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Diversity Week 2024

From 30 September to 4 October, the UG will be holding Diversity Week 2024. Students and staff are invited to attend our many events happening this week. 

The purpose of Diversity Week is to raise awareness about diversity and inclusion at the UG, build student and staff skills related to diversity and inclusion, and celebrate diversity!

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Clockwise from top left: photo 1: UG staff in an experiential accessibility workshop; photo 2: UG staff and students at a Living Library event; photo 3: UG student at a photo exhibit; photo 4: sign for a neurodiversity workshop; photo 5: participants at a seminar by a guest lecturer; photo 6: UG staff of the FSE LGBTQIA+ network at a stand

Programme of activities

Below is our programme of activities. More information will be available soon.

Several events require registration in advance. Some events have a maximum capacity, so reserve your spot today!

We try to ensure our events are accessible to all. If you have any questions related to accessibility, please feel free to send us an email at diversity rug.nl. For the addresses and accessibility information of UG buildings, please see this website.

Monday 30 September

9:30-12:30 Opening Event: Rector Magnificus, Storytelling, and Breakout Sessions

Opening Event: Rector Magnificus, Storytelling, and Breakout Sessions

Join us for an Opening Event to start Diversity Week! Attend this event to hear moving stories from members of the UG community, hear our Rector’s perspective on D&I, connect over coffee, and be inspired to make our University a more inclusive place.

(This event is still in the planning stages and therefore might still be slightly changed. Check back here for any changes in the coming weeks.)

Event Highlights:

  • 9:30-10:00: Warm welcome by the D&I Office and a speech by Rector Magnificus Jacquelien Scherpen

  • 10:00-10:45: Inspiring storytelling session featuring members of the UG community sharing personal experiences of inclusion and exclusion at the University

  • 10:45-11:00: Informal discussion over coffee, tea, and snacks—perfect for networking and deepening the conversation

  • 11:00-12:30 / 13:00 (Optional) Breakout sessions to deepen the discussion. The breakout sessions are optional. You will have the opportunity to join one of two enriching parallel activities:

    • Panel Discussion on Accessibility (11:00-12:30): Dive into important discussions on making our campus more accessible for everyone.

    • Microagressions Workshop (11:00-13:00): Learn more about microagressions with Discriminatie Meldpunt Groningen.

More details about the two breakout sessions are available below. 

Are you curious about the experiences of fellow members of the UG community? Do you want to understand the challenges and support systems at the UG? Do you want to connect with people outside your usual circles and foster a more inclusive community? Join us at the opening event to gain insights and be inspired!

Come for the stories, stay for the connections. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date and time: 30 September 9:30 - 12:30 / 13:00 (Breakout sessions from 11:00-12:30 / 13:00 - see more information below)

Location: Rolinggebouw (Oude Boteringestraat 18, 9712 GH Groningen), Lokinzaal room (basement floor)

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 22 September 2024

  • Register here: Registration link will be available by 1 September - In the form, you can choose which part(s) of the event you would like to sign up for

This event is open to: All UG staff and students

This event is organized by: The central D&I Office of the UG

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Diversity & Inclusion Office (diversity@rug.nl)

Accessibility-related information: The event is wheel-chair accessible.

11:00-12:30 Accessible Work and Study Place: Panel Discussion

Accessible Work and Study Place: Panel Discussion

What do we mean by an ‘accessible work & study place’? What do you need as an employee or student to create this? And what do you expect from the UG in this? Can you be yourself and be successful, when a work or study place is not accessible? In this session, we will explore these questions and more. This session will start with a panel discussion. The panel members are experts by experience, both students and staff members, as well as staff members who are working on these themes. The second part will be interactive, so you can join the discussion! This discussion is part of the Diversity Week (theme 2024: Being yourself) and Accessibility Week (theme 2024: Accessible workplace).

This session is being held as part of the Diversity Week Opening. However, it is not necessary to attend other parts of the opening in order to attend this discussion.

