Leiden University has welcomed growing diversity in its students and staff in recent years. Yet being diverse is not the same as being inclusive. How can we ensure a working and learning environment where all students and staff feel at home, and where everyone has the opportunity to develop their talents? Does our teaching reach all our students? What can programme chairs and administrators do to make the curriculum more inclusive? And how do we engage with questions about race and racism – one of the most complex and challenging topics of our time?


Pravini Baboeram, programme manager at ECHO

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12:30-13:00 Reception with refreshments
13:00-13:15 Welcome and introduction: Vice Rector Magnificus Hester Bijl
13:15-13:30 Diversity, inclusivity and the curriculum: an interview with Paul Wouters, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Aya Ezawa, Diversity Officer
13:30- 14:15 Frank Tuitt, Professor of Higher Education at the Morgridge College of Education
14:15-15:00 Kamna Patel, Vice Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, UCL
15:00-15:15 Break
15:30-15:45 Launch event: Access & Support Platform
15:45-16:00 Award ceremony Van Bergen Prize
16:00-17:30 Workshops
17:30-19:30 Afghan Buffet

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