Aston University, Birmingham
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Diverse backgrounds

Please let us know whether you think your university does enough to attract and cater for students from a diverse range of backgrounds?

2018

"Looking purely at the campus demographics, I think there is indeed a diverse range of backgrounds so my answer would be yes in terms of attraction. I also know that there are many opportunities for learning English for students (particularly exchange students) who aren't strong in the language."
"The university has a lot of exchange programmes and diversity is heavily seen among students and lecturers. Lecturers share their experiences from other countries, which is interesting."
"The university is a great example of diversity and shows the different numbers of communities in Birmingham, the place is very multicultural."
"Birmingham is a very multicultural city and Aston University has a ton of links for year abroad programmes including throughout Europe, Asia and Australia."
"The university has many cultural societies from the Eastern European Society to the Indian Society."
"Aston University welcomes all kinds of students. The facilities here offer all kinds of food from vegetarian to Halal to accommodate the large variety of students. Furthermore, related societies are available for those who wish to join such as the Hindu club and the Islamic club."
"It does enough to attract diverse students. There's a lot of support for underprivileged students and just walking on the campus alone will show you the diversity of Aston University."
"There are many policies in place to ensure inclusion of people from a wide range of backgrounds including equality opportunities etc."
"After visiting many other universities, I'd say that Aston is one of the most diverse universities in the UK with a broad mixture of people from different countries, cultures and ethnic backgrounds."

2016

"I think it does. Birmingham is a very diverse area but has attracted many people from outside Birmingham, such as London and Bristol as well."
"There are many different nationalities represented at the university."
"It is exceptionally diverse at Aston. I have met people from all different backgrounds and religions and learned so much."
"I think the university could do more to attract a broader range of students. Many are from similar backgrounds."
"I've heard that it's known as the most diverse uni in the country."
"Yes, the university definitely does a lot."
"Yes, they allow international students and are constantly looking to recruit students from a wide range of backgrounds by providing scholarships for those with financial difficulties. They also visit schools with a diverse range of backgrounds (such as the one I attended) to talk about Aston University."

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