Each year Sport and Physical Activity conduct a survey to learn more about the activity and wellbeing levels of staff and students at the University of Leeds to help shape our approach.
Balancing Life Results 2023
The 2023 Balancing Life results found a drop in student activity levels and an increase in staff activity levels. This year we added a new question which analysed the factors our community consider most important in helping them to be physically active.
Balancing Life Results 2022
As we have tentatively emerged from the pandemic, we wanted to find out how this has impacted our university community’s physical activity and wellbeing levels. We were particularly interested in seeing what barriers our staff and students have experienced in relation to physical activity.
Balancing Life Results 2021
This year we were interested to find out about the longer term impact of the pandemic continuing on from the 2020 Balancing Life survey, which found a significant drop in activity levels and changes in people’s attitudes and behaviour towards physical activity.
Balancing Life Results 2020
With gyms and leisure centres closed for a period of time and more of an emphasis on exercising at home or outdoors, we were interested to know how social distancing measures and a period of being told to ‘stay home’, impacted upon habits and attitudes towards physical activity; as well as the overall wellbeing of our University community.
Balancing Life Results 2019
These results coincide with the launch of Sport and Physical Activity’s new strategy: Do What Moves You, which outlines our vision of making Leeds the best university to be active.
Balancing Life Results 2018
Sport and Physical Activity and Leeds University Union has investigated the levels of activity of our student and staff population for the second year running. This annual survey provides an insight into the current activity levels of the University of Leeds population.
Balancing Life Results 2017
This survey, the first of its kind for Sport and Physical Activity, was produced to provide an insight into the current activity levels of the University population to identify the areas where more could be done to influence levels of activity.