Sport and Recreation
Health and wellbeing
Health and wellbeing can be described as "the subjective state of being healthy, happy, contented, comfortable and satisfied with one's quality of life. It includes physical, material, social, emotional (happiness), and development and activity dimensions" (Waddell and Burton 2006).
In the University, wellbeing is defined as "the fit between the challenges of University life and the capacity and support available to manage this challenge effectively and to succeed within this environment".
We are reviewing our health and wellbeing policy as part of our current Sport and Recreation plan, working closely with key departments such as Occupational Health, Human Resources, and Health and Safety. We will shortly be announcing a new initiative to centralise all health and wellbeing activity in the University, creating a greater impact and higher levels of engagement supporting our staff and students.
Check out our sport pages for ways in which you can take part in physical activity or try: