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Is University social life fun? Is there alot of clubbing girls etc? Or is it boring. Im talking about unis in big cities like London and Birmingham.
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it's just what you make of it
Original post by Anonymous
Is University social life fun? Is there alot of clubbing girls etc? Or is it boring. Im talking about unis in big cities like London and Birmingham.

Hi,

The social life you have at uni can be really fun! There will be so many opportunities to go out to events, whether that be events run by the uni themselves or something that is put on externally by clubs etc. I found that in my first year, lots of people were willing to go out and meet new people, so were really outgoing and eager to have a chat, making forming friendships that little bit easier!

Clubbing is a popular way of socialising and meeting new people, there tend to be lots of student nights held by clubs in university cities which can mean having cheaper drinks deals throughout the night, or reduced entry.

Societies are also a really good way of meeting people that have similar interests to you. It will differ depending on which university you choose to go to, however there are normally so many societies to pick from that there is bound to be one that interests you (or if not, you can even make your own). Societies also run socials that can be as often as weekly, which is another great opportunity to bond with new people, whilst experiencing either the nightlife or more of the local area.

I hope this helps. If you have anymore questions please ask away!

Jasmine (an Official University of Southampton Rep):smile:
Original post by Anonymous
Is University social life fun? Is there alot of clubbing girls etc? Or is it boring. Im talking about unis in big cities like London and Birmingham.

As one of the other replies said: it's entirely what you make of it! If you're someone who enjoys going out lots then larger universities in a big city will be perfect for you. At Chichester, we're a smaller university, but there's still lots of opportunities for our students to socialise either with events at the Student's Union bar, in Chichester, or catching a bus/train to Portsmouth or Brighton. At a larger university there will be more options and choices on where to go, and what to do.

So yes, socialising at a university is entirely up to what you want to do!

I hope this helps :smile:
Tom, University of Chichester Alumni
Original post by Anonymous
Is University social life fun? Is there alot of clubbing girls etc? Or is it boring. Im talking about unis in big cities like London and Birmingham.


It's totally on you and what you want to get out of the experience. Some get fully involved with freshers week and attend all the events, and some prefer to take it easy. Events vary from club nights, to walks and days out so not everything revolves around drink culture.
Original post by Anonymous
Is University social life fun? Is there alot of clubbing girls etc? Or is it boring. Im talking about unis in big cities like London and Birmingham.

As others have said, your social life at University is whatever you want it to be! If you're into clubbing, you will find that almost all universities have regular club nights, either in the local town/city or at the University itself.

Likewise, if you're not interested in that there will be plenty of student groups and sports for you to join too, so you won't be bored. The only problem you might have is fitting everything into your free time!

As you would expect Birmingham has a really vibrant nightlife, there are several student nights throughout the week and events to suit all tastes from house and techno to pop.

- Molly :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
Is University social life fun? Is there alot of clubbing girls etc? Or is it boring. Im talking about unis in big cities like London and Birmingham.


Hi there,

I hope you're well :smile:

University social life is definitely fun - I always say it's a 'what you make of it' experience. Usually, if you're speaking about cities, there's so much to do which means you can do the things you enjoy. In Liverpool, there really is something for everyone, which is really great. As well, if you join a lot of societies, this is a great way to increase your social life and do things with people who have the same passions as yourself which is great.

Best of luck to you,
Ana - UoL Ambassador :biggrin:
Original post by University of Birmingham
As others have said, your social life at University is whatever you want it to be! If you're into clubbing, you will find that almost all universities have regular club nights, either in the local town/city or at the University itself.

Likewise, if you're not interested in that there will be plenty of student groups and sports for you to join too, so you won't be bored. The only problem you might have is fitting everything into your free time!

As you would expect Birmingham has a really vibrant nightlife, there are several student nights throughout the week and events to suit all tastes from house and techno to pop.

- Molly :smile:

Do you find that Birmingham has a similar social life to London for example? I went to see it a couple weeks ago, though it was pretty empty at the time. People are saying uni is what you make it but some unis dont offer events and thus making friends can be quite difficult.
Original post by Anonymous
Do you find that Birmingham has a similar social life to London for example? I went to see it a couple weeks ago, though it was pretty empty at the time. People are saying uni is what you make it but some unis dont offer events and thus making friends can be quite difficult.

I wouldn't compare it to London, it's probably more similar to somewhere like Liverpool or Manchester. But there is certainly plenty to do! We also put on lots of events throughout the year, last week we had a colour run at our accommodation village, and we also have run outdoor cinemas, Easter egg hunts and fairground rides on campus throughout the year. The Hall reps are great for organising this sort of thing :smile:

Any more questions let me know! - Molly :biggrin:
Original post by Anonymous
Is University social life fun? Is there alot of clubbing girls etc? Or is it boring. Im talking about unis in big cities like London and Birmingham.


Hi there,

My name is El and as you can see, I'm a student and ambassador at Coventry University.

As others had said: it's what you make of it! If you want to go clubbing, go! If you want to be sociable, go out and be sociable! During freshers, everyone is very friendly and ready to party and make friends, this is the perfect time for you to thrive and get the experience of Uni you want!

People do tend to go off into their own groups after this though, such as the people who don't want to go out, won't anymore and those who do wanna party will party! It's entirely up to you who you go with and who says that you guys can't blend and do both!
There will always be people who want to go out clubbing or go to the pub so you won't ever be the only one or the odd one out for this. There is a mixture of party animals at Uni!

Birmingham is a very lively place, it has a lot going on day and night and has many clubs and has a lot of concerts happening too.

I hope this helps.

El

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