20 Mar
13:00 - 16:00
A lecture and panel talk on needs accommodation

UnliMited Connects the UM Community: Shifting Perspectives


During UnliMited Connects week 2024 a lecture and panel takes place. 

This event aims to connect members of the UM community: UnliMited students, PhD candidates, and staff with (in)visible disabilities, chronic illnesses, neurodivergence to key UM stakeholders (HR, Occupational Health, Student services and Support etc) and other interested staff, to listen to experts and engage with each other. 

Programme and panelists

Our rector Pamela Habibović will open the event and Eline Pollaert (LinkedIn) will give a lecture, and moderate the discussion. UM decision-makers and experts from UnliMited have been invited to join the panel. Our panelists are: Nieke Guillory (HR director), Margriet Schreuders (director SSC), Prof. Lisa Waddington (European Disability Law and co founder of UnliMited) and dr. Gabriel Paiva Fonseca (MYA). UnliMited-Students will be represented by Maud Langen and Vincent Philippy.


  • 13:00 Check in
  • 13:15 Welcome
  • 13:20 Opening by Rector Pamela Habibović
  • 13:35 Keynote by Eline Pollaert 
  • 14:15 - short break -
  • 14:25 Panel discussion


  • 15:15 Network drinks Law Café
  • 16:00 End

We hope for great interaction with the speakers, panel and attendees. Of course, you may also just listen and learn from the experts. Should someone share their personal story, this does not mean that everyone is expected to do so. 

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, you can follow the livestream on ZoomThere, too, you will be able to ask questions.

Registering and communicating accessibility needs and dietary requirements can be done via the registration form

Questions? Please send an email to: unlimited-staff@maastrichtuniversity.nl or unlimited-students@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Speakers and panellists

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