Student activities and wellbeing - Participant stories
Read about the experiences of some of our students who have participated in sport or physical activity at the University, including how getting involved and staying active has helped their mental wellbeing and helped them to feel a part of a supportive community.
Bristol Run Series
Viet-Anh's story - Ultramarathon (100K!)
Hear from a participant on the benefits of running on their mental health.
Healthy Minds series
Hear from some of our Healthy Minds programme alumni on how exercise helped to improve their mental health.
Watch a short video with Isaac who took part in the Healthy Minds scheme.
Read about Beth's experience and how she became involved with the scheme in this article from the BBC.
Read how Grace engaged with the programme and then became an advocate for it, raising money as a London Marathon runner.
Read about Charlotte’s experience in this article on the University's blog.
Read how the programme support helped Eli to overcome gym anxieties and led to significant improvements in his wellbeing.
Khushi & Sally's experience
A conversation about how the programme has helped Khushi and Sally, their enjoyment of the new small group workshops, and how they are getting to know and support each other.
LGBTQ+ Community series
Hannah's story - Women's Rugby Club
How joining the Women's Rugby Club gave Hannah a sense of belonging and keeps her active despite a knee injury.
Isabel's story - Out to Swim
How the support of the Out to Swim team helped Isabel gain the confidence to compete at the GLLAM Swim Meet.
Tom's story - B:Active Volleyball
How the B:Active programme made sport both accessible and inclusive to Tom.
Phineas' story - Out to Swim
How regular exercise helps Phineas to distance himself from the stressors of university and day-to-day life.