The FGw’s inclusion and diversity team: invest in appropriate student support

About working on diversity and inclusion at the Faculty of Humanities ‘The recurrent theme is that inclusion has become more important. Although we’re also still working on diversity, we’ve increased our focus on making sure that our people feel at home and receive the support they need. That perspective is key. If you make sure … Continue reading The FGw’s inclusion and diversity team: invest in appropriate student support

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

How will you celebrate and commemorate Keti Koti?

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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

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

Annual Report 2020 & Year Plan 2021

We are proud to present the Chief Diversity Officer 2020 annual report and 2021 plan titled: Discrimination and Decolonization In this blog post, we include the foreword and personal reflection by Chief Diversity Officer, Anne de Graaf. Foreword: Strength and courage This personal reflection introduces some of the exciting initiatives and vision and concrete measures … Continue reading Annual Report 2020 & Year Plan 2021

European Week Against Racism: In Review

Last month was the European Week against Racism. This event was a cooperative effort between the Chief Diversity Officer team (CDO team), the SeSi Community Center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Pakhuis de Zwijger and Comité 21 maart. Deriving from this powerful collaboration were seven different events which enriched the lives of many … Continue reading European Week Against Racism: In Review