Bristol revealed to be fifth most healthy university


By Imogen Horton, News Editor

The University of Bristol has been ranked fifth in a new survey which assessed how 28 universties supported healthy lifestyles.

The rankings were compiled by student accomodation website MyStudentHalls, which looked at the cost of a gym membership, number of yoga and meditation classes and societies for tee-total students at each university.

Bristol scored 17 points out of a possible 26, and was described as having 'a wide variety of health and wellbeing options - befitting of its standing as one of the country's most popular universities'.

'When it comes to fitness, the University of Bristol has a huge range of options available.'

Particularly commended was the efforts of Bristol SU through its Wellbeing Network, such as its 'Mind Your Head' campaign.


Looking specifically at societies, the survey said: 'Those looking to unwind and destress should look no further than the university’s Yoga Society, which the SU website describes as, 'one of the most successful Yoga Societies in the country'. With classes running twice a week, there's ample opportunity to get involved.'

'Elsewhere, whether you love walking and adventuring with the Break-away Bristol society, or more traditional sports such as Rugby, Football and Cricket, Bristol is a happy home for all students - regardless of interests or preferences.'

The top scoring university was Nottingham, with 18 points.

The universities of Edinburgh, Cambridge and Exeter also made the top 10.

Featured Image: Bristol University

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