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is there a way i can view how diverse a university is?
(besides the obvious of visiting) i'd find it easier to narrow down my options if i had actual data to base it off
Hi,

If you have a look at the universities values, there should be information on there about things that they stand for, if they mention diversity and inclusivity this can be a good indicator. For example - https://www.shu.ac.uk/about-us/our-values. You can also search for the university and the words 'Equality, diversity and inclusion' and the university should have a page about what they are doing, how they meet this, and there may be reports you can read as well i.e https://www.shu.ac.uk/about-us/our-values/equality-and-diversity

Here is a also page that has done some research and created a database of information, but this used data from a couple of years ago - https://ukpur.home.blog/student-diversity/ and you may find this useful as well - https://www.hotcoursesabroad.com/study/rankings/uk/hdi.html . You may see different numbers across different sites, so visiting individual university webpages is a good way to access more detailed reports and information.

I hope you find this useful.

- Rosie (Official Hallam Rep)
Every uni is required to publish it's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion data. Just search for equality+uni name and you should get some info to compare.

eg. At Bath:

https://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/university-of-bath-student-data/
Original post by Anonymous #1
is there a way i can view how diverse a university is?
(besides the obvious of visiting) i'd find it easier to narrow down my options if i had actual data to base it off

Hey!
Understanding the diversity of a university is essential, and there are various ways to gather information without visiting. Here are a few suggestions:

1.

University Website: Many universities have dedicated sections on their websites that provide information about diversity initiatives, student organizations, and support services. Look for pages related to "Diversity and Inclusion," "Student Life," or similar.

2.

Admissions Materials: Check out the university's admissions brochures, pamphlets, or any available materials. They often highlight aspects of campus life, including diversity statistics and testimonials from students.

3.

Social Media: Explore the university's official social media accounts, as well as those of student groups and organizations. Platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook can offer a glimpse into the vibrant and diverse campus community.

4.

Online Forums and Reviews: Websites like Reddit or College Confidential may have threads discussing the diversity of specific universities. Current and former students often share their experiences and perspectives.

5.

Contact Admissions or Student Affairs: Feel free to reach out to the university's admissions office or student affairs department. They can provide information on diversity initiatives, cultural events, and support services available on campus.

Remember, diversity goes beyond just numbers; it includes cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and experiential diversity.

Best Wishes
Priya :smile:
Postgraduate Ambassador
University of Southampton
Original post by Anonymous #1
is there a way i can view how diverse a university is?
(besides the obvious of visiting) i'd find it easier to narrow down my options if i had actual data to base it off

Hi there

I would recommend having a look at different Universities' social media. Having a look at platforms such as instagram or facebook may be useful.

Perhaps it would be worth looking at the different societies each University offers too.(for example, there may be groups for different ethnic groups etc.)

Good luck. :smile:
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep

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