The Brookes Active Workplace Challenge

The Brookes Active Workplace Challenge has been created to help you monitor your activity and challenge yourself to maintain an active lifestyle. There are individual and team challenges and you also contribute to the totals of your faculty/directorate and Brookes as a whole. Staff at Brookes are invited to join in with specific challenges but the site is available for your use throughout the year.

The Workplace Challenge rewards the effort you put in rather than how fit you are, automatically calculating points based on duration, activity and intensity.

About Brookes Active

Brookes Active is our cross university approach to support the whole Brookes community to enjoy an active lifestyle.

Through Brookes Active we are:

  • Developing easy and attractive offers to be active
  • Improving the communication of opportunities available in and around the University
  • Providing tools and information to encourage and support participation.

Latest News

Brookes Active Workplace Challenge

The results of the Brookes Active Autumn Team Challenge

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

The two month challenge that has been the dominating topic of conversation in many offices across the University has come to an end for another year. Find out which teams topped the leaderboard, which have won a prize in the draw and find out some of the impressively big numbers from the challenge!

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Brookes Runners create Christmas Strava Art

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

In the lead up to Christmas, a little creative rivalry has broken out between staff at Brookes Swindon and Headington campuses. Groups of runners at each site have created their own piece of 'Strava Art'.

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Staff at Swindon took on the RunVEMBER Challenge

Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Three OBU Swindon staff members completed the local Swindon Runvember Challenge by running at least 1-mile during each day of November, whilst raising awareness for Swindon Threshold Homeless Charity.

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Autumn Team Challenge midpoint stats and tips from teams at the top

Wed, 01 Nov 2017

At the halfway point of the Brookes Active Autumn Team Challenge, colleagues have logged over 10,000 hours of activity. Find out how it breaks down and read some tips from teams at the top.

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Upcoming Events

CSPN Workplace Challenge

Meridian Pull & Barrier Challenge

Thu 1st March 2018 - Sun 30th September 2018

Get to grips with fixed seat rowing on the Thames with this unique Teambuilding activity.

Your challenge raises vital funding for The AHOY Centre, a Charity working with disadvantaged...

CSPN Workplace Challenge


Fri 27th April 2018 - Sun 29th April 2018

A challenge for everyone. A swim for all – Enter Swimathon 2018 and join Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie to raise as much money as possible for two causes close to the...

CSPN Workplace Challenge

National Walking Month

Tue 1st May 2018 - Thu 31st May 2018

National Walking Month is Living Streets' month of celebrating walking and encouraging others to become involved. During May we want to see as many people as possible give walking...

CSPN Workplace Challenge

Great British Tennis Weekend

Sat 12th May 2018 - Sun 13th May 2018

Play tennis for free this summer!

When was the last time you played tennis? If it's been a while or you've never played then the Great British Tennis Weekend is the perfect solution!...

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