This Girl Can (funded by The National Lottery) is a national campaign celebrating women being active no matter how they do it! The campaign believes that there’s no “right” way to get active. However you jiggle, kick, lift, stretch, or sprint, it’s time to get moving how you please.
This Girl Can believes that there’s no right way to get active – if it gets your heart rate up, it counts. And we want more women to find what’s right for them. The campaign celebrates active women who are doing their thing no matter how they look, how well they do it or how sweaty they get. We want to challenge the conventional idea of what exercise looks like and reach out to women of all backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise. In doing so, we’re aiming to inspire more women and girls to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement, time, money and energy are barriers that can be overcome.
This year the Students' Union UCL This Girl Can Week will run from Monday 23 January - Sunday 29 January 2023. We will be celebrating women in sport and inspiring all students to try something new or get back into a physical activity through a week of beginner friendly activities. We will be collaborating with many of our Sports Clubs to offer free taster sessions and will also be running low cost classes run by external instructors.
We want you to feel inspired, to view all This Girl Can activities please see event list below:
Last year we ran over 30 free sessions, collaborating with 22 Sports Clubs and selling over 650 tickets to events across the week. Please see the wrap up video below: