Global Challenge

UNSW will be participating in the Global Challenge (formerly the GCC) in 2017. The Global Challenge is a health and wellbeing event that takes participants on a virtual journey around the world.

It encourages participants to complete at least 10,000 steps a day for 100 days from May 24, with sections of the Challenge devoted also to sleep, nutrition and life balance.

In 2016 UNSW won the University League. We had 76 teams and over 530 participants.

How does the Global Challenge Work at UNSW?

UNSW is divided into 16 areas for the purposes of the Challenge. There are 8 faculty areas and 8 divisional areas. Each Area has at least one Area Champion. Click here to find your Area Champion.

To participate in the Global Challenge you will need a team of 7 people. Participation costs $75 +GST per person or $525 +GST for a team of 7. 

Please ensure your faculty, department or work unit is willing to pay for your team before you register.

For more information about the Global Challenge Event please see here.

What is New in 2017 with the Global Challenge?

How does the registration process work?

Found your team of seven? Great! To register your team for the Global Challenge click here. You will need your team members’ names and email addresses.

You will also need to choose a team name and a Team Captain. (Team Captains get a free t-shirt!)

After you register your team, you’ll all get an email from the Global Challenge to confirm the registration. Your Area Champion will need to approve your team (ie. confirm that funding is available to pay for it) and then you’ll all get another email with a link to the online portal.

You can start to set up your profile and your Virgin Pulse pedometers will be on their way to your Team Captain!

Free Teams Incentive for 2017

In 2017 the Global Challenge will provide one free team to any UNSW faculty or division that can achieve 10 teams or more. Once 10 teams have registered for a faculty/division, we will award the free team to the first team to have registered for that faculty/division, so get in quick and be the first!

We know that not every faculty or division has enough staff members to reasonably achieve 10 teams. For the smaller faculties and divisions, Safety & Sustainability will sponsor a free team for each faculty/division to achieve 5 teams or more. These free teams will also be awarded once 5 teams are achieved, to the first team to have registered for the faculty/division.