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As a student of Leiden University, you can join a number of co-participation bodies together with university staff members. Co-participation is an important democratic right that enables you to play an active role in university decision-making and advisory processes.

Co-participation bodies

At Leiden University, you can take part in the following co-participation bodies:

University & faculty councils and programme committees

University council and faculty councils are democratically elected co-participation bodies that represent both students and staff of the university and its faculties. Co-participation also takes place at departmental level through programme committees. Learn more about these councils and committees.

Leiden Assessors Committee  

The Leiden Assessors Committee  (LAssO) is a consultative body made up of the student members of each faculty board.

Leiden University Student Platform

The Leiden University Student Platform (LUS) is a student-led ‘think-tank’ that discusses a wide variety of topics concerning students and annually presents the Leiden Teaching Prize.

University elections

Members of Leiden University’s co-participation bodies are democratically elected during university elections.

Financial support for co-participation

If your co-participation activities cause you to fall behind in your studies, you may be eligible to request financial support for student board members.

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