the river Washburn. Tommy Mortberg, University of Nottingham Team Captain, gives his report of the highs and lows.  Paddles at the ready! The BUCS white water race is a kayaking competition where your objective is simply to paddle down the assigned stretch of river as …

Elite student athletes set to follow in footsteps of Olympic star

After seeing five of its graduates pick up Olympic medals at London 2012, The University of Nottingham has its sights set on helping to produce the next generation of UK sporting heroes. To help them on their way, a bursary scheme has been set up to provide some of the country’s brightest sporting talent with …

Students past and future to represent GB hockey

Three alumni and one future student from The University of Nottingham have been chosen to represent Great Britain’s hockey teams at London 2012. After a career blighted by injury, Mathematics and Economics (2009) graduate Anne Panter has been selected in the women’s squad, while fellow alumni Rob Moore (Economics 2003) and Nick Catlin (History 2011) …

1-7 June: The big stories

This latest round-up of news from The University of Nottingham includes new research into how to get the message across about the importance of tackling climate change. There’s also news of a University of Nottingham academic winning  a national fellowship for her work to improve our understanding of asthma, while using fewer animals in the …

Student athletes excel in Olympic Stadium

Three sports bursars led an outstanding effort from The University of Nottingham at the BUCS Visa Outdoor Athletics Championships this weekend. Held at the 2012 Olympic Stadium in London, 10,000 metre runner Ian Kimpton and high jumper Isobel Pooley secured gold medals, while Kike Oniwinde secured a bronze in a highly competitive women’s javelin competition. …

Town and Gown 2012: The results are in

After a full day of competitive matches across fourteen sports, the inaugural Town and Gown competition, perhaps fittingly, came down to the final set of the last match. As teams from The University of Nottingham and their opponents from across the City looked on, the City Rockets Volleyball team secured the win needed to tie …