Facilitated by Steve Scales, UK Active, attendees included; Head of Sports from University of York and De Montfort, Director of Sport from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Head of Development from BUCS, Director of Campus Service from Liverpool John Moores University, Head of Sport & Recreation from London South Bank University, Executive Director of Sport from University of Stirling and Area Sales Manager from Technogym.
“University sport isn’t just for students, and it’s not only about competition. Physical activity needs to focus on students, staff, and the local community. We are working to break down barriers between community and campus so universities can influence public health. We know the positive impact sport has on young people and our choice of critical partners matter. Technogym share our vision. We are serious about creating real impact in the sector and Technogym help us do this work.” – BUCS CEO, Vince Mayne
A variety of diligent discussions and topics were based around exploring the broad effects of COVID-19 in the higher education sector and campus life, shared experiences, working as a collaborative force and the challenges faced not only for the students but also staffing and sports facilities.
The whitepaper encompasses conversation around the important roles sport and physical activity plays in the sector and pinpointing the areas of wellness opportunities. It also features professional examples of good practice with community engagement, discovering innovative solutions and how the evolution of fitness in the past 20 years is key to understanding how to move forward after a post-pandemic world.
It closes with an in-depth panel discussion recommending a central theme around six key actions to consider and market when it comes to the wellbeing lifestyle of higher education. BUCS CEO, Vince Payne concludes the whitepaper with an expert insight interview on enhancing the wellness opportunities within physical education.