Date and time: Monday 30 September, 11:00-12:30

Location: Rolinggebouw (exact room TBD) - Oude Boteringestraat 18

Language: Event will be in English, but participants are welcome to contribute in Dutch

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 23 September

  • Register here: Registration link will be available by 1 September

This event is open to: UG students and staff

This event is organized by: Aletta Westra - project manager studying with a functional impairment

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Aletta Westra (a.c.westra-hofstee@rug.nl)

Accessibility-related information: Location is wheelchair-accessible. Possibility for joining online. Please note in your registration if you require online participation. Please note: you can’t participate in the discussion when being online.

11:00-13:00 Microaggressions - Discriminatie Meldpunt Groningen (Dutch)

Microaggressions - Discriminatie Meldpunt Groningen

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Monday 30 September, 11:00-13:00

Location: Rolinggebouw (Oude Boteringestraat 18, 9712 GH Groningen), exact location TBD

Language: Dutch

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 22 September 2024

  • Register here: The registration link will be available by 1 September

This event is open to: All UG staff and students

This event is organized by: Faculty of Law

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Wellbeing, Diversity, and Inclusion at Law Faculty (wdi-law@rug.nl)

13:30-14:30 Student projects on accessibility, decoloniality and queerness

Student projects on accessibility, decoloniality and queerness

As part of UCG`s liberal arts and sciences philosophy, project-based learning is an essential educational tool where students collaborate with each other researching current social problematics and designing possible solutions. Students’ produce an academic research report and a “non-academic deliverable”, a creative product that illustrate an element or insight from their research, for instance, short videoclips, boardgames, comics etc. This session aims to showcase three great examples of students’ final outputs on three different topics: accessibility, decolonizing education and LGBTQIA/Queer identities. Among the many issues explored in UCG projects, these three topics were chosen to be presented during this week due to their relevance to Diversity and Inclusion, within and beyond academia.

Date and time: Monday 30 September, 13:30-14:30

Location: UCG - exact location TBD

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: University College Groningen (UCG)

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Rodrigo Gonzalez Alvarez (v.r.gonzalez.alvarez@rug.nl)

14:00-16:00 Microaggressions - Discriminatie Melpunt Groningen (English)

Microaggressions - Discriminatie Meldpunt Groningen

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Monday 30 September, 14:00-16:00

Location: Bladergroenzaal, University Library (Broerstraat 4)

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 22 September 2024

  • Register here: The registration link will be available by 1 September

This event is open to: All UG staff and students

This event is organized by: Faculty of Law

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Wellbeing, Diversity, and Inclusion at Law Faculty (wdi-law@rug.nl)

15:00-16:00 Center for Gender Studies: A Hub of Connection

Center for Gender Studies: A Hub of Connection

The Center for Gender Studies (CGS) at the RUG has a long history as a crucial space where diverse scholars interested in a wide range of topics related to gender converge to exchange ideas and support each other’s projects. Therefore, the center’s main function is to serve as a connecting hub for researchers, students, and other staff. Moreover, the CGS also has an organizational function and has recently been involved, as participants, co-organizers, co-founders, and promoters, of a plethora of gender-related events such as Rose Wetenschap, Roze Zaterdag, workshops, panels, and talks. Lastly, the CGS has had an important role in the designing and maintenance of the minor on Gender and Diversity. During our information session at RUG diversity week, the CGS aims to inform students and staff of our previous and current projects, and hopefully foster productive collaborations.

Date and time: Monday 30 September, 15:00-16:00

Location: Harmony Building (Oude Kijk in Het Jatstraat 26) - exact location TBD

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Center for Gender Studies (CGS)

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Pilar Milagros (m.p.milagros.garcia@rug.nl)

Tuesday 1 October

12:15-13:15 Frisian Language

Frisian Language

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Tuesday 1 October, 12:15-13:15

Location: Leeuwarden (exact location to be announced soon)

Language: English

Registration required: Information coming soon

  • Deadline for registration: Information coming soon

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Campus Fryslan

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Pelin Gul (p.gul@rug.nl)

13:00-14:00 Opening We@FSE Diversity Week 2024

Opening We@FSE Diversity Week 2024

The FSE dean, Prof. dr. Joost W.M. Frenken, will briefly launch the event and will be followed by talks from fellow FSE community members, Prof. dr. Lucy Avraamidou & Dagmar Heeg, and Dr. Veronica Allen.

