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.


"Each course/school has a sports society and the varied abilities make it inclusive. There's a wide variety of other societies too including theatrics, sport, skills, music and politics etc. All are accessible on the Leeds website. It's a big university student-wise so it's easy to meet many people."
"I joined AIESEC, a global youth leadership organisation, and would encourage everyone else to join. It really improved my professional skills, made me more resilient and improved my university experience."
"There's a large range of societies. Everyone is off timetable on a Wednesday afternoon to be able to do sports. Being full of friendly students and staff makes for a lovely social environment."
"We have a great social environment and sports club, an amazing gym and swimming pool and a good range of fitness classes."
"Leeds has a very strong students' union that has an immense variety of sports clubs and societies to join. Theses include religious and cultural societies, societies for your university subject and ones for your own hobbies and interests such as angling, politics, baking, quidditch and volunteering."
"Leeds offers a wide variety of societies to its students from yoga to Quidditch, there is something for everyone. The sports teams have the best social events!"
"There are lots of societies covering all ground, from chess to hockey and many other sports, so there are activities for everyone."
"The selection of societies is fantastic, from various political groups to circus skills and Muay Thai to extreme frisbee. It's one of my favourite aspects of uni life actually."
"If you're not sure whether you want to join a society you can do the 'Give It A Go' sessions at the beginning of the year and you can do as many of them as you want. There are also many societies and sporting teams and you have the option to create a society if you have enough people."
"There is plenty to get involved in at the university thanks to the students' union. I think that there is always something for everyone, no matter what your interests are. There are all kinds of sports you could do such as rugby, tennis, swimming, skiing and badminton as well as weightlifting and training with personal trainers. The societies are very active at my university and there are always plenty of events to attend for people with all kinds of interests."


"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!"

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