This Girl Can

Why we’re encouraging women to get active this November

The Students' Union and Sport and Recreation department have come together to support the This Girl Can campaign.

About the campaign

The This Girl Can campaign was started in 2015 by Sport England to encourage women across the country to get active. In just three years, the campaign has encouraged nearly three million women to take part in physical activity. 

Research shows that many women put off taking part in physical activity due to a fear of judgement, whether that's about how they look when they exercise, feeling as though they're not good enough or believing that they should be spending more time on competing priorities. 

This Girl Can is about getting active in a way that's suits the individual and promoting an ethos of not-judging, or caring what people think. 

What we're doing

The Union and UoP Sport and Recreation have been encouraging females to get active as part of This Girl Can since 2015. 

Last year we jointly encouraged over 700 women to take part in an activity and finished the week achieving an overall total of 75,471 minutes of physical activity. 

Throughout the week of the 19th-23rd of November the Union and UoP Sport and Recreation are putting on a range of free taster sessions for women to get involved with.

Our aim this year is to encourage more societies to hold taster sessions, to increase the number of female participants and to beat our total number of minutes of physical activity. Will you join us in achieving this goal?

We will also be sharing stories from female students who have made a change to get active and are inspiring others to do the same. If you know someone who you'd like to nominate as part of this, please fill out this form

For more information on the This Girl Can campaign, please visit 

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