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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. SurreyMoves+ December Giveaway
  2. New challenges and rewards
  3. SantaMoves Fun Run is coming!
  4. October prize winners

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


It’s been another strong month of physical activity from our SurreyMoves+ users, and we’ve also seen 212 students and staff join our active community since the last newsletter on October 22nd. Here’s a look at how much we’ve moved over the last month…


We are delighted to say that December marks another Giveaway Month on the SurreyMoves+ app! When you’ve earned enough points, you can enter into a prize draw to win some fantastic rewards. You can enter as many times as you like as long as you’ve got the points!

Prizes include…

  • Fitbit Versa 3 (x2)
  • Running trainers worth up to £110
  • JBL Live Pro+ Wireless Earbuds
  • £50 Voucher of your choice
  • £75 Voucher of your choice
  • £200 Voucher of your choice
  • Quad Lock® of your choice (either running or cycling)
  • Specialized Align II Mips Cycling Helmet
  • Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation)
  • Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Waterproof Portable Speaker

We can now reveal the winners of our October Giveaway as users who completed the designated challenges were randomly selected to win some fantastic prizes! Here’s a summary of the winners as well as some quotes…


CHALLENGE: Le Tour De Surrey Challenge


Callum said…

“SurreyMoves+ is a fantastic inclination to go outside even if it is just for a walk, and the challenges provide further motivate to go out and do activity. I’m very pleased and appreciative to have won a Fitbit through one of the challenges!”


CHALLENGE: Keeping Active Challenge

PRIZE: Appleseed Hoodie

Mia said…

“The challenges on SurreyMoves+ always provides me with that extra push I need to stay active. Moving 3225 steps a day for the Keep Active challenge was a fun and simple way to explore Guildford before all the work stress kicks in!”


CHALLENGE: SurreyMoves+ Cycling Pop-Up

PRIZE: Geared Up £30 voucher

Karan said…

“SurreyMoves+ shows me how much activity I do every day and allows me set challenges which has encouraged me to explore my local area and to ensure that I get out at least once a day!”


Fix Your Cap Challenge: Arvind Tiwari – Appleseed Hoodie

Everyday Cyclist: Jessica Furber – Appleseed Hoodie

Lace Up Your Shoes: Adam Watts – Running Shoes

SurreyMoves+ Starting Blocks Challenge: Hemisha Shah – SSP Silver Membership

Putting Those Laps In: Ethan Key – £50 KitKabin Voucher


Alongside the December Giveaway, we’ve got some great new challenges and rewards arriving on the app during the coming month. Here’s a look at what’s coming your way…

SantaMoves Warm-Up Run

Get in the mood for the SantaMoves Fun Run by running 1.5 miles in the week leading up to the event from 1st-8th December. Not got your ticket for SantaMoves yet? You can get yours for just £3 by clicking HERE!

Christmas Jumper Day Challenge

On 11th December, our Christmas Jumper Day Challenge asks you to walk 10,000 steps over the course of the day. Send us a photo of you completing the challenge in your Christmas jumper either via email at surreymoves@surrey.ac.uk or by tagging @teamsurrey on social media!

Mince Pie Burner

This one will be running throughout the month of December and it challenges you to run 40 miles over the course of the month!


Extra Hillside Rewards

Have you reached that point in the year where soup is becoming an everyday need? Well, you’re in luck as our 50% off Soup at the Hillside Restaurant reward has been extended! T&Cs and eligibility criteria can be found in the reward description.

SurreyMoves+ Pom Beanies and Gym Towels

Get yourself ready for the winter weather and the gym with either a SurreyMoves+ Pom Beanies or Gym Towel! Pick yours up by redeeming your reward at the KitKabin store at Surrey Sports Park. See the reward description for more details.

Discounts of SurreyMoves+ T-Shirts, Hoodies and Sweatshirts

Keep your eyes peeled for new SurreyMoves+ hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts coming soon from KitKabin. Check the rewards page for more details when they’re up!

Sodexo Vouchers

Get a £5 voucher for one of the top UK retailers or companies including Amazon, John Lewis, Nando’s and many more! Make sure you check the reward description for the redemption process and further information.


Our Santa Run is taking place on the afternoon on 8th December and we’d love to see you there!

This is your chance to get dressed up in a Santa suit and walk, jog or run through Stag Hill campus alongside your fellow students and staff to mark the start of the festive season. Get your tickets HERE.

Please note, Santa suits are included in the £3 ticket price and there will be a free hot chocolate and mice pie available to all participants on completion of the 2km run.

You also have the opportunity to make an optional donation to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices when you buy your ticket. This is a leading children’s charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Head to the the SantaMoves news article for full information about the event.


Looking for a way to motivate yourself for the rest of the semester as it gets colder outside? Take a look at these opportunities that SurreyMoves+ and the Running & Athletics Club have for you:

  • Monday Run Day – Choose from a range of routes and groups to run in and socialise with new people while exercising. Meet outside the Library at 18:30 each week
  • Thursday Mornings – Want to get your exercise in early? Join our Thursday morning running group led by SurreyMoves+ motivators and starting at 07:30. Keep your eyes peeled on challenges and push notifications for more details.
  • Guildford Park Run – Give yourself a weekly target of improving with the Guildford Park Run hosted at Stoke Park every Saturday at 09:00. Register for your run HERE – it’s completely free and allows you to have your time recorded!

Finally, this is your reminder to ensure your Moves+ app remains synced with your tracker app. Remember to keep opening both apps to ensure the data is converted into points which you can redeem for rewards. If you have any questions, please contact us at surreymoves@surrey.ac.uk.