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SAMS makes a splash for health challenge

SAMS staff and students take a dip in the sea
SAMS staff and students take a dip in the sea

Despite the temperature being more Arctic than Alicante, staff and students at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS UHI) in Dunstaffnage took up the Healthy, Happy You challenge by taking a dip in the sea.

The initiative, organised by the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Highlands and Islands Student Association, challenged institutes within the university partnership to clock up 773 miles – the distance linking every campus by road – to give a combined university distance of 10,822 miles between February 20 and March 3.

Activities could be recorded by distance or time. During Healthy, Happy You SAMS UHI staff and students took part in indoor football, running, hill climbing, Meta-fit, yoga, swimming and cycling. The event incorporated the national University Mental Health Day on Thursday, March 2.