BCF Career Event 24 MAY 2018 – a complete experience for your career!

Are you ready for a complete experience? To come into direct contact with 100 employers and other career enhancing parties on one day, on one location? Join BCF Career Event on 24 May in Beatrix building – Jaarbeurs Utrecht.
Besides meeting employers on the exhibition floor, you are also able to participate in a programme filled with interesting presentations, workshops and career support activities. This event is for job seekers and students in Life Sciences on different levels: (PhD)-students, postdocs and (young) professionals.

Mark 24 May 2018 in your calendar and register for free via www.bcfcareerevent.nl.

New Year’s Drinks

Happy and Healthy New Year to everybody!
To celebrate the start of the Year 2018 with all its fresh opportunities, we invite you to the LEO New Year’s Drinks, on 19th January at the Café Leidse Lente (starting 20:30).
Find out what great things are awaiting you, by looking inside the fortune cookie we will bring for you! And cheer with your fellow PhDs to a New Year full of Fun and First-Author papers 😉
As usual, find a LEO board member to pick up your free drink voucher!
We hope to see you there!
Best wishes,
your LEO-team

PhDs only: f*ck insecurity: Theatre Lecture on the Imposter Syndrome

PhDs only: f*ck insecurity

Theatre Lecture on the Imposter Syndrome

In her entertaining Theatre Lecture, Vreneli Stadelmaier basically delivers the following message: f*ck insecurity! Many PhD candidates might be appealed by this message, as we often experience feelings of insecurity.
Do you also sometimes feel insecure in a way like having cheated your way through to your current position? That your colleagues are better than you in what they do? Are you afraid they will “find out” that you are not as competent?
Join this interesting meeting organized by LEO and PhDoc, on Tuesday January 30th, from 17:00 till 19:30, at Lipsius Building, (Cleveringaplaats 1, 2311 BD Leiden) Room 005.
We will not only learn about the Imposter Syndrome, but also how this relates to the concept of diversity and how we can tackle feelings of insecurity. By joining, you automatically participate in a lottery that gives you the chance to win one of Vreneli Stadelmaier’s books!
For more information, see: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2018/01/event-for-phds

Due to limited capacity, we request you to register via the following link: http://www.leoleiden.nl/sign-up-for-the-next-vbf-event/
Registration will work on a first-come-first-served basis. In case you cannot make it to the meeting, we request you to notify us on time by sending an email to: info@leoleiden.nl so that we can make sure that other people can take your place.

This event is part of a series of events for PhD candidates, which has the aim to bring together PhD candidates of Leiden University with different backgrounds and scientific interests. Through thought-provoking activities and debates, we want to promote a sense of community amongst PhDs in Leiden. Learn more about it on the series webpage: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/series/events-for-phds

Xmas Drinks

Dear PhDs,

You are cordially invited to the last LEO drinks for 2017!

Join us on Friday, December 15th at cafe Barrera, from 20:30 onward.
We will provide Xmas cookies, sweets, chocolate and of course beer!
As always, the first drink is on us, so ask for your drink voucher from one of the LEO board members.

Xmas outfit is welcome 😉

****** CANCELLATION: Meet&Greet with the Rector Magnificus *****

Dear LEO-members,

Sadly, the Rector Magnificus has an unexpected and urgent meeting tonight, thus we need to cancel the “Meet&Greet event with the Rector Magnificus”. The Rector was looking forward to it and we will organize another evening in the new year.

If you didn’t plan yet to, then now you still have the chance to come to another event tonight: Debate with Sinterklaas!
https://www.facebook.com/events/194615254418193/
There will be an interesting lecture, drinks and peppernoten! Hope to see you there!

Your LEO-board

 

We cordially invite you to join our monthly PhDrinks on Friday, November 24th at biercafé Olivier, from 20:30 onward.
As always the first drink is on us, so look for one of the LEO board members and request your coupon when you arrive.

The Sinterklaas Debate

Sinterklaas is a yearly celebratory day in the Netherlands and an important Dutch tradition.
However, the imagery of the “Zwarte Piet” has sparked much public debate in recent years. Is it a form of racism? A throwback to slavery? Or an innocent tradition?
Aminata Cairo, a specialist on diversity policy, will lead an insightful discussion about the issue. Share your ideas during this open and safe event. We will conclude the evening with some traditional holiday sweets. 

The event will take place at Lipsius – Room 147 (Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden) on 30 November 2017, from 19:00 to 21:00.
Please register at the following link: https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/vbf-sinterklaas

This event is part of a series of events for PhD candidates, which has the aim to bring together PhD candidates of Leiden University with different backgrounds and scientific interests.
Through thought-provoking activities and debates, we want to promote a sense of community amongst PhDs in Leiden. Learn more about it on the series webpage: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/series/events-for-phds

 

Meet and Greet with the Rector Magnificus of Leiden University

Dear PhDs,

LEO in association with JUL cordially invite you to join a Meet & Greet event with the Rector Magnificus of Leiden University!

The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 30th, starting at 17:30, in the Beeldention (Academy Building). The first 60 minutes will be covered by a Q&A session with a moderator who will lead the discussion, including free coffee, tea and refreshments. The session will be followed by drinks at the Faculty Club (18:30-20:00), where as always your first drink is on us!

However, for the Q&A session we need your input! So get creative and think about what you would like to know from our Rector 🙂 Submit your question* with the registration form (required), and we will select 10-15 questions which will be asked by the moderator during the meeting.

Due to limited capacity of participants, we recommend that you register as soon as possible at:
https://goo.gl/forms/FO9dosK5P5QDEOxj1
Registration deadline is on November 28th, or when maximum capacity is reached.

We hope to see you there!
Your LEO-team

*Example question: “How is it for you, as a professor of Law, to direct a broad research university where many different sciences are represented?”

SBB is looking for a board!

Are you ready to bring Leiden’s most impactful sustainable business case competition to the next level? We are looking for a board!

This spring the SBB board organized the first edition of the Sustainable Business Battle Leiden & The Hague (SBB)! During six weeks, the battle brought students, the government, the university, and companies in the region closer together, while simultaneously tackling real business cases related to sustainability. Many of the solutions created during the battle are currently being implemented in the organisations. You can find he aftermovie here: https://lnkd.in/d8xJU76

SBB board is creating a foundation for the Sustainable Business Battle and is looking for six ambitious students to take the SBB to the next level. Find the vacancy here: https://lnkd.in/dWhfdRs

They also invite you to come to their informal information session and drinks on October 19th: http://bit.ly/2yyyFPd