UCLan Healthy University

Project Description

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:

  • creating healthy and sustainable learning, working and living environments for students, staff and visitors
  • integrating health and sustainable development as multi-disciplinary cross-cutting themes in curricula, research and knowledge exchange
  • contributing to the health, well-being and sustainability of local, regional, national and global communities.

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.

Strategic Lead

Mark Dooris


Sharon Doherty


Clients or Funders

UCLan, staff time and core budget of £7,000pa

Public Outputs

UCLan Healthy University Website
Healthy University Newsletter 2010 (.pdf 2.20MB)