Monthly PhDrinks

Dear fellows PhD,

Soon is coming our next monthly PhDrinks! You are all kindly invited to join us on Friday, April 20th at the Lot en de Walvis, starting at 21:30!

(Note that we will start a bit later this time, because of the dinner time of the restaurant).

Those drinks are open for all PhD students who wants to share a drink with some fellows and as always, the first round is on us!
To get a voucher for free drinks all you have to do is to ask one of the LEO’s members when you get there.

Hope to see many of you!!

LEO board

Hi all!

Our colleagues from LAP are organizing a great PhD day next Friday (6th of April)! They have a very nice schedule with four main speakers:
-Adam Cohen (Developement of a new system in clinical trials)
-Frank Huisman (Science in transition -> How to improve Science in order to address the real issues in society)
-Olaf Dekker (The practical application of randomized clinical trials)
-Jim Stolze (AI (artificial intelligence) applications in real life)
and really cool workshops you can subscribe to!

Few spots are still available if you wanna join so don’t hesitate!
More information on their event page: and registration with this link:…/phd-…/

Meet & Greet with the Rector Magnificus

Curious about what it takes to be the Rector Magnificus?
Join LEO and JUL April 24 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, at the Academiegebouw Faculty Club, for a meet-and-greet with the Rector Magnificus of Leiden University, Carel Stolker!

The timeline of the evening will be :

17:15-17:30 Coffee and tea
17:30-18:15 Interview with the Rector Magnificus
18:15-19:00 Drinks with the Rector Magnificus

Help us collecting great questions to address to the Rector Magnificus, to make this interview interesting and fun!
[Note that there might not be enough time for the rector to answer all the questions]

For more informations and registration please visit the website

By Leo (Leiden PhD Association) & JUL (Jong Universiteit Leiden, Don’t hesitate to visit their Facebook page!

Monthly PhDrinks – Easter!

Dear fellow PhDs,

You are cordially invited to our next monthly PhDrinks! This time it will take place on Friday, March 23rd at the Grandcafe De Burcht, starting at 20:30!

This night the place is hosting a Jukebox music party (more information on their page: and as always, the first round of drinks is on us!
To get a voucher for free drinks all you have to do is to ask one of the LEO’s members when you get there.

Hope to see many of you there!!

LEO board

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

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!
There will be an interesting lecture, drinks and peppernoten! Hope to see you there!

Your LEO-board

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:

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:


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:
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?”