Experience Day

Are you interested in the International Bachelor in Psychology (IBP) in Leiden, but not yet sure what’s it all about? Do you want to talk to students or visit a lecture? Come to the Experience Day in Leiden and find an answer to all of your questions. This is the perfect opportunity for international and Dutch students to experience the city, the Faculty and the study.

Unfortunately the registration for Experience Day on the 31st of March is closed. In the fall of 2017 there will be a new Experience Day which you can attend. See the programme below to get an impression of the day.

Spend a day as a real student

During the Experience Day you will be able to follow a sample lecture and a work group, visit the Information Market, participate in Speeddating with students and talk to alumni and teachers.

Time Programme Experience Day IBP – 31 March 2017
11:00-11:30 Registration
Arrive, get your programme, have a coffee, taste the atmosphere and walk around in the building.
11:30-12:00 Welcome and Presentation International Bachelor in Psychology
Jennifer Martin, MA, the study adviser of IBP will give a presentation about the various sub-disciplines in Psychology, the set-up of our bachelor programme, first year courses, etc.
12:45-14:45 Information Market, Speed dating and Labour Market Cafe
The field of Psychology is made up of various sub-disciplines. Our curriculum and organisation reflect that variety and that is why you will find a stand for each sub-discipline. Find out what their specific topics and perspectives are, talk to the lecturers, alumni and students. You can take a tour through the building to see if this feels like a place where you could spend your undergraduate years.
12.00 – 12.45 You can attend the following sample lecture:
Lost! A neuropsychological perspective on losing your way
Sample Lecture by Dr. Ineke van der Ham (Clinical Neuropsychology)
We all know the feeling; you are on holiday and have checked Google Maps to find the way to your hotel. But halfway through your walk to the hotel you are completely lost. In this lecture we will look into how “getting lost” works and we will go over the role of neuropsychology in this phenomenon. We will discuss diagnostics, consequences and possible treatment of this impairment. Also, we will talk about the potential role of recent technological developments like virtual reality goggles.
Assignment: In preparation for this lecture, have a look at the following video: Developmental Topographical Disorientation
13:10-13:50 & 13:50-14:30 Work group
During the International Bachelor in Psychology work groups are a common teaching method. During this Experience Day you can see how these work groups are being held and what to expect when studying Psychology in Leiden. If you want, there will be many possibilities to participate actively! During the work group we will dive further in the subject of the sample lecture. You will be able to understand a bit more the relationship between psychological research on the one hand and the real world on the other. Also, the importance of maintaining a psychological perspective on current topics will become clearer.
14:45-15:00 Coffee and tea
Final words by the study advisor

Location & Route

The Experience Day of the International Bachelor in Psychology will take place at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The faculty is located in the Pieter de la Courtbuilding (Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden).

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions about this Experience Day or about the programme of Psychology itself? Please contact our studentambassador.
If you have any questions about your registration, please contact the StudyLine of Leiden University by mail or call us at +31 (0)71 527 11 11.

Experience day IBP

Last Experience Day, students from all over the world came to visit the International Bachelor in Psychology. We even received students all the way from South Africa! Curious? Get a glimpse of last Experience Day