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STUDENT          [
GUIDE [2019 - 2020
              Welcome !
STUDENT GUIDE 2019 2020 - Welcome ! - Université de Nantes
                        Dear students,
                        As a new academic year begins, all of us at Université
                        de Nantes are pleased to welcome students especially
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                        those who have just received their high school
                        Every year, there are more than 37,000 students

                        preparing one of our 164 degrees within one of our 20
                        components. Around 4,200 international students,
                        representing a wide range of countries, will be joining
                        us this year and we are pleased and proud to count
                        them as part of the University.

                                                                                       GETTING STARTED
The future is in youth education, innovation and research. In order to take
part in these major challenges, Université de Nantes offers a new model of
University in France. This new and decompartmentalised model will bring
together Higher Education as well as Research operators (Grands Ecoles,
Research Units, University hospitals). Beginning in 2020, it will bring the
focus of attention to matters regarding access to quality Higher Education for
everyone. The objective being to create the necessary conditions for success
and fulfilment for every student and to facilitate major innovation.              23   STUDY
Pursuing a degree, whether in a university program, a technical or vocational
field, always requires a strong personal investment. Whatever your goal may
be, all of us at Université de Nantes are committed to helping you carry it out
in the best conditions.
While implementing your project and building your future, you also have the
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opportunity to get involved on campus. We are devoted to supporting your
initiatives and guiding you in your projects.

                                                                                       STUDENT LIFE
We are proud to welcome 150 student associations from a wide variety of
interests on our campuses. These associations promote expression, exchange
and citizenship awareness among the student body and are all essential for
the high standing of the University.
We are committed to enabling project planning, fulfilment of ambition,

cultivation of differences and to connecting talents.
I hope you have an exciting year, full of audacity, creativity and success and    69
I pledge a strong and unfailing support from our University.

                                             Olivier Laboux
                                             President of Université de Nantes
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                                        UNIVERSITÉ DE NANTES:                                                                                                                 UNIVERSITÉ DE NANTES:
                                            UNIQUE AND NEW                                                                                                                        UNIQUE AND NEW


UNIQue and new
A New and Unique university                          Université de Nantes actively                                                      Dynamic, combative, creative
model.                                               participates in the city.                                                          and united.
Université de Nantes has never stopped               Rooted in Nantes – a city renowned for                                             Université de Nantes is involved
moving forward. In the last 50 years,                its vitality, culture, economic development                                        in education development in order
Université de Nantes has taken training              and its quality of life – Université de Nantes                                     to encourage its advancement following
and research to the highest level and                radiates also thanks to its 2 campuses in                                          students’ needs. Université de Nantes
has become part of the Times                         Saint-Nazaire and La-Roche-sur-Yon.                                                enjoys the major assets needed
Higher Education ranking.                            With 37,000 students (including 4,200                                              to encourage local, national
In January 2020, a new University                    international students) and 3,820 staff,                                           and international cooperation
will emerge in Nantes. Founded by                    50% of which is dedicated to research,                                             and to make interdisciplinary
Université de Nantes, the University                 1 out of 12 Nantes residents works or                                              a factor of innovation and success.
Hospital, the INSERM, and Centrale                   studies at Université de Nantes. True                                              With the Neptune program, Université
Nantes, its goal will be to ease                     cultural, sports and society contributor, our                                      de Nantes encouraged its 1st year
cooperation between the Higher                       universtity also encourages the revitalization                                     students to succeed by offering
Education and Reasearch operators.                   of its region by enriching public debate                                           a continuous support and flexible
This new University model aims to lead               and by stimulating creativity: conferences,                                        curricula. The University Information
up the new institution to the top of                 up to date media equipment, artists-in-                                            and Guidance Center advises students
international rankings, to improve the               residence programs, high-level sports,                                             throughout their university years until
quality of Education and Research, and               student commitment through 150 student                                             their entrance to the labour market.
to create the necessary conditions for               organisations.                                                                     Université de Nantes also provides
success and fulfilment.                              Within its campuses, different disciplines                                         a global student experience by offering
                                                     meet to enrich one another. Within 20                                              students different services and activities:
                                                     faculties and schools, 164 degrees are                                             sports and cultural activities, student
                                                     represented and 55 research laboratories                                           engagement in different organizations,
                                                     work in all fields of knowledge.                                                   solidarity, entrepreneurship, healthcare
                       1 OUT OF 12 NANTES
                       RESIDENTS WORKS OR
                                                     Finally, the renowned expertise of its                                             access...
                       STUDIES AT UNIVERSITÉ
                       DE NANTES
                                                     laboratories and researchers makes of
                                                     Université de Nantes a major key actor of
                                                     innovation in the territory.
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                                 UNIVERSITÉ DE NANTES:                                                                                                                                        TO BE A STUDENT,
                                     UNIQUE AND NEW                                                                                                                                            TO BE A CITIZEN

   Bird’s eye view of our campuses                                                                                               Université de Nantes                    Aware of the societal challenges, the university acts
                                                                                                                                 has adopted a strategy                  on its energetic consumption and for its waste
   Université de Nantes invites you to rise above its campuses.                                                                  for quality assurance                   management. You can participate in this collective
   360° bird’s eye view visit on:                                                                                                and sustainable deve-
                                                                                                                                 lopment in 2014.                        effort with simple and common sense eco-friendly                                                                                                                                             actions.
   Each aerial picture has been enhanced with marks of the main places                                                           67% of the University’s estate          Energy Saving Actions:
   of interest. Those will give you access to presentations of the buildings,                                                    is connected to a heat through           • Switch off your lap-top and its screen after having
   pictures and videos.                                                                                                          renewable energies network.
                                                                                                                                                                            used it in the computer rooms of the university
                                                                                                                                 50 Gwh                                   • Mark the websites you visit frequently as favorite
                                                                                                                                 This is the university annual
                                                                                                                                                                            (this divides up to 4 times the emission of
                                                                                                                                 consumption of energy (all kind            greenhouse gases)
                                                                                                                                 of energy). This is equivalent           • Always turn off the light when you leave a room, no
                                                                                                                                 to a 120 000 inhabitants city              matter for how long you leave
                                                                                                                                 in 2018.                                 • Always close the windows when you leave a room
                                                                                                                                                                          • Always close the main doors of the buildings,
                                                                                                                                                                            especially during winter time
                                                                                                                                                                         Management of the waste
                                                                                                                                                                         We thank you for separating your recyclables
                                                                                                                                                                         respecting the recycling system of your building.
                                                                                                                                                                         We encourage you to use the garbage for can or cup
                                                                                                                                                                         when available.

