University of Surrey

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.

2017

"Being a part of Team Surrey is amazing and it is the best part of every week so long as you find the right sport and society for you."
"The university has many diverse societies to join as well as many sports and other extracurricular activities. The gym and activities are subsidised for students so the cost of taking part doesn't set students back too much. Wednesday afternoons are scheduled off to allow students to take part in sporting events."
"Sports clubs and societies have classes or sessions every day of the week ranging from salsa dance classes to debate sessions. Societies and the students' union organise social events such as get-to-know evenings, language cafés and many more that are open for everyone to join in."
"The universities have a wide range of societies and clubs. They are diverse but not all of them are well-organised. It is understandable as the clubs and societies are run by students and most of them are focused on learning as well."
"There are plenty of societies, a huge modern gym and sports facility and the social environment is relaxed and friendly."
"There's a great selection of activities as well as over 200 different societies and sports clubs."
"If you want to join a sports club, it exists at Surrey. There are plenty of options and the Active Freshers weekend offers the opportunity to try out different sports for free. There are also plenty of societies on campus with new ones being established continuously. One new example is the ice skating society that takes advantage of the ice rink at Spectrum leisure centre."
"There's a fantastic range of societies to choose from and they're easy to join during freshers. The Surrey Sports Park is also fantastic for a range of services."
"There are lots of sports clubs to join including some you may not have thought of such as skydiving, golf, karting and equestrian. If you're not sporty, then there are also cultural societies so you can learn more about certain cultures etc or, if you're more interested in faith, music, your course, politics and games, you name it, we probably have a society for it and you can always create your own if we don't."

2016

"There are many sports clubs available. The Surrey Sports Park is also a good location and equipped with all the necessary facilities."
"There's a huge number of societies that are well run and organised with many opportunities to meet people and make connections."
"When it comes to sports clubs and societies, this uni has nearly everything you could imagine. Sports teams meet either on campus or at the sports park to train and we have other clubs ranging from a baking society to a Harry Potter society. They offer a great community feel and membership costs are (mostly) fairly low. All information on these will be offered at the freshers' fair or online at ussu.Co.Uk."
"There are many available societies that are cultural, activity and sports related."
"There are so many sports clubs and societies. Anything from pole dancing to a model United Nations society. If there isn't a club you like, it is very easy to set one up. We even have Russian, Greek and Nepalese societies that always hold events to share their culture."
"People are really friendly. There is a sports park about 20 minutes away from the university campus that provides a lot of services for a yearly or monthly subscription. There are loads of diverse societies dedicated to different backgrounds and ethnicities. Also, the university's Global Graduate Award programme allows you to learn a language for free."
"There are a lot of sports clubs that people can get involved in as there are multiple teams for each sport. In addition, there are many societies so everyone can find something that suits them."
"Surrey is home to the Surrey Sports Park, which is notably one of the best sports facilities in the country and was used during the 2012 Olympics, as well as being where #TeamSurrey trains (the university's sports clubs). There is a diverse community of societies."
"The social side is brilliant at the university in terms of clubs and societies. There's so much to do as everything is accessible and new ideas are easy to get going."
"Sports facilities are very good, with reasonable prices."

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