University Engagement aims to create an environment to raise awareness and encourage healthy lifestyles within the campus community, as well as an environment for students to learn about public health. The University Engagement team hosts a wide range of activities to engage the university community. These include the annual Strive Case Competition, wellness booths on campus, presentations from public health experts, professional development days, and the recent MUHIxStrive AusWHO Conference. In addition, the University Engagement team produces annual student recipe books and is working on the launch of their public health podcast.
Strive Health Booths
The University Engagement team hosted Strive Student Health Initiative’s Welcome to Uni Booth across three days in Week 2 on campus at the University of Melbourne.
They engaged with over 150 students from a diverse range of academic disciplines to increase health literacy on campus and discuss Strive’s various Community Engagement programs. Many of these students also signed up to volunteer with our flagship Nutrition Workshop program, re-launching later this month.
Strive Welcome to Uni Trivia Night
Set in early March, the online Trivia Night was a fun and relaxed event welcoming students to a new year of university. Trivia covered a wide range of topics with the opportunity to win exciting prizes.
Strive collaborated with MUHI this year on the annual AusWHO conference. Australian World Health Organisation Conference (AusWHO) is an annual three-day conference in Melbourne where university students from all disciplines will tackle a global health issue as a representative of a United Nations member state or non-governmental organisation.
This year, the theme was ‘Disease Control in Humanitarian Emergencies’ and students from a range of health disciplines came together to debate and discuss these issues.