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18 October 2019

Staff and Students join 'Step Up' to earn rewards for active and sustainable travel

Step Up launched on 28th October and is a big thank you from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Students Union for traveling sustainably. 

Every time you walk, cycle or use public transport to campus you will earn BetterPoints. These can be turned in £££s to spend on campus on great local discounts and offers, or high street vouchers, as well as donate to local good causes or national charities.

What rewards can you earn?

Active & Sustainable Travel

Earn up to 100 BetterPoints per day for any active or sustainable travel journey over half a mile to and from the University campus.

Get Active

Earn up to 150 BetterPoints per week for any extra running, walking or cycling you do in any location.

Sustainable Travel Hero

Complete our survey and 1 winner will be picked every month for being our Sustainable Travel Hero and win 25,000 BetterPoints

Prize Draws

Throughout the Step Up challenge we are giving away some fantastic prizes. To enter the prize draws you need to track your running, walking, cycling and sustainable travel to and from the University campus and earn BetterTickets.

Here are the prizes up for grabs:

Weekly Prize draw:

Travel by bus and earn 1 BetterTicket per journey. Every week we are giving away a First Bus weekly ticket to 1 lucky app user.

Sustainable Travel Hero:

Answer our travel habits survey and tell us why being a Sustainable Travel Hero is important to you. 1 winner will be picked every month to feature in a news article and will win 25,000 BetterPoints.

Monthly prize draws:

January prizes:

A pair of Concert Series/Enable Us tickets

2 x 3-month passes to the Sheffield International Venue Gym

20 x Fitness Unlimited Day passes at Places Leisure 

1 x Annual Sport Sheffield Membership

31 x Day Gym Pass

February Prizes

A pair of Concert Series/Enable Us tickets

2 University of Sheffield Hoodies

10 x Ice Skating passes

And finally, the Grand Prize!

Once you have completed 50 active and sustainable journeys will earn you a BetterTicket into the grand prize draw for a Dahon folding bike.

Tap here to see what else you can win during the challenge.

Local offers and discounts

We have a great selection of local discounts and offers to trade your BetterPoints for, see here for further information

If you have any questions like what is a BetterTicket? Then do visit our FAQ page here

Taking part in the challenge is easy!

  1. Download the BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play store.

  2. Tap “Join Now” in the app and register with your university email address.

  3. You will automatically be eligible to join the Step Up Challenge. There will be a welcome message about this on your timeline in the app.

  4. Start tracking your active and sustainable journeys using your app.

Remember to answer the Baseline survey by clicking the play button in the upper right-hand corner and answering our short survey.

If you’d prefer to let the app detect your activities, just turn on automatic tracking. This will detect your walking, running and cycling journeys and mark all vehicle journeys as 'In Vehicle.' Using active tracking will not affect the app's ability to detect and award your walking, running and cycling. These will appear after being validated on the app (usually within an hour of completion.)

Record your activities or select automatic tracking

Terms & Conditions

This challenge is for the staff and students of Sheffield University only. If you need any assistance using the app please visit the help section in the main menu of the app.