DSU have launched a new programme of non-competitive sports for all students to take part in on the evenings and weekends.
The new initiative, Campus330, is there to encourage students to increase their activity level and meet the health recommendation of doing 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise at least three times a week.
There are a range of sports and fitness activities available for all students to take advantage of, including running, Boxfit, skipfit, football, badminton, basketball and cheerdance. Many of the sessions are free while others cost £1.50 a session.
It aims to offer fun, fitness, stress relief and a way to make new friends all while enabling students to maintain a healthy lifestyle and becoming more physically active.
All of the sessions are based on campus, are half an hour long and scheduled at times suitable to student’s timetables, held in lunchtimes, before lectures or on evenings and weekends.
As part of their aim to make sports accessible for all students, the timetable also includes wheelchair sports and adapted sports for both disabled students and non-disabled students to take part in.
A wheelchair basketball session was run as part of sports fest and the programme is already receiving a lot of interest with DMU Hockey taking part.
VP Student Student Activities, Steve Burrell said: “I would recommend anyone that is not competitive and still wants to be a part of sport, to come along to a Campus 330 event. It is a great way to keep fit whilst having fun. It is a great way to make new friends and meet people interested in similar recreational sports. With the session only being 30 minutes long and on campus we aim to get as many people involved as possible. Sport is a great way to have a healthy lifestyle and stay active. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed with your studies or just want to try something new, get involved with Campus 330.”