King's College London, University of London
King's College London, University of London

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 cost of living in London is very off-putting for students from less wealthy backgrounds, particularly international students. However, there are scholarships available. The majority of my course is international or European with approximately a third or fewer being UK students."
"There are many programmes and bursaries available for students of different backgrounds and a lot of support for mental health and disabilities. I'm very happy with this as it was something I did not know before."
"It does a lot of outreach work through initiatives such as widening participation, but more needs to be done to provide support."
"The school does a great job attracting international students. Some more scholarships to support all economic backgrounds would be nice."
"KCL definitely has a very international blend of students and it is clear that the uni takes pride in this, which is important if you're looking to gain a truly global experience and perspective during your studies."
"The student body is diverse and forward-thinking, but often comes into conflict with senior management (who are predominantly old, white and male). KCL has a traditional Christian heritage and this is often seen despite the fact the university is no longer denominational or religiously affiliated. Previous achievements include creating a 'Wall of BAME' to emphasise the lack of diversity in the curriculum, improving gender-neutral toilet facilities on campus and creating It Stops Here, a campaign to stamp out sexual assault on campus."
"King's is very inclusive with people from all different backgrounds, especially with recent changes and opportunities for less advantaged students."
"King's College London has a widening participation department and its aim is to attract students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The uni does this through visiting schools in areas that are known as deprived and also hosting events and running programmes. My university definitely does enough to attract and support students from a diverse range of backgrounds."

2016

"King's is a very diverse university and the administration is slowly but surely implementing schemes and initiatives to encourage integration, bridge the attainment gap and cater to the needs of its BME community."
"The widening participation programme is helpful but I think more needs to be done to acknowledge how students from diverse backgrounds feel in an environment dominated by a certain demographic."
"The student body is diverse but representation in the lecturing staff is predominantly white males still."
"The prestige of the school attracts people from all over the world but cost may be a deterrent."
"A lot gets talked about but I still don't think everyone's treated equally."
"I think the university is diverse enough and you can meet many people from different cultures."

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