New staff ambassador programme launching to get more of us active

With the number of staff activities we have on offer growing, we are introducing a new activity leader and wellbeing ambassador programme. This will look at encouraging more staff to get involved in physical activity alongside their work commitments and take time away to meet new people.

Get Active Leader

We are looking for staff to become one of our Get Active Leaders. We are looking for staff who want to run a specific sport/activity session for staff at the University, this can be either during lunch or after work. We would like you to share your passion and act as an ambassador for activity, promoting our monthly newsletter to your department/colleagues and feeding back to us what staff would like to see at the University and how we can enhance the wellbeing of individuals.

Wellbeing Ambassador

We are looking for staff who want to share their passion for wellbeing. We would love for you to share our sport and physical activity offer, as well as our Healthy and Wellbeing initiatives. We want you to share your departments/colleagues to inspire other colleagues to also share your passion and know what’s available to them. As part of this role we ask you act as an ambassador for activity, health & wellbeing, promoting our monthly newsletter to your department/colleagues and a poster to pop up in your coffee/kitchen area. We would also like you to feed back to us what staff would like to see take place at the university and how we can enhance the wellbeing of staff at MMU. We are only looking for a small commitment of sending on between one and two emails a month to your colleagues so this will not have a negative impact on your workload.


We will be rewarding staff who get involved with:

–              FREE MMU Sport T Shirt

–              Staff forum in term 2 to thank you for your support.

–              FREE 1 Month gym Pass

–              10% Discount on our programmes MMU Fit, Get into and Healthy U

–              10% Discount on selected treatments

–              FREE Physical activity and wellbeing training.


Here are some of our current Staff Leaders on why they got involved:

Victoria Stone (Subject Matter Expert Lead, Student Journey Transformation Programme)

‘I have been involved in a few different sessions through MMU Sport but running the Staff Ladies football team is my main role as an activity leader.  We’ve been going for 10 years, I first got involved as the University ran a week of free sports, a friend was going along to the football session and she persuaded me to go.  Over the years I took more of an active role in running the team, organising social events, recruiting new players and getting staff from the University of Manchester involved too.

Without a doubt being part of the team has brought me new friends, in a positive and supportive environment, it has also been a great space to clear my mind.  When I have been stressed with work or too tired to go, I have still made the effort and always felt better afterwards.  What the team has achieved together makes me proud to be an activity leader and is intrinsically linked to my own job’


Alicia Green (Students’ Union)

I love netball as a sport and I was really glad to be involved in offering others the chance to play in a fun, active session where we can mould the sessions to fit what those attending want to develop and improve.  It is something I look forward to every Tuesday and enjoy that anyone can come along and enjoy the session each week.”


Paul Wright (Business Process Improvement Analyst)

I got into organising football matches because it’s the best way to make sure you get to play every week! It helps blow the cobwebs away from the weekend and it’s a great way to get into regular exercise as you concentrate on the game rather than feeling tired, and above all, it’s fun! Unlike running. It’s also an excellent way to meet people from all walks of life and all areas of the University and those personal links you create definitely can help your day job back at work when you randomly end up in a meeting with someone you play football with every week but have never worked with before. Networking with a football!