University of Nottingham

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 hundreds of societies for varying interests. I was a part of the film-making society and the entire annual membership of £5 covers the use of all equipment."
"The societies are very well-organised with many sports fairs etc to show all students what is on offer for them. I am the social secretary of the pole dance society and it was really fun to make a manifesto and get involved in the voting process. The social environment is fab with the socials being my favourite nights out. The societies also make sure each night out is safe and that there is always someone to look after people if they take a turn for the worst on a night out or during our other socials."
"We have a wide range of clubs and societies. Varsity sports clubs are highly competitive and can take you to the level you want to be at."
"There are lots of clubs and societies for volunteering in the fields of arts and music etc. If you have talent in any area, you can easily move forward with that as you will find so many clubs."
"There are loads of sports clubs, societies and volunteer opportunities at Nottingham from karate to skydiving to the bridge club to the anime society. There is something for everyone!"
"It's a good social environment and it's there to have the most made out of it! There are loads of sports clubs for all abilities."


"There are lots of sports available and the social environment is generally warm and welcoming. There are lots of societies that cater for many people and help support lots of cultures and different activities and interests."
"The university is a friendly place and there are plenty of sport societies, from football to quidditch, and other societies to join."
"In first year, the freshers' week is very well organised by the halls, providing a smooth and comfortable start for new students. Sports clubs and societies are very popular and diverse at uni, there are so many different ones to choose from and there is something for everybody! Sports clubs and societies are easy to join and the freshers' fair is a great way to gain an insight into all the different sports and clubs."
"We have a lot of different societies. However, some require you to travel slightly outside of Nottingham, such as horse riding, sky diving and gliding societies."
"There's a huge array of societies and sports clubs as well as something for everyone to get involved with. What's more, most are for anyone to join and you can do so at a social level."
"There are very few universities that can boast the quality and performance of the societies and sports clubs at the University of Nottingham. There is a huge variety available and sports teams benefit from professional coaching, which has resulted in some very good results in BUCS. There is no better place for a student who wants to invest time in a society or sport during their time at university."
"Sports is a big thing at university and the Varsity games against Nottingham Trent are taken seriously."
"There are clubs and societies that are tailored to everyone's needs, from the economics and finance society to dance and acroyoga."
"Sports clubs are well represented and there are student teams going to (and occasionally winning at) competitions. The gym facilities are great and the other societies can be a fun way to get to know new people."
"The campus at Nottingham is beautiful: it has a lake and huge open-plan green spaces. There is a large number of sports and societies. Getting into the BUCS sports teams is hard but if you don't get accepted you can always play at IMS level, which is free and great fun! The gym is very reasonably priced and there's one on every campus. Societies are cheap to join and do their best to ensure everyone is included by organising lots of socials etc."

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