University of Portsmouth

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

"There are students from all over the world and with different social backgrounds. There's lots of support and events for international and EU students."
"Maybe there could be more sports clubs for all abilities to encourage people who aren't so sporty to join in."
"There are loads of different students both national and international. International students get to go on trips around the UK and I wish the national students got that too."
"I think the student population is very diverse from what I've seen. I personally know that support for those with autism is good and I believe that there is a lot of support for all students."
"I believe the university provides good levels of help for those who seek and really need it."
"I believe the university does enough to attract and support students from a diverse range of backgrounds. There is currently a Changing Mindsets project to support students to develop a growth mindset."
"It's diverse and many students from different ethnicities and nationalities are present. I don't think they do enough to attract people through promoting cultural fairs and such, though."
"There are lots of societies to support people from all different backgrounds and the university has lots of support for people who need it. Additionally, many of the student president candidates were aiming to increase this, meaning the support would increase."

2016

"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."
"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."

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