Date and time: Tuesday 1 October, 13:00-14:00

Location: Energy Academy Atrium (5159.0077)

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 20 September 2024

  • Register here: More information coming soon

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

13:00-15:00 Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals

Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals

Join us for an engaging and educational workshop designed to foster understanding and respect for LGBTQ+ individuals. This session will address common subconscious biases and assumptions, guide you on how to comfortably and appropriately respond when someone shares that they are not straight, and provide practical advice on reacting supportively to coming out. We will also cover the importance of asking and correctly using pronouns. Whether you’re new to the topic or seeking to deepen your understanding, this workshop offers a safe space to learn and ask questions, promoting inclusivity and mutual respect in all interactions.

Date and time: Tuesday 1 October, 13:00-15:00

Location: More information coming soon

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Faculty of Economics and Business - Gender and Sexuality Alliance

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Gender and Sexuality Alliance at FEB (gsa.of.feb gmail.com)

Accessibility-related information: Accessible by wheelchair

14:30-16:30 Workshop: Beyond Barriers: Experience Zernike from a different perspective

Workshop: Beyond Barriers: Experience Zernike from a different perspective

Have you ever wondered what life is like for someone using a wheelchair, navigating with partial or total blindness, or living with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Join us for an eye-opening workshop where you'll experience firsthand the challenges and triumphs faced by people with these disabilities. Embark on an immersive tour through Zernike, led by experts who will share their personal journeys and invaluable insights.

Date and time: Tuesday 1 October, 14:30-16:30

Location: Energy Academy Greenhouse (5159.0090)

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 20 September 2024

  • Register here: More information coming soon

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)


14:30-16:30 Escape Game

Escape Game

The Escape Game is a team-building exercise developed to help first-year bachelor’s land at FSE. Help us to solve the puzzles left by diverse FSE staff to find Ben Feringa’s missing Nobel Prize in time! The game is to be played by teams of 8-15 people and doesn’t require any discipline-specific knowledge. A diverse team will make the assignment easier. Each game takes 1 hour maximum.

Date and time: Tuesday 1 October, 14:30-16:30

Location: Energy Academy Atrium (5159.0077) and/or room 5159.0192

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 20 September 2024

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: More information coming soon

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

14:30-17:30 FSE Information Market

FSE Information Market

Come and get inspiration or support from some FSE community members who work towards more belonging, inclusion and safety at our faculty.

Date and time: Tuesday 1 October, 14:30-17:30

Location: Energy Academy Atrium (5159.0077)

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

17:00-19:00 Workshop- Tools to increase representation within learning materials

Workshop- Tools to increase representation within learning materials

Have you ever wondered how to make the learning materials used for teaching more welcoming to a diverse class? Diversifying learning materials can seem daunting and difficult. Yet, there are various strategies to do so with little effort and even engage students in the process. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore different means to increase representation within the classroom. We will also provide resources for creating short portraits of possible diverse role models for different fields and offer an opportunity to explore own role models and experiences.

Date and time: Tuesday 1 October, 17:00-19:00

Location: Energy Academy Greenhouse (5159.0090)

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 20 September 2024

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

17:30-19:30 Movie: Human Forever

Movie: Human Forever

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Tuesday 1 October, 17:30-19:30

Location: Slieker movie theatre (Wilhelminaplein 92, Leeuwarden)

Language: English

Registration required: Information coming soon

  • Deadline for registration: Information coming soon

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Campus Fryslan

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Pelin Gul (p.gul@rug.nl)

19:00-20:00 Movie: Mind my Mind

Movie: Mind My Mind

The movie “Mind My Mind” tells the story of Chris, a boy with autism, and Hans, the little man in his head. Together they face life's social and emotional challenges. What happens in your head when you are autistic? Hans has a library full of folders with scenarios for all kinds of complex social situations and is always diligently looking for a suitable script for Chris. But how do you deal with it when the girl you are in love with suddenly shows up on your doorstep and the man in your head doesn't know what to do anymore? In a beautiful hand-drawn animation, director Floor Adams gives an original insight into this, for many, abstract world with Mind My Mind. A must-see to better understand how autism processes information and converts it into behaviour.