                                                                                                                                                                          A question, a project  ?
                                                                                                                                                                          For more information:

                                                                                                                                        The sorting of waste operation

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                                                                     TO BE A STUDENT,                                                                                                                     TO BE A STUDENT,
                                                                      TO BE A CITIZEN                                                                                                                      TO BE A CITIZEN

Students Elections                        Student elections                                                                                       136 elected                        Your student representatives
You will have to vote for                 University elections provide an excellent moment of
the renewal of the student’s                                                                                                                      represent you in all               Full members of the councils (like the administrative
                                          democracy learning.                                                                                     University authorities.
representatives of the univer-                                                                                                                                                       and teaching staff representatives), the student
sity councils and of your faculty         When you elect your representatives within the                                                          Elected students in the central    representatives are the most suitable interlocutors
council.                                  different university authorities, you choose people                                                     authorities :
                                                                                                                                                                                     between students and the University board.
Student’s representatives are             who will be your most suitable interlocutors at the                                                     • 6 in the Board of directors;
elected for a 2-year mandate.             University.                                                                                             • 4 phD students in the            They give their opinion about degrees’ validation
                                                                                                                                                  Research Commission;               methods, scholarship attributions for international
All information will be sent to           When students come together for elections,                                                              • 16 in the Academics and
                                                                                                                                                  University Life Commission
                                                                                                                                                                                     mobility or students projects, budget matters, social
you on your student mailbox:              they legitimate their elected students, with high
firstname.lastname@etu.univ-                                                                                                                      (CFVU) ;                           matters, sports and cultural activities…
                                          participation rates. and on your intranet.                                                                                                                   • 6 in the International
                                          There are two kinds of student elections at the                                                         Relations Council (CURI).          Vice-president and Student counsellor
                                          University. Elections for central authorities regarding                                                                                    One Vice-president and one Student counsellor are
                                          the whole institution and local elections within the                                                                                       elected for 2 years by the Academics and University
                                          faculties.                                                                                              To be a candidate                  Life Commission. Members of the governing body,
                                                                                                                                                  You can become an active           they are involved in Student Life and elected students
                                                                                                                                                  member of the university           matters.
                                                                                                                                                  by participating in the
    AN EVOLVING UNIVERSITY THAT BENEFITS TO EVERYONE:                                                                                             governing body in charge of
                                                                                                                                                                                     Elected students within the faculties authorities
    A FOUNDATION THAT SERVES ITS UNIVERSITY                                                                                                       its management. The elected
                                                                                                                                                  students get a particular status   Students are elected in your faculty, school or
                                                                                                                                                  which allows them to continue
    Université de Nantes’ Foundation brings together a community committed to the University’s                                                    their studies during their
                                                                                                                                                                                     institute. Main decisions regarding academic affairs,
    transformation. It protects the values of transmission and shared knowledge for the benefit of                                                mandate.                           research and student life are taken in these councils.
    future generations.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Within central authorities (see p. 10)
                                                                                                                                                                                     The elected students in the central authorities deal
    For more information, please refer to our website:                                                                                                                               with Academics policies affairs, budget, University                                                                                                                                                     development strategy.
    Each donation counts !

                                                                              ontacts :
                                                                      Fondation de l'Université de Nantes
                                                                      Bâtiment des Ateliers et Chantiers de Nantes
                                                                      02 72 64 88 92 - fondation@univ-nantes                                                                          For more information, visit your INTRANET
                                                                                                                                                                                      > Engagement et initiatives étudiantes

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                                       THE GOVERNANCE                                                                                                                            THE GOVERNANCE
                                OF UNIVERSITÉ DE NANTES                                                                                                                   OF UNIVERSITÉ DE NANTES

                                                                                                                                           Two levels of decision making exist: an executive and a legislative level.
                                          COUNCIL OF ACADEMICS AFFAIRS
  CENTRAL           BOARDS OF               • Research Commission

                                                                                                                                           The executive branch                               The legislative branch:
  AUTHORITIES        REGENTS                • Academics and University Life Commission
                                          COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
                                                                                                                                           The University is headed by a president            the councils
                                                                                                                                           who is assisted by a committee (bureau)            The main decisions which guide the
                       COMMITTEE                    Advisors                                                                               elected for 4 years by the Board of
   PRESIDENT                                                                                                                                                                                  executive branch are taken by the
                        OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
                                                                                                                                           Regents. The committee is composed of              councils and the commissions which are
                                                    Office of Communication
                                                                                                                                           the vice-presidents and advisors.                  composed of professors, administrative
                                                                                                                                                                                              and technical staff and students.
                                        DIRECTORATE - GENERAL OF ADMINISTRATION
                                                                                                                                                                                              They are divided in two levels:
                                                                                                                                                                                              • The University level, the cen-
                           Offices in charge of                                                                                                                                                   tral level (Board of Regents,
                                                         Offices in charge of
                                                         University' Activities Support
                                                                                                     Common services                                                                            Council of Academic Affairs,
                           and Development                                                                                                                                                      Research Commission, Academics
                                                                                                                                                                                                and University Life Commission,
                         ACCOUNTING AGENCY                                                                                                                                                      International Relations Council)
                                                                                                                                                                                              • The component level, the local
                        FACULTIES, SCHOOLS, INSTITUTES                RESEARCH UNITS
                                                                                                                                           Administration’s Executive Management
                                                                                                                                           The Administration’s Executive Management coordinates and organizes all
                                                                                                                                           administrative, financial and technical services of the University.
The elected members                                                                                                                        These services are organized regarding two main missions:
                                                                                                                                              • management and development
The elected members come from the whole university community and represent
                                                                                                                                              • support to academic activities.
professors, administrative and technical staff (BIATSS) and the student body.
                                                                                                                                           These services implement the policy of the University under the authority of the
External members are also represented in the University Councils.
                                                                                                                                           General Director of the Services.
The elected members are involved in the democratic life of the institution and
collectively make decisions about the University.
                                                                                                                                           Faculties (also known as UFR), schools, institutes,
                                                                                                                                           departments, laboratories
                                                                                                                                           The university consists of 20 components: 11 faculties and academic and research units
                                                                                                                                           (UFR), 6 institutes, 1 school for teacher training, 1 engineering school and 1 observatory
                                                                                                                                           of Earth and planetary sciences.
                                                                                                                                           In general, these components consist of academic departments and research
                                                                                                                                           laboratories. They have their own management board.

