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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?

2016

"There is a lot of support provided to all Imperial students. The university has a student hub, which helps with any issues a student is facing. There are also departmental faculty who are there for any emotional support. A variety of services are also provided to students to help them out. It is all very structured."
"Yes, I think the university is really helpful, especially for foreign students. They have a dedicated hub for international students, which is great."
"Yes, I believe it does. It has many students from diverse backgrounds and clubs to support them."
"Absolutely, I moved here from Germany."
"I do, but by the nature of being a science university it is never going to be as diverse as somewhere that teaches other subjects. That said, they could do more to attract women as the gender ratio is very nearly 2:1."
"We have the highest percentage of international students in the UK. I have friends from poor, middle-class and wealthy families. I'm yet to come across someone who tried and didn't fit in."
"There are lots of different nationalities, but probably an over-representation of people from independent schools rather than people from less advantaged backgrounds. This has bothered some of my friends who had a hard time fitting in at first (although this is probably also an issue at other Russell Group unis)."
"Many of the students are internationals so I think Imperial College attracts many international students due to its location, prestige and all the financial help it offers."
"There are many cultural societies, prayer rooms and cultural days available."
"There are lots of people from different backgrounds and lots of cultural nights to represent and cater to different needs."


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