Two of the five members of the new Student Council for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (SCEDI) appointed for this academic year at Erasmus University, Rotterdam are students at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). Yasmien Kari (MSc Business Information Management 2024) and Ugoeze Podler (BSc International Business Administration 2024) join a dynamic and dedicated group of individuals committed to fostering a more inclusive campus environment that represents the interests of everyone in the diverse student body.

Throughout the academic year, the Student Council will be busy with organising and participating in initiatives, events, and projects that enhance the student experience for everyone and create a sense of community within the campus. Yasmien Kari has been appointed as Eurekaweek Liaison who will ensure everyone can enjoy the annual opening of the students’ year during Eurekaweek celebrations and introductions,0 and Ugoeze Podler (BSc International Business Administration 2024) has been appointed as Student Council Lead. The Student Council welcomes collaborations with students, faculty, and staff to address concerns as well as to organise activities.

Other members of the five-strong SCEDI Student Council are: La Vie Bouguenon, Policy Advisor; Timothy Toto, Student Association Liaison; and Rei Bularca, Head of Events, Marketing and Communications.

Invitation to get in touch

Students are invited to get in touch with the student council to share ideas – and most of all, to be involved in the activities planned for this academic year. Everyone’s input is welcomed and valued – the aim, say the Student Council, is to create a memorable time at the university for everyone. The SCEDI Student Council can be contacted by email:

The university’s IDEA Center is concerned with creating targeted and effective policies to achieve an inclusive learning and working environment. The team exchanges information, connects, supports and provides advice to all faculties and services within the university. It prioritises the involvement of internal and external stakeholders and target groups, and works to promote all aspects of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility to embed these as integral and institutionalised elements within the university.

More information

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

For more information about RSM or this release, please contact Erika Harriford-McLaren, communications manager for RSM, on +31 10 408 2877 or by email at

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