Here it is, our introduction booklet! Get to know everything about our amazing association. See you soon!
Dear (future) linguist,
Would you like to learn even more about linguistics and meet new people along the way? Then you should join Study Association T.W.I.S.T.!
T.W.I.S.T. is a study association run by and for students of linguistics in Leiden. We organise many activities, both related and unrelated to linguistics. Activities related to linguistics include those such as lectures, museum visits, and a yearly linguistic conference with all kinds of speakers ranging from BA students to academics. Some examples of activities unrelated to linguistics are the first-years weekend, the weekly high-tea, “borrels”, parties, pub quizzes, dinners, and game nights. These activities are a lot of fun and many friendships are formed every year.
Another advantage of membership is the discount on your linguistics books. T.W.I.S.T. has made a deal with Athenaeum Bookstore in Amsterdam, which means that you can get a 10 % discount on Dutch study books and 15 % on study books in other languages! As a member of T.W.I.S.T., you can also receive a member card, with which you can get a discount on the purchase of other books at Athenaeum.
Our study association also offers many other cool things. T.W.I.S.T. has its own magazine: the
TWISTER. The TWISTER is published 4 times a year and contains interviews, puzzles and short
linguistic articles written by students. The association also organises career events and provides
information regarding specialisations and electives. Another thing T.W.I.S.T. takes pride in, is the
yearly trip abroad to explore the language and culture of another country in Europe and have a great time with each other.
Starting from the academic year 2018-2019, there is a buddy system within T.W.I.S.T. for
international students. Internationals can apply to be matched with a buddy, a T.W.I.S.T. member
who has volunteered to take an international under their wing and help them get used to studying in the Netherlands. They can answer questions about living in Leiden, go to activities with you, and even practice your Dutch with you if you like.
14 until 16 September T.W.I.S.T. organises a first-years weekend. Come join us on this weekend to get to know your fellow students! When you sign up for T.W.I.S.T., you can immediately sign up for this fun weekend as well.
By becoming a member of T.W.I.S.T. you can join us in many entertaining activities and make new
friends among students of linguistics. If you want, you can also join a committee to help organise our events and make T.W.I.S.T. an even more fun and entertaining place.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at one of our activities!
Pichi Pichi (Board 2018-2019)
Interested in the options after obtaining a degree in Linguistics? On June 2, T.W.I.S.T., VOS and Babel, study associations of linguistics of Leiden, Amsterdam and Utrecht, will organise the very first LUF-Linguistics Career Day (sponsored by the LUF). This event will feature linguistics alumni talking about their career path after graduation. You will also find several companies that are interested in having linguists on their team.
The afternoon will be divided into three rounds during which individual presentations take place and one round to visit the information market. The day will end with the opportunity to expand your network while having a drink.
When? June 2nd, 14:00-17:00
Where? Lipsius building (Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden)
How? Sign up for the event using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kILzjOG9KYM2KICu2
Tomorrow is the last day to get your Early Bird ticket for the T.W.I.S.T. Student Conference in Linguistics! The conference takes place on the 13th and 14th of April, 2018.
Sign up at conference.studieverenigingtwist.nl and the entrance fee will be €6 for one day and €10 for both days. If you decide to register later than this, the fee will be €7,50 for single day entrance and €15 for both days.
The T.W.I.S.T. Conference is organized by T.W.I.S.T., the students’ society for Linguistics students at Leiden University. Each year, it provides a truly academic yet open and informal platform for undergraduate (BA), graduate (MA) and postgraduate (PhD) students to present their original research to fellow students and researchers from all over The Netherlands (and abroad!). With 4 keynote lectures and many more student talks, we strive to bring together students interested in language from the most diverse research fields and subdisciplines.