August 19, 2019, by Charlotte Gauja

The #GreenandGold Dictionary

We are assuming it is starting to sink in that you are going to live at the University of Nottingham, after getting your grades and celebrating (most important first).

To help you settle into Nottingham we have created a #GreenandGold dictionary filled with acronyms/abbreviations you’ve never heard of so it doesn’t feel like university speaks a different language.

 UoNSport- University of Nottingham Sport

The home of the #GreenandGold and anything sport or fitness related. UoN Sport have 3 fitness suites, 200 fitness classes a week, over 100 BUCS teams, 15 IMS leagues a leadership academy and

 BUCS- British University and College Sports

Weekly leagues where by students compete for the University of Nottingham against other Universities. You will have to trial to get onto one of these teams. It includes away fixtures.

 IMS- Intramural Sport

Weekly competitive sport leagues on campus, this could be representing your Hall or society. There’s 15 sports to choose from. It’s a great way to meet new people and keep competing in sport. IMS is less pressured than BUCS teams.

Leadership Academy

A year round programme that offers a range of programmes, training and qualifications to allow students to develop leadership skills through sport. This might be volunteering at local schools, encouraging primary children to live active lives or inspiring a future Olympian.


A year round programme where by students can drop into weekly sessions aimed at beginners, there’s no commitment so if you have a free weekend and fancy being active you can give something new a go!


A fiercely competitive series of sports fixtures against local rivals Nottingham Trent. Both universities compete for the honour of being overall Varsity Champions. Highlights the series include a sell-out ice hockey fixture and the largest futsal fixture in the country. Oh and we have won it for the past 7 years (sorry Trent).

DRSV- David Ross Sports Village

The largest sport and fitness facility, situated on University Park Campus. You’ll find it is a hub for sporting events through the year such as the infamous Varsity. With a 200- station fitness suite, pool, climbing wall, courts, dance studios and more we hope that everyone will be able to find a way to stay physically active at DRSV.


We hope this has provided you with some University Sport knowledge ahead of moving to Nottingham, should you have any further questions please visit

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