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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 …

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 …

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 …

Guest blog: UoN Lifesaving Club maintain strong 3rd in BULSCA league

Guest blogger: Alex Collard, Club coach for the UoN Lifesaving Club UoN Lifesaving Club’s BULSCA Competition For those of you who still react incredulously when informed that Lifesaving is an actual sport, and a rather popular one at that, you may further be surprised to learn that 22 teams came up to our humble multi-million-pound …

Guest blog: UoN Polo take gold at Winter Nationals

Guest blogger: Lucy Cox, Publicity Officer for UoN Polo Club UoN Polo: NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 2017 Every year, UoN Polo heads over to Rugby Polo Club to compete at the SUPA (Schools and Universities Polo Association) Winter Arena National Championships. As there is no BUCS polo, we compete under SUPA tournaments against every other university polo …

So it all started here

By Claire Henson, People and Culture Events Coordinator As a child, I was not at all sporty. As I grew older, I became more aware of my body and my shape, but still didn’t use my body in any kind of exercise or sporty activity. From about the age of fifteen, I developed crippling anxiety. …

Jumpstart your summer at the GO TRI Aquathlon!

By Sebastian Chmielinski The Triathlon Club are back with their third Go TRI event of the year, this time an Aquathlon! Suitable for any level of fitness and enthusiasm, the course will consist of a 200m swim followed by a 3km run around University Park campus. The event is specifically designed for first timers, and …

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. …