We are a network of academic and professional services colleagues from the universities of Amsterdam (NL) and Birmingham (UK). We are working collaboratively to share research and best practice to embed EDI across institutional policy and governance, research, and education.
Areas of Focus
The Student Experience
Students are at the heart of the higher education sector. What challenges do our students face when it comes to EDI, and how can we, as researchers and professionals, help to meet these?
Policy and Implementation
Embedding Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in everyday practice remains a central challenge for organisations. How can we embed the latest EDI research into our institutions?
Located as we are in highly diverse cities, how can we harness our experience through research and best practice to support the civic EDI agenda?
Embedding EDI Blog
- Twin City Tale, a Story for the Minorities.On the 7th of April 2022, Cultural Exchange Ambassador programme held a day trip to the University of Birmingham with the opportunity to learn about the city, and its history and gain new knowledge about equality, diversity, and inclusion from a different perspective. The day started with a tour of Birmingham cemeteries where we gotContinue reading “Twin City Tale, a Story for the Minorities.”
- Reflections on ‘Somewhere to Belong: Birmingham meets Amsterdam.’With 2023’s annual EDI Festival impending launch in April, Subomi Ige and Chalisa Chintrakarn, both student ambassadors from UoB, reflect on last year’s iteration of the festival exploring broader conversations about fostering a more inclusive and cohesive community in our diverse cities. The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Festival is an annual celebration discussing EDIContinue reading “Reflections on ‘Somewhere to Belong: Birmingham meets Amsterdam.’”
- Reflections on Intersections of Cities: Amsterdam meets BirminghamDila Gormus and Kamil Rog, student ambassadors from UvA and UoB, reflect on the joint EDI Festival exploring broader conversations about fostering a more inclusive and cohesive community in our diverse cities. The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Festival is an annual celebration of the aspects of Amsterdam and Birmingham that make both our UniversitiesContinue reading “Reflections on Intersections of Cities: Amsterdam meets Birmingham”