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Ten 1-minute exercises to boost your revision

We know how intense exam period can be and it can seem impossible to get any time away from the books. But even a short burst of physical activity can really boost your productivity and brain function. The team at the Sports Injury Clinic, based at the new David Ross Sports Village, are experts in …

Ten things you DON’T need for a triathlon (promise)

Thinking about giving triathlon a go but not sure if an all-in-one is for you? Fancy a challenge, but your bike has seen better days? Love the idea but worried about the costs of getting all the kit? With the popular Notts Triathlon back on University Park campus on 2 April 2017, the organisers from …

10 reasons why working out will improve your day!

As part of our #projectme we asked two of our fitness instructors why channelling your energy and working out can help to improve your day. Here’s what Sue and Chloe listed as the top 10 reasons; Exercise can help to improve your mood by boosting levels of soothing brain chemicals, so a good way to …

Just breathe – how to relieve stress around exam time

With exams taking place across campus we spoke to one of our Fitness Instructors at the David Ross Sports Village, Eric Williamson, to find out the best ways to relieve the stress often felt by students at this time of year, here’s what Eric’s tips; The key to staying in the peak performance zone – …

Achieve your fitness goals with our supported fitness sessions

As part of our disability in sports programme, we offer supported fitness sessions to disabled students and members of staff so they can get a consistent level of support when exercising. One of the students who has greatly benefitted from the service sent us a blog. They asked that their story be shared so that others …

RAMSOC’s Exmoor exploration

By Patrick Hardern, RAMSOC 2015/16 Vice President In February, RAMSOC headed to Exmoor for a weekend of walking and exploring. With this being a mere two weeks after the end of exam season, we were naturally all excited to escape Nottingham for a weekend, as a chance to catch our collective breath. My first impressions …

Debbie does 12 hour walk for Mental Health awareness

By Hannah Webber, Disability Sports Officer Monday 29 February to Friday 4 March was HealthyU week at the University, as part of that week we supported the University’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday 3 March. The day was dedicated to shining a light on mental health, the day also saw one of our UoN …

Debbie’s getting active for Mental Health Day!

Debbie Butler is an associate member of staff at the University and she’s looking to make her mark during Healthy U Week (29 February – 4 March). Over the last six months, Debbie has been using exercise and the University sports facilities to help manage her mental health illness and physical impairments with some positive …

Staff sports day

The World Cup and Commonwealth Games have been and gone leaving a sporting void for many. If you’re still feeling the need for some sporting action, come along to the staff sports day on Wednesday 13 August. Twenty two teams from across the University will come together to fight it out over ten events for …