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British Active Students Survey 2018

British Active Students Survey

Active students have higher wellbeing, inclusion and perceptions of employability and attainment compared to inactive students. 

This report shows that when universities invest in opportunities and provide students with support to be physically active it can lead to more positive outcomes. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have an important role to play in the physical and mental wellbeing of their students, whilst ensuring they have the skills needed to excel.
The ‘British Active Students Survey’, conducted at the end of 2017, followed on from the 2016 inaugural active ‘Scottish Active Students Survey’.  

Participation in regular physical activity as well as sports participation and gym membership was found to improve students’ personal wellbeing, mental wellbeing, social inclusion and perceived academic attainment and employability.

The new findings, further reinforces the importance of doing some activity. Participation in sport and gym are required for the greatest benefits, as well as meeting the recommended levels of physical activity.

Download the full report via the link below. 

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