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                                               WELCOME                                                                                                                                WELCOME
                                 AND INFORMATION CENTER                                                                                                                 AND INFORMATION CENTER
Guichet Unique -                   Guichet Unique Services                                                                           The Languages Center (SUL)           French Language Courses
Foreign Students                                                                                                                     offers 2 kinds of french
Welcome Center - the               At the Guichet Unique, the international relations                                                certifications for international     The Langage Center offers French languages courses
first stop for foreign                                                                                                               students (see p.44)
                                   staff and student mentors will give you all the                                                   More information on:
                                                                                                                                                                          for all proficiency levels.
students !                         information you need to get settled in Nantes:                                                           - Full-time semester courses: DUEF « Diplôme
                                   • Administrative Formalities for registering at                                                                                        Universitaire d’Études Françaises » (18h/week)
                                     the university and applying for your residence                                                  The International                    - French support courses: Campus Soir (4h/week)
Where is the Guichet                 permit;                                                                                         Relations Office
Unique ?                                                                                                                                                                  - Summer courses: Campus Été (20h/week)
                                   • Accommodation information: housing                                                              is located at the Maison des
At the Maison des Échanges                                                                                                           échanges internationaux et de        - French certification training: DELF B2 (2h/week)
                                     insurance and information on obtaining renters
Internationaux et de la                                                                                                              la francophonie (MEIF),              - Classes for international PhD students (please refer
Francophonie (MEIF),                 insurance and applying for a housing allowance
                                                                                                                                     15 chaussée de la Madeleine          to your research lab for more information)
15 chaussée de la Madeleine          from the Family Allowance Fund (CAF);                                                           in Nantes.
in Nantes                          • Health Insurance: universal health insurance                                                    Tram 2 or 3 - stop Hôtel Dieu
Tram 2 or 3 - stop Hôtel Dieu                                                                                                        (map p. 72 n° 8)                      Contact :
                                     (sécurité sociale), supplementary health insurance,
(map p. 72 n° 8)
                                     reimbursement rates, university health service:
                                     Student Health Center-SUMPPS (see p. 56);                                                       Do you want a buddy                  Support throughout your stay
Key Dates                                                                                                                            when you arrive in
                                   • French banks: opening a bank account;                                                           September ?                          The staff at the International Relations Office will
•   Semester 1: August 26th to
    October 4th, 2019              • Student Jobs: job search information and visa                                                   Autour du Monde-ESN Nantes           provide you with support and assistance throughout
•   Semester 2: January 6th to       requirements;                                                                                   connects you for free with a         your stay in Nantes.
                                                                                                                                     local student buddy.
    31st, 2020                     • Transportation Information:                                                                                                           Contact:
                                                                                                                                     This intercultural relations
                                        • public transport services: Bus and tram (TAN),                                             and support group will help 
Opening Hours                             trains (SNCF),                                                                             you meet new people and get
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday            • bike rentals,                                                                              settled in !                          More information on
From 9am to 12pm and from               • and everything you need to know about how to                                                                                     foreignstudent
1:30pm to 4:30pm in January               get around the city and the region;                                                        Help international
                                   • Student Life: entertainment, cultural activities                                                students settle in
                                                                                                                                     Nantes !                             Autour du Monde – Erasmus Student
                                     and regional and international associations.
                                                                                                                                                                          Network (ESN)
                                                                                                                                     The International Relations
                                                                                                                                     Office and ESN Nantes - Autour       The association Autour du Monde-ESN Nantes offers
                                    Contact:                                                                                         du Monde encourage all               various activities and events all year long (buddy
                                                                                                                                     Université de Nantes students
                                                                                              to mentor international
                                                                                                                                                                          program, guided visits, polyglot cafés, parties…).
                                                                                           students through the Buddy           The association Autour du Monde - ESN
                                                                                                                                     System.                              Nantes helps you get settled in on your
                                                                                                                                                                          campus and in the city. Duty periods at the
                                                                                                                                     To sign up and for more              Student Center (Pôle étudiant, see p.58)
                                                                                                                                     information visit:
Welcome at the Guichet Unique
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                                                          YOUR FIRST DAYS                                                                                                                          YOUR FIRST DAYS

Here are some tips,                Read this “welcome” guide                                                                         Remember to check the                 Welcome Week
tools and information                                                                                                                bulletin boards !
to help you have a suc-            You’ll find everything you need to get started and to                                                                                   For the IUT, contact your registrar’s office at
                                                                                                                                     In addition to your intranet,
cessful academic year.             succeed.
                                                                                                                                     also check the bulletin boards,
                                                                                                                                     you’ll find:                          Your presence is mandatory.
Your student card is
                                   Log into your intranet                                                                            •   schedules
                                                                                                                                                                           An informative week where professors will explain
                                                                                                                                     •   your tutorial groups (TD)         the academic program, class schedules, testing, and
valuable.                                                                                       •   teacher absences and make-up      grades. You will also have the opportunity to tour the
Your Pass Sup’ is your student                                                                                                           classes
ID card.
                                   To log in, you will need:                                                                                                               school.
                                   • your student card (your login is the student num-                                               •   the examination charter, tests,
It proves that you are a student                                                                                                         exam schedules and of course      This is an ideal time to ask any questions you
at Université de Nantes.             ber preceded by the letter “e”)                                                                     your grades                       may have, familiarize yourself with the course con-
Personal, non-transferable                                                                                                           •   internship offers and informa-    tent, tour the facilities and meet your teachers.
and indispensable in your                                                                                                                tion on student life.
daily life.
                                                                                                                                                                            Welcome week calendar
Take care of it and carry it                             Année    2018
                                                         Année 2017      - 2019
                                                                      - 2018
with you at all times !                                  DUPONT                                                                                                   
(see p. 20/21)                                           François                                                                    Download the UnivNantes app
                                                         Né(e) le 19/06/1980                                                         to have access to your schedule        For questions, contact the secretariat of your
                                                         Numéro étudiant : 999001A
                                                                                                                                     and other useful information:          Faculty, institute or school.
Vignette certifying                                      INE : 09g9k100027
                                                                                                                                     your University restaurant
you are registered at                                                                                                                menu, University libraries
classes.                                                                                                                             loans, etc.                           Learning agreement
Each year, in order to update                                                                                                        (see p. 37)
your Student Card, log on your                                                                                                                                             You are part of an international exchange program ?
intranet, download and print       • your password on your registration certificate,                                                                                       You have to choose all classes you want to attend
your “vignette”                     issued with your student card, in the to-scratch part.                                                                                 and give your learning agreement duly signed to
                                                                                                                                                                           your administrative international coordinator by the
> réinscription et autres
procédures de scolarité >          Your academic information and web services                                                                                              following deadlines:
mes documents.                     are only available on your INTRANET                                                                                                     • 1st semester: October 11th
Your “vignette” must always be     (see p. 36).                                                                                                                            • 2nd semester: February 14th
kept with your Sudent Card.        By using the university’s IT resources you agree to
Change your
                                   the IT charter given to you at registration.                                                                                            Special academic arrangements
INTRANET password                                                                                                                                                          Special arrangements are available for working
> Vos WEBSERVICES > Mot            Download your Registration Certificate                                                                                                  students, competitive athletes and students with
de passe                           You need a Certificate of Enrollment during the year ?                                                                                  disabilities (see p. 19)
                                   You can download your Certificate on your intranet.
                                    INTRANET > VOS WEBSERVICES > réinscription et
                                   autres procédures de scolarité > mes documents.

