Co-participation is an important democratic right. At various levels (departmental, faculty, university or national) you can participate in decision-making and advisory processes concerning Leiden University and its education programmes.
If you join a co-participation body you are entitled to request financial support for board membership activities.
Leiden Assessors Committee
The Leiden Assessors Committee (LAssO) is a consultative body made up of the student members of each faculty board.
Leiden University Student Platform
The Leiden University Student Platform (LUS) advises the Executive Board on matters of education and student affairs. The platform is also responsible for the awarding of the Leiden Teaching prize (Leidse Onderwijsprijs). All students are entitled to play an active role on the LUS.
As a student of Leiden University you can also let your voice be heard in national organisations that represent the interests of students, for example the Landelijke Studentenvakbond (national students’ union), or the Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg (interurban students’ organisation).