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Ziggurat Challenge - Fun Run - Wednesday 11 October

http://www.ueasport.co.uk/ziggurat-challenge

The 2017/18 Ziggurat Challenge kicks off on Wednesday 11 October with the traditional “fun run/stroll and chat” around the broad, which this year is divided into two elements, a race and a fun run.

The race starts at 1.15pm and is approximately two miles long (two laps of the broad). The top two men and women from each team will score points. This is followed by a fun run/stroll which starts at 1.30pm and is one lap of the broad. The winning team will be the School(s) with the most participants, bonus points for the first Head of School across the line.

Both events will start from the back of Norfolk & Suffolk Terraces by the broad and anyone is welcome to take part in either event. 

The Ziggurat Challenge is a free programme of events, open to any student, alumni or member of staff or faculty (including Norwich Research Park-based staff). The programme comprises 23 different events, including volleyball, wheelchair basketball and athletics and is designed to promote friendly sporting competition between schools.

Visit the Ziggurat Challenge page for more information & to view the full 2017/18 programme. If you have any questions please email studentsport@uea.ac.uk.

Welcome to uea+sport 2017/2018

uea+sport would like to welcome all first years, returning students, postgraduates, and staff, to the University of East Anglia.

After a fantastic end to the last academic year with being awarded the BUCS participation programme of the year award 2017, we are very excited for another year of sport. We pride ourselves on being able to provide such a wide-ranging programme of sporting, recreational and health-promoting activities and this year will be no different. To add to the already comprehensive offer, we are aiming to branch out even further with our exciting new sports scholarship programme and an inclusive ueaccess focus.

We recently sent out a survey to all incoming first year students to find out more about their sporting needs, and we are very pleased to see so many positive responses for those looking forward to taking part in sport at UEA.

We are in the process of finalising our programme, ready to begin in September so please make sure you are following all of our social media accounts (see below), and check out our ‘get involved’ page to keep up to date with all things sporty at UEA. Here you can find out about our ‘give-it-a-go’ programme so that you can try out all the sports clubs before you join, our extensive drop-in sport and group exercise programme and the inter-faculty Ziggurat challenge.

We also have many opportunities for anyone who is interested in volunteering, finding employment or coaching during their time at UEA. Please visit our working within sport page or email studentsport@uea.ac.uk if you would like further information.

We endeavour to take care of all your sporting needs and we hope that you will find a class, course, club or level of competition to suit you but if you don’t find what you are looking for please contact us via email (see below) or come and see us. You can find all our team in the uea+sport office based just off the entrance to the Sportspark, our door is always open.

uea+sport contact details

Tel:

01603 593567

Email: studentsport@uea.ac.uk

Facebook: /ueasport

Twitter: @ueasport

Instagram: @ueasport

ueaccess - new 2017/18 initiative

The University of East Anglia, uea+sport and UEA SU have a strong commitment to ensuring opportunities to participate in sporting activities are as accessible as possible. If you have a disability we want to ensure you have a wide range of sporting options available to you and that you are made to feel welcome. The Sportspark is wheelchair accessible, with a lift to the upper floor, accessible changing rooms, and a hoist to access the swimming pool.

This year, we have a brand new referral scheme which has been launched by uea+sport and student support services. The scheme will be offering six free of charge sessions, available for anyone receiving support from the Wellbeing team in the Student Support Services. These sessions will give you the opportunity to try out more than one of our fantastic facilities such as the swimming pool, gym or classes.

For more information or if you would like to talk to us about how we can facilitate access to our facilities and activities please:

Email: studentsport@uea.ac.uk

Tel: 01603 593567

 

For more information on the referral scheme, please use the below contacts.

Contact

Student Support Services Wellbeing team   

Name: Rebecca Kidman

Email: Rebecca.Kidman@uea.ac.uk

uea+sport team

Name: Becky Wilkinson

Email: becky.wilkinson@uea.ac.uk


 

Welcome to uea+sport 2017/18

uea+sport would like to welcome all first years, returning students, postgraduates, and staff, to the University of East Anglia.

After a fantastic end to the last academic year with being awarded the BUCS participation programme of the year award 2017, we are very excited for another year of sport. We pride ourselves on being able to provide such a wide-ranging programme of sporting, recreational and health-promoting activities and this year will be no different. To add to the already comprehensive offer, we are aiming to branch out even further with our exciting new sports scholarship programme and an inclusive ueaccess focus.

We recently sent out a survey to all incoming first year students to find out more about their sporting needs, and we are very pleased to see so many positive responses for those looking forward to taking part in sport at UEA.

We are in the process of finalising our programme, ready to begin in September so please make sure you are following all of our social media accounts (see below), and check out our ‘get involved’ page to keep up to date with all things sporty at UEA. Here you can find out about out ‘give-it-a-go’ programme so that you can try out all the sports clubs before you join, our extensive drop-in sport and group exercise programme and the inter-faculty Ziggurat challenge.

We also have many opportunities for anyone who is interested in volunteering, finding employment or coaching during their time at UEA. Please visit our working within sport page or email studentsport@uea.ac.uk if you would like further information.

We endeavour to take care of all your sporting needs and we hope that you will find a class, course, club or level of competition to suit you but if you don’t find what you are looking for please contact us via email (see below) or come and see us. You can find all our team in the uea+sport office based just off the entrance to the Sportspark, our door is always open.

uea+sport contact details

Tel:

01603 593567

Email: studentsport@uea.ac.uk

Facebook: /ueasport

Twitter: @ueasport

Instagram: @ueasport

BUCS ‘Participation Programme of the Year Winners’ 2016/17

 

We are pleased to announce that we recently won a top award from British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), the national governing body for higher education sport.

The award recognises the ‘Participation Programme of the Year’ for delivering a breadth of opportunities for students to get involved in social and recreational sport during their time at university.

The “ueactive” programme, co-funded by Sport England, is a big part of our participation programme, which began in September 2014, and sits alongside the Ziggurat student and staff challenge. We were named as winner of the ‘Participation Programme of the Year’ category at the awards ceremony, and we received the trophy from Colin Murray, the host of BBC Radio Five Live’s ‘Fighting Talk’ panel show.

“The link between being active and general health and wellbeing is proven, so we developed this initiative to make it easier for UEA students and staff to make physical activity part of their working day,” said Phil Steele, Director of Sport. “We’re delighted by the response, which has been so good that we now have regular social leagues and tournaments.

“Before we introduced ‘ueactive’, we had limited opportunities available for people who didn’t want to commit to courses and clubs. The success of the programme has resulted in over 4,000 unique participants, more than 26 per cent of the student population, which from a standing start was recognised as the most impactful of all 157 university participation programmes.”

The scheme’s popularity has increased year on year, and we have been working with the wider Sportspark team, UEA and the Students’ Union to encourage under-represented groups to become involved. This year we are expanding our programme to include an inclusive ueaccess focus.

More information about the award winners is available online here.

Pictured: Colin Murray, Rachel Tomes, Becky Wilkinson, James Raywood, Joe Skeet, Jacki Robinson, Camille Koosyial, Phil Steele, Technogym representative