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. We challenged the conventional idea of what exercise looks like by reaching 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, and 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 ran from Monday 23 January - Sunday 29 January 2023. During this week we celebrated women in sport and encouraged our students to try something new or get back into physical activity through a range of beginner friendly activities. Overall we ran 24 sessions, sold 734 tickets and engaged 550 unique individuals! With the amazing involvement of our clubs and societies, we delivered classes from basic self defence class to dodgeball and hockey intros.
Supporting women in sport is not just for one week a year though! Bloomsbury Fitness Gym has women only hours on Wednesdays 07:30-09:30 and Sunday 19:15-21:00. Project Active run weekly women only classes from pilates to dance to running and you can check out all upcoming classes here. And as always, our clubs and societies welcome everyone no matter your ability so if you enjoyed your session and want to find out more about joining, then head to our club directory and get in touch!