UCLan’s Healthy University initiative (HU) was established in 1995, and is now the longest running programme of its kind – with the university being recognised as a national and international leader in this field.
The initiative addresses a range of issues relevant to students and staff, such as mental health, drugs, relationships and sexual health, transport, food and exercise. It does this by working in and across three key focus areas:
HU thinking is about bringing together the expertise and skills across our University and with external partners to work in a joined up way, making the most of our resources, creativity and skills. It has a high level steering group and involves staff and students through working groups, curriculum and research projects.