Welcome to Healthy Universities

A Healthy University aspires to create a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances the health, wellbeing and sustainability of its community and enables people to achieve their full potential.

This website aims to encourage a whole university approach to health and wellbeing and facilitates national networking.  It is managed by the University of Central Lancashire and Manchester Metropolitan University.

National Network

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:

14 November 2013 - City University, London incorporating themed session on healthy and sustainable food 

A report and presentations from the last meeting (incorporating themed session on physical activity) held on 16 May 2013 are available.

National Network

If you have any comments about the site, or ideas about how it can be improved please contact us at healthyuniversities@uclan.ac.uk.

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 College, 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.

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