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Join Changing Steps Cardiff

Join Changing Steps Cardiff

Getting to the University in a way that is good for the environment and your neighbourhood deserves more than just a pat on the back. With the BetterPoints app your sustainable journeys can earn you rewards every time you walk, wheel, run, cycle, or use public transport.

Earning BetterPoints is easy! Download the BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play. It will record how you choose to get around and show how many points you’ve earned. You can spend your points on campus, with national retailers, or donate them to charity.

The Changing Steps Cardiff challenge is all about encouraging staff and students to create a cleaner, greener city by travelling to University in ways that benefit the environment, health and your community.

Follow these instructions to get started:

1. Download the BetterPoints app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.
2. Tap "Join Now" and register using your @cardiff.ac.uk email address. You must use this email to be eligible to join.
3. Confirm your account from the email in your inbox (check the spam folder if you don't see it).
4. Complete the "Changing Steps Get Started Survey" from the message in your timeline to unlock your activity rewards.
5. Switch "Tracking is on" in the top right to record your activities.
6. Start earning BetterPoints and BetterTickets!

How can we help you to stay motivated?

With BetterPoints you can see your points accumulate in the app. Check out the rewards you can earn here. We will also share news of what is going on at the University to help you maintain your active and sustainable travel habit. We've got regular prize draws, plus we'll have campaigns, competitions and giveaways throughout the challenge.

How much information do I need to share to sign up?

When you first register to use the BetterPoints app, it will ask you to provide personal details to get you started. This includes your name, email address, year of birth, location, and postcode. We also ask you to create a secure password for accessing the BetterPoints app and protecting your account. You will be asked to turn on auto-tracking: all GPS data is anonymised, aggregated and only used for reporting so that Cardiff University can improve travel planning and infrastructure for everyone. By sharing GPS tracked journeys you are helping to make the University a greener, cleaner, safer and more liveable place for everyone. To find out more about what we do with your information please see our Privacy Policy.

Where do I find out more about the challenge?

Visit the Changing Steps Cardiff FAQs page here.

Do your bit to tackle the climate emergency

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