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                                                        YOUR FIRST DAYS                                                                                                              SPECIAL ACADEMIC

The University                   Certification in languages                                                                        Students with disabilities or                    Competitive athletes
Calendar (l’Agenda)
                                 Your language skills can be assessed by independent                                               long-term illness                                Université de Nantes offers certain
Available online :               agencies. Certification is strongly recommended for                                                                                                adjustments (laptop loan, tutoring,
                                                                                                                                   To consider the facilities you will need,            international mobility and employability and in some                                                                                               special timetable arrangements) to allow
                                                                                                                                   your first step will be meeting the doctor
You will find all necessary      cases it is required (engineering schools, teacher                                                                                                 competitive athletes to combine studies
information and dates for
                                                                                                                                   at the Student Health Center-SUMPPS as
                                 recruitment, study abroad applications). (See p. 44).                                             soon as possible (take an appointment by         and sports in all academic fields.
events organized on your
campus.                                                                                                                            e-mail to
                                 Culture and initiatives workshops                                                                 RendezVous). (See p. 54).                           Complete the application to get the
                                 Interested in meeting with professionals from the                                                 This doctor will attest of your situation           competitive athlete status available
                                 culture scene on your campus ? Experiment with                                                    and can recommend arrangements accor-               on and
Check out our toolkit            artistic techniques ? Exchange with fellow students in                                            ding to your specific needs.                        return it to the SUAPS or by e-mail
BIENVENUE !                      a convival setting by working on a group project and                                                                                                  to:
                                                                                                                                   This support will be coordinated by the
Advice, tips, deals to prepare   seeing it through ? Take part in one of the cultural                                              “Relais handicap” of the Student Health             Luc PILLOT*
your university year on:         and artistic workshops.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   The “Relais handicap” supports your                 Your academic advisor, your compet-
                                  Registration begins: Week of September 23th,                                                                                                         itive athlete advisor or Luc Pillot can
                                                                                                                                   student life (access to course content,
                                  2019 at the Pôle Étudiant (map p. 73 n°11)                                                                                                           advise you on the use of the specific
                                                                                                                                   housing, sport, culture, study abroad)
                                                                                                                                   with its partners (Handisup association,            academic arrangements.
                                                                                                                                   the CROUS, etc.).                                   Don’t forget to contact them.
                                 Cultural and associative activities                                                                                                                   Learn more about the special
                                 You have the opportunity to engage in cultural and                                                                                                    academic arrangements www.univ-
                                 associative activities throughout the year: theatre,                                             
                                 exhibitions, concerts, festivals, community events,                                                This website is for students with                  * Olympic sailing champion
                                 etc. (see pp. 57-59).                                                                              disabilities, where you can download               at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games
                                                                                                                                    the form to inform us of your special
                                 Sports activities                                                                                  needs.                                          These arrangements will allow stu-
                                 The university offers a wide variety of sports activi-                                             Contact:                                        dents to achieve these two goals:
                                 ties. The full list is available on:                                                               +33 (0)2 40 37 10 35                            • graduate within a specified time
                                                                                                          • perform their sports at the highest level.
                                  Registration begins: September 2nd, 2019,                                                                                                         The competitive athlete student status is
                                  with no closing date. (see p. 60).                                                                                                                embedded on your Pass Sup’ student ID
                                                                                                                                                                                    chip, allowing access to the weight room
                                                                                                                                                                                    sports facilities.

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                         the student card                                                                                                Questions ?
                                                                                                                                         Do I need to pay for my Pass
                                                                                                                                                                               the login and password you
                                                                                                                                                                               received from IZLY on your
                                                                                                                                                                               student email address:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Ask for stopping all dif-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ferent uses than CROUS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               catering by sending and
                                                                                                                                                                                           email to production-cms@
                                                                                                                                         Sup’ card ?                                                                  giving your
                                                                                                                                                                             • only if absolutely necessary,
                                                                                                                                         The Pass Sup’ card is free.           you can add credit by paying                    first name, last name and
                                                                                                                                         However if your card is lost          with cash at the counter of                     birthdate.
The Pass Sup’ card                                                                                                                       or stolen, you will be charged        the university restaurant.                    • Report the lost or stolen
is the student card at                                                                                                                   10 € for a new card
                                                                                                                                         (see below under Assistance).       How do I pay for meals at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               card to the registrar’s office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               where you registered first
Université de Nantes.                                                                                                                    How long is my Pass Sup’ card
                                                                                                                                                                             university restaurants with my                  • You will be charged 10 € for
You can also use it to                                                                                                                   valid ?
                                                                                                                                                                             Pass Sup’ card ?                                  a new card.

pay at the university
                                                                      Année    2018
                                                                      Année 2017      - 2019
                                                                                   - 2018
                                                                                                                                                                             • To pay for meals at the
                                                                      DUPONT                                                             Your Pass Sup’ card is valid          university restaurant, you                    What can happen if someone
restaurants.                                                                                                                             throughout your studies. A                                                          else uses my card without my
                                                                      Né(e) le 19/06/1980                                                                                      must first add credit to your
                                                                      Numéro étudiant : 999001A                                          new sticker will be placed on         online “wallet” on                            knowledge ?
                                                                      INE : 09g9k100027                                                  your card at the beginning of                    You must immediately block
You should always                                                                                                                        each academic year.                   (see the previous question).
                                                                                                                                                                             • At the university restau-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             your card to prevent some-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             body else from using it. Uni-
carry, with your Pass                                                                                                                    How do I activate my card ?
                                                                                                                                                                               rants and cafeterias, you                     versité de Nantes and CROUS
Sup’Card, the vignette                                                                                                                   • Your card is already active
                                                                                                                                           and can be used for univer-
                                                                                                                                                                               don’t have to enter a pin
                                                                                                                                                                               number when you pay. Your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             will not be held responsible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for any misuses of your card.
certifying that you are                                                                                                                    sity services.                      card is directly debited by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             My card doesn’t work at the
registered. (  p. 16)                                                                                                                   • To use it in the university
                                                                                                                                           restaurants, you have to
                                                                                                                                                                               using the rates that apply
                                                                                                                                                                               to you.                                       library, copy machines, to
                                                                                                                                           activate your “wallet” (IZLY)                                                     access buildings…
                                                                                                                                           on line by following the ins-     What is the minimum credit I                    Please inform your regis-
                                                                                                                                           tructions from IZLY services      can load on my card ?                           trar’s office.
                                                                                                                                           emailed to your university        5 €.
                                                                                                                                           address                                                           My card doesn’t work at the
This new electronic multiservice card serves          With your Pass Sup’ card you can:                                                          How can I get back the money                    university restaurants nor at
you as your student ID. It is personal and                                                                                               • In this e-mail you will find      that I put on my Pass Sup’                      the CROUS ATM machines.
non-transferable. This new card is fragile,           • prove that you are a student at Université
                                                        de Nantes                                                                          your login and password           card ?                                          Please notify the staff at the
take care of it and remember to carry it with                                                                                              to access your “wallet” on
you at all times.                                                                                                                                                            You can get your money back                     counter of your university
                                                      • pay for meals at any CROUS restaurant                                            from your online “wallet”                       restaurant.
                                                      • borrow books from the University Library                                         • If you did not receive it or if   by using your login and
You will have to show your Student Card to                                                                                                 you lost it, you can ask for      password on                        I’m having trouble with my
attend the exams, with your Registration              • sign up for sports and fitness activities                                          a new one on https://mon-                                                         online “wallet” on the website
                                                      • access certain controlled-access areas                                             vationMail
                                                        (parking lots, study rooms, etc.)                                                                                    Assistance                                      Please notify the staff at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             counter of your university
                                                      • print documents, in Libraries for instance.                                                                          My card is lost or has been                     restaurant.
                                                                                                                                         Questions about                     stolen ?
                                                                                                                                         the Pass Sup’ online                • If you think you lost (or if
                                                                                                                                         wallet ?                              you’ve been robbed) your
                                                                                                                                                                               Izly card or your mobile
                                                                                                                                         How do I add credit to my Pass        phone or if you think that
                                                                                                                                         Sup’ card ?                           someone has stolen you Izly
                                                                                                                                         • You can add credit on your          password, block your card
More information on :                                                                                                                      online wallet from Internet         and Izly account as soon as
                                                                                                                                                                               possible. You can do it from                                                                                                          (laptop, smartphone, digital
                                                                                                                                           tablet…), using your credit         your online account on the
                                                                                                                                           card or banking informa-            Izly website, on the page
                                                                                                                                           tion, and accessing with            «Mon profil».

