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Tutor group for first-year bachelor’s students

12 August 2020

Studying in a time of corona differs from studying as we know it. With less opportunity for you to meet up in class, this makes a good start, a good introduction and good support all the more important.

Tutor group

To support our new students, we are therefore intensifying our tutoring, which is part of the Leiden study system. You will be assigned a student as a mentor and a lecturer as a tutor to help find your way around the new city and degree programme. The tutor groups consist of ten to fifteen students.


The exact nature of the mentor and tutor programme will differ per degree programme. Besides an introduction to the group you will be given tips on (online) study and student life. Your mentors will explain about University facilities such as the libraries and show you how to use teaching and learning tools such as Brightspace. The programme will also cover inclusion and mental health, as well as topics such as study skills, career prospects and support for students with any questions or problems. 

Read more: Mentor and tutor help first years get off to a flying start

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