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?

2017

"The LGBT+ society and campaign groups ensure that we have lots of diversity and that it's a friendly atmosphere everywhere in the uni for me as a bi woman. The international students were great fun."
"There are open days, clubs and activities to bring students together. There is great support for all and a fantastic students' union that is very orientated to students' needs."
"Cardiff is fantastic at providing support for people of all different cultures, ethnicities and genders. This is done through running loads of societies that supports all different groups of people alongside a great support networks through the SU."
"It arranges a number of cross culture events such as Go Global, which is like a talent show that enables all of the various cultural societies to present their culture."
"I think the university does well to attract and support students from diverse backgrounds but there's always more that could be done."
"Cardiff offers a relatively low cost of living, which is handy as a student. The accommodation is half the price you'd see in London. There are also bursaries available to widen access to a range of students."
"The university attracts students from a variety of backgrounds by offering help and having facilities that are welcoming."
"The university attracts students with a very wide range of backgrounds. It provides support where needed with language etc and is very accommodating for things such as religious observance days."
"Yes, the university always conveys that it treasures diversity and equality and takes action against racism and other discriminatory offences."
"I think it does. There are lots of different societies to support all types of backgrounds and nationalities."

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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