Five Student’s Stories

The five case studies below were drawn from our SIDUS interviews which focused on the sense of belonging and identity of underrepresented students at Imperial. 

The students shared their struggles but also provided some advice to help other students dealing with similar issues (e.g., imposter syndrome, microaggressions, mental health etc.). These materials can be used to raise awareness on the potential impact of social or ethnic backgrounds on their sense of belonging and wellbeing at university. Feel free to share these resources with your students, for example during a tutorial session or workshop.

The case studies yield insight into different student experiences including: