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.”
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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 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 UniversitiesContinue reading “Reflections on Intersections of Cities: Amsterdam meets Birmingham”
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.
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 Inclusion Student Ambassadors.