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18 Apr 2012

100 days to go until London 2012 * Are you a Gamesmaker or Olympic Volunteer? * Join the party and raise cash for Teenage Cancer Trust * Rugby Varsity tickets now available * Sign up now to get in shape for summer.

100 days to go until London 2012

This week marks 100 days to go until the London 2012 Olympic Games officially begins. In celebration of this milestone, we have launched a new section of the website, dedicated to the Olympic Games. The website recognises student athletes from the past 100 years that have represented GB in an Olympic Games and gives details about official events on campus including summer training camps taking place at the University’s sports facilities.

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Are you a Gamesmaker or Olympic Volunteer?

If you are a Gamesmaker or you are volunteering at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in either Manchester or London, then we want to hear from you! We are bringing together a University Network group which will enable all volunteers to communicate and share resources, information, experiences and most importantly promote your good work.

If you want to join the network, please contact:

Join the party and raise cash for Teenage Cancer Trust

Kick start your summer fitness regime with this mass Zumba charity workout in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust! Zumbathon is on Saturday 28th April 2012 from 11am – 1pm at the Armitage Sports Centre, Fallowfield. Warm up your vocal chords because we will be working out to classic Diva tunes.

Tickets are available to purchase:

Rugby Varsity tickets now available

Come and show your support as Manchester take on Salford in the Rugby League Varsity on Wednesday 2nd May, 7:30pm, at Salford City Reds Stadium. Don’t miss this epic battle of the two cities which will have you on the edge of your seat!

Tickets are just £5 each and available to buy from the Sport Reception, William Kay House, 333 Oxford or from the Rugby League club. At the game you will also be given a free pass to the Super League Magic Weekend at the Etihad Stadium.

Sign up now to get in shape for summer

There is still chance to sign up to the summer timetable of Be Active Courses. Don’t miss out, book now online at:

If your pushed for time why not try the new EXPRESS half-hour lunch-time classes, the fast pace and quick moves will have you working up a sweat in no time at all!