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 many sports teams and societies to join and it is very easy to set up your own society as well."
"The cheese society is brilliant."
"Sport societies are the best thing for a good social life at uni."
"I enjoyed the orchestra, string orchestra, contemporary choir, first aid society and wildlife conservation society."


"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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