Loughborough 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?


"The various costs of halls accommodation show a diverse range in class and I have friends from all over the country as well as international students."
"There is a good team for counselling and mental health should people need advice and support."
"I think Loughborough is very diverse, especially on my course as there are people from all over the world. There are also various scholarships and incentives to attract diverse students and a lot of services and support are available for everyone."
"Some steps are positive, such as the 'Play with Pride' campaign for positive LGBT+ representation and the large range of societies for particular religions and ethnic backgrounds. Some areas receive less funding though."
"The university is extremely diverse, both in terms of staff and students. The university celebrates diversity and different cultures with special events and mixers at the students' union."


"Coming from a diverse background, they do enough. Lots of food options and cultural societies to join."
"There are plenty of overseas students and there are things organised to promote women in STEM. There's a night out each week organised for engaging with international students."
"I think it does, especially in the form of societies such as the Afro-Caribbean society and Hindu society. There are also events held during black history month. There is also an event for international students to showcase their food and culture as well as a range of events held throughout the year."
"Big societies such as the ACS, Nigerian society, and Asian society are always welcome to put on events at the students union that they enjoy."
"We have an 'English as a second language' service at Loughborough, to help international students with the transition to an English university."
"We get students from all over the world, what with our famous facilities and high achieving sports teams. The university and LSU offer societies and even certain blocks in halls specifically dedicated for international students. Or, they can also choose to live with domestic students for a more integrated experience."
"Loughborough caters very well for the very diverse backgrounds of the students. There are many international students. On Thursday night, the union holds a night out specifically for international students, but anyone can go."
"They could do a lot more for international students, such as fixing prices for them instead of increasing their fees regularly. I think they should also allow them to come back earlier than the day before lectures. Some people have long flights and get jet lagged."
"I know the university is affiliated with other universities abroad, such as Singapore University. There is a good exchange programme too so yes, I would say it does attract students from a range of backgrounds. I have personally met other students from all over the UK and from other countries, including Dubai and Spain."
"Huge involvement of all cultures. From day-to-day events to a nightlife that celebrates diversity."

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