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Meet our new student members of the Programme Committee

7 October 2020

We are pleased to welcome five new student members of The programme committee (OLC) of our programmes BSc Security Studies (BaSS) and MSc Crisis and Security Management (CSM). They will join the present group of five staff members. 

The elections for the new student members of the OLC took place online from Monday 21 until Friday 25 September. We had 16 Student-candidates. 

Meet the new student members

Bérénice Cabanne

My name is Bérénice Cabanne, I am a 3rd year Security Studies student and have been a member of the BaSS OLC for the past two years. My experience has given me insight on the importance of curriculum design and the necessity to make it more relatable to students whilst maintaining a high level of education. An evolving curriculum will allow us to become the global and responsible citizens we signed up to be and I am looking forward to continuing my work in the new programme committee of the BaSS and the CSM programmes. 

Omar El-Jaaran

My name is Omar El-Jaaran, and I'm a 20-year-old first year BSc Security Studies student with Dutch and Palestinian roots.

Most of my experience as student has been through the Universiteit Leiden's online platform. As a member of the Programme Committee (OLC), I want to help in keeping a good level of communication between the students and the BSc & MSc programmes. Please feel free to leave me some feedback and/or tips on how the programmes can be at its best. I wish everyone the best of luck in these corona-ridden times!

Helena Kotschenreuther

Hi! I’m Helena Kotschenreuther and I’ll be the representative for the Crisis and Security Management Master programme (CSM) in the OLC. I was born in Germany, have lived all over Europe, in the US and in Asia, and recently completed my Bachelor's here in the Netherlands. Therefore, I hope to be able to represent both domestic and international students. I’m excited to represent all of you and working towards making our programme the best that it can be!

Krijn Sluijs

I am Krijn Sluijs, 21 years old, I am a third year Security Studies student. I am excited to be in the OLC next year, so I can be more closely involved in our education, the way that it is provided to students and to improve future courses. Especially with the current situation due to COVID-19, we need a strong and responsible programme committee to provide good communication and ensure that everyone still receives the best education possible. I will do the best I can to improve the quality of education and to prevent or mitigate future uncertainties with students.

Giel Verhagen

I'm Giel Verhagen, a CSM student in the Radicalism, Extremism and Terrorism track. I'm very excited to be a member of the OLC for this next year since the CSM programme has changed its set-up, including a lot of new courses and lecturers. Due to COVID, almost everything is thought online, which creates additional difficulties. Still, the students of CSM and BaSS deserve a fun and memorable learning experience. I am looking forward to improving the programme for this cohort and future students, all the more so in these difficult times. 

Congratulations to you all and we wish you great success in these challenging times.

About the OLC

Our programmes BSc Security Studies (BaSS) and MSc Crisis and Security Management (CSM) have a joint Programme Committee (OLC), composed for the half of students, and half of lecturers.
The Programme Committee monitors the quality of the programmes and advises the Programme Directors and the Dean on this matter. It also functions as a sounding board. Students and staff can make suggestions through this committee, regarding the teaching programme, so please feel free to contact a member of the Programme Committee if you have suggestions for improvements.

Do you have a suggestion regarding the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs? Please contact the Faculty Council.

Faculty Council

The Faculty Council is the faculty’s advisory council and has both advisory rights as well as the right of consent on various matters concerning the faculty. As such, the council represents both students and staff and acts as a sounding board for the Faculty Board. 

Contact: faculteitsraad@fgga.leidenuniv.nl 

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