Murdoch University has recently become the first university in Australia to receive silver certification as a healthy campus from the International Federation of University Sports (FISU).
Murdoch University joined the Healthy Campus program in 2020, were a certified Healthy Campus in April 2021, attained bronze certification in October 2021 and then silver in September 2022.
Over the course of three years, Murdoch Active has been working with academic and professional staff from across the campus to support our goal of working towards platinum certification.
With input from valuable supporting allies from Access, Wellbeing and Equity, the Murdoch University Medical Service, People and Culture Office, and sustainability services, we have been able to showcase the whole of campus approach that Murdoch takes to support student and staff wellbeing on campus.
Students and staff enjoying some time out face-painting for Mental Health Week.
Jamie Ball, Manager of Murdoch Active, joined the Healthy Campus initiative because he recognised the program provided a platform for the University to work together towards our shared goal of student and staff health and wellbeing.
“We have already seen improved outcomes for students on campus, which has supported our advocacy of the importance of health, wellbeing, sport, and social activities as a contributor to student academic success,” said Mr Ball.
Staff and students enjoying a yoga session on Murdoch Uni's Bush Court.
The Healthy Campus program looks at student and staff health from a holistic view of fitness, mental health, nutrition, social responsibility, and sustainability.
It is designed to create a global network of universities who share the vision that universities are more than establishments for study.
Universities are a place to enable their community to practice healthy and sustainable living, to have access and opportunity to participate in physical activity, and to make health and nutrition a daily part of campus life.
Families, friends, staff and students enjoying NAIDOC week social activities at Murdoch Uni.
Through the healthy campus program, FISU also networks member universities to world experts specialising in student health.
The Healthy Campus platform provides an unprecedented opportunity for a global network of universities to share knowledge, expertise, best practices, and learned insights.
Our ambition it to see Murdoch achieve platinum certification in the near future as we work to showcase the many programs and initiatives Murdoch University operates to provide a safe, healthy, and wellbeing focused environment for our student and staff communities."Jamie Ball, Manager of Murdoch Active