September 2017 Events

As sad as the general public might be about summer being over, September means a fresh start, a new leaf, hot tea and crunchy leaves – and beautiful Leiden weather (at least, for those who adore some rain).

To spice up your autumn/fall/whatever you would like to call it, LU Pride is offering the following events.

LU Pride Peer Support Sessions

September 5, 13, 19, 27, 12:00-14:00 | Meeting point by Plexus

LU Pride is launching a peer support program in collaboration with Leiden University designed to provide a safe space for LGBT students at LU.

The meetings will be held from 12:00 to 14:00, Tuesdays and Wednesdays on alternating days.

30-minute sessions with student peer supporters both in Dutch and English for help and support for LGBT Students.

To make an appointment (compulsory) send an email to

Thank LUP It’s Thursday: Back To School Borrel!

September 7, 21:00 @ Gaycafé De Roze Beurs

We’re back, bigger and better than before! See you all at our first borrel of the new school year!

Protect Your Parts

September 11, 13:00-16:00 @ Plexus

Let’s talk about sex! Join us for drinks and treats and learn about STI’s, where to get tested/treatment, and how to protect your body parts. After the event, we will be providing free vaccinations for gay and bi men in a separate space for privacy.

LU Pride Borrel 

September 21, 21:00 @ Gaycafé De Roze Beurs

Stay tuned for more details!

UN/Divided Conference 

September 30, 10:00-18:00 @ Wijnhaven (Den Haag)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sinan Çankaya.

Diversity and inclusiveness are much debated topics in our society. Even within universities there is a struggle from dealing with diversity and inclusiveness as problem issues, to embracing them as issues of enrichment. Regardless of the perspective, having the skills to effectively deal with these issues remains the challenge.

As much as they appreciate the professional efforts that have been mobilised to address diversity and inclusiveness in our universities, a group of interested students, representing several Dutch universities, thought it was prudent to organise an event where the total agenda was set and organised by students. Therefore, on 30 September 2017, the first Un/Divided conference will be organised


We invite students and student-inspired people to actively engage these issues and join us in this conference to exchange ideas and develop a plan of action.

We hope to see you at our events this September and wish you a very warm, easy beginning to this academic year!