We recognise that people from different ethnic backgrounds have different experiences at university and in the wider world. We are committed to challenging the impact of racism by providing an environment that encourages an open, anti-racist dialogue and opposes discrimination, allowing all ethnic backgrounds to benefit from higher education.


Our staff and students 

A group of male students are chatting at the Diwali celebrations

In 2022/23 6.4% of our staff were from an ethnic minority background including Black, Asian, Arab, Chinese and Mixed, this is an increase from 6% in 2021/22.

Our student body represents at least fifteen different ethnic backgrounds. In 2022/23 this included 6.82% (4% in 2021/22) from a range of black ethnic backgrounds and 11.81% (6.5% in 2021/22) from a range of asian ethnic backgrounds.

Our students come from the United Kingdom as well as overseas and currently represent around 70 countries from Angola to Zimbabwe.  

We provide a range of support, help and guidance for all our students including:

  • a wide range of support and advice to
  • through our Centre for Academic English and Skills which provides help and guidance to all students on improving academic English and skills
  • through our International Experience team which provides additional support and academic support for students studying away from home, sometimes in a foreign language


Students' Union Societies and Networks

a photo of two smiling students in front of the Nigerian Society banner

The  is an independent charity, devoted to the education interests and welfare of all students studying at the Ƶ. 

Part of its role is to provide social, cultural', sporting and recreational activities and forums for discussions and debate for the personal development and enjoyment of all students.

The Students' Union supports arun by students for students these currently include: 


The Students' Union also hosts a number of student led networks which exist to connect underrepresented areas of the student population and build communities these currently include: