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Who can I turn to?

At the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, we are happy to help you. In many different ways, we offer support and advice. Here you will find an overview of where and who you can contact with your questions.

Your study programme

At your study programme you will find a variety of student support:

  • You can contact the study advisor or coordinator of your programme with all questions about the programme you are following, both for practical questions and for personal problems that affect your study progress. 

  • (First year) students can also go to their tutor or mentor. Get in contact with your study advisor for more information. 

  • If you are considering doing an internship or exchange abroad, get in contact with the internship coordinator or international exchange coordinator of your programme. 

  • Each programme of the Faculty of Social and behavioural Sciences offers a useful online booklet to help you find your way around the faculty. You will find an overview of all facilities, a lot of practical information and contact details of departments and people you can turn to with questions or if you need help.

Student Plaza

The Student Services Centre (SSC) in Leiden and The Hague is your first port-of-call. 

If you have a question about your registration as a student at Leiden University and/or a financial question, please contact the Student Affairs Front Office.  

You can contact the SSC for the following topics:

> More information about the SSC

Do you have a question regarding your wellbeing? Do you have doubts about your study approach or would you like to develop your study and personal skills even further? Could you use some support in finding your ways around the faculty and student life?

The POPcorner FSW offers coaching and support and facilitates a variety of (students for students) projects and activities to help you in your personal and professional development.  

> More information on the POPcorner website!

Do you have doubts concerning your study or master choice and would you like support with you (study)career planning? The Career Service FSW offers workshops, activities, information and personal coaching in the field of study choice, (study)career planning and preparation for the job market. 

> More information on the Career Service FSW website!

Are you looking for relevant work experience or interesting voluntary work?
The Community Engagement Service FSW offers advice, information and individual coaching in the field of extracurricular work experience with a societal focus.

> More information on Community Engagement Service FSW!

The FSW Honours College offers you an interactive Honours track or separate courses and activities alongside your regular bachelor’s degree programme.

The Science, Society and Self track connects theory and practice. As part of this track, you will learn how to apply your scientific knowledge and take an interdisciplinary approach to solving urgent societal issues. You will study topics like juvenile delinquency, digitalisation, robotisation, sustainability, and/or health in more depth.

You have a great deal of freedom to create your own programme based on your interests and there are possibilities for societal and research internships. You also pay a lot of attention to your own personal and professional development. Interactive workshops encourage you to think about your own purpose in life and how to achieve it.

> Read more about the FSW Honours College here!

Walk-in consultation hour for more information:
Every Thursday morning from 10.00-11.00 at the Student Plaza.

The Personal Development Centre focuses on your development as a person throughout your study. Our Learning My Way programme is woven into several studies within FSW. 

Are you curious or would you like to take advantage of an (extra) development opportunity with us? You are welcome to sign up for a one-to-one coaching session on a theme concerning your own development. If you want to get to know our method, you could also participate in our seminar on 'Compass on Purpose'.

More information is available on our contact page.

More Student Support Services at Leiden University

Within Leiden University, additional support is offered to students by, a.o., the student counsellors, student psychologists and other staff members of the Student Support Services in Student Centre Plexus

You can visit Plexus student centre for questions and help regarding:

  • Psychological support

  • Exceptional circumstances or money problems

  • Support for those with a disability

  • Sexual orientation

  • Loneliness and stress

  • Trust issues or concerning behaviour

  • Finding your way around the university

  • Contact with the LGBTQ+ community

Visit the student wellbeing website for more information and contact details. 

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