University of Reading

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?


"I think it certainly does. The students are very diverse and there are also quite a few international students."
"We have a Malaysian campus and offer scholarships to international students, those struggling financially and people with really good school grades. There's a massive study abroad scheme to encourage people to try new things (obviously this also means we always have lots of students from other countries around too)."
"We have a fairly large number of international students and the students' union has a specific officer to take care of their needs."
"The uni is very good at supporting students and counselling is offered to anyone who needs it."


"There are societies of all sorts catering to the different backgrounds including socials for international students. Very good at getting everyone together with the help of diversity officers whose jobs are to help the integration."
"The university has a range of societies for a diverse range of backgrounds, allowing a sense of community to form. Also, there are welfare and diversity officers who can cater for the needs of any student."
"I believe the university does do enough. It has specific societies and support networks for different types of students eg mature, international, disabled etc."
"Definitely – there's lots of support in place for international students. There is even an oriental supermarket on campus."
"We have lots of international students (Asians especially). There is a special Asian foods shop on campus and options regarding accommodation. We are working on lowering international tuition fees."
"Lots of internationally-aimed societies and events etc. We have welcome days and events at the beginning of the year for international students."
"Reading has a scholars programme that encourages people from different backgrounds to come and see if uni is for them."
"It does attract a very diverse range of people, although that might be as a result of its proximity to London."
"Yes, there are numerous societies for different backgrounds. Events are held with guest speakers as well as themed nights at the union and a representative within the elected body."
"The university definitely attracts people from various countries and there is a huge and diverse range of people in Reading. I definitely think the uni does more than enough to make them feel welcome and make them feel like their voice is heard."

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