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Thematic Meeting Leiden Empowerment Fund

Being the first: the university wide network for first generation academics

Thursday 31 March 2022
Being the First
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
You will receive information about the room upon registration

In this meeting Semiha Aydin will tell you about her experiences as a first generation student. She was involved in the development of the Pre-Study Programme (PSP) of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. She recently finished her dissertation and received a grant for clinical research.

The PSP links students of Leiden University to Pre-university students (VWO) to give them a preview of what it is like to study at university, and gives them tools for both their academic and personal development.

Are you interested in her story and in meeting other first generation students? Then you should definitely join this event!

The language of the meeting depends on the preferences expressed by participants in the registration form.

Register for this event

Are you coming to this event? Please register by 29 March 17:00.

Registration form

Join our network

Are you the first in your family attending university? Would you like to meet people from all over the university who are, or have been, in the same situation and understand the challenges you face? Then join Leiden University’s network for first generation students!

Leiden Empowerment Fund

With the Leiden Empowerment Fund project we aim to share knowledge, strengths and skills and are establishing a university-wide network of first generation students and academics, connecting what is already there. We would love to welcome you at our meetings in which we will have informative sessions and the opportunity to meet up with each other to share experiences and needs!

The Leiden Empowerment Fund (LEF) is made possible by the donors of the Leiden University Fund (LUF) and was a farewell gift to our former Rector Magnificus Carel Stolker. It is supported and carried out by the Diversity and Inclusion Expertise Office.

Read more about LEF


Do you have questions, or can't you make it to this event, but want to be kept updated about future meetings? Drop us a line at firstgenstudents@bb.leidenuniv.nl.


This meeting is made possible by the donors of the Leiden University Fund/Leiden Empowerment Fund

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