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Blog: Jono Jones takes third consecutive BUCS Downhill title

This weekend in Scotland, University of Nottingham student Jono Jones made history in the university Downhill Mountain Biking championships, winning his third consecutive British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) event. In a guest blog, he tells us how it all unfolded! By Jono Jones – University of Nottingham Sports Scholar After a brief trip to …

From novices to European Champions in three years…

This summer saw gold medal success for our University of Nottingham Boat Club, with students Jessica Eastwood, Eleanor Ball, Amber Hickson and Freya George powering across the water in the Women’s 4 at the European University Games held in Croatia. Three of the team had never even tried sweep rowing before coming to Nottingham and learning …

UoN win record fifth straight Varsity series

By Sebastian Chmielinski The University of Nottingham claimed bragging rights for the fifth year in a row after beating Nottingham Trent University 13-8 in the 2016 Varsity Series. Having first begun in 2003, the Series is the most hotly anticipated sporting event every year, and 2016 did not disappoint. With more sell-out crowds, international stadiums, …

22 hours coached in two days, was it worth it?

University of Nottingham Table Tennis Coach, Gavin Evans, reflects on the BUCS Table Tennis Championships held at the University of Nottingham Sports Centre over the weekend of the 20 and 21 February 2016. 

Top 12 Moments of 2015!

UoN Sport hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We can’t wait to see what the year ahead has in store, so we thought now is a great time to reflect on some of our achievements of 2015. Here are our top 12 moments – one for every month! 1.January – 200 local …

Howzat – England cricket star receives honorary degree

Stuart Broad and the Chief Executive of UK Sport are being honoured by The University of Nottingham. The England and Nottinghamshire cricket star and Liz Nicholl CBE, Chief Executive of UK Sport, are two of six distinguished guests receiving an honorary degree during this year’s winter graduation ceremonies. They will join thousands of successful candidates …

A successful summer of sport

Sport doesn’t stop when the academic year comes to an end at UoN. Many of our student athletes and alumni have been competing over the summer and doing us proud: British high jumper and Biosciences alumna Isobel Pooley got her season off to a flying start, topping the UK all-time outdoor rankings with a 1.97m jump …

Blog 4: Reflections on Chinese Training

By Liam McTiernan. So as we come to an end here in China, Team UoN have certainly had a memorable and beneficial trip. The training has been extremely hard work and the team have done a great job in taking the most away from the opportunity. Throughout our time at the Chinese Table Tennis College …

Blog 3: UoN Table Tennis Grafting in China

By Liam McTiernan. As the weekend approached so did the matches between the University of Nottingham and the Chinese Table Tennis College youth players. On Saturday it was time to put our training into some match play situations and each UoN player played 7 matches against some of the players in Shanghai. The day got …

Blog 2: Training Commences for UoN Table Tennis

By Liam McTiernan. Training has begun for the University of Nottingham Table Tennis Team. With the humidity and temperature high in China training is tough and all the players have had to adapt. The standard of Chinese opponents is high with many having played 6 hours a day from the age of 7 or 8. …