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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.

2018

"Societies and sports clubs are very active and take up a big part of uni life and social life."
"There are over 200 active societies from sports clubs to academic societies and everything you can think of. There are also extensive non-alcoholic/going-out options such as language cafés, open mics, pub quizzes and more. Students are always encouraged to reach out to the students' union or the university's mental health facilities if they are feeling lonely or struggling with fitting in."
"It's a fantastic social environment with not just drinking, but lots of other clubs and societies to get involved in and still have fun. There are lots of clubs from Quidditch to hockey to frisbee to water polo."
"There is a society for everything, and if it isn't what you want, you can make one up easily. There are sports clubs for badminton, basketball, climbing, trampoline, netball and lots more. There are many opportunities here if you grab them."
"There are more than 200 societies, which are all amazing. There are lots of sports you can do, not only for the university, but for a specific society. The Chemsoc football team is a good example of this."
"We have lots of options, but it can get expensive. The St John's ambulance society is good and free! The horse riding club relies on people to drive or taxis so lessons don't always run."
"There are a lot of societies ranging from sports to academic ones. There are so many to choose from that there's something for everyone."
"The social environment on campus is absolutely fantastic. The sports and societies fair at the beginning of the year can feel overwhelming purely for the fact that there are so many of them. Throughout the year there are numerous opportunities to attend free taster sessions so that you don't have to commit to a sport or society financially before trying it out."

2016

"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."

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