The union is probably the big social hub. There are many pubs and The Lizard as well as Catch count as the 'clubs'. They are often busy, especially as the lizard is very small, but they make for a good night out. The union are good at organising events and many are available to prebook which is really useful. There is food available during the day at the union, but you do not have to buy anything to sit in there. I can't think of anywhere else where you could meet friends without having to buy food or drink unless it was a park or their house. The sports facilities are a bit far away from the main campus area. They are not great but are fine. I would really like a uni swimming pool. Membership to the gym is, to my mind, unaffordable for the normal student and classes are always fully booked which is a shame. The sports teams are quite clique-y which makes it difficult for someone new. It would be nice to have common rooms available, or other university cafes and bars.