Many students with a lower socioeconomic status have very different experiences in higher education in comparison to their wealthier peers. How can we make Leiden University more inclusive towards students with a low income, working-class, or first-generation background?
Sabine Verbree (23) and Tessa Bourguignon (22) are third-year students of the Art History track of Leiden University. In this blog Sabine and Tessa reflect on the documentary of Nieuw licht: 'Het Rijksmuseum en de slavernij', in light of the European Action Week Against Racism.
Accessibility is a basic precondition for being able to take part in university life, conduct research, participate in classes and develop our interests and ambitions. With the current corona measures, the accessibility of our online tools is an important point of attention.
Words. We use them to communicate, express and relate to each other. It might seem self- evident, but how often do we take a moment to assess the words we use, their origin and meaning? Not the meaning found in the dictionary, but their histories of use and the worldviews they represent.
This year's theme of International Day of People with Disabilities is invisible disabilities. Two students share their experiences of studying with a disability during the Covid-19 pandemic and introduce the project Drempelloos Studeren.
Online environments have become a dominant place for contact, exchange, and community. They create new opportunities as they can bridge space and distance. But as digital platforms have become central to our community life, what we say and the tone we set also makes and breaks our community.
Nowadays violence against women is still common all over the world. In the spirit of the Orange The World campaign, we encourage Leiden University students to increase discussion about the subject and we present ways through which gendered violence can be prevented in the university community.