STUDENT HANDBOOK 2021-2022 - EN - Crous de Bordeaux

STUDENT HANDBOOK 2021-2022 - EN - Crous de Bordeaux


Crous de Bordeaux Aquitaine
18 rue du Hamel - CS 11616
33080 Bordeaux Cedex
Tel.: +33 (0)5 56 33 92 00
STUDENT HANDBOOK 2021-2022 - EN - Crous de Bordeaux
Contents                                                                                                                                              Contacts

                                                                                    A single phone number dedicated
                                           Contacts        p.3                      to student life: +33 (0)5 56 33 92 17
                                                                                    Assistance available in person or
                                                                                    by phone from Monday to Friday,
                                                                                    8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
                                        The CROUS          p.4
                                                                                    Contact the Student Life
                                                                                    Department via email at
                Student Benefits Application               p.5                      in the ‘Ma boîte à questions’ (My            Seven      student    representatives,
                                                                                    question box) section.                       elected for two years, sit on the CROUS
                                      Scholarships         p.6                      Learn more about the CROUS
                                                                                                                                 board of directors. Their role is, first
                                                                                                                                 and foremost, to be spokespeople for
                                                                                    of Bordeaux-Aquitaine,
                                                                                                                                 the student community. Within the
                                                                                    including its mission and news:
                                            Housing        p.7            
                                                                                                                                 CROUS, these students participate
                                                                                                                                 in the organisation of the agency by
                                                                                                                                 joining in on sessions:
                                      Food Service         p.11                                                                  - of the board of directors;
                                                                                                                                 - of the various committees (cultural,
                                                                                                                                 food service, student life, special
                                             Culture       p.17
                                                                                            Contact your                         assistance);
                                                                                              student                            - of the working groups on construction
                                          The CVEC         p.20                            vice-president                        and furnishing of halls of residence.
                                                                                                                                 - and by participating in invitation to
                                                                                               +33 (0)              tender committees.
                                   Social Services         p.21          

                                                                                     More info at
                                             Jobaviz       p.22                      in the section ‘élections étudiantes’
                                                                                              (student elections)

                                                                                                                                 CROUS DE
                                  FOLLOW US ON:
                                                                                                               CLOUS             BORDEAUX-
                                                                                                              DE PAU             AQUITAINE
                                                                                             7 rue Saint John Perse B.P. 1161    18 rue du Hamel
                                                                                                   64011 Pau Cedex, France       CS 11616
                                                                                                    Tel.: +33 (0)   33080 Bordeaux cedex, France
             Photo credits: CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine, unless otherwise stated              Student life information desk
                                                                                                          Monday to Friday       Student life information desk,
          Design/Layout: CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine Communications Department
                                                                                                          8:30 am to 5:30 pm     Monday to Friday, 8:30 am
                                                                                                                                 to 4:30 pm
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The CROUS                                                                                                                                     Student Benefits Application

    WHAT IS THE CROUS?                                 HOW MANY CROUS ARE                          The Student Benefits Application (DSE in French) allows you to submit a single
                                                                                                   document to request a scholarship based on socio-economic criteria and housing at
    The Centre Régional des œuvres Universi-           THERE?                                      a university hall of residence. The application must be completed every year through
    taires et Scolaires (CROUS - Regional Cen-                                                     the website
                                                       There are 26 CROUS and 16 CLOUS
    tre for University and School Assistance) is
                                                       (Local Centres for University and School
    a public agency overseen by the French                                                         Note: Housing applications for new arrivals must be sent to the CROUS by 1 June.
                                                       Assistance) in France, connected in a
    Ministry of Higher Education, Research,
                                                       network led by the CNOUS (National Centre
    and Innovation.                                                                                Scholarships and/or housing are not automatically renewed.
                                                       for University and School Assistance).
                                                                                                   Remember to reapply every year starting 15 January!
    WHAT IS ITS ROLE?                                  WHAT ARE THE
    The mission of the CROUS is to help to
    improve living and working conditions              SERVICES OFFERED                                             The student enters their


                                                                                                                                                                The student registers
    for students and, by doing so, to enable a         TO STUDENTS?                                                 request on the website
                                                                                                                    www.crous-bordeaux.f r
                                                                                                                                                                at a higher education
    greater number of them to succeed in their                                                                                                                  institution and submits
    higher education studies.                  • Scholarships                                                       as soon as possible start-
                                                                                                                                                                their notification to the
                                               • Housing                                                            ing 15 January, before they
                                                                                                                                                                school enrolment de-
                                                                                                                    even receive exam results.
                                               • Food service                                                                                                   partment (service de la
    WHO CAN RECEIVE                            • Social assistance                                                                                              scolarité).

