New webinar on the topic “Inclusive university for students with disabilities”

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On 16th March 2022, from 3 pm to 5 pm CET, Arqus holds a new webinar devoted to the topic “Inclusive University for students with disabilities” in the framework of the task force "Rethinking college Programme: building new inclusive pathways at university" of Action Line 2, Widening access, inclusion and diversity.

All Arqus university members (and anybody interested in the topic addressed: scholars, students, professionals, citizens…) are invited to participate in this webinar which, ideally, represents the last step of the first three-year funding period. The participants will have the possibility to reflect upon new scenarios for students with disabilities that left high school without a Diploma: a learning pathway where “single courses” attendance is combined with internship experiences.

The webinar aims to inspire dialogue and will be a way to foster new ideas and concrete actions to widen access in terms of learning, environments, and relationships, also for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and to pursue the goal of a caring, inclusive, enabling people Arqus University.

In the first presentation, given by Elida Linnea Slettum and Mario Bertolaso, we will listen to the students’ voices on what makes a university inclusive. The second presentation, given by Bryan Dague, will go deeper into the key elements that make this type of program feasible. The third presentation, given by Simone Visentin and Maria Chiara Ferraresi, will illustrate the main outcomes of a student experience which took place in 2020/21, within the Rethinking College Project framework, and will describe how the “Open Badge” could be a useful tool for recognising this educational program. Finally, the most relevant points that will emerge both from the presentations and the participants’ contribution will be highlighted by Ellen Lien and Albamaria Hernández Sánchez.

The webinar will be run on Zoom, administered by the University of Padua.

Register until 16th March at 2 pm CET, through the following link.


  • Welcome.
  • Presentation 1: Students’ voices on inclusive university. Elida Linnea Slettum (University of Bergen) and Mario Bertolaso (University of Padova / Q&A with the audience (Chairs: Simone Visentin and Lisa Griggio, University of Padova).
  • Presentation 2: Key elements about feasibility of Think college Program. Bryan Dague (Vermont University – USA) / Q&A with the audience (Chairs: Barbara Levc and Victoria Reszler, Graz University).
  • Presentation 3: Rethinkg College in Padova: main outcomes from a single case study. Simone Visentin and Maria Chiara Ferraresi (University of Padova) / Q&A with the audience (Chairs: Lina Garbenčiūtė, Vilnius University; Marion Sagnard, University of Saint-Etienne).
  • Summary: debate managed by Ellen Lien (University of Bergen) and Albamaria Hernández Sánchez (University of Granada).