University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

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 options including sailing, languages, sports and music options for everyone."
"The university provides a discount for its own sports facilities, the Centre for Sport and Exercise (CSE). CSE is a multifunctional club with numerous separate gyms dedicated to particular activities that range from cardio to free weights to climbing. There is a separate sports complex with an indoor swimming pool that is included in the annual membership."
"If you can imagine a society, it probably exists in Edinburgh and most likely has plenty of people who share your interest."
"There is a multitude of sports clubs and societies to choose from at the University of Edinburgh. There is a club for almost anything you can think of and, if there isn't, you can start your own."
"The student body is very engaged and, if you want to get involved in any interest (academic, athletic or other), it's very easy to do so and people are always very welcoming."
"It is very politically active and helpful."
"There are lots of societies and sports clubs including lots of non-university sports such as separate football leagues."
"There are good facilities for meeting with friends and a massive range of clubs and societies."
"There are societies and clubs suited to every hobby and interest and they are all welcoming."


"The university offers a wide range of sports clubs and societies for anyone to get involved in. There are more professional sports teams but also intra-mural leagues where anyone can create a team."
"The student union (Teviot) is the centre of the social life on campus and is often a meeting point/starting point for a night out. There are a ton of societies that can cater to an individual's interests."
"The gym is really nice, very busy though. The swimming pool could be open more often."
"The local people are friendly and really helpful. They also have lots of sport clubs and active societies."
"I think the range of societies is fantastic. The standard of theatre put on by students is also pretty impressive."
"Sports is pretty important up here, there's a team for everything as well as many different societies. The Harry Potter society is a highlight!"
"Fantastic sports opportunities and one of the biggest varsity competitions in the UK."

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