University of Leicester
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 people in the area and the university are all very friendly. There are a variety of sports clubs and societies including some really crazy ones. All of them are advertised during freshers' week but if you find no society that matches your interests, then you are free to start up your own society. It's a really good way to meet like-minded people."
"There is a wide variety of sports societies to choose from in addition to other societies such as baking and subject societies etc."
"There are so many societies to pick from, something is available for everyone. We have a good large gym on campus."
"The sports clubs are supposed to be good but there isn't much else for people like me who don't enjoy sport."
"The freshers' fair was extremely helpful in informing us of all the societies, which are great for meeting people who are interested in the same things as you or even to boost your CV. There are societies for nearly every sport I can think of (even quidditch) and, on Wednesdays, every student has a half day to allow for sporting societies to compete with our rival DMU. There are even clubs for gaming, cheerleading, cooking, feminism and religion. I was not expecting such a small city as Leicester to have such great social activities. It is a very student-orientated city and just about everywhere does student discounts, even independent stores and restaurants. There is also a student lock-in that takes place in the Highcross shopping centre where it is only open for students twice a year for special discounts, free food and DJs."
"There are lots of brilliant societies at Leicester and the people are very friendly. One slight issue is that you have to buy a silver gym membership to join a lot of sports societies plus pay an admission fee, which can be a little pricey."
"There are plenty of societies to choose from within the university and there are some clubs in town as well. Clubs are generally very sociable and engage a lot with members. There is always something going on that you can go along to. Events are also organised by the accommodation teams such as movie nights or day trips."
"There are many different sports societies to join and even non-sport ones if you are not interested in sports. There is always something going on wherever you go."
"There are tons of sports teams and societies to join and the variety is incredible. From academic clubs to societies focusing on charity work to fitness teams and societies that exist just for fun. There's lots to join and any student can find something that will interest them."
"Societies are all interesting but you have to buy a gym membership to be allowed in, which is ridiculously over priced."
"Plenty of societies, we even have a chicken nugget appreciation society. A wide range of sports (even quidditch)."
"There seem to be a lot of sports clubs at Leicester and there are regular social events held by all societies such as games, socials, bar crawls, balls, parties, trips and day-time events. All students are included you don't have to sign up for a membership as they're mostly ticketed but at good prices."
"There are lots of societies, both sports and social, ranging from Rugby to Quidditch, Sci Fi to Orchestra."
"Good wide range of clubs and societies including cultural ones and it's really easy to start your own society, to join any sports club you need a £200 gym membership however."
"Societies are great, except an extremely expensive gym membership must be paid to join a sports society."
"There are so many societies to chose from, many socials take place on Wednesday and end in the O2 which is easy to get to as there is a bus which takes you there."
"Wide diversity of clubs: vikings, baking, burlesque, drama, course specific clubs, nearly every conceivable sport."
"Lots of sporting societies, course societies also aplenty. Could do with more specific societies though like types of dance or other hobbies. Leicester is smaller than other unis, so it's easy to get to know everyone. Socials that end at 'Lets Disko' are usually crazy."
"There's a club for nearly every sport you can think of, from your classic football and rugby to ultimate frisbee and ballroom dancing. There's also 100s of societies to pick from, and if there isn't one that interests you, you can set one up."