5 unusual societies you can find at the University of Bristol
Everyone can expect to find a football, basketball or netball team at their uni. There are some uni societies that are just a given. So, I thought I’d try and hunt down the top 5 most unusual societies at the University of Bristol that you most likely won’t have heard of! Enjoy - and try them out!
An example of some people playing Quidditch
Quidditch isn’t just for Harry Potter megafans. It is also a ‘full contact sport’ that trains twice a week, competing nationally and across Europe. It costs £15.00 for a year’s membership. Don’t know how to play? Check out the video they made:
Example of the Chinese Lion Dance
This cultural society has been around since 1995, creating awareness around the traditional performance art of the Chinese Lion Dance in Bristol. It is usually performed on Chinese New Year, performed to spend prosperity and luck. Anyone with any amount of experience is welcome to join, whether you help out with the music or do the lion dance yourself. There are weekly sessions to practice, it’s completely free to join, and there are opportunities to perform around the city - even in the Bristol Museum annually!
To quote their society description, Ginger Appreciation Society aim “to bring together the unusually large Ginger community at the University of Bristol”. The main purpose of this society is to have a laugh, meet new people at their socials which consist of bar crawls, speed dating, parties and quizzes.
Welcoming anyone from casual fans to fanatics, this society battles, trades and collects cards. They also go out: to drink, watch films and a bit of “berry blending” according to their description! It costs £2 for a year's membership. Curious? Me, too!
Zombie fans on the 'Zombie Walk' in Bristol Harbourside
Offering training for an ‘incoming’ apocalypse, Bristol University Zombie Apocalypse Network organise virtual and real life simulations of apocalypses, and have fun playing with nerf stuff and aim to improve teamwork, planning and accuracy abilities. They also hold socials where you can share your zombie-filled knowledge. It costs £3 for a year’s membership.
So go ahead, spice up your time at university by testing out these unexpected societies you are unlikely to find at every university in the UK.
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