The Academic Diversity Programme (ADP) is a mentoring programme founded by the student platform Amsterdam United, now in collaboration with UvA's Chief Diversity Officer's team. Learn how you can find a mentor or apply to become a mentor.
During the academic year, first-year students are supported by senior students. The programme strives to create a space in which students can develop their capacities to the fullest. Students are paired up with senior students who support them in the first phase of their academic studies.
ADP is a mentoring programme centered around diversity and acknowledges the intersections between gender, culture, ethnicity, mental and physical health, socioeconomic background and more. Due to this approach, a dialogue is stimulated which brings more depth and understanding to the conversation about diversity. ADP tries to challenge students to develop their full capacities and acknowledge their own diversities. This results in each student developing their own strength and succeeding in their study programme.
Both mentees and mentors are expected to be present during the whole programme. You will get the following in return for your effort:
The mentor programme starts in the first week of November and runs throughout the year. ADP consists of one-on-one support between mentee (first year student) and mentor (senior student) where mentee and mentor see each other weekly or biweekly. ADP also involves monthly meetings or workshops about diversity-related themes.
The themes are a general indication of what the workshop will be about.
Mentor training | 3 courses for mentors
Introductory meeting | First meeting with all mentors and mentees
Meeting #1 | Workshop theme: Safe space and community building
Meeting #2 | Workshop theme: Identity and microaggressions
Meeting #3 | Workshop theme: Diversity and awareness trough meditation
Meeting #4 | Workshop: group intervision
Meeting #5 | Workshop theme: Gender and sexuality
Meeting #6 | Workshop theme: Discrimination and racism
Meeting #7 | Workshop theme: Privileges
Meeting #8 | Last meeting - evaluation and review
Use the form below to apply to be a mentor or a mentee. You can apply throughout the year.