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                         26   DIPLOMAS

                         28   EXAMS

                         30   KEY DATES

                         69   GLOSSARY

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                                                                            ACADEMICS                                                                                                                                        ACADEMICS

Université de Nantes            Université de Nantes is a major research centre in                                                How do I contact a                   Course Unit system (Unités d’Enseignement - UE)
offers academic paths           Western France. 64 laboratories work in all areas.                                                teacher ?
leading to most degrees                                                                                                                                                The system consists of course units. Each UE has a
in higher education,            Classes are taught by professors who include                                                      •   Go to the secretariat of your    value defined in ECTS credits and corresponds to
                                the latest research achievements in their                                                             faculty, UFR, institute or
in short or long study                                                                                                                                                 the number of hours of study (lectures, tutorials,
                                                                                                                                      school (or department) to get
programs.                       teaching.                                                                                             your teacher’s contact details   practical work, personal projects) that the student
                                                                                                                                      or office hours.                 must complete to obtain a UE. A full year represents
                                LMD system: Licence, Master, Doctorate                                                            •   Consult the directory on the     60 credits or 30 credits per semester.
The LMD system                                                                                                                        mobile app:
                                The advantages of this system include:
As part of the harmonization    • recognition and equivalence Europe-wide
of European higher education,   • student mobility                                                                                                                     Diplomas
the university study programs   • better recognition of the degrees on the labour
are organized around three
degrees:                          market                                                                                                                                0           60            120        180         240        300         Credits or ECTS          480
•   Licence (Undergraduate      • the intermediate degrees Deug, DUT (bac +2) and                                                 •   or on the home page of the
                                  Maîtrise (bac +4) continue to be issued.                                                            university website.
•   Master (M)
•   Doctorate (D).              Organization of studies
                                Semester system                                                                                                                                                     LICENCE 3 MASTER 1 MASTER 2
The admission in Master’s       • The licence is divided into 6 semesters                                                                                                                                                     and / or
degrees is selective.           • The master is organized in 4 semesters
Do not forget to apply on             Credits can be accumulated and transferred                                                                                               LICENCE 1 LICENCE 2
                                Each semester is assigned 30 credits or ECTS                                                      If you want to change                     DUT 1         DUT 2
                                (European Credit Transfer System), common to                                                      programs during your
                                many European countries:                                                                          first year of Licence :
                                • licence, 6 semesters validated = 180 credits                                                    You can do so at the end of
                                • master, 4 semesters validated = 300 credits                                                     the first semester. Check with
                                                                                                                                  the Registration Office of your
                                  Holders of a master can prepare a doctoral thesis                                               Faculty, Institute or School                                       LICENCE
                                  which corresponds to 480 credits, or 180 additional                                             where you want to enrol.                                             PRO

                                  credits after the master.                                                                       Find the UFR contact informa-
                                                                                                                                  tion on

                                                                                                                                                                            PACES*                   HEALTH (MEDECINE, DENTISTRY, PHARMACY, MIDWIFERY)

                                                                                                                                                                          ACES: first year common to health studies

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                                                                                        DIPLOMAS                                                                                                                                DIPLOMAS

A government-sanc-                  baccalaureate + 2 years                                                                            If you want to study                  baccalaureate + 5 years
tioned diploma and                                                                                                                     physiotherapy in
teaching backed-up by
                                    DUT                                                                                                Nantes*, you have two
research.                           The University Diploma of Technology (DUT) is a                                                    possibilities:                        The Master is a 2-year program. During the first
                                    2-year degree program. The DUT trains students to                                                  •   to pass a competitive exam        year (Master 1) students begin a specialization. In
Health Studies                      work as senior technicians in all fields, for immediate                                                at the end of the PACES (60       the second year (Master 2), students can choose
The first year of health studies    entry to the workplace.                                                                                spots)                            a “professional” path for immediate entry in the
(PACES) consists of core            To pursue an advanced degree after the DUT                                                         •   to study physiotherapy at the     labor market or a “research” path for pursuing
classes that prepare students to                                                                                                           STAPS for the first year (up to   doctoral studies. Many Master 2 programs require an
                                    (general licence, professional licence or engineering                                                  to 100 students, only the first
take the entrance exams to the                                                                                                                                               internship of 4 to 6 months (at a business or research
schools of medicine, pharmacy,      school) students must submit an application or have                                                    32 students in rank are selec-
dentistry and midwifery. The        their experiential learning validated before being                                                     ted at the end of the year)       organization).
curriculum is common to the         admitted.                                                                                          *Institut de formation en   
4 branches, with specific                                                                              masso-kinésitherapie of Saint-
classes in the second semester.
                                                                                                                                                                             baccalaureate + 5 years
                                                                                                                                       Sébastien-sur-Loire offers 92
Université de Nantes has three                                                                                                         spots allocated by the regional
health studies programs:            baccalaureate + 3 years                                                                            council of Pays de la Loire,          Engineering degree
dentistry, pharmacy, medicine       Licence                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                             Université de Nantes has an engineering school:
and medical technology
(orthoptics, speech pathology       The Licence is a 3-year program. At the end of the                                                                                       Polytech Nantes. This is a 3-year program for
and midwifery), taught in three     second year, several choices are available: a general                                                                                    students who have already completed a 2-year degree
schools in Nantes:                  licence, professional licence or engineering school.                                                                                     (L2 or DUT, for example). It is designed for students
•   Medicine and Medical                                                                                                                                                     who want to be senior engineers in industry or
                                    The general licence can lead to further studies in
                                    a Master program or the competitive exams for civil                                                                                      industrial public service.
•   Dentistry
•   Pharmaceutical and Biological
    Sciences.                       The professional licence, developed in partnership
                                    with businesses, prepares students for immediate                                                                                         baccalaureate + 8 years
                                    entry into the workplace in fields that require                                                                                          Doctorate
                                    specialized skills. It does not lead to further studies                                                                                  The Doctorate is open to holders of a Master degree.
                                    towards a Master.                                                                                                                        This degree is awarded after defending a thesis,
                                                                                                                                         written under the supervision and responsibility of
                                                                                                                                                                             a thesis director. The thesis is usually done in three
                                                                                                                                                                             years. The Doctorate leads to careers in research and
                                                                                                                                                                             development in the private sector but also careers
                                                                                                                                                                             as professors or researchers in public institutions
                                                                                                                                                                             (universities, CNRS…).

