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?
- Team-working on multicultural campusesStudents and staff from UoB and UvA took part in a joint online multicultural team-working workshop. It was led by UvA’s Manager of International Student Affairs, Guido de Wilde, to explore areas such as intercultural competencies, cultural intelligence and intercultural team working practices, these being increasingly important skills in the workplace.
- Spotlight: Inclusive by designDiversity within the University of Birmingham is rightly celebrated and spoken of with a profound sense of pride, but how can we ensure that we build on existing programmes and make the University a more welcoming and safe space for everyone?
- Developing our response to sexual harassment on campusAs highlighted by the recent publicity surrounding online and media campaigns such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, sexual harassment and assault is endemic in our society. As an academic community, we have the opportunity to develop new and creative ways of addressing this problem.