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Newsletter Diversity September 2018
Diversity & Inclusion Award

In order to stimulate initiatives improving diversity and inclusion at Utrecht University, the Diversity Task Force has created the Diversity & Inclusion Award.

The winner(s) will receive an award and an amount of €2.500, to be used for diversity and inclusion improvement within Utrecht University.

The first Diversity & Inclusion Award will be presented by vice-president Annetje Ottow during the New Year’s ceremony.

Nominations can be submitted until Thursday November 15!
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Debuut buddy programme

Utrecht University has a new buddy programme for primary school students. From May until December, students who usually don't come into contact with the university will visit professors from Meet the Professor, visit the University Museum and attend MusseumJeugdUniversiteit classes. They are also assigned a buddy who studies at Utrecht University.
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The ceremony of the ECHO Awards 2018 will take place on Thursday September 20
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Stay tuned for the programme of Coming Out Day on October 11!
International conference 'Higher education for students with disabilities' on November 19 and 20
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Women in Information and Computing Sciences

The WICS network was founded early 2018 at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences.

Its aim is to establish a network for junior and senior female members, initiate activities to increase the number of females in information and computing sciences, raise awareness on issues faced by women and increase career opportunities.

The Faculty of Science recently awarded three grants from the 'Gender Diversity & Inclusion Seed Money Project' to the WICS network
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Diversity Task Force welcomes new member: Soete Meertens

Soete is a Biology student, who is also a member of the faculty board of Science and is involved with Platform Onbeperkt Studeren.
Diversity Task Force welcomes new member: Kim Hagemans

Kim is a PhD student focusing on climate change in the tropical regions of south America at the Paleoecology group in the Department of Physical Geography (Geosciences). She also teaches a number of BA and MA courses.
Boards of Utrecht student associations sign new code of conduct (Dutch article)
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Divers-IT aims to interest more women in studying and working in IT-related fields (Dutch website)
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IOS-Hub Gender and Diversity for societal inclusion and change
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Diversity Stimulation Fund welcomes applications
The UU Diversity Task Force allocates €50.000 on a yearly basis to support projects and activities that improve diversity and inclusion among students and employees. The Stimulation Fund has already supported a number of exciting initiatives. Do you have an idea for a project of activity that could use financial support? Take a look at the website for more information regarding the criteria and procedure and submit your application through
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