Tutorials in Pharmacy

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                                                                                                  EXAMS                                                                                                                        EXAMS

Exam schedule                    Testing                                                                                           To contact your           Succeeding in your UE, Semester, Year
                                                                                                                                   Registrar’s Office:
Exam notifications will          For each course unit (UE) you will be tested:                                                                               Each academic field has its own grading require-
be posted in the hall of your                                                                                                      INTRANET > Scolarité,
faculty.                         • either by continuous assessment                                                                                           ments. Please see your registrar’s office for more
                                                                                                                                   inscription, calendrier
For the IUT, there are no exam   • or by one or more final exams
sessions, only continuous
assessment.                      • or by a combination of the two.

The School of Engineering,                                                                                                                                   Earn Sports Points
Polytech, has specific study                                                                                                                                 Each semester, in some faculties, schools or insti-
regulations.                     The day of the exam                                                                                                         tutes, points can be earned through sports classes.
                                 • Do not forget to check the bulletin board for the                                                                         For questions, contact the secretariat of your Faculty,
                                  dates and location of your exams                                                                                           institute or school.
                                 • Show up 30 minutes before your exam starts
                                 • Pay careful attention to the location of your exam
                                 • Do not forget your identification card AND your                                                                           Passing into the next year
                                  student card with the vignette certifying that you
                                  have registered (see p. 16).                                                                                               L1  L2       if at least one semester is validated
                                                                                                                                                             L2  L3       If both semesters of L1 are validated
                                                                                                                                                                           + 1 semester of L2
                                                                                                                                                             L3  M1       Only if all semesters of the three years of Licence
                                 Exam sites                                                                                                                                are validated and you have earned your Licence
                                 Your exams may take place:                                                                                                  M1  M2       Only if the M1 is fully validated
                                 • on your campus                                                                                                                          Grade repetition subject to approval
                                 • at the SUAPS (map p. 73 n° 15)
                                 • at the stadium Pierre Quinon (map p. 73)
                                 • at la Beaujoire (for PACES exam).


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                                                                                                    KEY DATES                                                                                                                                                   KEY DATES

Check the university calendar of your                            Events calendar for all the campuses is                                                         January 6th to               Guichet Unique - Foreign Students Welcome Center,
UFR, institute or school on:                                     available on:                                                                                   January 31st               the first stop for foreign students                          
                                                                                                                                                                 February                     Submission of FSDIE applications (see p. 57)
For all information regarding your
courses, please visit your faculty, UFR,                                                                                                                         Mid-January                  International Application deadline for 1st year undergraduate admission
institute or school website.                                                                                                                                                                  Dossier Social Etudiant. Fill in your scholarship application and your
                                                                                                                                                                 January 15th
                                                                                                                                                                                              accommodation application (university residences) on : www.etudiant.
                                                                                                                                                                 to May 31st

                                                                                                                                                    Semester 2
                                                                                                                                                                                              International Application deadline for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                                 End of March
                                                                                                                                                                                              and graduate admission

                                                                                                                                                                 April                        Submission of FSDIE applications (see p. 57)

                                                                                                                                                                 April   11th   to April
                                                                                                                                                                                              Spring holidays

                                                                                                                                                                 May                        Second semester exams
                                                                                                                                                                 June                         Submission of FSDIE applications (see p. 57)

                                                                                                                                                                 Mid-June                   Start of the second exam session

             July 5th              Registration begins - Welcome to the University

             August 26th to
             September 10th      First day of classes (depending on your degree)
             August 26th to        Guichet Unique - Foreign Students Welcome Center,
Semester 1

             October 4th         the first stop for foreign students
             October               Submission of FSDIE applications (support for student projects) (see p. 57)

             December 21st to
                                   Christmas holidays
             January 5th
             to mid-January      First semester exams

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                    34   10 KEY TIPS

                    35   SUPPORT SERVICES
                         TO HELP YOU SUCCEED

                    36   STUDENT INTRANET

                    37   UNIVNANTES MOBILE APP
                    38   UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

                    40   BROADENNING YOUR KNOWLEDGE

                    42   CERTIFICATIONS

                    45   LANGUAGE COURSES

                    46   WORKING TOWARDS
                         YOUR CAREER GOALS

                    48   STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

                    69   GLOSSARY
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                                                                                  10 KEY TIPS                                                                                    SUPPORT SERVICES
                                           for a successful academic year                                                                                                    TO HELP YOU SUCCEED

1  Confidence                                    6  Support network                                                                Université de Nantes                New student orientation
Higher education is the logical                                                                                                      has developed a number
                                                  Loneliness is common among students,                                               of systems to help you              Mentors: during registration, you are greeted
continuation of high school. You                  especially at first. Try to form small                                             succeed in your studies.            by student mentors who help you discover the
will have to get used to being more               working groups; you can encourage each                                                                                 university, help you with the registration process and
independent and that’s a big change. So                                                                                    
                                                  other and your grades will improve.                                                reussirsalicence                    answer any questions you may have.
be confident in your abilities, but make
sure you stay organized.                                                                                                                                                 Welcome Week
                                                  7  Reflexes                                                                                                           During the first week of classes, your teachers will
2  Organization                                  If you have any doubts, questions,                                                                                     hold meetings where they will explain what you need
Plan your study time, set yourself goals          problems, seek help. Knowledgeable                                                                                     to know about your schedule, the subjects taught,
with specific deadlines and stick to              people can help, please don’t hesitate to                                                                              testing and grades. You will also have the opportunity
them. We offer classes on study skills            contact them (see p. 35).                                                                                              to tour the university.
(see p. 35), make sure you attend.
                                                                                                                                                                         Your Academic advisor
3  Attendance                                    8  Sociability                                                                                                        Your academic advisor assists you throughout
Don’t skip classes. Successful students           A good way to meet people and make                                                 Parcoursup                          your first year at the university. Academic advisors
attend all their classes. Remember that           friends is to get involved in a club or                                            Support measures are                will answer your questions and provide advice on
every hour in class requires one hour of          association. Contact the Student Life                                              implemented for students in         facilitating the transition between high school and
homework to review your notes and do              Office (see p. 57) who will refer you to                                           the faculties of Sciences, Sports   college.
further research.                                                                                                                    (STAPS), Foreign Languages
                                                  the many opportunities on campus.                                                  (LEA), and at the Economics
                                                                                                                                     and Management Institute.           University study skills
4  Motivation                                                                                                                       Contact:                            During the 1st semester the university offers courses
90 % of successful students have chosen           9  Take breaks                                                                    Your academic advisor.              to help you learn the study skills specific to your
a field of study they are interested              Get outside, have some fun, get some                                                                                   degree program. Note taking, time management,
in. This gives them the energy and                exercise or attend a cultural event. This                                                                              documentary research, group work, critical data
motivation to successfully overcome the           is also a good way to meet new people.                                                                                 analysis, writing a paper and oral presentation. You
difficulties.                                                                                                                                                            will also visit the university library during the class.

