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Volunteer spotlight: Anya Manek

Volunteering is an incredible way to make new friends and make real differences in the local community. The are endless benefits. The best way to find these out is to hear from a volunteer and discover how volunteering can benefit you! Our Leadership Academy Ambassador Grace Dixon chatted to Anya Manek, a second year student …

Leadership Academy Volunteer Spotlight: Fergus Stevens

Did you know that our Leadership Academy offers University of Nottingham students support to gain recognised coaching and sports-related qualifications? Students can apply for a huge range of options and have the qualification fees partially or fully funded by University of Nottingham Sport. We spoke to Fergus Stevens, currently in his second year of a …

Sports Volunteering: Who You Help

When talking about sports volunteering, there is always an emphasis on what volunteering can do for you. It is very easy to focus on the personal gains whether that is experience for the CV or positive mental health. It is very easy to forget that volunteering actually really benefits the local community. Those you volunteer …

Sport volunteer to future career: five transferrable skills

Last week University of Nottingham Sport were very fortunate to welcome back four sporting alumni to chat with current students about their time at University and how getting involved in sports leadership as a student shaped their future career paths. Ian Rowland (Head of Global Markets, Credit Agricole), Ben Cummings, (Director of Commercial and Major …

International Volunteer spotlight: Tia Papoutselou

Saturday 5 December marks International Volunteer Day and to celebrate, our Leadership Academy ambassador Grace Dixon spoke to Leadership Academy volunteer and international student, Tia Papoutselou about her experiences. What is International Volunteer Day? International Volunteer Day is an annual event and a great opportunity to celebrate the diversity of everyone involved in volunteering. It’s …

#VolunteersWeek | A moment with student volunteer, Lana

In honour of #VolunteersWeek, we caught up with Lana, Volunteer Leader for Sport for Good Nottingham. Lana studies Humanities at the University of Nottingham and finds volunteering in her spare time a rewarding way to have fun!  Tell us more about the Sport for Good Programme  “Sport for Good Nottingham is a school-based programme. Volunteers …

Student Volunteer Aymun Khan Wins National award at BUCS Awards 2019

BUCS Student Volunteer of the Year – Aymun Khan University of Nottingham student, Aymun Khan, has received a national award for his contribution to volunteering at the BUCS Awards 2019 in Bristol. Aymun, who is in his final year truly is Mr Disability Sport, In the last year alone – his busiest for academic commitments …

100 Nottingham school students visit the David Ross Sports Village for Celebration event

On Thursday 27th June, the Nottingham Laureus Sport for Good programme welcomed 100 local school children to the David Ross Sports Village at the University of Nottingham. The Laureus Sport for Good programme works in disadvantaged areas of Nottingham use sport to support children to build key life skills, deliver their own social action projects …

European Youth Para-Games 2019 | Meet the UoN Sport volunteers

As part of a volunteering partnership, the University of Nottingham Sport department is sending five student volunteers to Finland to support the European Paralympic Youth Games (EPYG 2019) 25th – 30th June. EPYG 2019 will be hosted at the Pajulahti Olympic and Paralympic Training Center is set to be the largest EPYG in history, with …

Women’s High Performance Centre | Meet the Coach | Becky Langley

University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University joined forces back in 2017 to joint-deliver a Women’s High Performance Football Centre. The initiative, is committed to doubling participation and fan numbers of the women’s game by 2020, and Nottingham based hub is one of eight High Performance Football Centres based at Universities across the country. Importantly, …