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.
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.
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.