PhD Council

All PhD students are member of the PhD Council.

Composition and chair

All regular PhD students are member of the PhD Council of LUCL. At the start of each academic year, the Council elects a chairperson, who will represent the PhD students during that year.

The chairperson of the PhD council is Nurenzia Yannuar.

The other representatives in the council are:

Nazar Nazarudin

Gulnaz Sibgatullina

Xander Vertegaal

Hanna Fricke


The LUCL PhD Council represents all PhD candidates affiliated with the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) and promotes their interests. The PhD council meets regularly with the LUCL management team and has a representative in the LUCL Advisory Board. The Council aims to stay informed and to play an active role in developments that may concern PhD candidates, within LUCL and/or the university at large. The Council operates as an intermediary between PhD candidates and the LUCL management team, and aspires to identify and negotiate threats and opportunities for PhD candidates.

If you, as a LUCL PhD candidate, have questions, suggestions or problems, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to assist in finding an answer/solution to your question/problem.

PhD Forum

There is an online forum for PhD students of LUCL. It is organized as a Blackboard course called ‘Forum LUCL’. Just access Blackboard in the normal way, with your ULCN username and password.  All the practical details about how the forum is organized can be found in ‘Announcements’ and the forum itself is under ‘Discussion Board’.  

Last Modified: 27-09-2017