University of Portsmouth
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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?

2016

"There is a lot of help available for international students to help them get settled in. There are many extra activities available to help them interact with others."
"There is a wide range of diversity in our uni, but sadly not much integration."
"It does, there are multiple societies and events for international culture showcases, holy celebrations etc."
"They do, they have great chaplaincy facilities and they hold many informative events and socials about tolerance, respect, diversity etc. Not only this but lecturers try to speak clearly and make themselves easy to understand all the time. Plus, there are English free revision sessions for students that need the extra language support."
"I know there are different societies for some ethnic groups, there's the Afro-Caribbean society and various others as well."
"They provide multicultural events every year and offer English courses to help those that struggle with the language. There are also some societies based on countries for those that would like to meet people from the same background."
"Yes. They have student parties specifically for international students."
"There's a wide range of activities, including societies representing various continents, areas and countries. There's a BAME and Women's sabbatical officers in the union."
"We've just voted in our union president and one of his points was to make an international open day, so I'd say yes."
"Could do more to attract students from less well-off backgrounds."


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