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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.

2018

"Lots of sports clubs and societies are available to join and there's a very friendly sporting environment with socials on Wednesdays."
"There is a huge range of societies and sports clubs to cater to students' preferences and they're a great way to make new friends and get involved in something new. There are university sports clubs as well as intramural teams (where you play for your degree course team) to suit varying skill levels and time commitments."
"There are over 120 societies to join from a range of different backgrounds. Each school has its own society that's useful to join and Give it a Go is a good society to try one off events."
"I remember there being a wide range of different societies from a pole dancing society to a DJ society along with a wide array of religious societies too."
"There is a society for pretty much anything including food soc, LGBT soc and Labour soc to name a few. If there isn't a society for what you're looking for, you can make one."
"There's an incredibly broad range of societies to choose from and there's something for everybody as well as opportunities to volunteer."

2016

"Insane number of societies and very passionate, committed students. In general, Newcastle students are really friendly and a lot of fun."
"Great variety of sports clubs and societies, something to suit everyone's interest."
"Great societies and amazing sports facilities."
"Candidates should definitely attend the societies freshers fair, it is a must!"
"Over 200 sport clubs and 250 societies to join. I love Salsa."
"Sports clubs at Newcastle are competitive, you have to do trials to get on to a team. Of course there are the social sports teams too, if you want to play for fun. And then there are also the union societies which offer all sorts to absolute beginners."
"The Give it a Go and Go Play campaigns by the uni are fantastic, letting you try loads of things."
"Full of students, huge array of societies and sports. They tend to be very well organised and easily available."
"Every sports club and society you can imagine to choose from. On-going social events, both with just the university and the whole community."
"The social aspect is the best thing about Newcastle. The city and the university sports clubs and societies are all really good with vary varied choice."

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