#IBelong is an innovative programme of interventions to promote student’s sense of belonging and success in higher education

It aims at improving the experiences and outcomes of students from diverse backgrounds through creating a more inclusive learning environments in higher education.

We have developed and piloted three pillars of interventions towards Sense of Belonging

Dialogue Days

Through the interplay between students, staff and the curriculum, Dialogue Days will provide staff with insight into its students’ cohort, while students will have an active role in shaping curriculum content 

Team Teacher Reflections

Team Teacher Reflections is a tailor-made program in inclusive teaching approaches, designed for for academic staff with the main aim to usher all students into a programme of study and nurture a sense of belonging for all these students

Community Mentoring

We created Community Mentoring workshops to train experienced (graduate) students (migrant students and first
generation students) to become community-building mentors for
undergraduate students

We prepared a teaser from our First Meet-Up that was held in November 2019, at the University of Osnabrück. It features main reflections from the participants, project team, and University of Osnabrück President Dr. Susanne Menzel-Riedl. Full length video can be accessed through “About the Project” section.