New to the University and want to find new friends? Or been here a while and want to extend your friend network? Good news – there’s loads of places to find new connections at the University:

Active Campus sessions 

Our Active Campus sessions are a great way to meet new friends in a fun and relaxed environment. They’re all free – you just need to book your place on Playwaze. 

CSU Societies 

Chester Students’ Union (CSU) run 55 societies in everything from Taylor Swift and K-Pop to Anime and debating. Societies are most active from September to May – and most run regular in-person events. Don’t fancy any of those? At various points in the year, you can also create your own. Find out more. 

Athletics’ Union clubs 

The Athletics’ Union run over 40 sports clubs in everything from basketball and rowing to rounders and dance. The playing season usually runs from October to March/April; however some teams do play over the summer months, including our cricket team. You can find the latest AU membership prices under membership on our Portal pages. We strongly recommend you to contact any club you’re interested in and try it out first before you purchase any membership.   


From student-led projects like dog walking and the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Project to one-off opportunities with local providers, there are lots of ways to get involved with volunteering and make new friends in the process on our Volunteering Hub.  


University events are another way to meet students who are on different courses or on different levels. Click on the Events tile on the app, visit Student Shout Out’s Events pages or visit CSU’s website to view all upcoming events.  

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