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UvA's Academic Diversity Programme (ADP) is a mentoring programme in which students are supported by senior students during their first year at the university. Applications are now open for the upcoming academic year! So, what exactly is ADP, and why is it called a diversity mentoring programme? What has the programme done for the participants, … Continue reading Sign up for the Academic Diversity Programme

Two UvA-students nominated for ECHO Award 2019

Two UvA students have been nominated for the finale of the ECHO Award 2019: Sahar Afzal (Conflict Studies) and Ahmed Bayoumy (Medicine). On September 26 it will become clear whether one of the UvA-students wins the coveted ECHO Award, at Loyens & Loeff in Amsterdam. Students who are eligible for the ECHO Award are successful … Continue reading Two UvA-students nominated for ECHO Award 2019

Pilot summer school for first-generation students was a succes

‘Get Ready’, a three-day summer school pilot programme for students seeking additional background information and tools to truly feel at home within the UvA, was organized for the first time at the end of August. This programme aims to give these students the extra preparation they might need for a great start to their degree … Continue reading Pilot summer school for first-generation students was a succes

Civil rights advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw to speak at the UvA

As CDO team we are honored to co-host Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw at the University of Amsterdam on June 11, 2019.   Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics 2016-2018. Crenshaw will be speaking at a special event at the University of … Continue reading Civil rights advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw to speak at the UvA

Recap of UvA’s Accessibility Symposium

By Alfrida Martis. Recap of the UvA’s Accessibility Symposium on January 24, 2019  Photos by Fatima Kamal. How can accessibility of the UvA be improved? In January the UvA organized a very important symposium on accessibility, titled “Heeft iedereen het recht om te studeren aan de UvA?” (Dutch for: “Does everybody have the right to … Continue reading Recap of UvA’s Accessibility Symposium

The CDO Team Expands Their Supportive Role for Existing Diversity-Related Events

By Alfrida Martis. Fresh start New year, new energies and new paths. A few weeks ago I was under the impression that I would be writing my first blog post of 2019 to update you all on the planning of our upcoming event on February 14. But if there is one thing I have learnt … Continue reading The CDO Team Expands Their Supportive Role for Existing Diversity-Related Events

UvA and VU: What sets us apart could bring us together

As I reviewed my 2018 milestones over winter break, I remembered drawing up pro’s and con’s lists for various MA programs. At the top of my list would be one of the few joint programs between the two universities in Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije Universiteit (VU); being admitted to this … Continue reading UvA and VU: What sets us apart could bring us together