University of Manchester

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

"The uni has representatives and ambassadors from different backgrounds to support students. There are also societies (eg international society and Hong Kong society) that help students to settle in and make new friends. I think the uni could offer foreign language drop-in sessions."
"There is definitely a good range of students at UoM. The student ambassadors are always welcoming to everybody."
"I think the university does enough to attract and support students from diverse backgrounds."
"The uni does plenty to attract foreign students, although I can't comment on how good it is at attracting a diverse range of UK students."
"There's a big focus on this. The Manchester access programme is an important part of attracting low socio-economic backgrounds and from the Greater Manchester area. There are also lots of societies and groups to support different racial and ethnic backgrounds as well as support for women such as 'reclaim the night'."
"The university is starting to support a diverse range of students but there is room for more support and incentives."

2016

"Very diverse. You find students from all socio-economic and national backgrounds and they all have different interests."
"UoM has to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK. The university does a lot to attract able international students by handing out different types of scholarships specifically aimed at them. It makes it really easy to get to know new cultures and even try out new food!"
"The uni is very diverse, it's highly regarded internationally so it attracts people from everywhere. Your experience of this does depend on what accommodation you are in though. Although Fallowfield is by far the most popular and fun area of halls, it is less international than the accommodation in the city centre."
"Yes, there are plenty of international students that I am fortunate enough to be able to interact with. It has been great to meet people from different cultures. I know they have their own societies as support bases and there is a more general international society."
"The university is extremely diverse and a huge range of backgrounds within the UK are also represented."
"I have met students from all parts of the world including Canada, Texas, Bulgaria and China. There's constantly an international vibe all around the city of Manchester."
"Manchester is a diverse city to start with and the university attracts and caters for people from many religions, cultures and backgrounds. One of the things I like about the uni is that there are so many different people to meet."
"I think there's a diverse range of students. I've met people from all over the world and from all sorts of different backgrounds."
"Manchester has one of the largest and most diverse range of students. I believe they are very fair and have yet to come across any form of racism or discrimination while at the university."
"The fact that the student population is so diverse implies that the university is very accommodating."

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