Themed walks on diversity

More than 43,000 students study at Ghent University and more than 10,000 employees work at Ghent University. This results in a rich diversity of philosophies, opinions and convictions. But we have one thing in common. We are all “UGhent-people”. With the Diversity Theme Walks we give the floor to minority groups and we look for what binds us together.

Students or employees act as guides and tell their personal story. You get a unique view of the barriers in our learning, working and research environment from the perspective of an expert by experience. And you will find out how you can be an ally for your fellow student or colleague for whom the study or career path at Ghent University is not always so obvious.

Practical organization

  • We walk in the spring, in the months of February - March - April - May - June
  • The walks are wheelchair accessible
  • 10 participants
  • We walk for 2 hours, during the lunch break from 12h00 to 14h00
  • The departure location will be communicated at the time of registration
  • There are walks for students and staff
  • The language of instruction is Dutch, but interpreters English, French (or other languages) and sign language interpreters will accompany you on request
  • A drink is offered at the end of the walk
  • The walks continue even in bad weather

Themed walks

Under the supervision of a colleague of student from an underrepresented group, you will discover some surprising news about Ghent University's diversity policy within our buildings. Afterwards you will explore the city center of Ghent to visit an to visit an organization that is doing groundbreaking work on the theme.

  • Language walk
  • Gender blender walk
  • Feminism Walk
  • Accessibility Walk
  • Rainbow Walk
  • Migration Walk
  • Refugee Walk


Do you feel like meeting new people?
Would you like to discuss the diversity theme in an alternative way?
Are you planning a team building?
Do you want to guide?