E-Conference series: Policies & Definitions of underrepresented groups!

19 Jan 2021 13:00 14:30
Target Group
All students and staff
University of Szeged and Lund University
Closed  (Deadline: 18 Jan 2021 23:59)

At EUGLOH, we aim to establish an international campus supporting equal rights and opportunities for each student and staff. Do you share the idea of equal representation for everyone? Interested in participating in a discussion about how to improve the representation of all social groups?

Join our E-conference on 19 January 2021 at 1 pm CET, where the focus will be on the policies and definitions of underrepresented groups. Get inspired and share your opinions with all participants!

  • Registration

    Registration: Please register here.

    Contact person: In case of questions please contact Isabelle Nilsson (isabelle.nilsson@er.lu.se).

    In case you need a sign language interpreter, please let us know by ticking the box with your language in the registration link, by the 13 January 2021 the latest.

  • Programme
    • 13:00 - 13:05 Introduction & Welcome by the chairwomen
    • 13:05 - 13:15 Dr. Zoltán Bajmócy from the University of Szeged talks about what makes a person/group underrepresented?
    • 13:15 - 13:40 Short student video testimonies about personal experiences and awareness
    • 13:40 - 13:50 Ayman Adel Amin from IM Swedish Development Partner will present their work on integration
    • 13:50 - 13.55 Fanni Kátai and Szandra Rostás, students from the Christian Roma College of Szeged will introduce how the College is helping them in pursuing studies and their carreers
    • 13.55 - 14:00 Ágost Jeddi juggling instructor talks about how the juggling courses help both the social and study skills of students with learning difficulties
    • 14:00 - 14:15 Professor Tomas Brage from Lund University talks about how to make underrepresented groups represented
    • 14:15 - 14:30 Q&A with all panelists and wrap-up
  • Report

    On 19th January 2020, the first EUGLOH e-conference on Diversity and Inclusion, hosted by Lund University and the University of Szeged, with contributions from all 5 partner universities, was dedicated to underrepresented groups. The aim of the conference was to create awareness of the problems that underrepresented groups face and discuss what needs to be done to accomplish equal representation. On this occasion, local initiatives working with underrepresented groups were able to share their work.

    Bringing together 138 participants, the first conference in the series was led by Lund University and the University of Szeged. Dr. Zoltán Bajmócy, Vice-Dean for Scientific Affairs at the Faculty of Economics at Szeged University, opened the conference with a talk on the definition on underrepresented groups. This was followed by a series of student testimonies as well as presentations on solutions to help students with learning difficulties, and how to bring to light underrepresented groups.

    Feedback from the conference was very positive. One student said: “(The conference was) insightful and thought-provoking. Although I think myself as an informed person when it comes to inequality issues, there is always so much more to learn and new perspectives to take in.” Another said, “It was a great opportunity to connect with people from all over the world and get information about an important topic. The organisation was fantastic, everything went well, the presenters did a great job and it was nice to see the audience participate on a high level.”