UCL (University College 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.


"The social environment is amazing, sports/clubs are abundant and so are societies. Societies at UCL make the experience a lot better."
"It's awesome. There are so many clubs and societies to join. Everybody being in different clubs can make it feel segregated in a way but I guess you can't know everybody."
"UCL has lots of sports clubs and societies so, if a student has a passion or a hobby, there is a society or a sports club where he or she can follow this passion."
"There are lots of different societies and Wednesday afternoons are always set aside for sports."
"The social environment is rather good on the whole. Sports clubs have societies who go to sports night every Wednesday (of course you don't have to be part of a team to go), which is great for team bonding. Also, there are hundreds of societies, at least one of which will grab your attention if not more!"
"Societies are great and have a great social life. We also benefit from being able to join University of London societies. Obviously, we don't have as many facilities so we have to travel a bit more to train etc. It's still worth it though. Plus, away matches are much easier to get to as everywhere connects to London."
"The social life is great and the university societies are very prominent on campus. With over 200 societies there is something for everyone. Sports clubs require a lot of time commitment but provide a great social base. In terms of rankings, our teams aren't the best nationwide and facilities are far from campus, but they are great to join if you love a sport (beginners welcome too!)."
"So many sports clubs and societies to join, you also have the option of opening your own if you have enough support, which is good."
"Sports clubs and societies are really good, although a lot of activities are spread quite far across London. Being a member of a society is really good for feeling like you belong to community and being part of your university."
"The social environment is great but if you don't like drinking it can be a little limited."

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