by Alfrida Martis.
Are you a first-year student at the University of Amsterdam and would you like to feel more at home at the university in terms of your academic and personal life? Then you should definitely take a look at our ADP Mentor Program, coordinated by our CDO Team member Fatima Kamal. The Academic Diversity Programme (ADP) is a mentoring program, founded by the student platform Amsterdam United. The program strives to create a space in which students can develop their capacities to the fullest. First-year students are paired up with senior students who support them in the first phase of their academic life.
The ADP Mentor Program is centred around diversity and acknowledges the intersections between gender, culture, ethnicity, mental and physical health, socioeconomic background and more. Due to this approach, a dialogue is stimulated which brings more depth and understanding to the conversation about diversity. ADP tries to challenge students to develop their full capacities and acknowledge their own diversities. This results in each student developing their own strength and succeeding in their studies.
You can find more information about the program and the application form here: www.uva.nl/ADP