August 11, 2021, by brzbs1

All you can look forward to as part of the #GreenandGold!

With students up and down the United Kingdom receiving their A-Level results yesterday, we want to say a huge congratulations to all of those who have accepted offers to join the University of Nottingham! We know that you have made a brilliant choice and we cannot wait to welcome you all to the #GreenandGold in the next few months! At the University of Nottingham we have such a broad range of sporting opportunity that students can get involved with at every different level.

Our Just Play programme offers a flexible way for undergraduate and post graduate students to try out new sports and meet new friends in a fun and friendly environment. Sessions are open to all regardless of skill or ability and with a wide range of sports to choose from, there really is something for everyone! If you already play a sport and find that your new hall-mates or classmates do as well, then you can join our IMS (Intramural Sports) leagues and play against other halls in a variety of sports.

Alternatively, if you feel like a weekly gym or fitness class routine will be enjoyable either individually or as part of a group, then we have a vast number of classes per week. All of our programmes are designed to be as inclusive as possible as we work alongside the Student Union and Disability Support team to ensure that there are inclusive sporting and fitness opportunities for all students at the University. We also have our own dedicated Disability Sport Officer (DSO), who supports students in getting involved in sport. To find out more about inclusive sport please click here.

If you are heading to the University of Nottingham and are interested in certain sports or looking to try out something new, there are over 70 different sports clubs that will be welcoming new members in September! You can find a full list of all of our sports clubs here, along with ways to contact them to find out more before you arrive. Our sports clubs offer beginner and social sessions for everyone to get involved. All of our clubs will be represented at Welcome Fair and are eagerly looking forward to introducing themselves and their clubs.

The majority of our sports clubs also have teams that compete in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) Leagues against other universities throughout the year. Almost every Wednesday in term time there are competitive fixtures taking place that help the University earn BUCS points towards the university’s overall standing in the league. The University of Nottingham regularly finishes in the top three in these standings, and before Coronavirus ended the BUCS season early in 2020, the University of Nottingham was top of the standings. Even if you don’t end up competing in BUCS Fixtures, we encourage all students to attend fixtures where possible in support of the #GreenandGold!

Within UoN Sport we also encourage students to get involved within the local community through our Leadership Academy. This offers the opportunity to develop leadership skills through working with local school children, coaching fellow students and volunteering at major sporting events on campus. Our Leadership Academy team offers extensive support to help you develop your skills, including mentoring and the opportunity to gain recognised coaching and leadership qualifications.

All of these initiatives and sporting opportunities are part of UoN Sport’s #FindYourActive campaign which aims to help students find their own sporting path during their stay at the university. From beginners to experts, our facilities, programs and clubs provide endless avenues to be a part of UoN Sport and the #GreenandGold. Whether you want to gym, swim, climb or compete in one of our sports clubs – our Student Sport and Fitness Membership has got you covered and with so much on offer, we give you the power to shape your own fitness and lifestyle journey. This membership is required for students to join a sports club and access the sports facilities and is currently priced at £209 until the 4 October 2021. To find out more about how the UoN Student Sport and Fitness Membership can unlock your sporting potential, please click here.

All students are represented by Sports Officer AJ Gooden, who has welcomed students to the #GreenandGold here! You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram, and to keep up to date with all things sport at the University of Nottingham, make sure to follow @UoNSport across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Finally, after the last 18 months we are so looking forward to welcoming new and returning students back onto campus and into our sports facilities. We truly cannot wait to meet each and every student who is now eagerly awaiting Welcome Week in September. For now congratulations, and from all of us at UoN Sport – welcome to the #GreenandGold!


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