Get started - Step Up

15 June 2020

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

Step Up originally launched in October 2019 and has recently been extended until 31st December 2020! It's a big thank you from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Students Union for travelling sustainably. 

Every time you walk, run or cycle  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?

Get Active
Earn up to 150 BetterPoints per week for any running, walking or cycling you do in any location.
Sustainable Travel Hero - coming back soon
Prize Draws - coming back soon - Throughout the Step Up challenge we have given away some fantastic prizes. For now, these prize draws are on hold, however, watch this space for further information about future draws.

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.