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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?


"It clearly does because there are a lot of international students. Although, to be honest, most home students will have attended 'decent' schools such as private or grammar schools to get the required grades."
"Slightly more girls than boys at Southampton, which bucks the trend of many other unis."
"As an international student, I can say that the students are very diverse. There are students from all parts of the globe."
"Definitely. People from all diversities are represented and their needs are met in many different ways. There are also societies for every ethnicity and diversity you can think of, which allows like-minded people to come together and to help showcase and enjoy their culture."
"Special grants are available for those from low income backgrounds."
"They have societies for different nationalities and help those who may struggle."
"Multifaith prayer rooms and linguistic support is available for a range of backgrounds."
"They have lately voted for an international students' officer who is planning on creating events for international students. But, so far, I don't think they have done much."
"It does do a lot – they held a world awareness week (or something similar) to celebrate and raise awareness of different cultures recently."
"Exchange programmes are always active. Students from the university are able to study for a semester in other universities around the globe and foreign students are always visiting the university to study. The university has global appeal."

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