About StOP

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

Communication

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.

Knowledge-sharing

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.

Connection

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. 

 
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The Board

Every year, a number of students are involved in the management of StOP. In academic year 2021-2022 this is the 10th 25th board. Find out more about who they are and what they do below. 

ANNE
VAN EGMOND
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Commissioner Internal Relations

NICK
TIJSTERMAN
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Secretary

ANNA
EASTON
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President

BAS
VAN DER
TAS
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Treasurer

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JURGEN
VAN DER ZWET


 
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Commissioner External Relations & Vice President

 

Anna Easton

President

My name is Anna Easton and I will be the President of the 10th 25 StOP-board. In addition to this, I hope to obtain my Bachelor in International Relations and Organisations this year.  

 

My primary portfolios are Alumni, the Interfaculty Congress, the National Deliberation Platform, the Promotion training and the Study associations guide. I will be the first point of contact for the Archeology faculty, the Social and Behavioural Sciences faculty and Leiden University. I am also secondarily responsible for the Leidsch Debat.

 

I am very excited to meet many board members from our member associations and hope that StOP provides them with plenty of useful information and contacts. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact me!

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Nick Tijsterman

Secretary

My name is Nick, and this year I will hold 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 my responsibilities at StOP I hope to obtain my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry during this academic year.

 

At StOP I have the portfolios Act on Management and Supervision of Legal Entities, Emergency Response and First Aid Course, Forum for Small Associations, Lead contact Leiden University of Applied Sciences, and the Overlap Committee. I am the secondary on the portfolio Introduction Weeks. Next to this, I will be the contact person for the faculties Medicine and Science, as well as for Leiden University of Applied Sciences.

 

After last year I hope we can look forward to a year full of new firsts and reconnecting with old traditions. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to me!

 

Bas van der Tas

Treasurer

My name is Bas van der Tas and this year I will be the treasurer of StOP. I am 22 years old and studied the bachelor International Relations and Organisations at the Leiden University. This year I started with the master European Politics and External Relations which I am really excited about!


My primary portfolios are the GroVer, Acquisition, General Data Protection Regulation (AVG), and Sports Tournament. I am also secondary responsible for the Interfaculty Party. In addition, this year I will be responsible for the Faculty of Law. 


If you have any questions about the portfolios I am responsible for, you can always contact me!

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Anne van Egmond

Commissioner Internal Relations

My name is Anne and this year I’ll be the Commissioner Internal Relations within the StOP board. Apart from the StOP board year I’ll be spending my time taking some humanities courses as I’m taking a gap year after finishing my bachelors in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.

 

The portfolios I will primarily take on this year are Diversity and Inclusivity, Internationalisation, Sustainability and Wellbeing. Furthermore, I’ll be guiding the organisation of the Interfaculty Party and I am the contact person for the Humanities faculty. Apart from these primary responsibilities, I will also assist my fellow board members as the secondary responsible for the contact with the University of Applied Sciences and the Small Associations Forum. 

 

If you have any questions regarding one of these portfolios, don’t hesitate to get into contact with me!

 

Jurgen van der Zwet

Commissioner External Relations
& Vice President

My name is Jurgen, I am a 22-year-old Security Studies-student and this year, I am the Commissioner of External Relations & Vice President. I will thus mainly be responsible for the external representation of StOP.

Therefore, under my responsibility falls the maintaining of the website and all social media channels, and I will be in cooperation with the introduction weeks. Apart from that, I will be in charge of the COVID-support meetings, supervise the Leidsch Debat, and I will assist Nick as secondary responsible for the Overlap Committee. Furthermore, I am the contact person for the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.

 

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

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