Queen Mary University of London
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.
"If you can think of it then the chances are it'll be a society. There's something for everyone at Queen Mary from Law to Harry Potter."
"There is a great number of societies from cultural to sports and many that I had never heard of before. There were also one or two events every single day for freshers week. The societies all have a minimum of three or four events but many have a lot more, which is great."
"The sports societies have club events where you play regular matches in teams and you have the freedom to start your own society with enough interest."
"We don't have enough space to have our own sports grounds on campus but we do have a Queen Mary space a little further out. The Merger Cup is always a big deal where we play QM against Barts and people can tailgate the games so its a really nice atmosphere even if you're not a big sports person. The QM gym is really nice and the membership, I have to say, is one of the best deals around. There are over 100 different societies to join that cover almost any interest or passion."
"There are all kinds of societies for sports, religions and professions that hold events throughout the year."
"There are societies for loads of sports from Ultimate Frisbee to archery to tennis. Gym memberships are cheap for students and there are daily sports sessions you can join for £3 a session whenever you feel like it."
"I think the best thing going for me at university in terms of the social environment has to be the Islamic society at Queen Mary. The society has made the transition from my previous school to university easy for me."
"There are a lot of societies so there's something to appeal to everyone. There's tons of sports available but they often clash with timetabled lectures so it can be hard to do them."
"There are tons of sports and societies."
"Societies are great with lots of variety."
"There is a society for everyone, from games and Harry Potter lovers to sports. There is also the GetActive organisation that organises sport every day for recreational purposes. There are very friendly people in societies."
"The social environment is good but not great but the sports clubs are very good. The nightlife on campus is also good but it's GREAT in London."
"There are many extracurricular activities to get involved in and it can help with making friends."
"There are loads of sports clubs to join as well as a gym and exercise classes. There are a lot of societies but maybe not enough variety (there's no cocktail society for example). The social environment is great but more expensive on average than most other locations."
"The law societies organise a great variety of events and workshops. The students' union take cares of diversity representation and volunteering opportunities. Overall, QMUL has a very solid basis for a social environment."
"It could have had more activities so that more people could be involved."
"The university offers a cheap gym and it's the only campus uni in London."
"They're very well promoted, have a good atmosphere and endeavour for professionalism."