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Introducing our new Student Assessor Zoë van Litsenburg

Starting on the 1st of September is our new Student Assessor Zoë van Litsenburg, current Research Master's student at our Faculty. Zoë will succeed Rory Granleese who, for the past two years, assumed the role of Assessor in the Faculty Board. Zoë is excited to start. 'I love being involved in faculty matters and by being part of the faculty board I can safeguard the interests of the students in an even more active way.'

What does the job involve and what can students approach you for?

An assessor is a student member of the faculty board. I am responsible for the student affairs portfolio, like education and other student related issues, and voice these to the faculty board. I make sure that when the board makes a decision the student interests are taken into account. I am also part of LAssO (Leids assessoren overleg/ Leiden Assessors Council), where all the assessors come together and discuss issues that are transcending the faculty. You can come to me with suggestions, questions and concerns regarding student affairs, educational and faculty policy.

Zoë van Litsenburg

What motivated you to go for this position?

I always have been interested in how the faculty operates. I have been in the L.A.S terra board, and the education committee representing the quality of the education and the students’ interests. I love being involved in faculty matters and by being part of the faculty board I can safeguard the interests of the students in an even more active way. By working together with the assessors of other faculties I hope to find also different solutions and ideas that could work for our faculty as well.

What are your expectations for this year?

With the pandemic going on we have to wait and see what happens, but despite classes being mostly online, I think it is possible to preserve the cozy archaeology community feeling and create this for the new students together with a productive and healthy working environment. Hopefully at one point we can go back to normal and that we can all come together again.

Any final remarks?

That we as a faculty are welcoming and inclusive to everyone, whether classes are online or in real life. Everybody deserves to be heard.

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