5 of the most unusual societies at Bristol
Joining a society whilst at university is a great opportunity to make friends and experience something new! Here at Bristol SU we have over 350 different clubs, sports and societies. Whatever your interests, our societies can cater to you. And if not, you can even start one up yourself! To give you an idea of the range of opportunities on offer, we’ve chosen a few of our most unusual societies.
Pokémon Trainer Society
Whether you want to “Catch ‘em all” or just have some fun this Pokémon training society offers it all. Battling and training, catching and collecting or trying to complete the vast Pokédex you can do it here. They are a club welcoming beginners and professional trainers for some fun. They regularly hold gaming nights, Pokémon Go meets and more. Membership will also get you 10% off at Forbidden Planet.
Brizzlepuffs Quidditch Club
Muggles do not fear, you don’t need to be a wizard to join this society. Quidditch is the fastest-growing mixed gender, full contact sport in the world. Bristol has its own team that trains twice a week and plays other teams from the UK and Europe. It is open to everyone and you don’t need to compete to join, you can just come along, play and have a laugh. Grab your broomstick and try to catch that golden snitch.
Bristol Hot Air Ballooning Society
Bristol is a city of hot air balloons, so there’s no better place to go up in a balloon yourself or learn to pilot one. They fly as often as they can from different launch sites around Bristol as well as taking part in events like the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. If you fancy seeing Bristol from above and reaching new heights, this is the society for you.
A society committed to their love of cats. Take part in visits to cat pubs or try your hand at volunteering at a local cat shelter. If you miss your feline friend at home and are looking for a paw-some time then you might find some like-minded people here. Joinable by anyone who loves cats!
Bristol Horological Society
Despite being a relative newcomer, the Bristol Horological Society has become one of the biggest in the country! They aim to promote an appreciation of watches and timekeeping, so whether you’re an enthusiast or simply curious about the world that is horology, this is the society to be a part of! At least you’ll know that they’ll always be on time!
If you’re curious about what other societies we have on offer you can find a full list here.
If you’re interested in a society but unsure of whether it is for you, then why not attend some of the society taster events running as part of Give it a Go! For further details on Welcome Events click here.