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Term 2 BUCS competition is a massive success for the University!

Term two at the University of Nottingham has been packed full of sporting achievement for the #GreenandGold, most notably in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) competition. Once the new years festivities were out of the way in January, and teams and athletes returned to campus after the break, attentions soon turned to the array …

Scholar in Focus: Matthew Howell

Following some incredible success this year, we spoke to University of Nottingham’s sport scholar Matthew Howell. Matthew is a Taekwondo athlete who is in his first year at the university studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering, whilst combining his studies with the demands of being a top student athlete. Having competed very well in BUCS tournaments …

Scholar in Focus: James Harrison

Last weekend the University of Nottingham Karate club travelled to Sheffield to compete at their biggest competition of the year, the BUCS Karate National Championships. In a superb weekend of competition, sport scholar James Harrison had a fantastic tournament and claimed individual and team kata gold. On the success, James told us that “taking the …

Scholar in Focus: Jessica Maitland

This weekend (12th-13th March), the University of Nottingham will have karate athletes travelling to Ponds Forge in Sheffield to compete at BUCS Karate Nationals. Ahead of one of the biggest events in the calendar for the University of Nottingham Karate club, we spoke to scholar and England Karate athlete, Jessica Maitland, about her journey in …

Scholar in Focus: Simran Kaur

Recently, you may have seen that the University of Nottingham was brilliantly represented at the BUCS Nationals event in Sheffield from the 18th to the 20th February. One of our top performers across the weekend was Simran Kaur, who claimed a gold medal in the 60M T46 Sprint on the Friday evening. Simran is a …

Scholar in Focus: Rachel Ellis

Recently, the University of Nottingham competed in the BUCS Canoe Slalom Championships at nearby Holme Pierrepont, and competing for the #GreenandGold at the event was scholar Rachel Ellis. Rachel claimed a brilliant gold medal in the Mixed Teams discipline and we caught up with Rachel afterwards to find out how she found the competition, as …

Scholar in Focus: Sam Mostowfi

Ahead of this weekend’s BUCS Gymnastics Championships where we will have many of our gymnastics club competing, we spoke to Sam Mostowfi who is one of our sports scholars at the University of Nottingham. In a great interview, we spoke about the upcoming event for him and his team mates, as well as his journey …

Scholars in Focus: Tristan Santoyo & Ally Barber

With our Volleyball Headliner event fast approaching on February 2, featuring both the men’s and women’s first teams in back-to-back BUCS fixtures, we recently spoke to two of the players who will be taking to the court for the #GreenandGold. Both Tristan Santoyo and Ally Barber are sport scholars at the University of Nottingham and …

Scholar in Focus: Louisa Piper

Last weekend University of Nottingham student and sport scholar Louisa Piper competed at the National Indoor Archery Championships in Warwickshire. It was a very successful competition for Louisa, finishing 2nd in the Women’s Recurve event to come away with a silver medal. We spoke with Louisa during one of her practice sessions in the run-up …

Scholar in Focus: Nike Lorenz

Our latest sit down discussion with one of our outstanding sport scholars saw us talking hockey with an Olympic Bronze medal winner, Nike Lorenz. Nike (Nee-Ka) is a current German international as well as a pivotal part of the #GreenandGold. We spoke with her about her path to performing at the very highest level, as …