University of Bath

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 social environment is top notch. The university's clubs and societies are so numerous and different that everyone can find a place they fit in and find other like-minded people. If you're a sports fan, then you're in the right place as Bath is incredibly competitive when it comes to sports. You can do it casually but, if you want, you can take it a step further and compete at BUCS nationals every year."
"The social life is great as our sports clubs are overwhelming in number. Societies are active and there is ample room for you to make suggestions and be an active member."
"There are lots of sports clubs around so it's very easy to get involved and there's something for everyone."
"We have many clubs and societies to join and they are all very welcoming. Recreational sport could be better managed though."
"There are lots of societies to choose from at Bath so there is something for everyone whether it be Quidditch or cheese and wine tasting or trampolining."


"Tons and tons of clubs! The SU is always super busy with happy hours on a Friday and tons of different open mic and quiz nights in there."
"Some of the sports societies can be very competitive, even if you are looking for something recreational. Perhaps more student nights could be held in the city instead of the union itself."
"It's very sports orientated but subject societies are good too."
"All nightlife in bath is very similar and very busy but if you find the right club for you then it is a great night out. There are countless sports societies and facilities but not a lot of other societies. I'm not interested in sport and didn't see many societies I wanted to join."
"Bath uni is a really friendly environment to be in. There's so much going on that you'll never be bored or short of things to try out or do."
"Sports and societies are huge on campus and are a great way to meet people. I would definitely recommend joining a sports team, even if you have never played before as there are a huge range of abilities and it is so social."
"The clubs are very welcoming and there are showcases so that people can get an idea of what the clubs do and what's available. You can get involved with as much or as little as you like, you can compete against other universities or just attend communal sessions."
"There are many different types of societies and sports clubs to choose from. Being involved in a society helps me to make new friends from outside my course and we are very close as a club as we often have socials."
"Sports clubs are great and there is a fantastic society structure also."
"There are lots of sports clubs to get involved in. It's easy to be a social member but you can also compete at a high level."

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