Announcements for IBP students 2013 AND 2014 cohort

Read the latest to stay in tune with what is happening!

News for IBP students (all cohorts)

Make sure you always check the Psychology News. It contains items about meetings and activities that are of interest to all psychology students.

Check the presentations of 1 June 2015

The June 1 presentation: Planning for the 2nd Year of the IBP 

Do you have some minor issues to deal with, and would you like to be coached?

If you have some minor issues or problems you would like to deal with, or if you would like to learn more about yourself, this is your chance. Master students in the clinical department are looking for 'clients' they can coach. This is what they offer:

A series of 5 coaching sessions and evaluation, with a personal therapist/coach, free of charge, to people who want to explore their personal functioning, bothering habits or future goals in more detail. Privacy is guaranteed. 
The sessions will be offered in English, by trained international Master students as part of their Masters’ alternative Internship. They are supervised by Leiden University Professional Psychologists/ Psychotherapists.

Intake sessions will take place between April 27th and May 8th. Weekly individual coaching sessions will take place between May 18th and June 25th for a selection of students.

If you would only like to participate for an intake session this is certainly also an option (i.e: 1 interview of 1 to 1,5 hour between April 27th and May 8th). This would be a nice option for you to experience an intake session by a trained master psychology student.

If you want to participate in the full trajectory, please be sure that you can be available for 5 sessions.

To sign up or ask for more information: Send an E-mail with your contact details as well as times during the week that you are available to:
Staff: Mattea Spatharakis, Angeliki Manoli & Berit Brouwer.

Plexus Workshops

Do you struggle with multiple choice examinations?  A new Plexus workshop has been developed which offers tips and strategies in answering multiple choice questions.  Plexus also has upcoming workshops in Stress Reduction, Time Management, Active Learning: Strategic Studying and Mindmapping.  For the list of workshops and dates, and a link to sign-up form, please see:
Calendar for study skills workshops and training for international students

Tips for multiple choice exams!

Are you finding it difficult to handle multiple choice exams? Are you finding that you gave the right answer first, but then changed it to the wrong one? This mc document may help you!

Please note that this document is a general guideline of how to deal with mc questions, and applies to most mc situations. There are of course exams with fewer or more options (2 or 5), and exams that do not have an option that is "clearly wrong". Still, it is a useful document.

Grading systems

If you would like to know more about the Dutch grading system as compared to the German, the UK, the US or other countries, or if, in the future, you need to convince a university in your home country that your grades are high enough to do a Master's there, check out the nuffic website and the pdf at the bottom of that page.

Presentation 2nd year information session 11 December 2014

Here is the pdf of Corry's presentation on the set-up of the second and third year (held on Thursday 11 December 2014). And here is the audio/weblecture link.

Stressed out?

Many students experience high levels of stress in their first year, especially around or after exam time. If you do too, seek help. Talk to our study adviser Jennifer Martin and make use of the help and guidance that the university offers.

Writing in English

Are you struggling with your essay writing? Do yourself a favour and tackle this problem in the early stages of your academic career. Check out the academic language centre's courses; it may prove worth the investment in the end.

Deadline signing up for exams! (all cohorts)

Please make sure you sign up for exams 10 days prior to the exam at the very latest.
Registering for exams

SONA accounts now available (2014 cohort)

As part of your academic skills tutorial, you need to participate in experiments for which you can earn participant credits. You need to get 16 credits in total and our advice is to start soon! All first year students now have a SONA account, and emails with a password have been sent to your uMail box. Check your spam box if you cannot find the email and if it's not there, contact the SONA administrator by email.

Check the website for a description of the Research Participation set up. You will  be able to find and sign up for experiments listed on website. Also check the poster boards on the second floor and in the different psychology departments: there are often notices of experiments posted there.

2014 cohort: Confused about tutor group versus work group numbers?

2014 cohort: below is an overview of tutor group numbers with corresponding numbers for the work groups of the first block courses:

Tutorgroup Intro Psych wg Intro RM&S wg History of Psych wg
9 14 22 30
10 14 22 30
15 19 23 28
18 19 23 28
22 28 25 27
25 28 25 27
37 09 24 29
47 09 24 29
49 02 26 19
55 02 26 19

How should you read this? Example: If you are in tutor group number 25 for the academic skills course, this means that your tutor group is combined with tutor group 22 for the other courses. So the two tutor groups 22 and 25 together form work group number 28 for Introduction to Psychology, 25 for Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics, and 27 for History of Psychology.

(Revised) regulations 2013 and 2014 cohort

Please check the regulations webpage for information on (revised) procedures.

The page lists the revised regulation for registering for exams, the regulation on grade calculation in the second year, and grade calculation in the first year. Some procedures have changed, and this is important information, so make sure you read it.


If you decide to request exemptions, check the website exemption page for how to go about it.

Address updates in Studielink are important!

Please make sure that you ALWAYS update Studielink whenever your address or other personal information changes. Official letters sent by the university, are always sent to the address you have listed in Studielink. If the address in Studielink is still the address of your parents or caretakers, your mail will be sent there.


For those of you who do not yet have access to Blackboard, the Student Administration department is processing your details. In the meantime, please ask your fellow-students to keep you informed about the information lecturers put on Blackboard.



See this page if you have any ulcn questions.

Housing benefits

Some of you may be eligible for housing benefits. There are rules that apply though, so please check them out first to see if they are applicable to you. See the website.

Last Modified: 02-06-2015