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.
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. Check which procedure applies to you.
- Did you undertake board duties in or after the academic year 2017-2018? If so, you do not need to request a certificate. You will receive it automatically.
- Did you undertake board duties before the academic year 2017-2018? If so, you must request a certificate.
Note: You may only request a certificate after you have ended your board activities.
Student member Faculty Board
As the assessor, or student member to the Faculty Board, Laura van der Plas represents the interests of all students at the Faculty. Her overall aim is to ensure that the Faculty and University framework provides optimal conditions for all students to develop their potential to the full, both in their academic fields and in extracurricular activities. To this end, the assessor liaises with all relevant student organisations at the Faculty and University and works closely with the Faculty Council and the Teaching Committees of the various Institutes.
Contact her any time if you have any questions or suggestions about your course or about student representation at the Faculty. Send laura an e-mail or drop in to Room 3.C02.