University of Warwick
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.
"We have 260 societies, which enables anyone to meet a lot of people and build a good network."
"The University of Warwick is the place to be if you are a sports addict. I have never visited a university with so many options of sports to choose from. Although the membership is expensive, I would presume the undergraduates would have enough time and length of stay to completely utilise their membership. The societies, most of which are free to join, are also an exciting experience to meet new people with similar interests."
"There are a bunch of student societies on campus in every field you can possibly think of. The taster sessions and meet and greets at the beginning of term are a great way to discover what society is a good match for you. Sport societies are very popular on campus as they're notorious for their parties and they regularly participate and win competitions."
"Sports clubs and societies are perhaps one of the biggest selling points for life at Warwick as it's always jam packed with events and the party life always seems so vibrant and fun. If you were to consider our university you would need to know that Warwick provides you the perfect blend of nice facilities to ensure studying is enjoyable and social life in the form of societies, clubs and parties."
"There is a huge wealth of highly inclusive sports clubs and societies, there is something for everyone. For those worried about socialising, the university is pioneering new societies that are inclusive to those with debilitating conditions such as social anxiety. The social scene is great!"
"The clubs in Warwick are probably one of its best aspects, as long as you don't get on the wrong side of them then they are like a big family. If you do fall out of favour though, they can quickly become the worst part."
"There is a pool, which is good, but the gym is quite small. Sports aren't a priority at Warwick so there isn't much focus or funding towards them and our teams don't often do very well. This was the main negative for me at Warwick. However, there are loads of societies and sports clubs to join so there's definitely something for everyone."
"We have extremely good facilities and opportunities to meet people and become part of a social group. The societies comprise almost every sport and society that exists and they have regular meetings and social events. It's kind of expensive to join the sport societies but it is worth it."
"In terms of societies, I think that Warwick has a lot to offer and there is no excuse not to join in as you have more time here on campus. For sports, the facilities are amazing although it can be pricey, which may be a turnoff."
"There is a society for everyone and many host regular weekly meetings and event nights eg circling, film showings and club nights. Everyone is welcoming, friendly and accepting. It's easy to say 'no' to something you don't want to do and 'yes' to everything you are interested in. Many international students are here so there is a lot of cultural diversity and getting to know new people with new backgrounds and lifestyles is enriching."
"The social environment is very welcoming. There are lots of interesting sports clubs to join (but it is expensive to join these as you need a sports membership). There are loads of societies (which are cheaper to join) and they are very welcoming. There is a society for almost everything."
"Greatest amount of societies and loads of sports clubs both on and off campus. The gym has a rock climbing wall and a pool."
"Sports facilities are pretty good and clubs get money so equipment is good too. There are lots of rooms for societies, although room bookings sometimes get mixed up."
"Societies and clubs will cost you, so be prepared to spend money. Even if it is free to join the club or society, there are usually hidden costs like hoodies or travel expenses. Some, though, you can get around without paying the £17 societies fare, like WarwickTech."
"With almost 250 societies, there is always something for every student at Warwick."
"Over 250 societies (academic, activities and games, campaigning, cultural, film and media, food and drink, halls, music, performance, religious and belief, welfare, charity and action) means there's something for everyone."
"Lots of societies to choose from that are well organised and well founded."
"A truly fantastic range of societies – anything you can think of! The process of creating a new society from scratch is very simple and inclusive."
"Really good sports societies and a good Christian Union."
"Sports clubs and societies at Warwick are very active and require commitment and dedication. Having said that, there is such a large selection that there really is something for everyone to get involved in, even for people who struggle with shyness and social anxiety, due to the welcoming attitude of societies."