University of Glasgow

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.


"We're close to the scenic Kelvin Grove park and you can immerse yourself in Glasgow University's own galleries and museums. In terms of societies and clubs, the university has many to pick from, you'll love it."
"There is a theatre, a music society, an a capella choir, other choirs, yoga, sports of all kinds, national societies, film, comic and gaming societies. Everything has found its place in here so everyone gets to act their hobbies out."
"The uni has lots of sports clubs to join. The only disadvantage is that you must have a gym membership to join sports clubs, which costs £125, and this is before paying your club membership."
"There are a lot of societies for all different types of activities from drama to sports and from sewing to academic subjects. There are regular social events organised for mature students, LGBTQ+ students, disabled students and student carers etc."
"The people in Glasgow are very kind and helpful. There are a lot of interesting sport clubs (eg skydiving) and societies (eg cheese society) in the university."
"There is pretty much every society you can think of from the bad movie society to the Space Mountain society and the cheese and wine society. If your dream society doesn't exist, it is fairly easy to create one. The sports scene is also really lively and most sports have a club that you can join, even extreme sports such as skydiving."
"There is a huge range of societies on campus that deliver everything from student theatre to Tae Kwon Do."
"There's a great variety of sports clubs and societies so you will be surprised by how many things you can do at uni. There's everything from Quidditch to a bee-keeping society. There is something for everyone."


"The sports union is huge and there are a number of clubs available that include everyone from beginners to very experienced people. The Stevenson building is the gym and it has just been extended, along with an extension to the union building. In addition to the sports union (GUSA) and the Glasgow University Union (GUU), the University of Glasgow also has the Queen Margret Union (QMU) that offers other social events and space for students. Finally, the University of Glasgow has the student representative council (SRC) that represents students across all levels of academia and organises the freshers' week along with the other three associations. In terms of societies, each degree programme tends to have their own society along with hundreds more including the law society, mathsoc, Hispanic society and SVA (student volunteers abroad). Most commonly they will host social events on Wednesday evenings along with sports teams and clubs."
"There is a great variety of clubs and societies at my uni. You can sign up during freshers' week or even just attend their events and become a member if need be."
"There's a huge number of societies catering to all tastes, though some are more active than others."
"Socially, Glasgow Uni has an incredible variety of clubs and societies as well as a huge number of sports teams including sports that I'd never even heard of. At Glasgow, there is a society for almost everything, even cheese! Students are never bored because campus is always buzzing with atmosphere and things to do."
"We just got a new gym, though the membership fee is more expensive now."
"So many sports clubs that it's very easy to find one to join. The social environment is good but gets better in later years when course classes get smaller."
"Sports clubs are always open to new members and there is a big social life attached to that if you want a great way to meet new people you wouldn't otherwise meet. There are relatively good prices for membership and plenty of food places in and around uni for lunch etc and lots with student discounts. The gym is a great facility and has just been done up."
"The University of Glasgow boasts hundreds of student societies that provide opportunities to make friends across disciplines and explore new hobbies and interests."
"There are plenty of clubs and societies to choose from that are varied and welcoming. You can have plenty of good nights out and chances to make friends."
"There is basically everything for everyone. From Doctor Who to anime, from pole dancing to sword fighting. There is everything."

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