University of Leeds
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 sports clubs are really good and inclusive and there are loads of opportunities for both beginners and advanced people. They're a good opportunity to meet people and socialise."
"People are very friendly here and the uni staff are always very keen to help so you won't have trouble. There is a very international environment so, if you're from a foreign country, you can probably find fellows from the same country or even societies that represent your country, religion, beliefs or other interests. You can also find many sports centres, including one from the university that has great equipment, and you can join a sports team."
"It's well worth it to get involved in any and all of the performance societies as there are auditions all the time and chances are you'll get a part if you're passionate about what it is you do. I don't go to the gym but it's free with halls rent, so it's very convenient."
"There are a lot of social events in all clubs that will vary from a civilised meal to something more exciting such as go-karting. Some clubs are also likely to have unofficial nights out for members."
"The social life in societies, particularly sports, is quite big and has weekly socials."
"The social aspect of Leeds Uni is the best part. There's a huge number of societies to choose from for many kinds of interests. Societies tend to organise very fun socials."
"I am a member of a powerlifting club. The club is well funded and really working by conducting training sessions on offering support from professional sportsmen."
"There are sports clubs that are loads of fun. I do hockey and we do loads of charity work but it's fun because you do it with your mates and it feels like a family. It really helped me in my first year when I didn't get on with people in my halls and I've found my best friends through it. It also gives you a chance to work on the committee and get experience you can put on your CV."
"There's a great social community with different levels of sport to allow all ranges of ability to enjoy the many clubs and societies."
"Sports clubs are a big part of Leeds uni and you can easily get involved in any of them. There are so many clubs and societies to choose from that I was shocked at the variety and diversity available."
"There are so many societies to choose from, something for everyone. You get a real opportunity to expand your interests and learn new things and hobbies."
"You're free to give many societies a go before deciding if you want to carry on doing them."
"Sports costs grow rapidly but music and arts societies are generally good value for money."
"The union offers many societies and the ones I've been involved with are really friendly and have the best socials. It's like being in a little family so get involved!"
"I am a member of Leeds Snowriders, which is the best part of university for me. The social life is brilliant and very welcoming."
"There's a vast array of sports clubs and societies at and around the uni but not all run by the university. There's something for everyone."
"There's a huge range of clubs and societies, over 300 that are very active. If you can't find what you're after, you can start a new club pretty easily."
"There's a wonderful amount of societies to suit almost any taste, each of which hosts a variety of socials at various venues. The music society is especially active!"