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BUCS Active Phase 1 Report Now Available 03/04/2019

After receiving funding from Sport England in 2018, BUCS presented 12 universities with BUCS Active Funding to run projects targeting inactivity. BUCS is pleased to share the findings from Phase 1 Projects.


BUCS was awarded £240,000 from Sport England for the delivery of a university sport programme, BUCS Active. The funding was used to support universities interested in tackling inactivity in female students or using physical activity to tackle mental health issues, with £5,000 - £15,000 of funding available per institution to support delivery.

12 universities received funding up until December 2018 split across two forms of interventions;

Tackling inactivity in female students: University of Sussex, University of Warwick, University of Hertfordshire, and the University of Wolverhampton.

Using physical activity to tackle mental health issues: University of Sunderland, University of Essex, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, King's College London, Imperial College London and the University of East Anglia.


Following completion of the individual projects, BUCS wanted to ensure transparency and that the intended outcomes of the BUCS Active Funding were reached. To measure the success of the funding outcomes, BUCS have collaborated with Future Thinking to create an evaluation to scrutinise outcomes and provide insight on what went well and what could be improved in the future.

The aims of the evaluation are to;

- Analyse throughput data for all activities included in the funding

- Assess participation profiles and impact of participation

- Understand perceptions of the programmes successes/failures from a delivery perspective

- Collate data to provide an overall picture of funding impact and learnings for the future

The Full Report for BUCS Active Phase 1 is available to view here containing all information relevant to the projects including; summary, throughput, impact on participants, insights and learning, case studies of the projects and recommendations for future planning.

For further information or a discussion regarding the Report or BUCS Active Projects please contact Amy Seaman, Development Manager at BUCS.

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