Diversity & Inclusion
  Number 21, March 2022
24 March: panel discussion about the slavery past of Leiden
In 2017, Leiden historians Gert Oostindie and Karwan Fatah-Black of Leiden University, published the book Sporen van de Slavernij in Leiden (Traces of Slavery in Leiden). Based on this publication, Mapping Slavery in Leiden was created: an initiative to place markers at locations linked to the city's slavery past. What does it entail to make this part of the city's history more visible? Listen and talk on 24 March.
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‘Let’s talk about YES
Leiden University signs Amnesty manifesto against sexual violence
Leiden University signed the Amnesty International ‘Let’s talk about YES’ manifesto on 10 March, confirming the university’s commitment to preventing sexual violence. The D&I Expertise Office facilitates consent trainings for study and student associations. Please contact us via for more information on the trainings.
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Student support
POPcorner The Hague: Campus The Hague gained a new facility
On Thursday February 17, POPcorner The Hague opened its doors, helping students find their way during their studies and within the university buildings.
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International Women’s Day
In conversation with Annetje Ottow and Hester Bijl: ‘Decide what you want, and go for it’
What can we learn from female colleagues who are the first to hold top positions within the university? On 8 March, International Women’s Day, President of the Executive Board Annetje Ottow and Rector Magnificus Hester Bijl talked with a group of university staff from all levels within the organisation, and shared examples of challenges in their careers and how they handled them.
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Thematic meeting on 31 March
Being the first: the university wide network for first generation academics
In this meeting Semiha Aydin will tell you about her experiences as a first generation student. She was involved in the development of the Pre-Study Programme (PSP) of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. She recently finished her dissertation and received a grant for clinical research.
Are you interested in her story and in meeting other first generation students? Then you should definitely join this event!
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