Date and time: Tuesday 1 October, 19:00-20:00

Location: Linnaeusborg OOG (5171.0415)

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 20 September 2024

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

Wednesday 2 October

9:00-17:00 Inclusive Leadership Training

Inclusive Leadership Traning

We are all different from each other. As manager, you want to create a team that achieves the best results. A team in which the input of each member is acknowledged and valued. A team that is creative and innovative. You can achieve this by ensuring that team members complement each other in terms of characteristics and skills. This is because diverse teams perform better. But how do you bring together such an inclusive team? The one-day training course in inclusive leadership will provide you with insights that will show you how to do it.


Cost: 550 EUR

Date and time: Wednesday 2 October, 9:00-17:00

Location: De Lichtkoepel, Oude Kijk in ’t Jatstraat 42

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

This event is open to: Managers of academic and support staff

This event is organized by: Corporate Academy

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Ruth van der Walle (r.k.van.der.walle@rug.nl)

10:00-11:00 D&I in action: perspectives from the Aletta Jacobs Chairs

D&I in Action: Perspectives from the Aletta Jacobs Chairs

A group of Aletta Jacobs Chairs will give a pitch on how D&I is reflected in their work, broadly interpreted to include research, education, and administration. At the end, there will be time for discussion.

Date and time: Wednesday 2 October, 10:00-11:00

Location: More information coming soon

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: More information coming soon

  • Register here: More information coming soon

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Aletta Jacobs Chairs

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Viola Angelini (v.angelini@rug.nl) or Jutta Bolt (j.bolt@rug.nl)

12:15-13:15 LGBTQI+ Refugees Boardgame

LGBTQI+ Refugees Boardgame

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Wednesday 2 October, 12:15-13:15

Location: Leeuwarden (exact location to be announced soon)

Language: English

Registration required: Information coming soon

  • Deadline for registration: Information coming soon

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Campus Fryslan

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Pelin Gul (p.gul@rug.nl)

13:00-14:30 Active Bystander Training (English)

Active Bystander Training

Imagine you witness unacceptable behaviour, for example bullying, sexual or other harassment, insults, belittlement, or discrimination. Would you know what to do? It’s not easy to speak up against these things. Unacceptable behaviour makes the work environment socially unsafe. How can you avoid freezing, looking away, or feeling powerless? What can you do if doing nothing is not an option? How can you combat unacceptable behaviour? Follow this training session and become an active bystander within 90 minutes.

Date and time: Wednesday 2 October, 13:00-14:30

Location: Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, 9712 AW Groningen, Room: 't Atelier

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

This event is open to: UG staff

This event is organized by: Corporate Academy

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Corporate Academy (hr-experts@rug.nl)

15:00-16:30 Active Bystander Training (Dutch)

Active Bystander Training

Imagine you witness unacceptable behaviour, for example bullying, sexual or other harassment, insults, belittlement, or discrimination. Would you know what to do? It’s not easy to speak up against these things. Unacceptable behaviour makes the work environment socially unsafe. How can you avoid freezing, looking away, or feeling powerless? What can you do if doing nothing is not an option? How can you combat unacceptable behaviour? Follow this training session and become an active bystander within 90 minutes.

Date and time: Wednesday 2 October, 15:00-16:30

Location: Norman Building, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, 9712 AW Groningen, Room: 't Atelier

Language: Dutch

Registration required: Yes

This event is open to: UG staff

This event is organized by: Corporate Academy

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Corporate Academy (hr-experts@rug.nl)

16:00-18:00 Students’ visual impressions (Photovoices) of Inclusion and Exclusion at FBSS

Students’ visual impressions (Photovoices) of Inclusion and Exclusion at FBSS

At the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences we have asked our students to make photos of places or situations or symbols that they associate with inclusion or exclusion, and to share their visualization in an exhibition. We now show their impressions of diversity and exclusion at BSS to a wider audience. The collection of pictures is an overview of a range of different experiences, incidents and events. The pictures have not been selected on the basis of artistic qualities. Rather, their function is to allow students to voice what they consider settings that represent inclusion or exclusion at our faculty BSS. The opening of this exhibition will take place at the Orangerie on October 2 at 16:00. After the opening, a selection of the pictures will be exhibited in the foyer of the Heymansbuilding and will remain there for three months.

