The UK National Healthy Universities Network was established in 2006 and aims to offer a facilitative environment for the development of a whole university approach to health and wellbeing. In addition to virtual networking, Network meetings with themed workshops are held twice a year. The next one is scheduled for:
25 May 2016 at the University of the West of England
A report and presentations from the last meeting held at Manchester Metropolitan University (incorporating themed session on Approaches to Addressing Alcohol Use and Misuse in Higher Education ) on Wednesday 11 November 2016 are available.
From 2009-2012, the University of Central Lancashire and Manchester Metropolitan University (working together with the Royal Society for Public Health and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and partnered by Leeds Trinity University, Nottingham Trent University, Teesside University and the University of the West of England) jointly led a HEFCE-funded project, Developing Leadership and Governance for Healthy Universities. This project enabled the Network to be strengthened and for this website and the Healthy Universities Toolkit to be developed. The Final Report and Executive Summary Report from the project are now available.
Additionally, a presentation summarising findings from a Research Study looking at the use of the Healthy Universities Self Review Tool is available.
If you have any comments about the site, or ideas about how it can be improved please contact us at email@example.com.
The Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges was launched in 2015 at the International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges – and sets out a radical and far-reaching vision:
“Health Promoting Universities and Colleges transform the health and sustainability of our current and future societies, strengthen communities and contribute to the wellbeing of people, places and the planet…They infuse health into everyday operations, business practices and academic mandates. By doing so, they enhance the success of our institutions; create campus cultures of compassion, well-being, equity and social justice; improve the health of the people who live, learn, work, play and love on our campuses; and strengthen the ecological, social and economic sustainability of our communities and wider society.”
Urging higher education institutions to incorporate health promotion values and principles into their mission, vision and strategic plans, and model and test approaches for the wider community and society, the Charter issues two Calls to Action for higher education institutions:
This section of the site contains resources for universities that are interested in taking the initial steps towards a whole university approach to health and wellbeing.
Healthy Universities Newsletter - Issue 10 Autumn Winter 2015 - 16/12/15
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Conference: LGBTQ Youth Self-Harm, Suicide & Help-Seeking - 11/12/15
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Leadership and Management of Health and Safety in Higher Education Institutions - 20/10/15
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Journal article on skills, confidence, and healthy cooking competencies among university students - 04/09/15
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Feasibility study 'On Your Feet Britain' campaign in a higher education setting - 01/09/15
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Binge drinking at University - 01/09/15
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