Launch: New website for students with a disability

Screenshot of the website www.hogeronderwijstoegankelijk.nl

In order to better inform students with a disability or chronic illness about the possibilities and/or (financial) facilities available, the Expertise Center for Inclusive Education (ECIO) launched the website http://www.hogeronderwijstoegankelijk.nl. Many students are not or hardly aware of the possible facilities for support during their studies. With this national information point, the expertise center wants … Continue reading Launch: New website for students with a disability

CDO Magazine: 2020 annual report and 2020 plan

Cover Chief Diversity Office magazine 2021

Check out the online magazine We are proud to present the second edition of the Chief Diversity Officer magazine, containing the 2020 annual report and 2021 plan: Discrimination and decolonization. You can read about our priorities and milestones, learn more about our focus points for 2021, see the overview of our workshops and more. You … Continue reading CDO Magazine: 2020 annual report and 2020 plan

How will you celebrate and commemorate Keti Koti?

Table with meals

On July 1st, in the Netherlands, Suriname and the ABCSSS islands we celebrate and commemorate the abolition of slavery, also known as Keti Koti. On this day the living descendants of enslaved peoples celebrate the end of slavery, commemorate their ancestors, and practice tapping into Black joy. Keti Koti, which is a phrase from Suriname … Continue reading How will you celebrate and commemorate Keti Koti?

Our Bodies Our Voice in the media: Eenvandaag and Op1NPO

Still from Claudia Dictus on Eenvandaag

Claudia Dictus, chairperson of Stichting Our Bodies Our Voice, was interviewed by both Eenvandaag and Op1NPO about sexual abuse among students.Claudia: "I want to protect others who are going through it, I want to help them look for help. I'm trying to teach teachers and advisors at universities how to deal with a victim, what … Continue reading Our Bodies Our Voice in the media: Eenvandaag and Op1NPO

Student Disability Platform is looking for a new name

The Student Disability Platform is a student-run platform of the University of Amsterdam that actively works to create a more accessible and inclusive university experience for everyone. We do so by offering help to students with support needs (due to ADHD, being on the autism spectrum, depression, audiovisual issues, diabetes, physical disability and/or other support … Continue reading Student Disability Platform is looking for a new name

Hostile Welcome: Anti-LGBTQI+ violence in the Dutch asylum procedure

Despite having come to the Netherlands to find refuge, LGBTQI+ asylum seekers are often confronted with high levels of violence and discrimination during the asylum procedure. Drawing on accounts from LGBTQI+ asylum seekers, activists, and academics, this webinar aims to shine a light on anti-LGBTQI+ violence during the asylum procedure, asking what the causes and … Continue reading Hostile Welcome: Anti-LGBTQI+ violence in the Dutch asylum procedure

Meet your Mentor at the Faculty of Law 20th May 2021

On May 20, 2021, the festive online launch took place at the Law Faculty of the University of Amsterdam! This means that Meet your Mentor has been launched very successfully at four faculties of the University of Amsterdam. On May 20, 17 students and 17 professionals took part. The participating mentors are professionals: two judges … Continue reading Meet your Mentor at the Faculty of Law 20th May 2021

Reflections: Meet your Mentor Pilot

By Meltem Halaceli, Project Leader, Meet your Mentor On April 15th, the online reflection meeting of the Autumn edition 2020 of Meet your Mentor took place. 45 participants were present: 24 students from FEB, FGW and FMG and 21 mentors who work for Dutch ministries, local governments, (international) companies and other organisations. The presentation and … Continue reading Reflections: Meet your Mentor Pilot