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Contact with other students

Staying in contact with other students might not always be easy but it is very important. Find out about the different ways in which you can meet other students.


Are you looking for someone to study with? Or would you like to contact other students for conversation or social activities? The student buddy service can put you in touch with other students. Sign up for the student buddy service.

Online coffee break or study hour

It is important to stay in contact with other students, especially now that most of your studies are online. There are a various online facilities available via the university through which you can, for example, hold an online study session or coffee break.   

Student Support Groups

Would you like more social contact? Would you find it motivating to talk with other students about your studies and goals? Then sign up for a Student Support Group. You are not alone. Sharing experiences with other students can help. The Student Support Groups are open to all. Sign up via: studentsupportgroups@sea.leidenuniv.nl.

Finding your way together at Leiden University

Are you the first person in your family to study at university and do you need a little help finding your way? Would you like to contact other students who understand that it can be difficult adapting to university life? The Meeting Point can help. Meeting Point staff are experienced in guiding refugee students, international students, students from the Caribbean region and first-generation students. They also organise regular group activities for students.  

Contact within the LGBTQ+ community

Would you like to contact people within the LGBTQ+ community? Take a look on the Leiden Pride website or get in touch via queerpeer.leiden@gmail.com. 


As well as being fun, associations can offer you a social network and a range of worthwhile activities. Many students find that association membership enriches their student days and contributes to their enjoyment of their studies. A study association is a good way to combine study-related activities with having fun. There are also many student associations in which students from various disciplines and with various interests come together for fun, sports and cultural activities.

Have a good suggestion? Let us know.

Do you have a good suggestion concerning how to improve student wellbeing? Let us know by sending a mail to: studentwellbeing@sea.leidenuniv.nl.

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