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Psychology: vacancy student mentor International Bachelor Psychology

5 June 2023

Send us your questions: studentmentor@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Send us your questions: studentmentor@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

The International Bachelor Psychology is looking for enthusiastic and committed student mentors to familiarise first year bachelor’s students with university life, as well as studying and living in Leiden.

As a student mentor you will supervise two groups of up to 12 first-year students from the International Bachelor Psychology. You will act as a role model and a first point of contact for the members of your groups. You will facilitate a programme focused on introducing students to Leiden University, building their study skills, and improving the wellbeing of the students. In addition, as a student mentor you will give tips and guidance on how to manage studying, exams, systems (such as Brightspace), educational culture, choices further down the course of study, and student life. Preparatory courses and regular peer-consultancy sessions are also part of your work activities.

Apply before June 19th 2023, before the end of the day

Profile of a student mentor:

  • Prospective third-year (or older) bachelor student with a strong affinity to their study programme;
  • Motivated and enthusiastic with a positive outlook;
  • Good communication skills, good command of English;
  • Organisationally and digitally competent;
  • Empathetic and helpful;
  • Values inclusiveness and diversity;
  • Preferably: experience in guiding groups (e.g. teaching or training): having completed the Interpersonal Professional Skills course is mandatory;
  • Enrolled at Leiden University in the IBP;
  • Available between appr. 20 August 2023 and 16 October 2023, for 3 - 6 hours a week (preparatory courses start at the end of August, session 1 on September 4th and 3 sessions in the following weeks)
  • Legally able to work in the Netherlands (note: at this point only students from within the EU because of work permit regulations);
  • Available to organise on campus meetings in Leiden.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Preparing and chairing the mentor group meetings;
  • Motivating your mentor groups;
  • One-to-one coaching of students in your groups (where relevant);
  • Answering practical questions from the group members;
  • Support your mentor groups in connecting to the study programme and faculty;
  • Point of contact for the students in your groups, when you come across any difficulties experienced by group members you refer them to the appropriate support, department or procedure.

What we offer:

  • Training in which you learn competences in leadership;
  • Responsibility and experience in mentoring groups;
  • Becoming part a network of student mentors who can support and learn from each other;
  • Compensation under the position of ‘student-assistant' in accordance with the collective labour agreement of Leiden University, including holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus.


Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its workforce and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.


For more information about this vacancy, please contact Jaïr Stunt, at studentmentor@fsw.leidenuniv.nl


You can send your applications accompanied by a motivation letter and CV, through this form until 19 June.
Interviews will be held from June 26th to June 30th .

Acquisition as a result of this advertisement is not appreciated.

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