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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 …

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 …

Girls Night In…one of the most successful nights of 2016 (and it’s back!)

With the 2017 Girls Night In event just around the corner we spoke with the Engage coordinators to find out about last year’s event and to hear some of the feedback they received. It’s time for us to get Girls Night In 2017 in the diary and whilst planning and organising this term’s event, we …

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 – …

Girls’ Night In a huge hit!

By Sebastian Chmielinski On Sunday 24th April, over 120 girls descended upon the University Park Sports Centre for another hugely successful Girls’ Night In. Organised by the Engage team, and in association with Nottingham Girls Can, the evening of ‘fun, fitness and freebies’ was aimed at encouraging and increasing  participation from girls in a fun and laid back …

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 …

Healthy U Week: Get involved and get active!

By Andriana Petrova Did you know that physical activity can help you beat the stress, boost your mood, and give you more energy? Not only that but also that exercise is a powerful tool to reduce risk of serious illnesses too? One whole week dedicated to helping you stay healthy, both physically and mentally. There are plenty …