Clubs and organisations

We host a Model United Nations, while the Student Union plays an active role in shaping campus life and academic experiences. We also have an arts centre that gives students the opportunity to get involved in a range of creative activities.

Our campus even has its very own student enterprise park where you can try developing a new product of starting your own business.

Sports at XJTLU

As an XJTLU student, as well as participating in our student sports clubs, you will have the chance to take part in physical education classes, coordinated by our Physical Education Centre.

Currently, 21 sports are offered through PE classes at XJTLU, including badminton, basketball, belly dancing, billiards, boxing, bridge, Chinese martial arts, football, free combat, body building, golf, popping, roller-skating, sport dancing, table tennis, taekwondo, tai chi, tai chi sword, tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and yoga.

Sports facilities on campus

We have outside sport facilities that include basketball and tennis courts as well as indoor facilities, such as a golf training venue, gym, dance room, and table tennis room. There is also a football field located next to the new South Campus. In 2016, work will start on a new multifunctional sport complex as part of this development.

Find out more about South Campus

The sports facilities at XJTLU and in the surrounding area give me the opportunity to try different activities, meet new friends and stay fit and healthy!

Qingwei Du Student, BA English with Finance, China

Student Union

The Student Union is a self-governing organisation open to all XJTLU students. It strives to serve the student body, lead and promote campus culture, and represent students’ voices in University development. It’s also a communications channel between the University and students.

Off-campus facilities

XJTLU is located in the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District (SEID) of Suzhou Industrial Park, surrounded by over 20 other universities and colleges. All students can enjoy access to the SEID sports facilities and there are football fields and several tennis and badminton courts in the area surrounding student accommodation.

As an XJTLU student or member of staff, you can also make use of the Dushu Lake Gym, which has facilities for several sports, including basketball, badminton, tennis, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, rock climbing and bowling. The centre also has a 50 metre swimming pool.


Activities and events

The Student Organisation Support Centre supports a number of initiatives and events on campus, including:

Freshers' Fair

The annual Freshers' Fair brings all student clubs and organisations together at the beginning of each new academic year to recruit new members. It is your chance to find out more about the clubs and organisations on offer and perhaps join in some of their activities.

Leadership training programme

The leadership training programme (WinX) creates opportunities for students, especially student club leaders, to develop their skills in strategic planning, decision making, and project management. The leadership programme can help you contribute better to the communities you’re part of.

Volunteer Academy

The Volunteer Academy coordinates volunteering activity at the University, encouraging students to get involved in volunteering opportunities and providing training and for the running of volunteer projects. It aims to inspire leadership and citizenship through volunteer activity that benefits both the local community and students’ growth.

Social practice programme

Our students are global citizens who have a strong sense of social responsibility. The social practice programme encourages and guides students to make contributions to the development of society through team projects varying from public-benefit activities to investigations of social issues.