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Active at Oxford

Active at Oxford is about getting active your way - even if it’s  getting off the bus a stop earlier, cycling to your tutorials, or taking an evening walk. Taking small steps to be more active can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing.

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With a growing body of evidence pointing to the many benefits that sports and physical activity can have on both physical and mental health, there’s never been a better time to get active. Whether you want to play competitive sports, or simply take the first step towards a more active lifestyle, we want to help you be happier and healthier at Oxford, without compromising your studies.

Oxford has a wealth of sporting history – and whether you want to add to this illustrious heritage, or simply achieve your own fitness goals, this campaign is all about spreading the word that sport and physical activity is for everyone.

The University offers extensive support for students. You can visit the welfare pages on the Oxford Students website to find out more about the help and services available. You can also read more about the Active at Oxford campaign on the Oxford Sport website.

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Sport at Oxford

Oxford has a diverse selection of sports and activities to get involved in, including more than 80 sports clubs and more than 200 college clubs - so there is something for every interest.

Getting involved with a sports club is a great way to meet new people and settle in to University life. Evidence also suggests that students who play sport at university learn soft skills that make them more employable, and that they earn more after graduating.

Find out more about getting involved in sport at Oxford.

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Getting the balance right

Exercise can have a positive impact on how you feel, as well as your physical health. Here are five tips to help you balance exercise and study:

Talk to your tutors
Good communication can solve many potential issues

Get enough sleep
If you’re up early training, you need to ensure you’re going to bed early enough to perform to your best ability when studying

You are ultimately responsible for prioritising appropriately, so remember that you may have to make sacrifices along the way

Be organised
Avoiding distractions while studying, and planning out your time, can help ensure you’re making the most of your days

Ask for help
Balancing multiple commitments is a challenge, but you can always ask for help from your tutor, academic office, or welfare team

It’s important to find the right balance between extra-curricular activities and studies. We will also be sharing lots of information and advice on managing your time during the campaign, across social media and the Oxford Sport website.

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