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Mentor programmes, talent programmes, and training courses play an important role in enhancing diversity, inclusiveness, and equality within organisations. Therefore, the UvA offers various programmes and training courses to (future) students and employees.
  • Prospective students

    'Get Ready!' summer programme

    Studying can be a little intimidating for students who are the first in their family to go to university. New Dutch-speaking students who want to get to know the UvA before their studies to be (extra) well prepared, can join the three-day 'Get Ready!' summer programme.

  • Current students

    Homework Hub

    Through Homework Hub, UvA students who want to contribute to making Amsterdam's education system more inclusive can intern or work for an organisation working towards this goal. Homework Hub pairs students with a non-profit organisation that suits them.

    Meet Your Mentor

    The Meet Your Mentor programme, pairs third-year Bachelor’s students and Master’s students from non-western backgrounds with a mentor from the business world. This allows students to better prepare for life after their studies and explore their career possibilities.

    'A year ago, I had many doubts about my degree programme choice. Being the first in my family to study at university, my doubts caused extra tension and stress. I really needed a mentor who could support me during this uncertain period.' - Seniha, Psychology student

  • Employees

    Talent Mentoring Programme

    Through the Talent Mentoring Programme, mentors within the UvA help a more junior employee with their professional and personal development. Over six months, they discuss the (career) questions and choices a mentee has.

    'The programme really offered me more than I expected by making me think about my academic career but also beyond it.' - Gulnaz, Assistant professor


    Diversity and inclusion training options

    In addition to mentoring and talent programmes for specific groups within the university, UvA students and staff who want to learn more about diversity and inclusion can also attend training courses and events. For example:

    • Cultural diversity
    • Inclusive recruiting and objective selection
    • Overcoming prejudices
    • Active listening
    • Boundaries, communication and consent

    Diversity and inclusion is also a regular feature of leadership programmes within the UvA, and in teaching programmes such as the basic didactics course, BKO and in-depth courses at the Teaching & Learning Centre.