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.


"The uni is brilliant for societies and is really welcoming to newcomers and experts in hobbies."
"The brand new David Ross Sports Village offers facilities for a vast range of sports. Almost anything you can think of is available. The sports are taken very seriously and societies often travel around the country to competitions and different venues. The societies also organise plenty of trips both locally and abroad. The physics society organises trips to the CERN collider and the university has telescopes that the students have access to."
"I think the university is very sociable and there are plenty of ways to meet new people, especially throughout the welcome programme."
"The university is very sociable and there are societies that cater for most people's interests, from poker to boxing."
"The University of Nottingham has great sports facilities and it is possible to access endless types of social and sports activities and clubs. You just have to check the students' union webpage and sport membership to see what I am talking about."
"There's loads to do sports wise. Some trips abroad are expensive and therefore only suit those who have money."
"There's a massive varsity programme as well as many cultural, academic and liberation societies."
"The university has a great array of societies to join, from cultural to sports."
"There are many taster sessions at the beginning of the semester. Sports clubs seem very active and many societies are well organised."
"Societies are great and generally very active, with many people involved."


"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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