Diversity & Inclusiveness

Number 4, September 2017

The Humanities Buddy Programme: A home away from home
Each year, many students come to Leiden, and many find a home away from home thanks to the Humanities Master’s Buddy Programme.

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With this newsletter the Diversity Office of Leiden University will keep you informed about diversity and inclusiveness activities.

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Diversity Office welcomes a new colleague

Mpanzu Bamenga will be working from September 2017 as policy officer at the Diversity Office of Leiden University. Diversity and Inclusion are core values for Mpanzu. Over the years he initiated several initiatives on Diversity and Inclusion as a lawyer, activist and politician. We are looking forward to a pleasant cooperation.

LGBTI+ inclusion in the spotlight

Why should your sexuality or gender identity be relevant at work? This is the question that Jojanneke van der Toorn, Professor by special appointment LGBT workplace inclusion.

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Working together only way to create equal opportunities

‘Systematic, coherent, comprehensive policy for the long-term,’ is key to initiatives by different groups within the University to collectively reinforce their quality, says Diversity Officer Isabel Hoving.

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Calling all staff with a bicultural and international background: a university network?

The Diversity Office invites all staff with a bicultural and international background to join us in a meeting at which we discuss these issues. We would also like to know who would be willing to take the initiative in setting up a university wide network. If you would like to receive an invitation for this meeting, please contact the Diversity Office.

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19 September Training Intercultural Communication
30 September Studentconference Un/Divided
21 October Leiden Science Run for Charity
22 November  Symposium 'How inclusion makes diversity work'
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