About us

We are proud to present the Diversity & Inclusivity Office!

Note: in spring 2021 there will be changes in the team and the division of tasks and topics may change. If you have a question about a certain topic, please contact us via email.

On this page you can find out who we are, which topics we are currently working on and our contact information.

The Advisory Council advices the D&I Office about policy matters. The council is chaired by the Rector Magnificus and consists of UM staff, students and members not employed by UM.

Picture of D&I team april 2021
From left to right: Ophelie, Vincent, Constance, Netty, Darshini (April 2021)

Constance Sommerey - Managing Director Diversity Office

Topics currently working on:

  • D&I Strategy
  • Recruitment Scripts
  • Towards 30% Female Professors
  • UM Accessibility
  • Recognition and Reward
  • Sustainable Employability & monitor
  • D&I competencies
  • Facilities

Constance Sommerey is appointed to translate the diversity and inclusivity aims into concrete policy measures.

Read her thoughts on What is diversity and why?

Natasja Reslow, UM Cares Coordinator / Policy Advisor

Unitl 1 March 2021 working on:

  • UM Cares 
  • 1st Generation Students
  • Support for D&I Organisations
  • Family-friendly facilities
  • Social Safety
  • UM Daycare
  • UM summer camp
  • Sustainable employability
  • D&I competencies
  • Dual Career Programme
Natasja Reslow

No longer employed by UM since 1 March 2021

Ophélie Hue, Junior Policy Advisor

Topics currently working on:

  • YUFE (Work Package 7)
  • D&I Grants
  • Student Experience Survey
  • D&I Academic Calendar
  • Checkmyvacancy and Recruitment scripts
  • D&I Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter


Netty Bekkers, Events Coordinator / Policy Advisor

Topics currently working on:

  • Digital Accessibility
  • Events 
  • D&I Office Communication Plan
  • Information on Dutch Cultural events
  • INKOM and Student Associations
  • Mymaastricht.nl
  • Web editing
  • D&I Newsletter

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Vincent Philippy, student assistant

Topics currently working on:

  • D&I Social Media: Instagram and Facebook
  • D&I Calendar
  • D&I News
  • D&I Events, Diversity Day
  • Assisting the D&I Team in any tasks

Danai Petropoulou Ionescu, student assistant 

Assistant for Female EMpowerment Maastricht University.

Topics currently working on:

  • FEM Social Media: Facebook, Twitter
  • FEM Events 
  • FEM Leaflet: Grants for Women in Academia


Contact information

Diversity & Inclusivity Office

For confidential reports or notifications of discrimination or sexual harassment, contact the confidential advisors for employees or students.

D&I Office location:

Visit the About us page for staff contact info.

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