The UT establishes more all-gender toilets on campus. A total of 26 toilets in various buildings will be designated as all-gender.
The UT buildings seem to be accessible to the average student. But how accessible is the campus for disabled students and what impact can design have on promoting values of diversity and accessibility? To explore this, we spoke with two disabled UT students, Dominik Weidenhöfer (21) and Anouk Noordeloos (27).
Door een nieuwe regeling is het voor elke UT-medewerker met gezinsuitbreiding – ongeacht de gezinssamenstelling – mogelijk om zes weken geboorteverlof te krijgen. De regeling, opgesteld door de dienst Human Resources, is vorige week goedgekeurd door het Overlegorgaan Personeel UT.
‘A Neurodiverse Do-it-Yourself community’, in short: ANDY. That is the title of a new initiative for UT students and staff, started by UT teacher Jelle van Dijk and led by CreaTe student Jasper-Sebastian Häsler. The latter explains about the initiative. ‘The structure of higher education is not catered to neurodiverse students at the moment.’
International Women’s Day at the UT will be celebrated with a four-day programme from 7th until 10th of March. The planned series of events include a march, a networking fair and presentations about women’s health.
The UT’s Ambassadors’ Network is now called the ‘Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Board’. Its new co-chairs, Laura Vargas and Roland van Rijswijk – Deij, explain the name change and what the Board wants to focus on. ‘The UT should become a lot more proactive in welcoming internationals.’
Eight UT students and employees with different backgrounds came together to discuss their personal experiences with diversity and inclusion on campus. In this two-part story they talk about representation, help structure and lack of UT-wide commitment. In today’s part two: ‘The university should take a firmer stand. These things should not differ so vastly group per group.’
Eight UT students and employees with different backgrounds came together to discuss their personal experiences with diversity and inclusion on campus. In this two-part story they talk about hidden hierarchy, toxic individual and dark sides of diversity. In today’s part one: ‘I don’t want to be seen as a representative of a group. I just want to be included as an individual.’
TV maker, presenter and lecturer Karim Amghar was the keynote speaker at the UT's Diversity Week today. In the Amphitheatre, he delivered an equally long and hard-hitting plea for inclusion and equity in education.
Maren Behrensen, assistant professor in philosophy at BMS, reflects on the ambivalence of Diversity Days and the work that remains to be done when the rainbows come down. ‘I worry that the Diversity Days are more of a branding exercise than a genuine attempt at making the UT a better place,’ writes Maren, who has also been active in the Shaping Expert Group (SEG) Inclusion over the past year.
Professor Marieke Huisman is stepping down as the chair of the UT Ambassadors’ Network. She is succeeded by two co-chairs, Laura Vargas and Roland van Rijswijk – Deij. This was announced during the Opening of the Academic Year yesterday.
Better access to campus facilities and increasing the amount of all gender toilets. Those are two examples of action points from the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Action Plan. The plan for 2022-2024 was formally approved by the University Council today.