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?

2018

"Our university has a wide range of societies that include various religious (Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jewish etc) societies. There are also liberation (LGBTQ) and international (Baltic society and Francophone society etc) groups."
"I believe the University of Manchester does do enough to attract students from diverse backgrounds and there are many students from different cultures including many international students. There are plenty of events on campus to encourage students to mix and to support students from diverse cultures."
"The university does very well in attracting people from a wide range of ethnic and social backgrounds. I think it definitely does enough in this sense but may be able to do more in terms of diversity of opinion and encourage more debate and discussion to help with the search of knowledge."
"The university is extremely diverse from international students to BAME students."
"It does a lot and provides a generous bursary."
"The overall environment feels very supportive. For example, there's a lot of choice for people with disabilities when it comes to studying and there's accessibility regarding moving around the facilities etc."

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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