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Board membership

Being on the board of a student association or organisation is a great way to gain work experience whilst having an unforgettable time with your fellow students.

Many students undertake board membership duties for one of the many associations and commissions in Leiden and The Hague during their studies.

Gaining work experience as a student is a great idea as it allows you to develop skills that will be a big asset in your professional life. But make sure to plan your time carefully and evaluate in advance whether succesfully combining your studies with board duties is achievable in your situation.

Financial options

If you fall behind in your studies or have to put your studies on hold for a year due to board membership duties, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Read more about financial support for student board members.

Certificate extracurricular activities

Leiden University is grateful to students who are willing to undertake board duties within the university organisation. Not only does this aid in the smooth-running of the university, it also contributes greatly to the personal development of our students.

To express our appreciation for these extracurricular activities, each student is presented with a certificate for the period in which he or she undertook board duties.

Requesting a certificate

In some situations, you will receive a certificate automatically by post. In others, you must request a certificate yourself.

Note: You may only request a certificate after you have ended your board activities.

Are you a student at LUMC and do you have a keen interest in management positions? We have two options for you within the faculty. You can apply for the position of student assessor or the position of board member with the M.F.L.S.  Would you like to know if a management position suits you in general? Then you should participate in the join the board programme. 

Student assessor

De student assessor gives advice to the Executive Board on issues related to education and student affairs. (S)he is also the president of the student advice committee (SAC). (S)he is present at official events, such as inaugural lectures. Additionally, the assessor collaborates with M.F.L.S. and other student representatives at faculty, university  and national level. In case of questions concerning education and study affairs, you can send an email to assessor@lumc.nl or visit him in room K1-97.

M.F.L.S. board

The M.F.L.S. board gives advice to the Executive Board and is committed to improving the quality of education. Furthermore, the association organises several activities to strengthen the bond between students and teachers. In case of questions, you can send an email to info@mfls.nl call +31 (0)71 5264484, or visit the board in room K1-69.

Join the board programme

Are you interested in a management career and are you able to demonstrate this? Maybe the Join the Board programme is something for you. During this programme you join a member of the LUMC board for a few days. This way you learn what it means to lead a university medical centre. More information? Call 071 - 526 2559. 

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