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Throwback Thursday: Men’s Mental Health in Sport Talk

On Thursday 17 March, the Men’s Health Active ran their first Men’s Mental Health in Sport Talk and what an incredible evening it was. The team had 3 male students/alumni come in to share their lived experience of ill mental health at the university and how this intersected with their performance sport. As an initiative, …

What is Rugby Minds?

Rugby Minds is a campaign at the University of Nottingham aiming to better the player welfare and club culture within the men’s, women’s and IMS rugby clubs. This is a campaign run by students for the students!    Who’s on the Committee?  Rei Crookes is the Rugby Minds Ambassador and leads the committee Chloe Vinestock …

What is Men’s Health Active?

The Men’s Health Active initiative is a program run by University of Nottingham Sport. It’s for students, it’s run by students, and it’s implemented university-wide by a team of passionate students. We are all working towards one goal: a near-future where male-identifying students can use sport and talking to augment their mental health, without stigma, …

An Open Letter to Gym… It’s been a while

Dear Gym, Or do you prefer Gymmy? Gymothy?! Anyway, it’s been a while. Months have passed since I’ve seen you properly. Internally, you’ve been idle while the world outside hasn’t moved much faster. I know the lockdown has been lonely for you when you’re used to hosting so many guests all the time. But things …

4 Reasons to get involved in Engage Inclusive Sessions

This week marks the beginning of the Engage Inclusive Sports Sessions as part of Be U Week! They give disabled students the opportunity to get involved in a wide array of new sports and meet new people. The week includes sessions from sports like Badminton, Powerlifting, Handball, Triathlon, Wheelchair Basketball and many more. They are …

Inclusive workout series | Core and Flex

University of Nottingham Sport are proud to be a leading institution for inclusive sport in the higher education sector. We have a full-time Disability Sport Officer and a range of award-winning inclusive sport programmes. As part of our new online Health and Wellbeing Home, the University of Nottingham Sport fitness team have put together a …

Stay healthy during the exam period

At UoN Sport we understand that exam time is a roller-coaster of emotions, you might wake up super motivated but by 10am you’re struggling to concentrate and your week old washing up is more attractive to you than turning another page of your notes. If you get to that stage we advise you take regular breaks …

5 Good coping mechanisms through the January Blues and Exam Period

Coming back to Nottingham in January for exams can be a massive reality check after a festive period filled with food, family and friends. Here are our top tips on coping with the stressful exam period and reality check in the New Year.   Get exercise and fresh air each day Getting out of the …

University of Nottingham Sport – Volunteer of the Month (April)

University of Nottingham Sport’s Leadership Academy offers students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and make a real contribution to their local community. With more than 120 students now part of the Academy, the programme continues to grow with the addition of exciting new opportunities planned for the summer term. Our Volunteer of the …

Get involved with Welfare in Sport

Welfare in Sport was established as a Student Union campaign group at the start of this academic year. The aim of the group has been to work with sports clubs to raise their awareness of mental health illness and support them in developing more inclusive environments for students. Matt Wildman who is the Chair for the group – has …