The Active Campus Europe project team held their latest meeting between 15 and 17 May at Autonomous University Barcelona.
The project group have been working on delivering a “common intervention” – a similar styled activity programme, aimed specifically at inactive students, with the aim of encouraging and supporting them to build more activity into their lives, and ideally to achieve the WHO guidelines of 5 x 30 minutes per week of moderate exercise.
Participants are given extra encouragement and support, and incentives to keep them engaged in the programme, and to hopefully continue exercising at the end of the intervention.
The meeting involved all members sharing information on the current progress of the delivery of their interventions, and agreeing the way forward on how we’ll look to share the good practice with other institutions, in the future.
Active Campus Europe participants are reaching the end of their second Common Intervention of the “Move More, Feel Better” programme. Due to the different university calendars, Universities from the UK were first to start, followed by Irish, Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, and Dutch. German universities started during mid-April and will continue their programmes until the end of June.
Participants of ACE project have online access to an application see scheduled activities on their campus and register any sports they do individually, so-called “flexi-sessions”. Until now there are over 150 members, who subscribed and tracked over 250 flexi-sessions. The application helps with the evaluation of the performance of students as well as the final results of the ACE project.