Choices 4 all: Get out be active
Choices 4 all was established out of the legacy of Cycling 4 All (C4A) to enhance and diversify the activities offered to disabled students, graduates and members from within the local community. The project is a leadership programme that provides training and skills through student volunteering that introduces disabled people to sports, activities and social networks with a mixed ability approach. Through this, students become community leaders who are part of a Student Leadership Gamification Strategy enabling engaged students to gain accredited qualifications that allow them to deliver inclusive activities to the community.
The tagline for Choices 4 All is “Nurture, Maximise and Enrich” by creating environments that are accessible, sustainable and inclusive this enables disabled students to be at the heart of activities and services provided.
Our coproduction and multi-agency approach is not only innovative for the university but also the sector; the sharing of knowledge and resources impacts health, socio-economic, wellbeing and sustainability.
Top 3 learnings:
1 The development of the inclusion model of student engagement and increased awareness of disability across the University of Bradford.
2 Ensuring that the senior management team are aware of the importance of a project such as this to the brand and image of the university while promoting a positive student experience for all.
3 Greater visibility of disabled students in UBU and an increase in their engagement with us.