University of Exeter

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 sports clubs and great exercise facilities as well as plenty of societies. The university is amazing in terms of teaching, but it's certainly not a big city."
"Exeter (and the UoE) takes sports very seriously with our local rugby team and football team. The university has many societies to join that stretch across a wide spectrum of interests from sports societies to the Harry Potter society, there is something for everyone here."
"There could be more non-drinking social options."
"I am a member of the snooker and pool club and there are loads more sports clubs to choose from. Although I don't use them, the gym and sports park are modern and offer a range of facilities. There are also hundreds of societies to choose from including really unusual ones."
"There are lots of societies but they are expensive in comparison to other universities."


"Socially, the uni has a lot to offer with societies ranging from languages and cultures to sports such as surfing and skiing. We also have impressive sports facilities. The standard of sport is also very high so, if you're competing or even just improving yourself, it's a great place to be."
"Exeter is a very green city and this is promoted by the university. It has a very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and there are lots of clubs and societies for students to join ranging from debating to sports societies including caving."
"My personal favourite is the retro games society."
"There is an incredibly vast number of societies available, ranging from large to small. I myself am a member of a small steel band society with less than seven members, but there are also bigger societies that you can join such as surfing."
"Exeter is a very sporty university, which is apparent from day one as we excel in many of the sports in the inter-university leagues. This means that there is always a huge emphasis on joining sports societies etc. The social environment is fantastic and everybody is friendly, this is probably the most important thing to note."
"There are over 200 societies, so plenty to choose from. There are great sports facilities as well as a great gym and staff. We also have lots of food outlets including a Pret-A-Manger."
"Sport is very good! Teams can be hard to get into but the social scene is very inclusive and there's lots of friendly rivalry between societies."
"Exeter has a very social environment and has great sporting prestige. There are hundreds of different societies to join ranging from pole dancing and trampolining to art and design and debating."
"I am currently a member of the pole fitness society who won the south-west regionals this year! Joining was probably the best decision I have ever made as everyone there has made me feel very welcome."
"We have societies for just about anything and the gym is very good but equally expensive."

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