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About StOP

The Study Association Deliberation 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 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. 

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The Board

Every year, a number of students are involved in the management of StOP. In academic year 2023-2024 this is the 12th 25th board. Find out more about who they are and what they do below. 

The board

Robin Buijs


My name is Robin Buijs and this year I am the president of StOP's 12th 25th board. Alongside this, I am in my fourth year of the study Political Science and hope to graduate this year. 

My primary portfolios this year are student wellbeing, internationalisation, the National Platform, confidential contact person trainings, the GDPR and Leiden University in general. I am also the first point of contact for the Faculty of Social Sciences and the university of applied science. 

I believe that study associations can be a fantastic addition to every student's study time, and look forward to supporting boards and associations in the best possible way. I am excited to meet many (board) members of our member associations, so always feel free to contact me with questions or comments!

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Marin van der Sluijs


My name is Marin van der Sluijs and I am the Secretary of the 12th 25th Board of StOP. At the same time, I am in the final year of my bachelor's degree in Psychology. 

My primary portfolios are the Board Activity, Commissie Overlap, Diversity & Inclusion, Large Associations Consultation (GroVer) and Small Associations Consultation (KleVer). In addition, I will supervise the Interfaculty Congress committee and have secondary responsibility for the Overlap Committee. In addition, I am the first point of contact for the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

I am very much looking forward to the collaborations with the student associations this year. Let's make it a great year together! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!


Jens Mekking


I am Jens Mekking and may be the treasurer of the StOP this year. I am also studying Public Administration.


In addition to keeping the association financially healthy, I am involved with the study associationguide, Leidsch Debat, the sportstournament, alumni policy, sustainability and the ER/First Aid training. I will also support my fellow boardmembers in organizing the InFaFe, InFaGa, InFaCo and internationalization as my secondary portfolio. 


Feel free to approach me if you have questions or ideas or just want to spar over with a coffee or a beer!

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Joline van Praag

Commissioner Internal Relations & Vice President

My name is Joline van Praag and I’ll be the Commissioner Internal Relations within the StOP board this year. Next to this I will also be studying Media en Culture. 


My focus points this year will be the acquisition and promotion training, Introductionweeks, Interfaculty party and gala, media and external partnerships (PLNT etc). I’m the contact person for the Faculty of Law. I will also assist my fellow board member Marin in organizing the Forum of Small Associations (KleVer). 


I look forward to a year full of new contacts and experiences. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding my portfolios or any other question or idea you might have! 

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