Sign up! Student Expert Sessions

Centre for Innovation – Leiden University
Author: Centre for Innovation – Leiden University

The Centre for Innovation at Leiden University is offering 10 students the opportunity to design an online class. Experts from the Centre will support the participants’ journey in Student Expert Sessions with the knowledge, guidance and the tools to create and deliver an innovative course of the students’ choice.

At the Centre we think about how to innovate learning experience design. Lately, our learning experts have been thinking about how students can actively participate in the design of the courses that they take. 

Read: What if students could create their own course?

The next step in this endeavour is our Student Expert Sessions, where we will guide 10 participants in creating their very own expert session. Students will receive 2 coaching sessions to develop and deliver an online learning experience. Moreover, they will be given insights, tools, and expertise to understand what makes a successful learning experience.

Are you passionate about a topic in your field and want to share your knowledge? Take part and help your peers discover a subject missed out by the curriculum. 


  • 2 coaching sessions to prepare your workshop
  • Leading your own workshop
  • Following your peers’ workshops (optional)

Who is it for?

  • Any student enrolled at Leiden University


  • Coaching sessions in October/November
  • Workshops in November

How to sign up?

What’s in it for me?

  • Learn more about a topic you are passionate about
  • Experience the teaching side of education
  • Build a network of peers
  • Innovate education one small step at a time by contributing to Leiden’s vision on Learning
  • Keep in mind that this is a pilot project and is not for credits

You will guide your fellow students in a crash course into an innovative theme of your choice, with topics ranging from a new form of governance to how we as humans evolve in a crisis or other surprising ways to change the world. The workshops will be an example of active learning by making use of the online possibilities for education. Looking for inspiration? You can look at some examples from the Erasmus University or read our blog on students creating their own course

Get in touch with the organisers

Daniek Bosch
Learning Experience Design

Yentl Croese
Learning Experience Designer