Cardiff University

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

"The university attracts and supports students from all backgrounds. There are support groups, nightlines and societies for all religions and hobbies etc. There are also equal opportunities for people of all genders, ages and races etc."
"I think so as the uni sends a lot of student reps and lecturers overseas and the majority of my course seems to be overseas students."
"There are societies and support centres specifically for international students."
"Cardiff University is very multicultural and makes sure to be inclusive of different races, genders, religions, and sexualities. For example, there are prayer rooms around the university and there are LGBTQ+ and ethnic minority officers to represent the needs of the relevant students."
"There are tons of different kinds of people at Cardiff from all different backgrounds. There are also many funding opportunities."
"There are grants provided to students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds (I personally benefited from one of these). There is also a dedicated equality representative at the students' union in addition to a general requirement of the university to treat everyone with respect and dignity."
"The university is open to all. It is very diverse and the societies and lecturers are friendly and fair to everyone. The university offers multi faith rooms in the students' union and it hosts multi-cultural events."
"The students' union works hard and has a representative for every year and specific group. They're really approachable and are centred in the SU so everyone can access them. They run courses and events to improve awareness of sexuality, race, religion and gender."
"I have met students from all backgrounds and emergency loans can be given by student support for those who are struggling financially."

2016

"I think my university does more than enough because as an international student myself, I haven't felt left out."
"Yes. The ratio of public to state schools is in line with the actual ratio in the population."
"I think it is very good at attracting and catering for a diverse range of backgrounds as they have societies for people from almost all walks of life."
"Offers extra grants to those on low incomes. Not huge amounts, but it can help a lot!"
"Yes it does. It provides all female accommodation and Welsh only accommodation."
"From what I understand, Cardiff is held in high esteem internationally. I have also met a number of students from abroad – in particular China, Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands and Bulgaria. This ensures that Cardiff is a vibrant, diverse mix of students."
"The university does quite a lot for students from different backgrounds. They offer advice and help with finances; there are societies where they can meet new friends; and the SU provides information about activities available during the holidays for those who stay over the breaks."
"Yes: European Union grants from the government that allow EU students to pay the same price as Welsh students for their degree (£3,600). Possibility to be a student warden (free accommodation for a year) if students struggle with their finances. Loads of societies focused on different cultures/languages."
"Yes, I believe so. There are many societies for particular groups of people ie Greek Cypriot, Irish etc. The Chaplains also provide services for all religious backgrounds."
"LGBT+ friendly uni. Very good in terms of race, gender and class equality in my opinion."

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