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Parties

Students can stand as candidates during university elections via a party. On this page, the student parties present themselves.

Student parties

“CSL has held seats on the University Council and the faculty councils for Law, Humanities, Social Sciences and Science for many years. Every student is important to CSL and it is our priority to ensure that all students have easy access to education (whether you have a disability, suffer from stress, are doing a double degree, or are undertaking student board duties). CSL is committed to representing the entire university community and aims to find the best possible solutions for all. Students have the right to appropriate, personal education and a sustainable university.

CSL believes that students must always be given the opportunity to develop themselves, both within and outside their studies. Your time as a student is an excellent period for personal development. This is evident both in our views and our way of doing business. Critical and constructive.

If you are experiencing problems or have suggestions for improvements, we would like to talk to you in person. You can contact us secretariscsl@gmail.com of our Facebook page.”

Visit the CSL website (in Dutch)

The Democratic Students Party - The Hague (DSP) aims to represent the interests of Campus the Hague and international students across Leiden University. Over the past three years, we have focused on gaining better representation for international students in the democratic co-participation bodies, improving the facilities in Campus the Hague and fighting for better student housing. We are excited to continue our pursuit of these goals in the coming year while also advocating for greater inclusivity, sustainability and mental health facilities in Leiden University.

As the only student party with an international representative on the University Council and coming from a campus with a significantly diverse presence, we find it important to ensure an inclusive university environment where all student interests and concerns are heard.

You can contact the DSP through e-mail and learn more about our program and candidates via our social media and our website.

"Your student days are a wonderful time. Especially in our beautiful student city, with its rich student association culture and endless opportunities. As the only liberal student party in Leiden, the LSP wants students to be given more opportunity to develop themselves alongside their studies. We believe that every student is capable of following his or her heart and setting the right priorities, and that the university should stimulate students to make their own choices whenever possible. After all, there’s a good reason why the university’s motto has long been 'Praesidium Libertatis’: Bastion of Liberty."

Visit the LSP website (in Dutch)

“De Lijst Vooruitstrevende Studenten (party for progressive students) strives for the creation of a diverse and inclusive university, in all respects. The university should be a place where all students can develop on a personal level, irrespective of their background, nationality or (dis)abilities. This means that the university must focus on student development, of which important aspects are the stimulation of extra-curricular experiences and attention for students who need extra support or guidance. LVS is for ambitious students, who want to get more out of themselves, both within and outside their study programmes.

LVS is committed to the maintenance and improvement of the quality of education and the provision of information. After all, knowledge transfer is the goal of the university.

If more is to be expected from students these days, students can also expect more from their university! This is the message that LVS wants to get across in the councils.

You can find our party’s programme, views and candidates on lvs-leiden.com. Contact us via: lvs.leiden@gmail.comFacebook or Instagram.”

“ONS Leiden is committed to supporting proactive students who want to achieve more during their student days than just completing their studies. Their name translates as ‘Leiden entrepreneurial students’. How does that work in a corona crisis? ONS ensures the availability of student workplaces and is working on better student wellbeing awareness and information in the strategic plan for upcoming years with special attention for the international student.

The university must do more for its international students. This group is often overlooked and insufficiently incorporated into the university community. ONS also strives for a more sustainable university. This is not only good for the environment, but also makes financial sense. We want clear communication concerning the topic of physical education in corona time. The university should provide creative solutions and should more spaces where students can work together in small groups.

You can find our party’s views and candidates on stemons.nl. Contact us via Instagram or Facebook."

The Party for (Bio)Medical Students (PBMS) wants to give the LUMC a voice at university level. This year was the first time an LUMC-member sat on the University Council: and with success! For example, the propaedeutic requirement for the (half-)minors has been removed.

The main focus of the party is the reform of the coparticipation in the university and the promotion of student welfare. We want every faculty and study program to be structurally represented in the councils. The coparticipatory bodies must involve all students in decision-making in an accessible way - it must not be for just the representatives themselves. We also believe that the university should play a greater role in the physical and mental health of its students, for example by linking student psychologists to specific faculties.

In addition, we focus on a sustainable university: PBMS advocates a sustainability plan in which Leiden University will be CO2 neutral by 2030. Furthermore, optimal self-development for the student by, among other things, full freedom of choice in the (half-) minor, facilitating inter-faculty and inter-university education, more intensive supervision and scholarships for students to gain international experience and making education more flexible with digital tools, such as the standard recording of lectures.

For more information, visit our Facebook or Instagram or send an email to pbms.leiden@gmail.com!

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