Equality, diversity and inclusion

We recognise that personal circumstances can have an impact on your decision to apply to university and also circumstances can change during your course.

The following will give you a feel for the support available and of the policies which are already in place.

We have developed a support package for students who have applied for asylum but have not yet received a decision from the Home Office.

More about support for asylum seekers

We have a generous support package for students who are either in care, or who have left care. This package has been designed for care leavers whose permanent residence is in the United Kingdom.

More about support for care leavers

We work with students with a range of disabilities, including physical or sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, long-term medical conditions and mental health conditions.

More about support for students with disabilities and dyslexia

The term 'estranged student' is used to refer to young students who are studying without the support of a family network. We have designed a support package to assist estranged students.

More about support for estranged students

We are an armed forces-friendly organisation and are committed to supporting ex-forces servicemen/women and their dependents, through our Student Support Services, to ensure that no member of the Armed Forces Community faces disadvantage in Higher Education.

More about support for forces veterans

We want to support all staff and students in their choice of gender identity and have guidelines to help.

More about support for students who are considering gender reassignment

LGBT+ students may face different challenges at university and we have services to support you. We want to ensure that we provide the best support for all our students.

More about support for LGBT+ students

Cardiff is a multicultural city in which many religious faiths are practised. Individuals and groups should be treated with dignity and fairness whatever their religious and/or philosophical beliefs may be.

More about the University Chaplaincy

We recognise carers as those who care, unpaid, for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, mental health condition or an addiction. We are developing a support package on supporting student carers.

More about support for student carers

Whether you already have a child or are about to become a parent, a wealth of services are available to support your study with us.

More about support for student parents