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Proud to be First!

  • Ebrar Kaya
  • L’Aurora Mazzitelli
  • Janessa Vleghert
  • Bob van der Horst
  • Theresa Bell
  • Nasreen Javanjoo
Tuesday 22 February 2022
POPTalks (POPcorner Humanities)
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

POPcorner presents… Proud to Be First! 

Being the first person in your family to earn a university degree is a milestone to be celebrated. Join the POPcorner to hear from first-generation students and alumni about their experiences at the Faculty of Humanities and beyond! Come learn about secrets to their success, their motivation to excel, and lessons learned.  

Date: Tuesday 22 February
Time: 17:00-18:00 hrs, followed by a moment to mingle
Location: Lipsius 2.27 (if covid measures allow it, otherwise it will be online)

At Leiden University, we use the term “first-generation” to refer to students who are first in their immediate family to attend university. The POPcorner seeks to engage and support students who self-identify as first-generation students. It does so by helping students to create supportive networks, establish personal and academic goals, get connected to university resources and services, and meet other first-generation students.  

Panel first-generation students
Ebrar Kaya – BA Middle Eastern Studies, assessor Faculty Humanities
L’Aurora Mazzitelli – BA English Language and Culture, student assistant POPcorner Humanities
Janessa Vleghert – BA English Language and Culture, student assistant Minor Digital Humanities
Bob van der Horst – MA English Language and Literature, student assistant Humanities Buddy Program 
Theresa Bell – BA Urban Studies

Nasreen Javanjoo - BA Religious Studies, Assessor study association T.F.L.S.

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