February 12th, 2019
On the 8th of February 2019 Leiden University celebrated its 444th birthday – a very special occasion with a very special celebration. Carolien took part in the traditional Dies Natalis procession through the city of Leiden, which included drummers, flautists and, of course, professors. When the procession reached its destination at Pieterskerk, the festivities continued with a ceremony, where Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker delivered a superb opening address emphasising the importance of sharing knowledge with the University’s neighbours in Leiden and the Hague.
“We are throwing the doors wide open
and venturing into the big wide world”
Other forms of celebration are taking place too, like visits by professors to 40 primary schools across Leiden and the Hague, in order to develop connections between the University and the younger generation. Read more about the Dies Natalis celebrations here and see more photos on Twitter @LedienPsy.
February 11th, 2019
On February 8th, Adva was invited by the National Dutch Association for Audiology (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Audiologie, NVA) to present her project on social participation of deaf and hard-of-hearing children in regular schools. During this presentation, Adva stressed the importance of accessibility and the steps that could be considered in order to reach this aim.
January 18th, 2019
On 11 January, at the invitation of the Education School of the University of Birmingham, Boya gave a talk on psychosocial development in children with hearing loss for the residential week program. This program is organized twice a year by the programme leader Dr. Emmanouela Terlektsi (right side photo) and colleagues, and consists of multiple seminars and workshops on the topic of hearing impairment. Participants are teachers and professionals who work with children and young people with hearing impairment and seek the mandatory teaching qualification. Boya’s talk was successful and contributed well to the residential week, according to the audience.