University of Sheffield

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 definitely does; there are international students from a wide range of cultures."
"There is a massively diverse population and many societies run by students supporting students of different ethnicities. There are international nights at the union and around Sheffield, and an SU officer to represent the needs and worries of international students."
"Definitely. There are students from almost every country and lots of programmes, activities and societies in place to make them feel welcome and adapt to life here."
"Yes. There are all kinds of events put on by the One World cafe to bring people from different backgrounds together."
"I'd say so. I've met people from all over the world and the country from different backgrounds. There are lots of different bursaries to help those from poorer financial backgrounds."
"There are a lot of international students but I think it's mainly white and middle-class students who tend to opt for Sheffield University. I think we could improve on diversification."
"There's a huge level of diversity and there are many societies representing different cultures, which I feel is really important in making international students feel comfortable."
"Yes, I believe they have a great diversity infrastructure that supports, and provides events for, all types of people."
"It does a lot. There are many students from China (which is reflected in high-quality Chinese and Eastern eateries) but the international crowd at the University of Sheffield is huge anyway."
"We have quite big and comfortable prayer rooms in the library and most faculties for religious people."

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