Royal Holloway, University of London
Please let us know whether you think your university does enough to attract and cater for students from a diverse range of backgrounds?
"The university does quite a lot to attract and support students from a diverse range of backgrounds. It even has its own international building specialised in helping international students to settle down and to support them academically by providing workshops on useful skills such as speaking English and essay writing. The university is also well known for being a diverse community and, from what I experience as an international student myself, the local students are very friendly and welcoming towards international students."
"I think our university does a lot to attract and support BAME and international students while making sure that all students are treated as individuals. Our SU has a welfare and diversity officer who works with the university to support all students, especially those from diverse backgrounds."
"The university has many different ways to support students' needs. For instance, it has many events where people can take a look inside and ask questions before making a decision about where to go to uni."
"I met a few students on campus who were doing an Erasmus exchange at the university and there were also many from abroad. Royal Holloway's societies that celebrate the culture for many different diverse backgrounds enable students to feel welcome. There is support for students whether they need extra help with their essays due to the fact that they are not as proficient in English or if they have a disability that makes it difficult for them."
"Royal Holloway has a very diverse culture. You will find a range of students at the university and the SU promotes a lot of cultures too."
"There are a lot of international students, which is nice, but I don't know much about how they are supported. The university does support students on low incomes well."
"There are so many international students."
"It is a very cosmopolitan place."
"The university tries but I still think the student's union could do more."
"Definitely, there are plenty of societies on offer to help."
"The university has connections to universities in Korea and there is a large Asian population on campus. My house, at present, has two Italians, two Brits and a French student. Students from across the world study at this uni and it is very diverse."
"As an international student I managed to feel like I am at home. It is in fact the number one university for international outlook."
"For a university we are reasonably diverse, about 25% of our population are international students and the home students are a nice mix. It is still predominately white, though. Royal Holloway has a great LGBT community and I feel it's much better than most unis at addressing any problems with diversity that may occur."
"There are a lot of rich white students."
"I think it does. There is a lot of support for international students here."