Move more, feel better – Active Campus Europe (ACE)
“Move more, feel better” is a movement programme as a part of the Active Campus Europe (ACE) project. This project started in January 2017 in Maastricht and will run until December 2018. Maastricht University and 15 other European higher education institutions from 7 different countries in Europe (Finland, Ireland, England, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands) are taking part. Maastricht University and TU Eindhoven are the Dutch partners in this project.
The goal of Active Campus Europe is to create a collaboration between higher institutions that promotes physical activity and to create a healthy work and study environment that encourages healthy behaviour, for students and employees of the university. For this purpose, each participating university is organising an eight-week activation programme which is called “Move more, feel better”, which aims on stimulating an active lifestyle within ‘inactive students’ through a tailor made sports- and movement programme. UM SPORTS facilitates this intervention on behalf of Maastricht University. All activities will take place in or around the University Sports Centre in Maastricht. Participants will receive a low threshold programme within a safe environment, in small groups and with professional guidance. Next to that, they will receive some tips and tricks on developing a more active lifestyle.
‘Move more, feel better’ aims on stimulating inactive students. These are students that do not comply with the official World Health Organization (WHO) movement guidelines: 5 times per week 30 minutes of moderate activity or 3 times per week 20 minutes of vigorous intensity.
During an information evening interested students will get more information about the project itself, the goal and the intent of the intervention. Next to that they will meet other students that are interested in participating and the movement professionals that they will meet during the programme. At the end of the information evenings there is the possibility to sign up for the intervention immediately. “Move more, feel better” is not a research project. However, there will be an intake- and an evaluation meeting.
What? An eight-week movement programme “Move more, feel better”
Where? Activities take place in and around the University Sports Centre and will be organised by UM SPORTS
When? The intake meeting will take place in the week from 2 to 6 October 2017, followed by the eight-week activation programme (8 October until 1 December). Between 3 and 7 December the evaluation meetings will take place.
Costs? Participation fee is €20,- per student
More information and sign up? Come to one of our information evenings at the University Sports Centre (P. Debyeplein 15, 6229 HA Maastricht):
- Monday 25 September, 18:00 – 19:00h
- Tuesday 26 September, 19:00 – 20:00h
- Wednesday 27 September, 20:30 – 21:30h
- Tuesday 3 October, 19:00 – 20:00h
Signing up for an information evening is possible by sending an email to ace[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl, also available for further questions.
Are you not complying with the movement guidelines? This programme is your chance to change your behaviour and start moving together with other students on your own level in low-threshold group classes with personal guidance.