The Student Branch (SB) is the student unit of the Lectorate of Inclusive Education. Through the SB students are invited to participate in student driven and oriented initiatives, ranging from research to supporting fellow students in the pursuit of their education. The SB has four main themes of operation: promotion of an inclusive learning environment; student support activities; student empowerment, and student research.
- Hang in There (HIT)
Hang in there is an initiative that aims to support students in their journey during the first year at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In the project students provide peer to peer support by sharing their stories on overcoming their struggles during their studies.
Those participating in this project will periodically receive messages of encouragement and reminders that they are not alone. We celebrate and support our students in their journey here at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Hang In There!
Click here for the website: www.hangintherethuas.com
- CarE Network
CarE stands for "Caribbean Empowerment" and is a pilot community networking program in The Hague University. Central in this project is the connection between well-being of the Caribbean-Dutch first-year students and their study success. The approach is holistic and the elements of culture, community support network and well-being are strengthened through various program activities.
Under direction of Winnie Roseval, the Student Branch in collaboration with H-Overstap (MBO-HBO transition) have developed a Peer Mentoring program which trains students to become peer mentors. This program is developed as a part of the ‘keuzedelen’ from the Hague University of Applied Sciences, during which mbo students get acquainted with an hbo environment in a ten weekly program or a projectweek, depending on the study. The training is for hbo students who participate as mentors to the participating mbo students. The training is open for all students, but students with a mbo background are particularly recruited as their own experiences possibly follow a similar trajectory as these mbo students in their possible pursuit of higher education. During the training students learn how to use their own experiences to help possible incoming students. The work and elements of the inclusivity Pathway Training are also included in the training. Interested students sign up for the training as an extracurricular activity for which they can achieve academic credit. This project is available to be implemented per request by any bachelor program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
- Coffee Chat
Coffee Chat is an event that the Student Branch has organized with the goal to improve visibility of both the Student Branch and the lectorate. Every so often members of the lectorate are posted in the Atrium and welcome and engage people with a cup of coffee. People are invited to meet the members, talk about inclusion, and what it means to them and the university. It is a moment for the lectorate and the Student Branch to reach out to new people and present their projects and show people how they can get involved. The first Coffee Chat event took place during the THiNK Fest 2019. Coffee Chat is an easily accessible platform in the Atrium of THUAS.
- Students Un/Divided
Students Un/Divided is a platform of students from universities and universities of applied sciences across the Netherlands (and Belgium) who are eager to address issues of diversity and inclusion on their own campuses. The platform started with a kick-off Students Un/Divided conference on September 30, 2017 in The Hague. This conference was attended by 88 people, mostly students and addressed issues that they selected, including how to be an ally, hybrid identity, fat shaming, communication styles of people with autism diagnosis, and more. The platform was organized by students with organizational support from Leiden University, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, and ECHO. It received financial funding from The Hague municipality, Leiden University Diversity Office, Leiden University Pride, the International Law Student Association of The Hague University of Applied Sciences and lectorate of Inclusive Education.
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