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 become a member of a co-participation body, you are entitled to request financial support for board membership activities.
University & faculty councils and programme committees
Are you interested in playing an active role in the university or faculty council, or your programme committee? To gain a clearer picture of the various co-participation bodies, you are welcome to attend their public meetings. For more information about co-participation via the university and faculty councils, you can contact the parties that are active within these councils. You could also consider founding your own party. If you would like to become a member of a programme committee, get in touch with your programme’s own committee.
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 Dutch Student Union (LSVb), or the Interstedelijk Studenten Overleg (interurban students’ organisation).
At LUMC, students are closely involved in upholding the quality of education. The study association M.F.L.S. has a central role and students are represented in different parts of the organisation.
The student assessor is part of the LUMC Executive Board and is the link between the Executive Board, students and Leiden University. The assessor takes part in many meetings which are related to education and study affairs and he will regularly consult with the programme members of study association M.F.L.S.
Programme members study association M.F.L.S.
The M.F.L.S. board has two programme members: one for Medicine and one for Biomedical Sciences. Together with the student assessor, the programme members give advice on different matters which are related to education.
Both programmes have six year representatives for each year. All year representatives are published on the website of M.F.L.S. These students evaluate the courses using the surveys you fill out after each course. In addition, several year representatives meet to discuss the curriculum and its implementation.
Student Council of LUMC
The seven members of the LUMC Student Council are elected during the university elections. For a year, they commit to serving the interests of all LUMC students.
Suggestions or complaints
In case you have any suggestions for improvement or complaints concerning education, please contact the LUMC Education Desk.