WELCOME TO THE FIRST SURREYMOVES+ NEWSLETTER OF 2022!

 

This monthly publication is the central hub for all SurreyMoves+ information including the latest announcements, new challenges & rewards, and user statistics. Here’s some of the best bits you can expect from this month’s edition…

  1. 2021 in review
  2. New challenges and rewards
  3. December Raffle Month results
  4. A look back at Santa Moves 2021

Remember, if you have any feedback or questions about SurreyMoves+, please do not hesitate to contact us at surreymoves@surrey.ac.uk.

2021 IN REVIEW

It’s been an amazing year pf physical activity on the SurreyMoves+ app with nearly 1,900 new users joining our active community! Here’s a look at the year in statistics…

DECEMBER RAFFLE MONTH RESULTS

We can now reveal the winners of our December Giveaway as users utilised their points to enter raffles in the Rewards section of the app aiming to win some fantastic prizes! An amazing 2,481,000 points were spent on a total of 1,563 prize draws entries.

Here’s a summary of the winners as well as some quotes…

FIONA WATT

PRIZE: Quadlock phone holder

Fiona said…

“Collecting points with Surrey Moves+ really provides me with a motivation to get out and about – especially when the winter weather has made walks less appealing recently.  It also makes me much happier about repeatedly running up and down flights of stairs between the labs! The December giveaway was a fantastic idea – I spent all my points entering different prize draws so was thrilled to win the Quadlock phone holder.”

JENNIFER PANNELL

PRIZE: Cycling helmet

Jennifer said…

“SurreyMoves+ helps to motivate me to move more. Especially during this time working from home it has helped me to go out everyday for a walk. This has helped me not just to stay active physically but also, to look after my mental health. I’ve used some reward points to get free swim sessions, further increasing my physical activity.”

SOPHIE WEAVER

PRIZE: £200 voucher

Sophie said…

“I like using the SurreyMoves+ platform to give me a reason to move every day. I always notice a difference in how I feel both physically and mentally when I am motivated by a challenge and love to earn rewards from completing them!”

OTHER WINNERS...

£75 voucher – Katie Brooks

£50 voucher – Josie Lawrence

Amazon Echo Dot – Izzy Holland

Fitbit Inspire 2 – Hiroto Ono

JBL Live Pro+ Wireless EarPods – Rebecca Goddard

Running Shoes – Tash Ross

UE Boom 3 Waterproof Portable Speaker – Alastair Finlinson

WHAT'S NEW ON THE APP?

To kick-start the new year in style, we’ve got some great challenges and rewards arriving on the app this month. Here’s a look at what’s available and coming your way…

LATEST CHALLENGES
RED January

Run Every Day January is an initiative to be active every day of January. Whether that’s walking, running, cycling, skipping, swimming, or playing a sport. To mark the initiative, we’ve got month-long challenges available for walking, cycling and swimming.

Start off your new year right by keeping active as you get back to work or tackled exams head on. For more information, click HERE.

SurreyLOVES

Find weekly activity challenges on SurreyMoves+ during January tying into the Union’s Surrey Love campaign throughout the exam season. The campaign includes free wellbeing sessions, revision tips, hints for exam success and drop-in sessions for advice. Click HERE for more information on the campaign.

Guildford Park Run

The weekly Guildford Park Run is a free event which takes place in Stoke Park at 9:00am on Saturdays. Click HERE to register for free.

You can join the SurreyMoves+ Park Run challenge to earn extra points while you run!

NEW REWARDS
Embossed A5 notebooks

Get all your revision notes in one place with an embossed notebook from Appleseed which is available to redeem now on the SurreyMoves+ app.

RED January donations

Donate to a great cause this January by helping Sport in Mind to support those struggling with their mental health. Use the corresponding challenges to build up your points so that you can donate either £5 or £1 at a time.

New SSP catering rewards

Coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled to see what you can redeem at Bench Sports Bar and SSP Starbucks.

SurreyMoves+ Hoodies, Sweatshirts and T-shirts

These rewards are still available on the app and you use it to claim 50% off your hoodies, sweatshirts and T-shirts from the KitKabin store at SSP.

A LOOK BACK AT SANTA MOVES 2021

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Santa Moves Fun Run back in December!

It was fantastic to see a mass of Santas descend on Stag Hill campus for a fun event with over 90 participants enjoying the 2km route. We started off with an energetic warm up before embarking on the route around campus and finishing with hot chocolate and mince pies by the Hideout.

Here are some photos from the event…