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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.

Archaeology Zoë van Litsenburg
Governance and Global Affairs Nadine Louissen
Humanities Jonatan Wirix-Speetjens
Law Dion Latten
Medicine/Leiden University Medical Center Rebekka van Beek
Science Joost Barendse
Social and Behavioural Sciences Linde Helfrich


LAssO study year 2020-2021

Assessor Science

The assessor is a student member of the Faculty Board, which also consists of the dean (responsible for research), the vice-dean (responsible for education) and the Director of Operations. Within the board, the student's voice is important, which is why a student-member is a part of it. In this way, a balanced representation is created in which the entire faculty is present.

In addition to the faculty board, the assessor also deals with other faculty-wide issues, such as the programme committees, study associations, faculty magazines and faculty events. The assessor also participates in university-wide bodies, such as the Leiden Assessors Council (LAssO), which includes the seven assessors of the seven faculties of Leiden University. Together, the assessors work on issues that concern all students at the university.

LAssO Fellowships: B-pot and C-pot

The assessor, as mentioned earlier, is a member of the LAssO. This consultative body advises the Science Education and Student Office (SOSZ) about the distribution of the B- and C-pot. These pots contain a fee for organizing activities. The B-pot is for students of study associations who organise a single academic activity, the C-pot is specifically for activities aimed at the job market. For the C-pot, the activity does not have to be a one-time occurrence; at our faculty, the Science Career Event is a good example of this.

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