5  Hard work                                     10  Look at the big picture                                                                                           Changing tracks after the first
There are countless useful resources              Take time to think about your future,                                                                                  semester of the first year of Licence
you can use to learn more about various           try to figure out your real motivations                                            SWITCH
                                                                                                                                                                         You can change tracks after the first semester of
subjects (see p. 38 to 45). Using these           and your interest in your chosen field                                                                                 your first year of Licence if you have passed all your
                                                                                                                                     If you wish to change your
resources to learn better and smarter is          of study. The SUIO is here to help you                                             academic orientation during the     exams, without having to start the whole year over.
often what makes the difference between           identify your career goals and tailor your                                         year, you can benefit from the
good students and the best students.              study program (see pp. 46-47).                                                     SWITCH arrangement (indivi-
                                                                                                                                     duals interviews or collective

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                                              STUDENT INTRANET                                                                                               UNIVNANTES MOBILE APP

Access to your intranet          The student intranet makes your life                                                                                        UnivNantes: the mobile app that
with your login and
password                         easier !                                                                                                                    makes your everyday life easier !
see p. 16                        Stay connected
                                                                                                                                                             The mobile app UnivNantes offers a range of useful
Change your password             Your Student e-mail address:                                                                                                services while on the move:
by going to your INTRANET
> VOS WEBSERVICES                                                                                             • check your timetable and stay informed in real time
> Mot de passe                   Check it regularly as all the information that                                                                               of course changes*
                                 concerns your classes and university life will be sent                                                                      • find your way around campus, find the building you
You have lost your               to you at this address.
password ?                                                                                                                                                    want to go to
You can reset it by yourself
                                 How to access your student email address ?                                                                                  • stay up-to-date about last minute changes to your
online on: www.univ-nantes.                                                                                                                                   sports activities
fr/motdepasse                    You have direct access to your webmail on your
The university staff can reset   INTRANET > VOS WEBSERVICES > Webmail                                                                                        • check your book loans and due dates at the
your password if you lost it.                                                                                                                                 University library
Feel free to ask them.               • By redirecting your student email address
                                      towards your personal mailbox (http://                                                                                 • check your University library opening hours in real
Please note that for security
reasons, passwords cannot be puis «ma                                                                                       time
provided to you by phone or           messagerie»)                                                                                                           • book a NoctamBU spot (BU Health)
                                     • By configuring your smartphone or any other                                                                           • check the daily menu at the university restaurant
Advice:                               mailbox (more information on wiki.univ-
                                                                                                                              • set up your preferences.
Never give out your
password.                                                                                                                                                                            *For all students, except IUT de Nantes,
                                 Other webservices:                                                                                                                         IUT de Saint-Nazaire, ESPE Angers and Le Mans.

                                     • to get in touch (online forum, chat...); store,
Join the community                    edit and share files (UNCLOUD)
#univnantes                                                                                                                        UnivNantes mobile app
                                     • to consult your classes (Madoc), your                                                       available on :
                                      schedules, your grades
                                     • to ensure your success (internship, jobs,
1st university community in
France on Twitter and Youtube         advice...) with the Career Center (see p.46).

                                  All your online services available on one platform,                                               Search for UnivNantes
                                  INTRANET > VOS WEBSERVICES                                                                       in your Store.

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                                            UNIVERSITY LIBRARY                                                                                                                    UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

University Library:              The university library will help you                                                                 NoctamBU                           The library also offers many services:
a tool to help you
succeed                          during your studies !                                                                                From September to Mid-June,
                                                                                                                                      400 spots are offered on           • individual study spots and working rooms
                                                                                                                                      expanded evening hours until        for groups; with disabled access
Library hours in Nantes                                                                                                               11:30 pm and on weekends at
During the academic year, 8:30   With seven locations in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and                                                    the Health Library (city centre,   • borrowing of documents and interlibrary loan
am to 7 pm Monday to Friday,     La Roche-sur-Yon (pp. 64 to 67), the university                                                      map p. 72 n° 4).                    of documents that don’t belong to Université de
and and 8:30am to 1pm on         library offers you multidisciplinary documentary                                                                                         Nantes;
Saturday mornings.                                                                                                                    Reservation required on:
                                 collections, on divers supports, for courses,
The Library of Medecine is       research, information and leisure.
                                                                                                                                • information by chat and e-mail;
open from 8:30am to 6pm from                                                                                                          noctambu or even better from
mid-October to mid-May.          The printed and digital collections are indexed in a                                                 your mobile app                    • documentary research training sessions within
University libraries             unique catalog, Nantilus:                                                                                       training programmes or BU workshops
in Saint-Nazaire,                                                                                                                     Loan at the BU
                                 You will find encyclopaedias, books, thesis, e-books,                                                                                   • loan of computers on site, computer rooms, WIFI
La Roche-sur-Yon, and on                                                                                                              The mobile app will allow you
the Chantrerie campus may        scientific journals, French and international                                                        to receive alerts regarding your    and copy machines;
have different opening hours,    newspapers, and search databases in all academic                                                     loans, your schedules, and also
make sure you check out          fields, but also novels, comic books and DVD.                                                        to sign up for NoctamBU.           • documents printing with your student card for more
information.                                                                                                                                                             • support to PhD students in spreading and
                                                                                                                                      Nomade                              publishing their work
                                                                                                                                      Most of these digital resources
Find the real-time schedule
                                                                                                                                      are accessible not only at the     • exhibitions and various cultural events
on                                                                                                                                               (conferences, readings, workshops…)
                                                                                                                                      library, but also remotely.
Opening hours during                                                                                                                  The online service “nomade”        • facilities for people with disabilities.
university breaks                                                                                                                     is accessible from your
                                                                                                                                      INTRANET > VOS
Depending on the sites, the
                                                                                                                                      WEBSERVICES > Accès
libraries close one week at
Christmas and 2 weeks in
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                                                 BOARDENING                                                                                                                           BOARDENING
                                             YOUR KNOWLEDGE                                                                                                                       YOUR KNOWLEDGE

                              More than 1400 video resources                                                                                                       UP !
                              Short and original formats to understand                                                                                             The Permanent University (UP) offers:
                              Research in a different way                                                                                                          • conferences, meetings and exhibitions from
                              • «Digression», «one question one researcher»,                                                                                         November to May, from Monday to Saturday (free
                                «Looking for innovation»...                                                                                                          of charge upon presentation of your student card)
                                                                                                                                Component of the University,
                              Full lectures to understand societal topics                                                       UP’s goal is to ensure education   • «The musical hour» every thursday at 6:30pm
                              and the news.                                                                                     all life long, to spread uni-      • meeting with writers (stay informed about UP                                                                                                       versity culture and to make it
The University of Nantes is   • Boris Cyrulnik, Edgar Morin, Tobie Nathan.                                                      accessible to a wider audience.
                                                                                                                                                                     current events on our website)
the 1st French University
on Youtube with its 39 000
                              UNNEWS: do not miss anything from UN                                                                                                  Contact :
                              news !                                                                                                                                More information on
                                                                                                                                                                    ( map p. 72 campus Île de Nantes n° 1)
                              Scientific discoveries, athletes performances, last
                              pedagogical innovation… stay informed about your        university current affairs on UNNEWS, Université de
partenaires/nantes            Nantes online magazine !
                              Every week, our researchers will also give
                              explanations about current topics. You will also find
                              information about your campuses events not to be
                              missed !
                              The «Labo des savoirs»
                              Every week, some volunteer journalists from the
                              «Labo des Savoirs» (Lab of Knowledge) meet
                              researchers and highlight Research through
                              interviews and scientific reports.         Prun’
                              Prun is a student Radio created at the University and
                              gathers more than 250 volunteers who produce more
                              than 70 radio programs: around 50 musical radio
                              programs for all music styles, more than 15 thematic
                              radio programs (sciences, culture, sport, health,                  politics...) and 2 daily radio programs.
92 fm

