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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?


"Things like the opportunity scholarship and excellence scholarship are a huge draw as they help high-achieving students from low income backgrounds to be on a level playing field with everyone else financially."
"There seems to be great diversity with regards to international students. That said, the student body seems unusually skewered towards more wealthy economic backgrounds."
"The union definitely does provide enough support for students through sending out advice and offering support for both health/finance and work load."
"As a queer person, I felt very comforted knowing there was a LGBTQ+ society where I have made a lot of friends."
"I am not fully able to judge, but I feel the university offers a very welcoming, fair and open environment for everyone."


"It does, with the variety of societies on offer and constant fairs across campus."
"Uni does well at catering to diverse students, and there are a good number of foreign students at Newcastle. Overall though, the student population isn't too diverse!"
"The student representatives for the union do an amazing job in bringing the whole student body together through different themes and events."
"The uni has many support systems in place as well as a building dedicated to helping international students. There's a wide range of societies dedicated to different cultures too."
"I think the university does make an effort to attract and cater for students from a diverse range of backgrounds. Perhaps more could be done to attract those from lower income backgrounds."
"International welcome week is a positive way to help international students settle in."
"There's quite a lot of people from a middle class background but there's also lots of international students so I think there's a range."
"There are activities put on during festive periods (ie Christmas) for students whose religion may not necessarily celebrate these occasions. Also, the student union takes diversity seriously."
"There seems to be a lot of international students around so I think it's doing pretty well. My course is not particularly diverse, however."
"Relatively. There's international week and LGBT awareness week."

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