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Una Europa: Join Leiden University's Local Task Force

27 May 2024

Would you like to play a part in a dynamic community of European universities working together to shape the future of education and research? Leiden University is looking for students to join its Local Task Force for Una Europa.

Una Europa and the LU Local Task Force

Una Europa is an alliance of 11 leading European research universities, including Leiden. The alliance provides innovative research opportunities, learning and professional development experiences to all students and employees.

Students are represented in Una Europa in different ways, for example through a Student Board and — in each university — through a student task force.

The aim of each student task force is to raise awareness about the activities of the alliance in the student community, and to support the Student Board members in their representational role. In Leiden, this taskforce is known as the LU Local Task Force (LU LTF).

The role of the LU LTF

The role of the LU LTF will be to:

  • organise projects and activities on Una Europa themes within Leiden University;
  • involve Leiden University students in Una Europa activities;
  • identify the interests and understand the needs of Leiden University students and present them to the Una Europa Student Board;
  • support and participate in initiatives suggested and organised by the Una Europa Student Board;
  • help build relationships with the student bodies of the other universities within the Una Europa Alliance;
  • expand a pool of students for the University of the Future.

Application requirements

To apply to join the LU LTF, you must: 

  • be enrolled as a student of Leiden University in the academic year 2024-2025 and not due to graduate before July 2025;
  • have a good command of English (suggested level C1) as you will be required to draft documents, attend events, and interact with students and staff in English; 
  • be able to dedicate 2 to 3 hours per week to task force activities;
  • have one or more of the following skills: interpersonal, organisational, time management, digital (Excel, Word, Power Point, Online Tools), ability to work independently and in groups, cross-cultural, communication, leadership, problem-solving skills, creativity.

Apply before 14 June!

At the moment, we are looking for up to 8 students who want to participate. To apply, take the following steps before 14 June 2024:

  1. Draw up a letter of motivation stating: 
    • Why you would like to join the LU LTF.
    • Which of the following areas you'd most like to be involved in, and why:
      • Human Resources

      • Communications

      • Projects

      • Administration
  2. Send your CV and letter of motivation to una-europa@bb.leidenuniv.nl with subject line 'Application Una Europa LTF [surname]'


After 14 June, all applications will be evaluated. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview in the second half of June. After the interviews, all applicants will be informed about whether or not they have been selected.

Further information

Are you interested in joining the LU LTF and would you like further information? Send a mail to Febe Piccinin, Student Board Representative (f.piccinin@umail.leidenuniv.nl), or Oliver KuivastoLocal Task Force Member (o.a.kuivasto@umail.leidenuniv.nl)

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