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More than 5,500 students participated in sports and cultural activities at UC3M during the last academic year

Participación en Actividades 2016

During the last academic year, 5,665 students participated in sports and cultural activities organized by UC3M; this figure represents almost a third of all students enrolled at theuniversity.

The sporting and cultural activities that have been most successful among students were the theme weeks (Green Week, Solidarity Week, Book Week and so on) with 5,800 registrations, followed by fitness activities on the Getafe campus, with 3,227 registrations and the internal competition with 2,878 registrations. Moreover, during 2015, 10,766 spectators from the University community attended one of the twenty-eight events, held at the UC3M auditorium.

The quality of UC3M’s activities is highlighted by the excellent results obtained in the evaluations carried out by their participants. In user satisfaction surveys, the average rating was 4.4 out of 5 for physical and sports activities and 4 out of 5 for socio-cultural activities and participation. The most highly rated service is that offered by personal trainers with a maximum 5 out of 5, followed by tennis courses with 4.73 out of 5.

During the past academic year, a total of 330 sports and cultural activities were offered at UC3M, of which 275 earned credits. Of these, 57% were physical sports, 39% sociocultural and 4% participation and initiatives organized directly by students. In turn, English activities were carried out with the participation of 274 students. Regarding the internal volunteer programme, a total of 388 students were involved in the events held at the University.

Many UC3M students also participate in associations and volunteer projects. In fact, the number of registered student associations at the University has increased over the last year, from 65 to 74, and the number of activities undertaken has increased proportionally as aconsequence. The University supports these initiatives through the annual call for University life projects; last year, these projects increased by 24.28%. A total of 127 projects were submitted, of which 87 received support.