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Calling all students: sporting chance to win an iPod nano

20 November 2006

Complete a survey on the kinds of sport you do and enter a prize draw.

This week the University of Bristol is taking part in the National Active Student Survey (NASS) run by the national organisation University & College Sport.

NASS is a university and college survey that aims to develop data on student participation in sport and physical activity for the higher and further education sectors for the first time. The main objective of this work is to develop baseline data that will support the higher/further education sports sector and its position within the wider context of sport in the UK. The survey is being funded by Sport England and delivered in partnership with market research specialists Leisure-net Solutions.

It will provide individual institutions will the baseline data they need to compare their levels of participation with both the national average and 'headline' statistics from other institutions. The survey is being carried out in universities and colleges nationwide during National Census Week from Monday 20 to Sunday 26 November.

Students who take part will automatically be entered into a free prize draw and could win one of various prizes, including iPod nanos, mountain bikes and Life Fitness home fitness equipment. To complete the questionnaire, go to, enter University of Bristol and the password nass06.

Sarah Troke, Sports Development Manager of the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, says: ‘We are really excited to be part of NASS. It will give us yearly figures of activity levels of our students, so we can see whether our sport and physical activity programmes are effective. It also means we can compare ourselves to the rest of the country. With health being at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts at the moment, it is important for us to have this information so we can show the government how universities can contribute to their national agenda of delivering an “active and healthy nation”. I would plead for students to take a few minutes of their time to fill out the survey and help us in our quest for a healthy university.’

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