Date and time: Wednesday 2 October, 16:00-18:00

Location: Orangerie in the Gadourek building (Grote Rozenstraat 19)

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: UG students and staff

This event is organized by: FBSS / Team Diversity & Inclusion

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Liesbeth Muda (g.e.muda@rug.nl)

Accessibility-related information: The Orangerie is wheelchair accessible.

19:30-21:30 The Equality Paradox: On the History of the Female Body

The Equality Paradox: On the History of the Female Body

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Wednesday 2 October, 19:30-21:30

Location: Leeuwarden (exact location to be announced soon)

Language: Dutch

Registration required: Information coming soon

  • Deadline for registration: Information coming soon

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Campus Fryslan

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Pelin Gul (p.gul@rug.nl)

Time TBD: Feedback for Inclusion Workshop

Feedback for Inclusion Workshop

This workshop will focus on how inclusion-sensitive feedback can promote assessment for and as learning, acting as an instructional scaffold whilst recognising diversity in students’ backgrounds and learning paths. To do so, teachers have to gain awareness of their own feedback and communication style, and gain flexibility in providing feedback that is valuable to a diverse range of students. Strategies that can be applied to support students’ assessment literacy include being clear on what target standards are expected, providing exemplars, and offering rubrics with accessible and understandable benchmarks for students to evaluate their work. Also, different feedback formats can be employed to accommodate diverse students’ needs. In a two-hour interactive session, participants will engage in a range of activities, building on their own professional practice, to explore various facets of giving feedback to support the learning of diverse students.

Date and time: Wednesday 2 October, exact time pending

Location: More information coming soon

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

This event is open to: UG students and staff

This event is organized by: Faculty of Economics and Business

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Rina Fokel de Vries (r.f.de.vries@rug.nl)

Thursday 3 October

10:00-11:30 Making sense of anti-woke: a multidisciplinary view on a global movement

Making sense of anti-woke: a multidisciplinary view on a global movement

Join us for an insightful panel discussion, "Making sense of anti-woke: a multidisciplinary view on a global movement." Experts from various fields will explore the rise of anti-woke sentiments around the world, examining their cultural, political, social, and economic implications. This event promises a deep dive into the forces driving these movements and their impact on contemporary society.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 10:00-11:30

Location: More information coming soon

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Rudolf Agrical School - Gender, Diversity, and Inequalities research group

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Board of the Gender, Diversity, and Inequalities research group (gender.agricola@rug.nl)

12:00-13:30 (Too) much ado about Diversity?

(Too) much ado about Diversity?

In this session, we want to have an honest conversation with those who think that “diversity” initiatives have gone too far, but who may not dare say so openly. How can we encourage meaningful debate, while also keeping up a respectful relationship? We will try out different techniques and methodologies that can help to lead constructive debates about difficult and contentious questions, whether it’s about diversity or anything else. Come prepared to engage thoughtfully and openly as we seek to understand diverse perspectives, learn and find common ground.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 12:00-13:30

Location: Information coming soon

Language: English as a working language, with accomodation for Dutch speakers

Registration required: Yes

This event is open to: All UG students and staff

This event is organized by: Faculty of Economics and Business, in collaboration with the Faculty of Philosophy and Faculry of Arts

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Ervin Kondakciu (e.kondakciu@rug.nl)

12:00-14:00 Young Academy Groningen Early Career Researcher Lunch: Diversity, Inclusion and Early-Career Researchers

Young Academy Groningen Early Career Researcher Lunch: Diversity, Inclusion and Early-Career Researchers