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                                                    CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                                                           CERTIFICATIONS

Université de Nantes     The C2i - Digital Skills Certificate                                                                                                     A certification incorporated in the study
offers students the                                                                                                                                               programmes
opportunity to certify   Prepare your digital skills certificate !
their computer and                                                                                                                                                Many university study programmes (licence and
                         PIX is a public online platform project for digital                                                                                      DUT) include a digital skills and culture training
language skills.
                         skills assessment and certification.                                                                                                     programme (CCN), that will lead you to get the
                         The University proposes this new certification.                                                                                          Pix certification. The certification registration is
                                                                                                                                                                  automatic, you will be automatically register as for
                         The Pix certification
                                                                                                                                                                  your semester exams.
                         Pix will allow you to certify you command of several
                         digital skills necessary to: complete successfully                                                                                       For other cases, please refer to «CCN opening
                         your studies, begin your professionnal life, your                                                                                        path».
                         personal life… etc. It relies on the European Digital                                                                                    The C2i certificates (level 2) are intended to a
                         Competence Framework for Citizens (DIGCOMP).                                                                                             professionnal use of digital tools, related to a field of
                         The digital skills certified by Pix are divided in 5                                                                                     study or career, and are intended to students from
                         areas:                                                                                                                                   specific master’s degrees (teaching, legal and health
                         • Information and data                                                                             How getting ready for the
                                                                                                                            Pix certification  ?
                         • Communication and Cooperation
                                                                                                                            Step 1: self-assessment
                         • Content creation                                                                                 •   Create a personal account on       Information and registration
                         • Protection and safety
                                                                                                                            •   Determine your skills profile
                         • Digital environment                                                                                  through online activities.
                                                                                                                            Step 2: Training
                                                                                                                            •   Face-to-face or online, you
                                                                                                                                have access to resources on
                                                                                                                                Madoc, self-registration from
                                                                                                                                your INTRANET > VOS
                                                                                                                                WEBSERVICES > Madoc
                                                                                                                            Step 3: Evaluate your
                                                                                                                            •   Repeat activities about Pix and
                                                                                                                                improve your skills profile.
                                                                                                                            Then, the certification is based on
                                                                                                                            this skills profile.

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                                                             CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                           LANGUAGE COURSES

The Language Center                French Language Certificates and Tests                                                            The Language Center      Campus soir – Campus été:
of Université de Nantes                                                                                                              also guides you throu-
advises and guides                 The Language Center organizes 2 official French                                                   ghout your learning of   Foreign Languages Classes
you throughout your                language certifications recognized by the French                                                  foreign languages.       Diverse training programs to learn and practise
language certification.            Ministry of Education:                                                                                                     foreign languages are organized by the Language
                                                                                                                                     (See adress  p. 44).
                                   • The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française)                                                                          Center. You plan to study abroad ? You want to
The Language Center
welcomes you:
                                     and the DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue                                                                               learn or improve your language skills ? You are
                                     française).                                                                                                              preparing a language certification ? Université de
Bât. Nouveau Tertre                • The TCF (Test de connaissance du français) and                                                                           Nantes organises diverse complementary language
Chemin la Censive du Tertre
BP 81227
                                     the DAP-TCF (required for first year undergraduate                                                                       programs:
44312 NANTES CEDEX 3                 admission).                                                                                                              • Refresher Courses/Advanced Courses
Tramway ligne 2 arrêt «Facultés»                                                                                                                              • Conversation workshops
( map p. 73 n° 3)                  For further information and dates:                                                                                        • Certification Preparation
                                                                                                                                • Less Commonly Taught Languages Initiation
                                                                                                                                                              • Mobility Preparation
                                                                                                                                                              Registration is required and takes place each
                                   Certification in other languages                                                                                           semester in September, December and March
                                   Your proficiency in a foreign language can be attested                                                                     (courses are open subject to the number of
When and how to take               by an assessment exam that will test your oral and/                                                                        applicants)
an assessment exam                 or written language skills. Certification is available
to receive a certificate           in German, English, Chinese, Spanish, Italian and                                                                           More information and registration:
of proficiency in a                Portuguese (subject to the number of applicants).
language ?                                                                                                                                           
                                   Certification is a requirement for some Master and
Whenever you feel ready. To                                                                                                                          
                                   Licence programs.
assess your language skills, to
                                   It is highly valued in terms of international
                                                                                                                                                              Languages resources center
study abroad with an exchange
program or for your résumé.        mobility and is an asset to your employability.
                                                                                                                                                              Come to visit the Languages Resources Center from
                                                                                                                                                              the University Services for Languages, and take
                                                                                                                                                              advantage of personalized advice to support you in
                                                                                                                                                              your foreign languages learning process.
                                                                                                                                                              Upon request, benefit from online tools to improve
                                                                                                                                                              your languages skills and to make a self-assessment.

                                                                                                                                                               More information and registration:

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                                             WORKING TOWARDS                                                                                                WORKING TOWARDS
                                            YOUR CAREER GOALS                                                                                              YOUR CAREER GOALS

Throughout your aca-                 Online services in your Career Center:                                                                         All year long, our advisors guide you at
demic career, get ready
for your professional                • Personalized access                                                                                          each step of your career
future                               • Jobs videos                                                                                                  Building your educational curriculum
SUIO Welcome desk -
                                     • Advice                                                                                                       • Succeed in your academic reorientation (starting
University Service for               • Events: workshops, fairs                                                                                      from October)
Information and Career                                                                                                                              • Be accepted in some selectives programmes
Orientation                          • Internship and job offers                                                                                     (February to April)
Monday through Friday
from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
                                     • Information about companies                                                                                  • Continuing your work-linked training (March to
Maison des services
                                     • Resources for your career                                                                                     April)
universitaires                                                                                                                                      Meeting professionals
110 boulevard Michelet in Nantes      Registration:
+33 (0)2 40 37 10 00                                                                                                                                • Student jobs: workshops and fair (September)
(map p. 74 n° 35)           
                                                                                                                                                    • Find an internship (October to December)
Tram line 2 – Stop Michelet or
Morrhonnière                                                                                                                                        • Summer jobs: workshops and fairs (April)
                                     An available team, some personal advice, and                                                                   Getting your first job
The Documentary                      some collective workshops to:
resources center is                  • Get career guidance                                                                                          • JD Coaching
open                                                                                                                                                • Joining the Alumni network:
                                     • Meet professionals, and learn how to convince them
From Monday afternoon to
                                     • Find an internship, a job
9:30 am to 12:30 pm                  • Learn how to write your resume and cover letter
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm                   • Prepare for an interview
Closed at 4.30 pm on Fridays

                                       More information on:

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