Brookes wins Active Workplace Award in Oxfordshire Sports Awards

Monday, 30 January 2017

Oxfordshire Sports Awards

Oxford Brookes University won the Active Workplace Award at the Oxfordshire Sports Awards on Friday 27 January.

The University was awarded the title for its work in supporting staff to be active which includes the Brookes Active initiative; a collection of activities, events and campaigns at Oxford Brookes to help staff, students and the local community enjoy active and healthy lifestyles.

Brookes Active Project Manager Tristan Hale said: “We are delighted to win an Oxfordshire Sports Award and it’s great that our efforts have been recognised by the County.

The Brookes Active Workplace Challenge has been just one of the ways that we’ve tried to engage staff and it has been fantastic to see the way colleagues have encouraged each other to fit activity into their lives.

Tristan Hale, Brookes Active Project Manager, Oxford Brookes University

“We recognise that having an active lifestyle is important to our staff’s wellbeing and productivity, and it sets an example for students. The Brookes Active Workplace Challenge has been just one of the ways that we’ve tried to engage staff and it has been fantastic to see the way colleagues have encouraged each other to fit activity into their lives.”

In 2016 The Brookes Active Workplace Challenge was launched, created to help members of staff monitor activity levels and challenge themselves to maintain an active lifestyle. Staff are invited to take part in individual and team challenges and also have the opportunity to win prizes and access rewards for taking part. During a challenge through October and November, teams of staff logged activity equivalent to 72.000 miles (nearly twice the circumference of the earth!)

The Oxfordshire Sports Awards is an annual event hosted by Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity, supported by BBC Oxford and the Oxford Mail. The awards provide the opportunity to showcase the best that Oxfordshire has had to offer in sport and physical activity over the year. 

The Awards incorporate nominations from across the county, raising the profile of sport and physical activity and creating a unified celebration of sporting excellence. 

This February, Oxford Brookes will run the University’s annual Feel Good Festival; a programme of events designed to support the wellbeing of staff. 

More information about Brookes Active can be found on the Brookes Sport webpages.