Swansea 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 lots of good clubs and sports that are very good for outdoor activities including climbing, kayaking and walking etc."
"The social environment is vibrant and very positive. The sports clubs are supportively competitive so they definitely compete to win and push each other for a great time. Societies strive for a positive atmosphere and are all unique in what they do and stand for."
"The university itself is in partnership with the local leisure centre that has a student membership for as little as £70 per term. There are excellent facilities within the gym itself with a very friendly judgement-free environment. There are societies for absolutely everything imaginable whether your interests are Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, rugby or dance, there is a society for you. I was personally a member of the dance society and the annual membership fee included a hoodie, a t-shirt and insurance. At the end of the year there is an annual showcase with tickets being available for family friends or those who want to watch to see you perform a set routine from each of your chosen styles."
"The social environment is very fulfilling and there are so many sport and social societies including everything from boxing and rugby to a gaming and role-play society. Swansea also boasts the sports village, which has the national pool, running tracks and sports cages ensuring everyone has a chance to develop themselves."
"There are lots of clubs and societies that have socials regularly. Pub crawls and beach BBQs are popular."
"At the beginning of term there is freshers fair where you can talk to all the clubs and societies. There are so many on offer that there is bound to be something you will enjoy. There is also the option to start your own club if you want."
"Swansea is well known for its sporting achievements. The university offers a massive selection of sporting clubs covering all levels and are lucky enough to compete against Cardiff University in varsity each year, which is a massive three-day long sporting event ending on the final day with a host of activities, drinks and food stands in the day. The main event is the rugby being played at one of the stadiums in either Cardiff or Swansea. Even non-sporting students enjoy this event every year."
"There is a very welcoming and friendly society and so many options when it comes to extracurricular activities. It is the best place to be able to have fun but also be able to get away and appreciate the quiet."
"Clubs are fantastic. I'm really enjoying the Riflery Club, which I wasn't expecting to have available to me when I moved here. I'm also very happy with the friends I'm making; It's all going very well in terms of the social scene for me, and that's really nice."
"There are so many different sports and societies to join, make sure to visit freshers fayre and also look up online what there is on offer. If there is something you want to set up the students' union is really accommodating so just give them an email and you can start up your own society."


"Everything is amazing but I'd prefer the gym to be open 24 hours or at least longer than it currently is."
"There are lots of societies: sports societies, political societies, hobby societies etc. Personally, I love the film society as it is very chilled out."
"Sport Swansea is a solid sporting establishment composed of the sports societies. For a lower ranked university it has a very good sporting complex."
"Sports teams are fantastic. There's a massive range of sports and they're of a great standard."
"There's a wide variety of societies, something for everyone."
"We've got many sports clubs and societies."
"There are lots of societies, both sports and academic."
"So many societies that it's hard to keep track, but they're all very welcoming. People from all skill ranges and interests can get involved, with the big event of the year being the Welsh Varsity."
"Sports halls are okay. Everton is friendly."
"There are so many societies and clubs to join!"

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