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Other associations

As well as study associations, Leiden University also has a number of other associations through which you can develop your skills and gain experience that will come in useful in your later professional life.

Leiden Debating Union

The Leiden Debating Union is an English-speaking international  student association. Members meet twice a week to debate, mostly in the British parliamentary style. LDU has an excellent reputation and many members remain with the association even after graduation. This means that LDU benefits from a great network of knowledge and experience.


The Leidse Studenten Belangenorganisatie (LSBo), which translates as the organisation for the interests of Leiden students, represents students of Leiden University, Leiden University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Leiden) and Webster University. It focuses on key issues through its rental team, cycle plan, student insurances and student political activities. LSBo is always looking for (part-time) board members, which means you too could represent the interests of your fellow students in matter such as accommodation, insurances, training and politics.

Leiden MUN

The goal of the Leiden Model United Nations Foundation (Leiden MUN) is to guide students towards becoming successful representatives at MUN conferences, during which they will be directly involved in the world of international relations and diplomacy. The foundation offers a platform and networking opportunities for ambitious and talented students. 

SPS-NIP Student platform Leiden

The SPS-NIP is the student platform of the Dutch Psychologists Association (NIP).

The Dutch Psychologists Association (DPA) is the national organisation of the Netherlands. The Psychology Students Section, or SPS, is a large section and acts as an intermediate between the DPA representing the professional field and the students. Membership provides you with valuable resources and benefits which enhance your career and connects you to a large network of psychologists. SPS-NIP also works in close relation to the European Federation of Psychology Student Association (EFPSA) which also facilitates international student exchange programmes and organises an annual meeting for psychology students from all over Europe.

Become a member

Benefits for SPS-NIP members:

  • Make use of our network of professional advisors and experienced psychologists, who can tell you all about your future workfield.
  • Gain international contacts through our connection with the European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations (EFPSA) with opportunities to join international congresses and summer schools.
  • Attend our activities and excursions for free.
  • Get a discount on your entry fee for the National Psychology Congress.
  • Meet fellow psychology students and develop an international network.  

Board 2016-2017

  • Laura Abukari (Voorzitter)

  • Vivianne Pennings (Secretaris)

  • Stephanie Visseren (Penningmeester)

  • Azalea van Meel (Pr Intern)

  • Laura Klinkhamer (Pr Extern)

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