Committees are a key part of the operation of any student association, and the SPIL is no different. The committees that the SPIL offers can give you the opportunity to experience something completely new, or participate in an area that you are already passionate about. There is also variety of ways that you can participate in your area of interest, from organising activities and events, to writing for a magazine, to working as part of an international group. As you can see committees encompass a wide range of possibilities for ways students to get involved. Register here!
Dear future Political science, IBO- or IRO student,
We are glad to hear you have applied to Leiden University! Apart from studying, you will have the opportunity to do much more during your time as a student. The SPIL (Study Association for Political Scientists in Leiden) could be one way of giving your student life the extra boost it needs. The SPIL organizes formal as well as informal activities throughout the year, such as drinks, readings, and trips. And you have the opportunity to be at the first SPIL event of the year: the First Years Weekend (EJW)!
The EJW takes place from 9-11 of August in Delft, a town near The Hague. This weekend is specifically organized for you and all your fellow future political science students. You will meet your fellow first years from the studies Political Science, Internationale Betrekkingen en Organizaties (IBO) and International Relations and Organisations (IRO). In this way, you can already get to know people from your study before the academic year has even taken off.
The exams of the fourth block are almost done and this has to be celebrated in a special way. The first day after the exams the SPIL will go to the Efteling, a famous fantasy themed amusement park in Kaatsheuvel. You will have the opportunity to spend your day in this magical park for only 15 euros (in stead of the regular price of 40 euros). We will travel to Kaatsheuvel by public transport and Non-Dutch students without a free train pass will recieve a discount on their train ticket by the SPIL. Register here!