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 got…

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 EDI…

Reflections on Intersections of Cities: Amsterdam meets Birmingham

Dila 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 Universities…

2021 European Action Week against Racism

The European Action Week against Racism takes place from 15-19 March. The UvA Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) team, in cooperation with the SeSi Community Center of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), Pakhuis de Zwijger and Comité 21 maart are presenting a rich programme of events during this week, including the ones for which…

Virtual EDI Festival

Join us for a virtual EDI Festival, jointly organised with UoB’s EDI Ambassador’s and UvA’s Exchange Ambassadors. The EDI Festival is a month-long celebration starting on 3 February 2021, bringing students and staff together to embrace the diversity of our community and ignite broader conversations about how we can foster a more inclusive student community.

Team-working on multicultural campuses

Students 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 design

Diversity 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 campus

As 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.

Age: not just a number

As many societies have been ageing at an unprecedented rate, it is more important than ever to understand the dynamics of age at work. Intriguingly, research on age has remained relatively limited. We are working together to showcase recent research that addresses the need to better understand the consequences of ageing at work.

United through diversity

Diversity and global connectivity on our campuses provide enriching opportunities for students and staff to share knowledge and experiences with peers from all walks of life. Student Services of UvA and UoB have joined forces to champion cultural diversity and inclusivity through our respective flagship programmes of UvA Exchange Ambassadors and UoB Equality, Diversity and…

STORIE: Our work in inclusive education

Supporting Transformation of our Organisations by Regenerating Inclusive Education (STORIE). An action based research project which seeks to identify the barriers to participation (that may be environmental, structural and attitudinal) and look for ways of transforming the institutional environment, curriculum and pedagogies to become more inclusive.

Embedding EDI: a collaboration

The University of Birmingham (UoB) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have joined together in a strategic partnership that aims to build upon our long-standing Universitas 21 connection, and enhance collaborative opportunities between our institutions, focused around Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Drawing on the outstanding EDI related research at both universities

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