Facilitated by Sean Desjardins (YAG Diversity and Inclusion Working Group Chair), this ECR Lunch will serve as a forum for young researchers and teachers to share their experiences relating to diversity, inclusion and acceptance at the RUG, as well as to generate ideas and priorities for further advocacy on the topic by organizations such as ours. Potential discussion topics may include accommodation for physical disability, neurodiversity, and Queer/LGBTQ2SIA+ issues, among others.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 12:00-14:00

Location: More information coming soon

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: More information coming soon

  • Register here: More information coming soon

This event is open to: All UG staff members

This event is organized by: Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, Young Academy Groningen

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Sean Desjardins (s.p.a.desjardins@rug.nl)

Accessibility-related information: This event will take place in a physically accessible location, and will be catered with common dietary restrictions in mind. Please inform us of any food allergies and/or sensitivities we should be aware of.

12:15-13:15 Biodiversity Walk with Carol

Biodiversity Walk with Carol

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 12:15-13:15

Location: Leeuwarden (exact location to be announced soon)

Language: English

Registration required: Information coming soon

  • Deadline for registration: Information coming soon

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Campus Fryslan

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Pelin Gul (p.gul@rug.nl)

13:00-15:00 Workshop: Empowering Allies: Understanding and Leveraging Social Advantages

Workshop: Empowering Allies: Understanding and Leveraging Social Advantages

In this dynamic and engaging workshop, we'll explore the intricate landscape of social advantages and how they shape our experiences and interactions. Participants will learn to identify areas where they hold social advantages and discover practical ways to use these advantages to support and uplift others. Additionally, we'll delve into recognizing and understanding the areas where we might lack certain advantages, fostering empathy and promoting inclusive behaviours. Through interactive discussions, personal reflections, and collaborative activities, this workshop aims to equip attendees with the tools to become effective allies and advocates in their communities. Join us to build a more understanding and supportive environment for all.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 13:00-15:00

Location: Linnaeusborg OOG (5171.0415)

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 20 September 2024

  • Register here: More information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

13:00-17:00 Escape Game

Escape Game

The Escape Game is a team-building exercise developed to help first-year bachelor’s land at FSE. Help us to solve the puzzles left by diverse FSE staff to find Ben Feringa’s missing Nobel Prize in time! The game is to be played by teams of 8-15 people and doesn’t require any discipline-specific knowledge. A diverse team will make the assignment easier. Each game takes 1 hour maximum.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 13:00-17:00

Location: Energy Academy Atrium (5159.0077) and/or room 5159.0196

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 20 September 2024

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: More information coming soon

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

13:00-17:30 FSE Information Market

FSE Information Market

Come and get inspiration or support from some FSE community members who work towards more belonging, inclusion and safety at our faculty.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 13:00-17:30

Location: Energy Academy Atrium (5159.0077)

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

15:00-17:00 This is what a philosopher looks like - Discussion

This is what a philosopher looks like - Discussion

On Thursday 3rd October there will be a small event at the faculty exploring the issue of diversity in philosophy: why it’s important, how far we’ve come and how far is still left to go. We will also discuss what diversity means for the discipline as a whole, for example, how might a more diverse philosophical community change the questions we ask and the ways we do philosophy? The event will include a diverse and inclusive borrel, encouraging people to come together and talk about something *other* than philosophy, so we can see the diversity of interests of our staff and students and expand our idea of what it is to be a philosopher.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 15:00-17:00

Location: Event room cantine, Faculty of Philosophy (Oude Boteringestraat 52)

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: UG students and staff

This event is organized by: Faculty of Philosophy

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Charlotte Knowles (c.e.knowles@rug.nl)

Accessibility-related information: Toegankelijk voor rolstoelen

15:15-17:15 Workshop: Beyond Barriers: Experience Zernike from a different perspective

Workshop: Beyond Barriers: Experience Zernike from a different perspective

Have you ever wondered what life is like for someone using a wheelchair, navigating with partial or total blindness, or living with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Join us for an eye-opening workshop where you'll experience firsthand the challenges and triumphs faced by people with these disabilities. Embark on an immersive tour through Zernike, led by experts who will share their personal journeys and invaluable insights.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 15:15-17:15

Location: Linnaeusborg OOG (5171.0415)

