Smart Travel Workplaces Date of issue - 17th February 2015  
 
   
   
 
 
Smarter Travel Campus Newsletter
Hi Subscriber,
I hope this newsletter finds you well. A big thank you to everyone who submitted entries into the first Smarter Travel Awards. We are busy compiling all of the entries for the judging panel and we look forward to presenting the awards to the winning campuses next month at the Smarter Travel Awards ceremony.
 
Best of luck!
 
Sharon & Ken
The Smarter Travel Campus Team
 
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  Mon 2nd - Wed 11th March  
 
Student Walking Challenge, Marchathon

Our annual Student Walking Challenge, Marchathon, will run from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 11th of March 2015. Marchathon is a 10 day walking event where students are asked to take part in teams of 3 and walk as much as they can for fun and to win prizes!

If your campus would like to take part please SIGN UP HERE NOW and we will send you your promotional pack!

The campuses signed up to Marchathon include: Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Carlow, Institute of Technology Sligo, Limerick Institute of Technology, Mary Immaculate College, Maynoorh University, National University of Ireland Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University of Limerick and Waterford Institute of Technology.

 
 
 
 
News and Events
Student Walking Challenge, Marchathon

From Monday the 2nd to Wednesday the 11th of March Students from Campuses all around the country will get walking! - but which team and campus will reach the top of the leaderboard?! For more information visit www.marchathon.ie  Read More...

Smarter Travel Awards Ceremony 2015

The inaugural Smarter Travel Awards ceremony will take place in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin on Thursday 26th of March. Invitations will be circulated in the coming weeks.

Partner Seminar - Engaging First Year Students in Smarter Travel

The topic for this Seminar in April is ‘Engaging Students in Smarter Travel from Day 1 and beyond’. It will take place on Tuesday 28th of April in Dublin city centre. This event will comprise of speaker sessions & sharing workshops. Read More...

Staff Cycle Challenge May 2015

The 2015 Staff Cycle Challenge will run for three weeks from Monday 11th of May to Sunday 31st of May 2015 inclusive. Details on how to sign up will be sent to you in the coming weeks. Read more...

 
 
Student Training - Organising Walking & Cycling Challenge in your Campus

At the start of February a pilot training event was held for students interested in organising walking and cycling events in their campus. The training was very well received and covered: Walking & Cycle Challenges, Promotion, Social Media Training, Project Planning & Evaluation.

 

Students who completed this training and subsequently run a Smarter Travel Campus challenge for students in their campus will be given certification as a Student Active Travel Challenge Coordinator. For further details contact sharon.daly@nationaltransport.ie 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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As the evenings are starting to get brighter it's a good time to think about encouraging and supporting staff and students to get out walking and cycling for health, the environment, their pocket and of couse as part of your campuses smarter travel agenda! 

   
   
 
For more information, case studies and resources visit www.smartertravelcampus.ie. If you would like to share the experiences of your campus please email info@smartertravelcampus.ie.
 
   
 
 
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