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Tackling Inactivity – Active DCU

Our project at Doncaster is called Tackling Inactivity and we are committed to helping students experience activity to feel good about their physical and mental health.

Sport England’s Strategy ‘Towards an Active Nation’ has tackling inactivity at the heart of what they do.  As part of this initiative Sport England is investing £5 million into projects in colleges that will support students into regular activity.

Our project at Doncaster is called ‘Tackling Inactivity’ and we are committed to helping students experience activity to feel good about their physical and mental health.

For more information, click here to visit the Sport England website

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Active DCU

We understand there are often reasons students are not active – perhaps you used to be active at school but have stopped recently or perhaps you are new to exercise and are unsure where to start. We can support you to become active and feel the benefits of improved concentration, confidence and overall wellbeing. We can offer one to one sessions to plan how to become active and support you to take part.

We’d like to know what you are interested in. Please use the following link to register your interest in any of the activities we are preparing planning for this year and we will get back in touch with you when more information is available.


Register your interest

Photograph of students in our Hub sports hall

Case Study – Kader

Kader used to be active but hadn’t done any physical activity for around 3 years. She was very excited to have opportunities whilst studying at Doncaster College. Kader felt she had barriers to participating including worries about her Hijab which she felt could get in the way of being able to take part. She has not let this stop her and has engaged in so many activities. Kader has particularly enjoyed basketball, badminton and cricket. The activities have taught her new skills, allowed her to experience sports she has never done before, challenge herself and has helped with her English language understanding.

“I feel fitter and more confident to take part in activities outside of lessons. When we play the games it helps de-stress me and I feel more confident. I have made new friends from other courses.”

Our Activities

Did you know that The Hub Gym is free to all students? Student Sessions take place each day 12 – 1pm.

We also offer timetabled sessions for different curriculum areas – ask your Tutor if you are interested in sessions for your group.

Click here to book in for a student gym session

If you have any queries please contact Jules Draycott jules.draycott@don.ac.uk 01302 553817