Launched as a brand new initiative for the 2021/22 academic year, Active Start gave all first year undergraduate students at Oxford Brookes University free access* to our gym facilities at both Headington and Harcourt Hill for the entirety of Semester 1 - up to and including Tuesday 31 January 2022.
Our first semester of running this new initiative has been a huge success, with nearly 700 new students at Oxford Brookes signing up to take part - the initial period is now over and we look forward to seeing it return for the 2022/23 academic year.
We surveyed those who were active within the scheme throughout their free semester, and the results of these surveys showed improved physical and mental health, as well as sleep quality. All well-documented to have a positive impact on academic attainment.
Once again, Active Start will be providing gym access to first year undergraduate students for the whole of Semester 1 up to, and including, Tuesday 31 January 2023.