Hello UWE,

I’m Nadia (aka GoNads), and I am the Sports President for 2010 – 2011, re-elected alongside my trusty and knowledgeable Duck mascot. My role involves representing the Sporting voice, I coordinate the Varsity series, Sports Awards Dinner, Free Sport Week , chair the Sports Council and much more.

This is my second year in office and I can’t believe Freshers’ is already here.  I started at UWE in my original sport, canoeing, and over the past year have tried everything from climbing to skiing and loved every minute of it!

The last academic year was fantastic and I met some amazing people; BUT NOW IT’S YOUR TIME! You may constantly be bombarded with by people telling you to ‘Get Involved’; I’m afraid I must also repeat this sentiment. I honestly believe it’s the only way to make the most of university life!

Yes, your primary focus is obviously your studies and career. However, I believe recreational activity is hugely beneficial: it improves your wellbeing, you meet new people, get to try new things and enhances your CV. Come and see what the Students’ Union has to offer; there really is something for everyone, whether it’s an activity or a sport you want to pursue, becoming a student rep or simply mastering pool with some beverages and your mates. If nothing currently appeals to you then simply come and speak to us, and tell us what you would like to see here at UWE.

I have a great passion for sports and feel that activity is at the heart of a happy education, lifestyle and the key to a dazzling CV! We have 42 sports clubs at UWE so come along to Free Sport Week and Freshers’ Week to try out a sport before you join.

How do you want to remember your year?

Ok / Good / Really Good / Tremendous!?

Only you can make the Tremendous happen so get involved, don’t waste your year… no regrets!!

Have an awesome Freshers’. If you ever want to come and talk to me I’m based on the 5th Floor in the Students Union.

Nads J