WIN a FitBit with our #ThisBUCSGirlCan Week!

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De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) is offering students the chance to win a FitBit as part of our #ThisBUCSGirlCan Week.

The week of events, which ties into the national This Girl Can campaign, is designed to encourage as many female students at De Montfort University (DMU) as possible to get active and involved in sport.

Derrick Mensah, VP Student Activities at DSU, said: “This Girl Can is a campaign which aims to increase the participation of females in sport across the board. British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) have taken it on, to try and implement a change, and we’re linking up with that.

“We all know change starts from the bottom up. Here at DMU we are hoping to get more participation from females on campus in sport across the whole week and beyond.”

Aside from a tonne of FREE events to get involved with (including Pilates and Yoga to UV Basketball and Water Polo), we’re also offering you the chance to win a FitBit.

All you need to do is attend one or more of the events held during #ThisBUCSGirlCan Week, and tweet or share your picture to Instagram, tagging in @demontfortsu. Once we hit 100 engagements (or more), one lucky winner will then be selected on Monday 27 November.

You can only enter once per event, but there are 21 sessions to attend...


As well as a tonne of FREE events, we've also worked with DMUsport to produce some motivational posters for female students at DMU.

The campaign is headed by Derrick and Sarah Burdett, Women’s Representative at DSU.

“I’ve worked really closely with Sarah, the Activities team and DMUsport. Everyone has pulled together for this campaign and we hope to see as many people involved as possible.

“I think it’s a really good initiative, but I hope that one day, we don’t need to do it. That’s the whole point of the campaign; to not have that difference of female participation in sport.”

And will Derrick be getting involved in any of the events?

“I might try netball, because I still don’t get it…

You can find out more about our #ThisBUCSGirlCan Week, and all of the FREE events we’re holding, on the page here.


Our #ThisBUCSGirlCan Week kicked off with a flash mob on Mill Lane on Monday.

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