Engaging the Inactive
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Engaging the Inactive

How much physical activity do you engage with every week? Do you do enough? Statistics suggest at least 35% of adults in the UK do not do enough to meet the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines of 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise every week, and there are worrying signs that children are not meeting their targets in sufficient numbers for their long-term health into adulthood.

So what are the key barriers to exercise amongst the population, and how might we convince the inactive to exercise even a little bit more than they do now? In this engaging and informative workshop, you'll not only appreciate these issues and the factors that underpin inactivity, but also set about convincing a set of fictitious neighbours to get more active, more often, using your artistic skills rather than words. And what simple 'remedy' in this world could we encourage people to take up that will not only get them fitter, but also in many cases halve the risk of chronic illnesses so prevalent in the UK population?

Masterclass award

You will be awarded 16 UCAS points** for attending this masterclass.

** NB. The reduction will be applied on application and points cannot be redeemed retrospectively, if you have already applied to the University. They can only be redeemed against University of Cumbria courses linked to the masterclass.

Why attend a masterclass?

Our masterclasses are designed to give future students like you a flavour of what it is really like to study at university and hand you all that's needed to successfully step into a degree to kick-start your career.

At our masterclasses, you’ll:

  • Take part in real research
  • Gain an excellent example to give your personal statement the edge
  • Enrich your current studies and explore beyond the boundaries of your current knowledge
  • Sample a subject that ignites your interest and make sure it’s the correct course for you
  • Get a unique chance to push your passion further
  • Earn extra UCAS points for your application with UoC

Spaces are limited, so if you’re considering a future working with and supporting young people, adults, families and community groups through sports, book now.

 

How to get here

Driving

Our Lancaster campus is on the edge of Lancaster city centre. The postcode for Sat Navs is LA1 3JD.

From the North:

Leaving the M6 at junction 34, take the A683 towards Lancaster/Morecambe. Turn left onto the Lune Valley interchange/A683. Continue slightly left at the next traffic lights onto Caton Road. At the second set of traffic lights turn left and follow the one-way system through the city centre up to Pointer roundabout (just past the Royal Lancaster infirmary). Here, take the first exit onto Bowerham Road. The campus entrance is located on your left. 

From the South:

Leaving the M6 at junction 33, take the A6 to Lancaster (South). At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Lancaster Road/A6. Continue towards the city centre. Turn right onto Barton Road just after the BP garage. Follow this road and continue onto Bowerham Road. Go straight across the mini roundabout and follow Bowerham Road down to the campus entrance, which is on your right hand side.

Train

Lancaster railway station is approximately a 25-minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available at the station.

Bus

There is a regular bus service to and from the city centre which stops outside the campus. Take bus numbers 2, 2A or 4.

Lancaster is a vibrant and historic city, home to two universities and around 15,000 students from all over the world. Located just south of the Lake District and close to the Morecambe Bay coastline, it is just over an hour’s train journey away from Manchester and Liverpool.  Lancaster is the archetypal university city, with friendly pubs and a lively music scene.

Cafés and Restaurants

  • Merchants 1688 – historic restaurant and bar set in 300-year-old wine cellars. It holds an annual beer and pie fest in April each year
  • The Borough – a traditional pub in the city centre with a great selection of food and beer
  • Pizza Margherita – great Italian food. Try the cobbles!
  • The Whaletail Café – Bohemian, vegetarian café

Entertainment

  • Williamson Park – this lovely park is on our campus doorstep. With views over Morecambe Bay and beyond, it’s great for a picnic on a sunny day
  • Lancaster Castle – an imposing, impressive and impenetrable historic landmark in the centre of Lancaster, prison of the infamous Pendle witches. Tours, seasonal events and activities are available
  • The Dukes – An independent cinema and theatre which offers an outdoor production in Williamson Park throughout the summer
  • Light up Lancaster – Annual light festival which takes place in November including music, dance, performance and arts installations

Things to do nearby

  • Have a day out at the seaside for stunning estuary views and dramatic sunsets
  • Take a leisurely boat trip on the canal
  • Visit the beautiful trough of Bowland – moorland and forest on your doorstep
  • Shop til you drop in Manchester or Liverpool – only an hour away by train
  • Enjoy a homemade ice-cream at Wallings in Cockerham or a smoked treat from the smokehouse at Glasson Dock