University of Exeter

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?


"I think the problem is that Exeter has a reputation as a very white university, though it is trying very hard to dispel this image."
"The university could probably do more to attract students from various backgrounds. The population of the school is a bit limited."
"I think it tries but it doesn't appear to be particularly successful."
"There are lots of international students and tons of diversity, which is amazing! The university could do more to encourage students to mix though, as a lot of international students band together in cliques."
"A significant proportion of students are internationals. There is also the Access to Exeter bursary, which is for students from low income backgrounds."


"The international outreach is good but diversity for closer-to-home students isn't so well represented."
"I think it does as the canteen often offers themed food from different countries and there are often social events hosted by societies to celebrate various festivals in different countries."
"I think this is one area the university is lacking in. The university has quite a posh image that continues to dominate despite efforts by the university to have more applicants from less privileged backgrounds."
"There are plenty of events and opportunities for international students to engage in. The international students' council is a prime example."
"There is a building specifically for international students that runs workshops and tutorials in essay writing and helps with grammar for those for when English is not their first language."
"Exeter has acknowledged that it needs to do more to encourage students from a diverse range of backgrounds."
"Exeter is quite high-end and attracts a very high number from privileged backgrounds, which is noticeable."
"I think they do what they can but it may be difficult to attract students from different backgrounds as they may be unable to afford the high expenses here."
"There are a variety of societies to join for all diverse cultures and interests. There are also a variety of programmes that can offer additional help regarding money and stressful situations."
"The university is home to students from across the globe, as well as the UK. There are strong international connections and a lot of effort is put into helping people to feel welcome."

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