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: 20 September 2024

  • Register here: More informtation coming soon

This event is open to: More information coming soon

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

16:00-17:00 Diversity Statements: Drink and Discuss

Diversity Statements: Drink and Discuss

Putting a diversity statement on your Brightspace course or in your syllabus can indicate to your students that you are committed to inclusion and wish to offer a supportive climate for all students. Elements of such a statement can include how you value diversity, or that you respect difference in intellectual exchange, and consider it a positive for achieving learning outcomes. You can also add how diversity is represented in your course content - or not: for instance, you explain to your students why authors from marginalised backgrounds are not included in the reading list, or specify the limits in scope or outlook of your course.

In this workshop, you will write a diversity statement for one or more of your courses. Avoiding ‘blueprint’ langauge, you will have the opportunity to compase a statement that specifies what inclusion means to you, what students can expect from you, and how diversity and inclusion relates to your discipline or course.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 16:00-17:00

Location: More information coming soon

Language: English

Registration required: Yes

  • Deadline for registration: Information coming soon

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: UG students and teachers

This event is organized by: Teaching Academy Groningen and the Faculty of Economics and Businesses

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Estelle Maima (e.j.meima@rug.nl)

17:30-18:30 Closing- We@FSE Diversity Week 2024

Closing- We@FSE Diversity Week 2024

Closing words from our FSE community members Dr. Michael Lerch & Laura Mourelo Soler, who will talk about the diverse portraits they have created and how they tackle diversity in service teaching (including also students in the process). Afterwards, let’s enjoy and exchange about the week over drinks.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, 17:30-18:30

Location: Energy Academy Atrium (5159.0077)

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Engineering

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

Time TBD: Disability Awareness in Organizations

Disability Awareness in Organizations

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Thursday 3 October, exact time to be announced soon

Location: Leeuwarden (exact location to be announced soon)

Language: English

Registration required: Information coming soon

  • Deadline for registration: Information coming soon

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Campus Fryslan

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Pelin Gul (p.gul@rug.nl)

Friday 4 October

12:15-13:15 Calligraphy Workshop

Calligraphy Workshop

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Friday 4 October, 12:15-13:15

Location: Leeuwarden (exact location to be announced soon)

Language: English

Registration required: Information coming soon

  • Deadline for registration: Information coming soon

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Campus Fryslan

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Pelin Gul (p.gul@rug.nl)

17:30-19:30 Poetry Slam

Poetry Slam

More information coming soon.

Date and time: Friday 4 October, 17:30-19:30

Location: Leeuwarden (exact location to be announced soon)

Language: English

Registration required: Information coming soon

  • Deadline for registration: Information coming soon

  • Register here: Information coming soon

This event is open to: Information coming soon

This event is organized by: Campus Fryslan

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Pelin Gul (p.gul@rug.nl)

Whole Week

The following events are happening during the entire week of 30 September - 4 October.

This is what a philosopher looks like - Photo Exhibit

This is what a philosopher looks like - Photo Exhibit

During diversity week, the faculty of philosophy will host a poster photo-exhibition entitled 'this is what a philosopher looks like', the posters will show photos of the diverse groups of people working in contemporary philosophy (and often doing things that you don't usually associate with philosophers!)

Date and time: 30 September - 4 October

Location: Ground floor, Faculty of philosophy (Oude Boteringestraat 52)

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: UG students and staff

This event is organized by: Faculty of Philosophy

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: Charlotte Knowles (c.e.knowles@rug.nl)

Accessibility-related information: Wheel-chair accessible

WE@FSE Photo Exhibit

We@FSE- Photo Exhibition

Have a walk through our photo exhibition, showcasing various members of FSE’s community. In an accompanying quote, they share their personal views and experiences regarding diversity & inclusion.

Date and time: Monday 30 September 13:00 - Friday 4 October 17:00

Location: Energy Academy Atrium (5159.0077)

Language: English

Registration required: No

This event is open to: Everyone

This event is organized by: Faculty of Science and Economics

If you have any questions about this event, please contact: DEI FSE (dei-clt-fse@rug.nl)

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