Queen Mary 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?

2017

"I think my university is very diverse. It also encourages students from low-income backgrounds by offering the Queen Mary bursary."
"The university employs widening participation ambassadors."
"The societies and students' union are both outgoing and aim for students from all backgrounds."
"There are different activities, meetings and societies for every person. Sometimes there are supportive or historical talks with special guests in case you want to learn more about a certain culture."
"QMUL has great programmes that I think already do more than enough to appeal to an international audience. The support it provides in terms of financial help, careers advice and even the mentoring system is really amazing."
"It attracts many students from different backgrounds but I feel more support could be provided to students to help them settle in."
"Yes, the uni attracts a diverse range of people from different backgrounds, especially international students."
"The university does a reasonable amount to provide support to students from working class backgrounds. However, it's not clear whether this support extends to students from other 'marginalised' backgrounds."
"I think Queen Mary has a reputation for being multicultural and, even though I am from a small village in England, I am friends with students from all over the world. I think there is no lack of diversity, being in London, everyone is welcome at Queen Mary."

2016

"Yes, they are quite culturally accommodating."
"I believe that QMUL is the most international university in the UK. For example, we had 11 nationalities in our basketball society of 12 people. It's the same with class since most people come from around the world."
"There are many international students and the university also helps students from low income families."
"More than enough I'd say, it's extremely multicultural."
"There are a huge number of foreign students as a result of the many study abroad programmes. Students come from all different ethnic backgrounds and there is a really inclusive environment."
"Definitely, there are people from all backgrounds."
"There are no kosher meals available on campus and we have classes on Friday afternoons that I can't attend due to religious observance."
"It does very well in this area."
"QMUL is in the top 10 in the world for diversity. We have more than 100 nationalities on our campus."

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