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BUCS launch UK wide survey to explore sporting habits of Low-SEG student groups 24/01/2019

BUCS, in partnership with academic colleagues at Sheffield Hallam, is launching a UK wide Student Activity Engagement Survey throughout the end of January and February to research how the behaviours of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, in relation to sport and physical activity, compared to the general student population.

With the prospect of future funding becoming available to the higher education sector around this area, BUCS are keen to understand more around students from this background whilst at the same time providing individual institutions with opportunity to access their own data. Research partners will send over individual reports once the data has been reviewed, to benefit institutions on a localised level.

Whilst the aim of the research is to learn more around students from low-SEG groups, it will also gather data into:

  • Commuting students
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Behaviour change towards sport & Activity, Students Sport / Physical Activity Habits
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Social inclusion
  • Volunteering
  • Individual Development

There is an ambitious target to generate over 15,000 responses from across the UK student population, working across BUCS’ membership to reach as many students as possible. Through understanding activity levels of the UK student low-SEG population, BUCS aims to provide high quality, inclusive opportunities for all students to enjoy and benefit from whilst at university as it strives to deliver the best university sport experience in the world.


Members are asked to distribute the link to the survey, below, to as many of their student networks as possible, throughout the end of January and February. Where possible, please target low-SEG students.

Survey Link:

The closing day for the survey is 28 February 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Amy Seaman, Development Manager on 07894325023.

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