University of Glasgow

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

"In terms of nationality and UK/international students, yes. Not in terms of economic status/background though."
"I think the university does a great job of representing and supporting students from a diverse range of backgrounds. There are many societies organised that represent various religions and other interests so it's easy to find others who understand your background and belief systems. As well as this, the university is generally a very welcoming place and encourages aspiring students from all backgrounds to consider studying. Student loans also cater for a huge range of backgrounds financially."
"I participated in the Top Up programme in school, which is organised by Glasgow University. The programme aims to attract and encourage pupils from disadvantaged schools to attend higher education."
"Yes, the university has links with many universities around the world (particularly China) so it attracts lots of diverse people and international students to study here."
"Most students I have met come from the UK but there are a lot from Europe too. I notice that there a quite a lot of events organised by the university that are directed at international students and exclusively for them, which is good."
"The university is pretty diverse with a large emphasis placed on caring for its international students through clubs and admin departments. It has a range of religious and cultural societies and a very active LGBTQ+ community and society."
"While there is a lot of diversity in the university, it mainly involves students from European and Asian countries. There is a noticeable lack of students from BME backgrounds."
"The campus is extremely diverse with people from all over the world coming together under one roof. It is very common to hear multiple tongues on campus while strolling, so much so that you slowly learn to differentiate them by sound even if you don't understand it. I've even learned about places that I didn't know existed thanks to the diversity of students at the university."
"The 'Go Abroad' programme buzzes at Glasgow. In encouraging its own students to try exchanges, the university gains a wide pool of students from all over the world."
"Many of the students at Glasgow University are Scottish but, as a Russell Group university, it attracts students from all over the UK and internationally, particularly in the business school."

2016

"The University of Glasgow caters for everyone and offers a number of opportunities. There is also a very large erasmus network of students who come over for their year abroad."
"I definitely think the uni does. We have a very diverse population with many of my fellow students coming from all corners of the globe."
"There are societies representing many countries so it is easy to find out more about different cultures."
"The university has a vast number of international students from all over the world."
"Yes I think so. I have met so many international students with different backgrounds coming to my university to study."
"There are people from all over the world and each year we have many exchange students as well. Therefore, I think the university does a great job in attracting diverse students."
"I think so, there are a lot of clubs and facilities to cater for students with different backgrounds and needs."
"There are students from all over the world. A huge deal of work has gone into attracting students from all socio-economic backgrounds too."
"They offer fee exemptions, scholarship opportunities and bursaries where needed."
"Absolutely, Glasgow is one of the most diverse cities in Scotland and students know this, hence why they come. There are accommodations made for students of different faiths, such as areas for them to pray in the library when studying for example."

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