Leiden Assessors Council (LAssO)
The Leiden Assessors Council is a consultative body made up of the student members of each faculty board.
Every faculty board has a student member, known as an assessor. The assessor is responsible for the student affairs portfolio and represents the interests of students in decision-making and policy matters within the faculty board. All assessors come together in the Leiden Assessors Council (abbreviated to LAssO in Dutch). They also meet every six weeks with the Rector Magnificus, the head of the department Student Support Services (SEA) and a policy advisor Education of SAZ in the Student Affairs Consultation Meeting (Studentenzakenberaad).
The LAssO is responsible for the allocation of financial support for student board members and co-participation activities. It also has a subsidy budget for interfaculty initiatives. See funds page for details.
Would you like to know more about what an assessor does? Or do you have questions, ideas or suggestions for improvements at your faculty? If so, contact your faculty’s assessor. If you have any general questions about LAssO you can get in contact with the chairman of the LAssO. For the academic year 2021-2022 this is Nadine Louissen, the assesor of the Faculty Governance and Global Affairs.
|Archaeology||Zoë van Litsenburg
|Governance and Global Affairs||Nadine Louissen
|Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center||Yaël Nijhuis
|Social and Behavioural Sciences||Noah Westerlaken
There is also a student member in the faculty board who is tasked with the portfolio of student affairs: the assessor. The assessor is responsible for ensuring that the voice of the students is heard in the board meetings on all faculty-related matters. The assessor does this in consultation with various bodies, including the OLC and FR, as well as with assessors from the other faculties (LAssO), study association L.A.S. Terra, the faculty’s LUS member, and of course the students themselves.
If a student has any questions/complaints/comments about the programme or the faculty in general and does not receive a response from the OLC or the FR, the student can contact the assessor.
The assessor is also available for urgent issues: in contrast to the OLC and FR, which may only meet once a month, the assessor works every day of the week and can therefore often take action faster.
Zoë van Litsenburg
Van Steenis building