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Nottingham Games 2021 | UoN Futsal up for the challenge after a long layoff from the sport

Since 2004, each year the University of Nottingham competes against Nottingham Trent University in the Varsity series. Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic, this year both universities were unable to deliver a traditional Varsity series in Term 2. Instead, following the phased return to sport in Term 3, a day of competition with 16 fixtures …

Nottingham Games 2021 | UoN Men’s Lacrosse are rising to the challenge on-and-off the field

Since 2004, each year the University of Nottingham competes against Nottingham Trent University in the Varsity series. Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic, this year both universities were unable to deliver a traditional Varsity series in Term 2. Instead, following the phased return to sport in Term 3, a day of competition with 16 fixtures …

UoN Men’s and Women’s Basketball to compete in The Nottingham Games this Sunday

Since 2004, each year the University of Nottingham competes against Nottingham Trent University in the Varsity series. Basketball was one of the founding Varsity sports and is always very competitive and exciting to watch! Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic, this year both universities were unable to deliver a traditional Varsity series in Term 2. …

Returning to Sport Post-Lockdown: Things to Consider

These next few weeks and months will [hopefully] see us transition out of lockdown and back into the lifestyles and culture we crave. While we might feel like passengers on this roadmap to recovery, we can be in the driver’s seat for one thing: how we mentally and physically prepare ourselves for returning to our …

University of Nottingham secures four National BUCS Awards

University of Nottingham won four awards at the 2020 Virtual BUCS Awards. The BUCS sport season may have been shortened but Nottingham had already made their mark on the 2020/21 season; achieving medals, breaking record and developing inclusive opportunities for those in sport. Nottingham had been shortlisted for eight of the awards during the evening, …

Taking a closer look at mental health and exercise

The links between physical activity and our mental health isn’t a newly discovered phenomenon. There has been an ongoing awareness around the connections and correlations between the two for some time. Therefore, what you’re about to read isn’t necessarily meant to be ground-breaking knowledge. Instead, let it serve as a reminder of the ways exercise, …

6 Tips to Help You Stay Focused on Your Fitness During Lockdown

Since the second national lockdown was announced many have reverted back to exercising in their living rooms in a bid to keep fit and mentally strong during these testing times. In this blog, fitness expert, Michael reflects on behaviours in the last lockdown and provides tips stay motivated. I’m sure many of us are worried …

How to prevent injury when returning to the gym

This week we re-opened the David Ross Sport Village alongside the Sutton Bonington Sport Centre. We are excited to welcome you back to our fitness facilities and understand that you will be ready to jump back into your training programme. We caught up with our experts at the Sport Injury Clinic to provide top tips …

Planning your 75 minute workout 

To manage capacity and maintain social distancing, all members are required to pre-book their activity via your online account in advance. The bookable sessions in the fitness  suite will be limited to 75 minutes to allow for cleaning in between sessions. In this blog, fitness instructor, John, gives top tips to ensure you get the most out of …

What keep in mind before your first visit back to the gym

When you first return to the gym, various new measures will have been put in place to keep members, students and staff safe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.    Fitness Suite changes  The gym will have implemented a one-way system and certain pieces of equipment may have been removed from the gym floor e.g. TRX Suspension Trainers and small accessories with high touch points such …