Participant Information

A survey to quantify the current levels of physical activity among adults at the University of Derby 

The research team are looking for staff and students to answer questions about physical activity/exercise achieved by adults at the University of Derby. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. This survey is part of a PhD study conducted by John B Meharry and William G Neill, in collaboration with the 'Derby: a City on the Move' project, funded by Sport England. This particular survey will be utilised to determine the level of physical activity achieved by adults who work or study at the University of Derby.

The survey consists of 17 questions in total asking about your physical activity and some basic questions about your involvement with the university (e.g. staff/student). All data collected will be kept confidential between the researcher and supervisor, with encryption and password protection online. This is in adherence to the data protection act of 1998 and the University of Derby data collection procedures. There are no trick questions, nor right or wrong answers with the option not to answer questions should you wish. The data from this survey will be used as part of a PhD thesis investigating the prevalence of physical inactivity among an adult population with ways to re-engage sedentary adults in physical activity. 

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and there is no obligation to take part in this survey. You are free to withdraw at any point during the survey (by exiting the page prior to submission) or by contacting the researchers with your unique identification code, within 14 days of completing the survey (you will be asked to generate this on Question 2 of the survey). All data will be held on password protected personal computers for a minimum of 6 years, with all online responses being stored on a secure dedicated web server based in the US, protected by the EU-US Privacy shield (Survey Monkey) for a period of 6 months. 

If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to contact Mr John B Meharry (, Mr William G Neill ( or our supervisor Dr Mark Faghy ( or 01332 592109). 

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* 1. I have read the above information and agree to participate in this study

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* 2. Generate your unique ID code by using your birth month and the last three numbers of your phone number. For example, if your birth month was August and your phone number ended in 978, your ID code would be 08978.