Glasgow Has Been Named As The UK's Healthiest University
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Glasgow University has been named the UK’s best institution for health-conscious students, according to a new report.
Factors taken into account include on-site facilities and BUCS ranking as well as the average cost of a gym membership and air pollution levels in the surrounding area.
University of Glasgow
Glasgow took top spot, earning a score of 94.9 out of 100, and as well as topping the overall ranking, also ranked number one for both Sports Science and Food Science degrees.
The average cost of a gym membership in Glasgow is just £22.47 per month, and students have access to a wide array of different health and fitness-related societies, from yoga and self-care to wild swimming and even Quidditch!
In second place we find renowned sporting university, Loughborough. With a score of 86.04, it ranked number one in the BUCS leaderboard and number four in the UK for Sports Science degrees as well as boasting plenty of clubs and societies including hiking, gliding, surfing, roller hockey and more.
University of Surrey
Third place goes to the University of Surrey, which earns a score of 81. Over 71% of adults in Surrey are physically active - not surprising when the average gym membership is less than £19 per month and there’s just 6,481 people for every park or public garden!
And when it comes to extra-curricular activities, there are loads of options for fitness fanatics, including weightlifting, ultimate frisbee, rugby, netball, lacrosse and more.
King's College London
In fourth place is King’s College London. With a score of 80.18, the institution also ranks 2nd in the UK for Food Science degrees and holds the number one spot in the Times Higher Education Good Health and Wellbeing UK ranking.
Students looking to keep fit have access to three gyms across King’s campuses and two within halls of residence, as well as the wide array of other options found across London.
University of Nottingham
We complete the top five with the University of Nottingham, which scores 79.58. Coming out on top for sports and activities with an impressive 83 different options on offer to students, Nottingham has everything from American football and archery to table tennis and taekwondo.
The top 10 is rounded out with the Univerity of Bath, Newcastle University, Edge Hill University, Exeter University and Stirling respectively - and you can see the entire top 30 here:
Although education is always the number one priority when going to university, looking after both your physical and mental wellbeing while you’re there is hugely important too.
So if you’re looking for somewhere a health-conscious student can thrive, there are plenty of options out there!
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