About StOP

The Study Associations Consultation Platform (StOP) is the consultative body for all study associations related to studies at Leiden University and Hogeschool Leiden. StOP know four key objectives.


Communication is key. We aim to streamline and coordinate the various communication between the educational institutions and the member associations, as well as amongst the associations. In doing so, we also focus on advocacy on behalf of the associations.


We actively stimulate the sharing of knowledge between our individual member associations. That is why we organise multiple consultations, meetings and training courses on various subjects.


Connecting the various study associations is crucial for our student community. We are facilitating this by stimulating collaborations in committees, promoting member association activities and hosting informal events.

Societal Involvement

We are committed to enlarge the social involvement of our member associations. Much attention is being paid to diversity, inclusion and sustainability through thematic trainings and meetings throughout the year. 


The Board

Every year, a number of students are involved in the management of StOP. In academic year 2020-2021 this is the 9th 25th board. Find out more about who they are and what they do below. 


Noor Saris


My name is Noor Saris and this year I will be the President of StOP. I am 22 years old and study International Relations and Organisations in The Hague.  


My primary portfolios are Alumni, the Activity for the Boards, the COVID-19 Support Meetings, National Deliberations and I am the contact person for the associations of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Honours associations. Additionally, my secondary portfolios entail the Big Associations Deliberations, the Interfaculty Congress and Leidsch Debat. I am very excited to get started with all these portfolios and look forward to meeting all of you. 

May you have any questions regarding my portfolios, or what I will be doing besides those, or may you have questions for or about StOP, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 


Niels Bosman


My name is Niels, I’m 20 years old and study International Relations and Organisations. This year I fill the position of Secretary at StOP, which means that in addition to keeping minutes, I am responsible for most of the official communication and administrative tasks.


Next to that, I have the portfolios internationalisation, Leidsch Debat, the study association reader and the sports tournament. Furthermore, together with Björn I share responsibility for our website, and my secondary portfolios are diversity and contact with both educational institutions. The faculty for which I am the contact person is the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.


Despite the unusual circumstances, I think this could be a very fun and interesting year! You can always contact me for any questions.


Renee Ouwerkerk


My name is Renee, I am 21 years old and I study Psychology at the Faculty of Social Sciences.


This year I will fulfil the position of Treasurer at StOP! I am responsible for contact with the University of Applied Sciences Leiden and the Faculty of Medicine / LUMC. I am also responsible for the AVG, acquisition, board career event and GrOver portfolios. My secondary portfolios are the board activity, KleVer and introduction weeks. I will do my very best to commit myself to this and support you.


Feel free to ask me any questions about these subjects or about anything else, I am happy to assist you!


Lena Ayugi Kwakman

Commissioner Internal Relations

My name is Lena, I am 24 years old, I study Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology. 


My primary portfolios this year are the Interfaculty Congress, Diversity, Sustainability, the Forum for Small Associations and I will facilitate the Emergency Response and First Aid courses. I am also the point of contact for the Faculties of Humanities and Archeology. In addition to my primary portfolios, I am also secondarily responsible for the Internationalisation Trainings, the Sports Tournament and together with Björn I will participate in the Committee ‘Overlap’.


If you have any questions about the specific topics that I am responsible for, you can always contact me.


Björn Muijtstege

Commissioner External Relations
& Vice President

My name is Björn, I am a 22-year-old psychology student and this year, I am the Commissioner of External Relations & Vice President. I will thus mainly be responsible for external contacts.

Therefore, under my responsibility fall the contact with Leiden University, the cooperation with the introduction weeks, the Committee Overlap and all social media channels. Apart from that, I will arrange the promotion training, supervise the interfaculty party, and together with Niels am responsible for the website. Furthermore, I am the contact person for the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Law.


Please feel free to contact me if you want to receive more information or have any questions. 


Let's Connect

Do you need more information or do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us. You can reach us by phone, email or the contact form. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 


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