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Mentoring Sessions


Mentoring programme

The Leiden Study System with Binding Study Advice ensures that first year students are provided with good study guidance. This guidance is given by the staff of your programme: the study advisers and Academic Skills workgroup instructors. In return you are expected to meet certain academic requirements: the so-called Binding Study Advice (BSA) requirement. As full-time student you are expected to complete a minimum of 45 study credits (EC) out of the 60 study credits by the end of your first study year. During the first and second semester of your first year you will have weekly workgroups. During these workgroups you will practice academic skills that are essential to social scientific study and research: These skills will form the foundation of your study throughout the bachelor in Political Science - International Relations and Organisations (IRO). The instructor of the Academic Skills workgroup will help you to acquire important academic skills (from searching for and correctly referring to literature, to writing an academic essay). The study advisers are there to help you with other study related questions (study planning, study delay, study challenges, rules & regulations or personal circumstances). The study advisers will keep track of your study results during the first academic year because of the Binding Study Advice.

IRO Study advisers:

Drs. A.D. (Ariane) Berends
Drs. E.J.M (Ester) Blom
Drs. I. (Ignacia) Levy