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Li Lian shares her winning badminton tips

  She is the schoolgirl player turned national University champion. Li Lian Yang, 24, is making waves across badminton courts after winning a string of titles. Here the University of Nottingham undergraduate talks us through a typical day and shares her top five training tips.   Start early I started playing badminton when I was …

Malaysian badminton star Yang takes national university title

A rising badminton star from The University of Nottingham has won gold at the United Kingdom national University championships. Li Lian Yang, 24 and a Malaysian national, scooped the Women’s singles title at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships, defeating fellow Malaysian Lyddia Cheah 2-1 in Sheffield this weekend. Having already beaten …

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 …

Nottingham alumni in full voice for the Ryder Cup

A group who admit to being ‘hopelessly obsessed golf fans dedicated to securing Ryder Cup victory for Team Europe via the power of song’ are serenading their heros once again this year. Inspired by the heroics of Sam Torrance’s Belfry winning team of 2002 ‘The Guardians of the Cup’ are an a cappella group composed largely of …

….mission accomplished! Life Cycle 6 team complete 170 warm up.

Gruelling but great fun – that’s the verdict of the Life Cycle 6 warm up. Every picture tells a story and there are plenty of those in the gallery below! The team of 32 University of Nottingham staff, students and friends cycled the Way of the Roses this weekend to help raise £1 million for life-changing breast …

…and they’re off – Life Cycle 6 heads off on 170 mile warm up!

A team of 32 University of Nottingham staff, students and friends set off this morning to cycle the Way of the Roses to help raise £1 million for life-changing breast cancer research. The team are riding Britain’s most popular coast-to-coast cycling challenges – a very hilly 170-mile route from Bridlington, through the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds and Lune …

Trust Me, I’m a Press Officer!

It can never be said that the work of a university press officer is not varied! Occasionally we’re asked to promote clinical trials that may be struggling to recruit but this time I thought I’d go the extra mile and volunteer for one myself as time was short. The BBC’s flagship TV health programme ‘Trust …

Nottingham balloon – a taste of summer!

As we felt the first blast of winter this weekend how nice to remind ourselves of the lovely autumn we’ve just enjoyed. Here’s a collection of images of  The University of Nottingham Balloon – often seen on University open days – in flight over Chatsworth in September. Team Janet – The University of Nottingham Hot Air Balloon …

Gavin’s marathon Lifecycle to Buckingham Palace

The University of Nottingham’s superfit Environmental Manager, Gavin Scott, is pedalling hard to reach his Royal destination tonight, in a 1000km charity bike ride in aid of Lifecycle 5. Gavin’s ‘5,4,3,2,1…Thunderbirds Challenge’ began on 7 September in Scotland and over the past four days he has cycled through the five UK capitals, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin …

Engineers race to Isle of Man TT prize

Engineers from Nottingham raced their electric motorbike at the legendary Isle of Man TT and came away as fastest university team. The zero carbon emission bike was pitted against professional factory teams and other universities at the TT Zero, a one-lap time trial of the 37-mile course, which is regarded as the most unforgiving, mechanically …