Succesful kick-off for Meet Your Mentor

Wednesday 1 December, the kick-off of a new edition of the Meet Your Mentor mentoring programme took place. In the Doelenzaal, 28 mentees and the same number of mentors came together to start the programme. During this gathering, the programme was introduced to the participants, and the mentors and mentees discovered who their match will be … Continue reading Succesful kick-off for Meet Your Mentor

Machiel Keestra appointed new Central Diversity Officer

With effect from 1 February 2022, Machiel Keestra will be the new Central Diversity Officer (CDO) of the University of Amsterdam. Keestra is being appointed for a period of three years, with a possible reappointment for another three years. He will also remain an assistant professor at the UvA's Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. Keestra will … Continue reading Machiel Keestra appointed new Central Diversity Officer

Sign up for CREATE

Marieke Brand and Mieke Lopes Cardozo developed an experimental winter-to-spring training on academic-civic engagement, purpose and inspiration, called CREATE. In this pilot training, they aim to co-create an inclusive breathing space within university together with the participants, in order to develop our capacity together to respond to the challenges of these times. In short: the ongoing global pandemic; the increasing inequalities as well … Continue reading Sign up for CREATE

Decolonization toolkit in Folia

Folia interviewed CDO team members Janissa Jacobs and Alfrida Martis, project leaders of the Perspectives Project / Decolonization toolkit that launched on October 5th at Spui25. The Perspectives project/Decolonization toolkit is an invitation to the entire UvA community to take part in a shared responsibility. The toolkit is not an academic paper, but an accessible … Continue reading Decolonization toolkit in Folia

Soft launch Perspectives Project / Decolonization toolkit

Universities around the world realize that they have a responsibility to pursue diversity, inclusion and equity, but struggle with the approach. How does one make room for multiple perspectives and contribute to cultural, structural and institutional change? During this launch on October 5th, Diversity day, the CDO team of the UvA presents their new decolonization … Continue reading Soft launch Perspectives Project / Decolonization toolkit

Jandino Asporaat on resilience and self-worth; 2021 Get Ready introduction programme inspires students and mentors

Three days to bring out the best in yourself and get to know the UvA community: this summer's edition of the three-day Get Ready introduction programme was another resounding success, with useful workshops, an inspiring session with none other than Jandino Asporaat, and the chance to meet and receive coaching from an enthusiastic group of … Continue reading Jandino Asporaat on resilience and self-worth; 2021 Get Ready introduction programme inspires students and mentors

CARE at the UvA: attention for positionality and intersectionality in health care

CARE, led by qualified psychologists Angela Cáceres, Anesteia Tsagkalidou and Nila Roustayar, provides support and safe spaces for victims/survivors of sexual violence, students and staff struggling with their mental health and BIPOC students at the UvA. CARE is pioneering with its approach, as most professional psychologists that work at universities are not necessarily equipped to … Continue reading CARE at the UvA: attention for positionality and intersectionality in health care

Meet Your Mentor in Financieel Daglad

Our Mentoring Programme Meet Your Menor was featured in Financieel Dagblad. The article shows how the number of mentoring programs is increasing and what their value is. It highlights why individual support has been proven to be effective and how having a mentor positively impacts presentations and well-being of mentees. Mentor Roel Verlaan (30, innovation … Continue reading Meet Your Mentor in Financieel Daglad