Welcome to Study Association T.W.I.S.T.!

T.W.I.S.T. is the study association for linguistics in Leiden. For nearly twenty years, we’ve been organising activities for our members that allow them to add more depth to their study and meet fellow students along the way. Some of our annual events are the study trip abroad, the T.W.I.S.T. Student Conference, and the Talengala. We also organise lectures, movie nights, game nights, borrels, and much more! Of course, we don’t do all of this by ourselves, but we are assisted by the fantastic members of our committees.

A T.W.I.S.T. membership will allow you to get to know your fellow students, as well as others who are interested in language. You will receive our magazine (the TWISTER) four times a year and will get to participate in the wide variety of activities our board and committees have to offer; maybe you’ll even join one yourself! You will also get to vote in the general assemblies. Most of all, you will make friends and have a lot of fun at T.W.I.S.T.!

Become a member

Do you want to become a member? Click here to go to the registration page!

Upcoming events

To stay up-to-date on the latest T.W.I.S.T. events, be sure join our Facebook group, WhatsApp group chat, or just check the page below!

  • TWeekend

    Fri 18 Jun 2021  09:00 - 19:00

    Throughout the Netherlands


    We’re delighted to announce that this year’s first fully-fledged trip is finally here! On Friday June 18th, the AcCie is hosting their famous TWeekend, but with a T.W.I.S.T.: in groups of four, you will explore a city somewhere in the Netherlands. Which one? That’s a secret! During the day, you will solve puzzles and complete assignments, gathering points and hints to your final destination. Communication with the other groups elsewhere in the Netherlands is key!

    Would you like to go on an amazing trip to celebrate the end of the year, and get to know some new friends and Dutch culture along the way? Sign up now at the link in the newsletter! Participating costs €15 if you have free public transit on Fridays, and otherwise up to €25. This includes all travel costs as well as dinner! You can sign up until June 10th.


    Het is eindelijk zo ver: het eerste echte reisje van dit jaar! Op vrijdag 18 juni organiseert de AcCie hun beroemde TWeekend, maar met een T.W.I.S.T.: in groepjes van vier ga je een stad ergens in Nederland ontdekken. Welke stad precies is nog geheim! Jullie gaan puzzels oplossen en opdrachten uitvoeren, om daarmee punten te verzamelen en aanwijzingen naar de eindbestemming te krijgen. Samenwerken met de andere groepen in andere steden is daarbij superbelangrijk!

    Wil je ook mee op deze fantastische trip om het einde van het academisch jaar te vieren, en daarbij ook meteen nieuwe mensen én steden leren kennen? Meld je dan aan via de link in de maandmail! Deelname kost €15 euro met Student Week-OV, en anders maximaal €25. Dit is inclusief alle reiskosten én avondeten! Aanmelden kan tot 10 juni.

  • TWiscord Game Night

    Wed 23 Jun 2021  19:30 - 23:00



    Thrilled as we are to be able to do physical things again, we know not everyone is able to join us in person just yet – so instead join us on Discord for another game night, at 20:00 on the 23rd!

    We begrijpen natuurlijk dat niet iedereen bij onze fysieke activiteiten kan zijn, maar geen zorgen, we blijven voorlopig nog deels online. Kom dus de 23e naar onze Discord game night, vanaf 20:00!

  • Sign Language Café

    Thu 24 Jun 2021  15:30 - 17:30


  • End-of-year BBQ

    Wed 30 Jun 2021  18:00 - 23:00

    Campus Leidse Schans


    We're almost done with another year, and it's time to celebrate! T.W.I.S.T. is hosting an end-of-year barbecue on the 30th, with lots of tasty food for everyone (including vegetarians and vegans, of course). We'll start at 18:00; the exact address will be sent to sign-ups, but it's right next to the Lammenschans train station. Spots are limited, so sign up fast through the link in the newsletter!

    Het schooljaar is alweer bijna voorbij, en het is hoog tijd om dat te vieren! T.W.I.S.T. organiseert de 30e een eindejaarsbarbecue, met heel veel lekker eten voor iedereen (uiteraard ook voor vegetariërs en veganisten). We beginnen om 18:00; het precieze adres wordt snel met alle deelnemers gedeeld, maar het is vlak naast station Lammenschans. Er is beperkt plek, dus geef je snel op via de link in de maandmail!

  • Borrel with 'alalā

    Thu 1 Jul 2021  20:00 - 22:30

    De Vergulde Kruik (TWiscord)


    Every first Thursday of the month, you can join us in De Vergulde Kruik (our TWiscord channel) for a chat and some drinks!

    Kom elke eerste donderdag van de maand gezellig meeborrelen in De Vergulde Kruik (ons TWiscordkanaal)!  

  • 'alalālection GA: Part 1

    Wed 7 Jul 2021  16:00 - 18:15

  • alalālection GA: Dinner

    Wed 7 Jul 2021  18:18 - 19:00

  • alalālection GA: Part 2

    Wed 7 Jul 2021  19:00 - 21:00

  • AcademiCie Movie Night

    Tue 13 Jul 2021  16:00 - 21:00

    Lipsius, 2311 EZ Leiden, Netherlands

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