Bournemouth University

Clubs and social environment

Please tell us more about the social environment, sports clubs and societies and anything else you think candidates need to know about life at your university.


"There are always try-outs every year. We have a gym on Talbot Campus and about 30 societies who host a fair every year. The most popular ones are Harry Potter and Disney. We have about ten sports teams as well."
"There are loads of societies that you can join as well as sports that you can play for fun or competitively."
"There is a lot of support for students to get into clubs and new sports."
"The uni has a long list of social and sports clubs that range greatly and are very inviting to everyone looking to join."
"BU has a variety of sports and social clubs. You can find them all on the website and there are lots of fairs to attend to find out more."
"There are lots of societies on offer at BU along with other opportunities to socialise and meet new people."
"Bournemouth is very social and has lots of societies, from surfing to cheerleading to geek clubs. All are very welcoming but some societies require try-outs, which can be inconvenient."
"It's a small but friendly town. If you want to go to a different club each night then it may not be for you but there is a large range of societies and music/sports groups."
"There are many clubs and societies at my university and if there isn't one then you can start a new one. However, they mostly cover everything now and the societies usually create programmes and meetings where they are always open for suggestions."


"Clubs and societies at BU are excellent. There is an activities award ceremony put on each year too. It's really top notch and a great part of BU as you can try out anything."
"There is a vast array of societies from sports to environmental, societies for cultures and nationalities as well as TV and film such as Doctor Who and Harry Potter etc."
"Great place to be and I love it here. I knew as soon as I looked round that Bournemouth was the university for me. The area both in the town centre and around campus is really nice."
"Societies are good if you're involved. It can be a bit annoyingly cliquey if you're not but I think that's the same everywhere. The social environment is generally really good otherwise."
"Very social, there could be better societies but that's something that students can set up."
"There's a gym on campus and free buses that run late so can be used whenever. There are a range of different societies to join."
"We have so many sports teams! There are varsity teams that play against other unis and also the social teams if you want to play but not competitively. There are also sports like trampolining, water sports and skiing that are classed as societies. We have societies dedicated to Harry Potter, Disney, books and a baking society. There was even a bacon society. If you think you like something niche, Bournemouth uni tells you you're not alone!"
"There are a lot of clubs but some of them can be quite expensive to join."
"There are so many sports opportunities with sports that I didn't even know existed. There are clubs for everything from body building to Doctor Who, if there isn't a club you want it's not that hard to make one either. The radio station and RAG have some amazing opportunities to get involved in. The SU even pay you to do the thing you love."
"There are a lot of sports clubs for students and the level of these clubs also ranges from varsity to casual, which I think is really beneficial. There's also a ton of societies and it's really easy to set up your own society or club."

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