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Hii yall i was wondering whether Cardiff or Sheffield uni have a higher percentage of south asian/ brown students.
Original post by Anonymous #1
Hii yall i was wondering whether Cardiff or Sheffield uni have a higher percentage of south asian/ brown students.

Hi! Answering this as a brown student in Cardiff 🙂 I don't think I'm able to say a specific number as I'm unsure myself, and I guess, by higher percentage, I would ask what are you comparing it to? But I definitely think Cardiff is quite diverse. There's loads of societies and socialising events that cater to brown and south asian culture - I'll link this here.

I think walking around campus as well I've never felt like the minority, if that makes sense.

Let me know if you had any other questions :smile:

~ Fatiha, Cardiff Uni Student Rep
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Hi! Answering this as a brown student in Cardiff 🙂 I don't think I'm able to say a specific number as I'm unsure myself, and I guess, by higher percentage, I would ask what are you comparing it to? But I definitely think Cardiff is quite diverse. There's loads of societies and socialising events that cater to brown and south asian culture - I'll link this here.

I think walking around campus as well I've never felt like the minority, if that makes sense.

Let me know if you had any other questions :smile:

~ Fatiha, Cardiff Uni Student Rep


Sorry if it was unclear, I was wondering between Cardiff and Sheffield. I’ve heard other unis do societies for SA/brown students where they dress up in trad clothes etc. Does Cardiff have this?
Original post by Anonymous #1
Sorry if it was unclear, I was wondering between Cardiff and Sheffield. I’ve heard other unis do societies for SA/brown students where they dress up in trad clothes etc. Does Cardiff have this?

Oh yes definitely! All international societies usually do this, but I would say some societies hold events for this more often such as MENA society. The Student Union also holds an annual event called Culture Cwtch, it's basically this big event where all the international societies have food stalls of their respective cuisines, and there are usually performances done on stage. There's also an event called Go Global, which is an evening where students do different cultural performances 🙂 I believe students who are watching are welcome to dress up in their traditional clothes as well.

Hope that answered your question!

~ Fatiha, Cardiff Uni Student Rep
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Original post by CardiffUni Rep 2

Oh yes definitely! All international societies usually do this, but I would say some societies hold events for this more often such as MENA society. The Student Union also holds an annual event called Culture Cwtch, it's basically this big event where all the international societies have food stalls of their respective cuisines, and there are usually performances done on stage. There's also an event called Go Global, which is an evening where students do different cultural performances 🙂 I believe students who are watching are welcome to dress up in their traditional clothes as well.

Hope that answered your question!

~ Fatiha, Cardiff Uni Student Rep


Do you think Cardiff is diverse? I’ve read a few other Cardiff ambassadors saying it’s debatable
Original post by Anonymous #1
Do you think Cardiff is diverse? I’ve read a few other Cardiff ambassadors saying it’s debatable

That's interesting to hear, everyone's opinion will always be different, I would say, based on our previous experiences and our expectations. I take psychology (statistically a low number of ethnic minorities take this course nationally) and honestly I'd disagree! Even walking around campus to be honest, I've never thought that way. I've never thought of Cardiff as ever lacking in diversity, but then again, I am very active with the Student Union and taking part in societies 🙂 Since the societies at Cardiff are really active, most of my friends here are international or have an ethnic culture background. So, I find it pretty diverse because of the people I hang out with from these societies.

Everyone's experiences will always be different depending on who your flatmates with, and even with the type of course you're taking. I think university is such a big change from secondary school in a lot of ways (especially with how much bigger it is). I find that you often have to seek stuff out, for example with friendships, rather than have it conveniently there. I think honestly university is what you make of it, and I guess everyone's expectations will be different, but from a diversity perspective, you definitely won't feel isolated because of your culture or identity :smile:

I hope that's helped, let me know if you had any other questions.

~ Fatiha, Cardiff University Student Rep
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