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Our year on social media

From a successful April Fool’s prank and alumni love stories to a fabulous float on 3 Octobe: these were the highlights of our year on our social media channels. Hope you’re following us?

We celebrated our 444th birthday this year, and this didn’t go unnoticed


The Beadle helped us pull an April Fool’s prank

With the Beadle’s workload increasing, students could apply for the job of Student Beadle... April Fool!

Student life isn’t just about studying – it’s about meeting people too

This was the resounding message in the responses that flooded in when we asked our alumni about their university friendships and romances

Instagram post friendships
Instagram post student relationships

In the Netherlands, your studies begin at that magic moment when you can hang your backpack from a flagpole (it makes complete sense, honest) to say: Hurray! You've passed!

Instagram post hoera geslaagd

Leiden looked enchanting on the Night of Discoveries...

Instagram post Night of Discoveries 2019

... and we also shared some pretty pictures of The Hague!

This year, for the first time ever, more women than men were awarded PhDs


The opening of the academic year was accompanied by a protest by WOinActie

Tweet OAJ report 2019

We helped make the biggest party in Leiden that bit better: we joined in the Grand Parade on 3 October

And fitting for the time of year: the floating Christmas market in Leiden proved to be a draw

Seasons greetings and a Happy New Year!
Hope to see you on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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