VP Sports & Health

I’m here to ensure sport is available for all students and to encourage a healthy lifestyle at UWE. Your Sustainability Champion in the full-time President team, supporting our elected part-time Sustainability Officer
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UWE Bristol students say: “Count us in… let’s make our planet and society a better place to live!”

Earlier this year, we invited all UWE Bristol students to take part in our annual Sustainability Survey and share their awareness, perceptions and recommendations, on how we can make UWE greener. An amazing 927 students took the time to complete the survey and we have been digesting your responses, in order to take on-board your suggestions and make a positive change. Here is a summary of what students said about sustainability at UWE.

 
Sports Does Strictly raises over £700 for United through Sport
Sports Does Strictly

On Tuesday 20 November myself and UWE RAG clubbed together to host the first ever ‘Sports Does Strictly’ event within The Students' Union, all in aid of United through Sport.

 
Erin Mills looks back on her year as your VP Sports and Health

This last year as VP Sports & Health has absolutely flown by! It’s been an extremely busy, often challenging but brilliant year. I’ve experienced so much, learnt new skills and developed my confidence hugely...

 
Varsity Series continues with Friday Night Lights and Netball coming up
Varsity Series 2017-18

This year’s Varsity Series is set to look slightly different to last year. The series will be spread out across the year, beginning with the Colour Run in October and finishing with the 10K in April.

 
Reflection of My Year as VP Sport & Health

When we first started our officer roles last June, I had no idea what the year ahead had in store.

 
 

Jade's Progress Updates

  • On Tuesday 20 November myself and UWE RAG clubbed together to host our first ever ‘Sports Does Strictly’ event within The Students' Union Bar at Frenchay, all in aid of United through Sport. United through Sport is a charity that works with disadvantaged communities across Africa, South America and Asia to help children reach their full potential in sport, education and health.
    We had 8 couples made up from members of our Dance Club and members from American Football, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Men’s Rugby, Snowsports, Cheerleading and our very own Sports Club Development Manager, Colin from The SU. The night was a huge success, with over 230 people in attendance and £727 raised for United through Sport. Following on from this, we are looking to do more charity events within the Team UWE Sports community, so watch this space!
  • On Tuesday 20 November myself and UWE RAG clubbed together to host our first ever ‘Sports Does Strictly’ event within The Students' Union Bar at Frenchay, all in aid of United through Sport. United through Sport is a charity that works with disadvantaged communities across Africa, South America and Asia to help children reach their full potential in sport, education and health.
    We had 8 couples made up from members of our Dance Club and members from American Football, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Men’s Rugby, Snowsports, Cheerleading and our very own Sports Club Development Manager, Colin from The SU. The night was a huge success, with over 230 people in attendance and £727 raised for United through Sport. Following on from this, we are looking to do more charity events within the Team UWE Sports community, so watch this space!
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  • Varsity

    One of my main manifesto points was to bring Varsity back to a week of competitive events, which I have achieved. I have attended many Varsity Board and Exec meetings and been heavily involved in the planning of events, from hosting presentations for clubs to pitch for their own standalone event, as well as choosing which ones were successful. The purpose of varsity this year is participation and integration, therefore we have planned mass participation events, such as the Big Bristol 10K collaboration in March. I have also been working on how the marketing of the main competitive events will look this year, working on a video with Bristol's VP Sports to do a big 7 day Varsity Countdown.
  • Sports Freshers' Fair

    Another one of my manifesto points is to run a Sports Freshers' Fair in January, so that students have another chance to join Sports Clubs. This has now been arranged for 29 January in The Students' Union and W Block on Frenchay Campus.
  • Team UWE Instagram

    I have created and been running the new Team UWE Instagram. It's main purpose is to celebrate the sporting achievements and events of our Sports Clubs and the Centre for Sport. It builds a community which the students are proud of, with content covering training, BUCS, fixtures, fundraising events and more. I have been going to many of the fixtures and training sessions myself to build rapport with students and get content. the page currently has over 500 followers, with this growing everyday.
  • Sustainability

    I have been working closely with the Community and Retail Teams to work towards having a zero waste shop on campus. We have now achieved a zero waste section in the shop, including shampoo, bamboo toothbrushes and washing up liquid. We are also working towards having zero waste dispensers where students can fill up their own containers with pasta, rice and porridge, encouraging them to minimise plastic use.