Students experience

Clubs, societies and sports groups

University life is not just about work and studying - you need to factor in time for fun and socialising too

The Liverpool Students' Union (LiverpoolSU) offers students the opportunity to become a member of fantastic clubs and societies.

There are over 100 clubs and societies that are open to any faith, gender or ability so whatever your experience or background there is something for everyone. And if there isn’t something you are interested in you can even start your own society!

For a full list of all groups, clubs and societies or for further information on setting up your own group, visit the LiverpoolSU website.

Sports groups

Becoming part of a team or taking part in physical activity can be a great way to unwind, keep fit and meet new people. Liverpool Students’ Union offers a range of sports clubs and intramural (competitive) sport.

Whether you're looking for the intensity of a team sport or the individual mental challenge of cross country, there's something for all abilities at LiverpoolSU: take a look at the current list.

Popular teams include Men's Football and Women's Hockey, each with three teams in the BUCS league, and Men's Rugby League, currently one of the top performing student rugby league teams in the country.

If you're looking for something fun and different why not give the Trampoline Club, Wakeboarding or the Ski and Snowboard Team a try?

All sports at LJMU are great social activities and most teams have their own Twitter feeds and Facebook pages.

Social sport

If what you're looking for isn't on offer, why not start your own team? Social sport offers students the opportunity to play the sport of their choice, either competitively or just for fun. Some of the social sports currently on offer include an annual dodgeball tournament and Raveminton – a unique glow-in-the-dark UV badminton played to rave music!

Sport around the region

Sport is one of Liverpool’s great loves

Merseyside is passionate about football – we have three football teams in the county, Liverpool FC based at Anfield football ground, Everton FC whose home is Goodison Park and Tranmere Rovers FC located on the Wirral.

But world-class sport in the region goes beyond football: Merseyside is the golfing capital of England with over 40 courses, seven of which are leading championship venues – Royal Liverpool hosted the Open Championship in 2006 and Royal Birkdale in 2008.

Liverpool is home to the Grand National, the most famous steeplechase in the world, which attracts an audience of 600 million people. Visit the Aintree Experience and you can take a virtual ride round the hair-raising steeplechase course that has earned its own special place in sporting history.

The Liverpool International Tennis Tournament is held annually in Calderstones Park and has included stars such as John McEnroe and Martina Hingis.