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Apply to become Leiden University’s Student Representative to Una Europa

17 May 2024

The Una Europa team at Leiden University is looking for a bachelor’s or master’s student to join the Una Europa Student Board. As our student representative, you will gain valuable experience in an international alliance, expand your network and attend Una Europa events on behalf of Leiden University.

Una Europa is an alliance of 11 leading European research universities, including Leiden University. Together we are building the university of the future! We collaborate to address pressing global and societal challenges, and to forge new paths and societal outreach.

The Student Board plays a key part in Una Europa. It speaks up for all students across the alliance and promotes Una Europa initiatives and opportunities to our student community. Board members work together to tackle problems students might be facing and act as a link between students and Una Europa staff.

Who we’re looking for

We’re seeking a motivated student who can commit around 15 hours each month to Una Europa activities. The actual commitment may vary month-to-month, and includes opportunities to attend alliance-wide meetings in Europe.

The Board works in English and candidates should therefore have C1 level English. Proficiency in Dutch is an advantage but not required.

The position is initially available for one year, with the possibility of renewal at the end of the first full academic year. Candidates who are available for a two-year mandate will be prioritized. The position is unpaid.

Why apply

By representing Leiden University as an Una Europa Student Board member, you will:

  • Gain valuable experience in a university alliance that focuses on interdisciplinary and innovative education and research;
  • Expand your international network;
  • Attend international Una Europa events;
  • Help shape the Leiden University Local Student Task force.

Want to apply?

To apply, please provide a CV and motivational letter (in a single document, no more than 1 page each) and Proof of enrollment for the academic year 2024/2025, in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program at Leiden University.

Send your application

Send your application to una-europa@bb.leidenuniv.nl , with the subject line “Application Una Europa Student Board [your surname]”, by 4 June 2024 at noon.

The first selection will be done by a current student board representative and a member of the Una Europa Project Team at Leiden University. Five participants will be invited for an online interview. We aim to hold this interview on Friday 7 June in the afternoon. Interviews will be held in English.


If you would like to know more about the role, please reach out to the current Student Board representative, Febe Piccinin.

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