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Newsletter Student Support FSW May 2022

This Student Support FSW newsletter tells you all about the services provided by the FSW POPcorner, Career Service, and Community Engagement Service. You can read about upcoming activities and vacancies, and pick up tips on study skills, personal and professional development, student well-being, study and career orientation, and job application skills. You are very welcome to make use of the services of Student Support FSW!

Let’s (re)connect! 
Opening of POP-up FSW Living Room

Do you also want to (re)connect with your fellow students after a long period of studying online? The POPcorner FSW is opening a temporary POP-up Living Room for all FSW students. An initiative in cooperation with the Assessor Noah Westerlaken, the Study Associations, the FSW Career Service, and the FSW Community Engagement Service. 
The Living Room is a meeting point for students where there is room for conversations, and where you can make new contacts and take part in fun activities. The opening of the Living Room is the kick-off of the FSW’s I Care campaign, which starts on 1 May 2022. The I Care campaign is an initiative of the FSW Student Support, of which the POPcorner is a part. You can find the Living Room in the central hall of the FSW (in front of the restaurant).

The new Student Assistant within the I Care campaign is Willemijn Giltaij. Willemijn is the link between the POPcorner and other stakeholders and she co-organises activities in and around the POP-up Living Room. 

Wanted: FSW students to join in with brainstorming about re-connecting activities 
If you want to join in with brainstorming about re-connecting activities, or if you have ideas you want to present, please contact Rosalinde Spitters, Student Well-being contact.

CareerCollege on Working in Policy: 31 May 2022

On Tuesday 31 May 2022 the FSW Career Service is organising a Career College on the theme Working in Policy. During this Career College, alumni of Leiden University will talk about what it’s like to be 'Working in Policy'.

A lot of different study programmes can be the start of a career involving policy development, implementation, advice etc. But how do you become a Policy Advisor? And what do you actually do all day? What skills and characteristics are necessary? In what kinds of organisations do Policy Advisors work?
These are all questions you can ask during this Career College. Read more

Activities May 2022

Career and job application:




Workshop CV & Application letter (ENG)

16/05 CV/LinkedIn profiel check (NL/ENG), POP-up Living Room
19/05 Mix & Match Volunteer Job Fair, Den Haag


Working in the Netherlands (ENG)
(information session)


CareerCollege Working in Policy (ENG)

Study and Personal development:




Walk-in Study skills (NL/ENG)


Workshop Study skills (ENG)


Workshop Time Management (ENG)


Being the First network: Studying Abroad (NL/ENG)

20/05 Training Coping with stress & Mindfulness


Workshop Making exams and exam confidence (ENG)

Keep an eye on the course calendar! There may also be changes in the schedule.

To the course calendar!

CV and LinkedIn profile check service

Career Service FSW offers a free CV & LinkedIn profile check service! You can make use of this service, provided by our student assistants, in one of the following ways:

  • Visit the FSW POP-up Living Room (ground floor, Pieter de la Courtbuilding) on Monday 16 May 2022 between 12:00 and 14:00h. for a free check of your CV or LinkedIn profile (bring your laptop or a printout of your cv). 
  • Make an online appointment to discuss your CV or LinkedIn profile.
  • Send an email with your CV or LinkedIn profile URL to the Career Service FSW and you will receive feedback within 5 working days. 

Check out the tips on writing a CV and creating a LinkedIn profile in the Career zone, and adapt your CV and LinkedIn profile if necessary before sending your request to the Career Service.

FSW Student Support helpdesk

Are you looking for advice, or do you want to know more about the services and activities of the FSW POPcorner, FSW Career Service, or FSW Community Engagement Service? Call in to the FSW Student Support helpdesk! Our student employees are there to help you out. 

The FSW Student Support helpdesk is located next to the desk of the Student Services Centre (OSC/SSC) on the ground floor of the Pieter de la Court building. Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 12.00-14.00h.

Student Experience

In this month’s student experience: Nikki’s story. Nikki is an alumnus of Political Science and talks here about the journey to her dream job: volunteer coordinator in Dutch politics. Read Nikki’s story – and other stories – on our Instagram kanaal @study_careersupportfsw. 

student experience

Vacancy Alert!

Vacancy Organisation

Disaster Management Internship in Africa  

Art in Tanzania

Summer Student Internship in Precision Psychiatry


Volunteer Refugee Support


Volunteer vacancies for non-Dutch speakers

Volunteer The Hague

Visit the Leiden University Job portal for more vacancies!

Follow us!

Follow us on Instagram! You can find Support Services FSW on the @study_careersupportfsw channel. Here we share internship experiences from students, career tips from alumni, tips & tricks and loads more! Also check out our stories for study tips and volunteer vacancies!

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