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 Vice-Rector Magnificus, the director of Student and Educational Affairs and the senior policy adviser of Strategy and Academic Affairs, 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.
|Governance and Global Affairs||Thomas van Klaveren
|Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center||Marijn Nijssen
|Social and Behavioural Sciences||Linde Helfrich
In the LUMC the assessor Marijn Nijssen functions as the linking-pin between students and the Board of Directors of the LUMC. He advices the Board of Directors LUMC, in particular the dean, about student- and educational affairs. He is a member of several student- and educational committees of all University programs in the LUMC and is actively involved in policy-related activities in the LUMC.
He is also the chair of the Student Advisory Committee. He works together closely with directors in the LUMC, the Student Council, educational committees, the M.F.L.S.-board and other student representatives. On university level the assessor is part of the Leiden Assessors Council with the other seven assessors from the seven faculties of Leiden University. Together they work on university broad projects and meet with, among others, the Vice-Rector Magnificus. Moreover on national level, he meets with the assessors from other (bio)medical centres/faculties in The Netherlands to exchange good practices and discuss national topics. With this central position in the faculty, the Assessor provides a link between programs, between directors and students, between Leiden University and the LUMC, and between the LUMC and other (bio)medical faculties in the Netherlands.
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