    SERVICES FROM                              • Culture
                                               • International exchanges
    THE CROUS?                                 • Jobs
                                                                                                                                                                If the student is receiv-

                                                                                                                    Within 48 hours, the stu-

    Any student enrolled at an institution of                                                                       dent receives a confir-                     ing a scholarship, the
    higher education, including open-enrol-                                                                         mation     email   contain-                 institution waives the
                                                                                                                                                                university and CVEC
    ment universities, ‘grandes écoles’ (selective
    universities), ‘IUT’ technical institutes, ‘BTS’
                                                                          THE CROUS                                 ing a summary report of
                                                                                                                    the entry and indicates                     fees. The student or

    technical training courses, and university                          IN NUMBERS                                  whether further formalities                 their institution con-
                                                                                                                                                                firms to the CROUS the
                                                                                                                    are required.
    entrance exam preparation classes.                                                                                                                          academic registration.
                                                        students in 5 departments

                                                        people employed                                             The student sends their

                                                                                                                    application, along with                     The CROUS sends the
    The General Manager of the CROUS directs            23                                                          documents of proof, within                  student a definitive
    the departments and implements policies             community service volunteers                                the following 8 days to the                 scholarship notification.
    set by the board of directors, presided over
    by the Chief Education Officer.                     37,000                                                      address indicated in the
                                                        scholarship students

    HOW IS THE BOARD                                    55
                                                        halls of residence
    OF DIRECTORS OF THE                                 10,352                                                                                                  Starting on 30/08, the
    CROUS COMPOSED?                                     housing spaces                                     STEP     The CROUS examines the                      CROUS will send the

                                                                                                                    request and sends the                       first payment for all
    The board of directors is composed of               41                                                          student, by email, a con-                   reviewed and complet-
                                                        student food service locations                              ditional notification that                  ed applications. The
    student representatives (including the Vice-                                                                    a scholarship has been                      student receives their
    President), staff representatives, individuals      3,100,000                                                   granted or a notification                   scholarship (payment
    chosen for their skills, and presidents or          meals served per year                                       of rejection.                               over 10 months from
    directors of higher education institutions.                                                                                                                 September to June).

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Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Housing

     Scholarships are financial aid granted according to socio-economic criteria.                                                                                 The CROUS has furnished flats and rooms, with students on scholarship given priority
     A scholarship request is made via the Student Benefits Application, which must be                                                                            in assignments. A housing request is made via the Student Benefits Application, which
     completed as soon as possible starting 15 January.                                                                                                           must be completed between 15 January and 15 May. The CROUS assigns accommoda-
                                                                            Find more info at                                       tion throughout the year in line with departures and drop-outs.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Learn about the housing assignment process at

               FOR                                                                                                                                                             Merignac                         Bordeaux
                                                                                                                                                                           2 halls of residence                   11 halls of
                                                                                                                                                                                314 spots                        residence
                                                                                                           Have French citizenship or be a citizen of a                                                          1458 spots
                                                                                                           European Union member state or be a foreigner                                                                                                       3 halls of
                                                                                                           residing in France for at least the past two years                                                                                                  residence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                139 spots
                                                                                                           and with parents residing and working in France                  Pessac
                                                                                                           for at least the past two years.                           13 halls of residence
                                                                                                                                                                           4254 spots
                                                                                                           Be enrolled and study in the year of the request
                                                                                                           at a higher education institution to pursue a                   6 halls of residence
                                                                                                           course of study authorised to receive scholarship                   1,397 spots
                                                                                                                                                                         1 hall of residence                                                       Agen
                                                                                                                                                                             294 spots                                                            2 halls of
                                                                                                           Be under 28 years old at the time of the first
                                                                                                           request and not halt studies from that date                                                                                             157 spots
                                                                                                                                                                         1 hall of residence
                                                                                                                                                                              80 spots                                     Mont-de-Marsan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 halls of residence
                         HOW                                                                                                                                          Bayonne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     160 spots

                        MUCH?                                                                              Other forms of financial
                                                                                                           aid may be given:
                                                                                                                                                                       2 halls of
                                                                                                                                                                       293 spots
                                                                                                                                                                     3 halls of residence
                                                                                                                                     ide à la Mobilité Master                                                                  Pau
    For the 2020-2021 academic year, the annual
    amounts of scholarship levels were the following:

                                                                                                                                                                          207 spots
                                                          €5679                                                                     (Master’s Programme Mo-                                                                 9 halls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of residence
                                                                                                                                    bility Assistance)                                                                    1599 spots
                                                                   €4889                                                           -
                                                                                                                                    Aide à la mobilité Parcour-
                                                                               €4610                                                sup (Parcoursup Programme
                                                                                         €4015                                      Mobility Assistance)                                       a total of 55 halls of residence
                                                                                                                                     pecial assistance (annual
                                                                                                                                    benefit or temporary assis-                                        and 10,352 spots
                                                                                                                                                                                        Some of our halls of residence offer disabled-accessible rooms or
                                                                                                            €2571                     More information at
                                                                                                                                                                                        studios, specially equipped for students with disabilities. To request
                                                                                                                                                                                        disabled-accessible housing, students must complete their Student
                                                                                                                        €1707                                                           Benefits Application (see p. 6), download the ‘Demande de logement
                                                                                                                                                                                        adapté’ (disabled-accessible housing application)—available at
                                                                                                                                   €1032                                      , ‘Logement’ (housing) tab, ‘Demander un
                                                                                                                                                                                        logement’ (request housing) section, then ‘Logement accessible aux
                                                                                       Level 4
                                                                  Level 6
                                                        Level 7

                                                                                                           Level 2
                                                                             Level 5

                                                                                                 Level 3

                                                                                                                     Level 1

                                                                                                                                                                                        étudiants en situation de handicap’ (housing accessible for students

                                                                                                                                                                                        with disabilities)—and follow the steps given.

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Housing                                                                                                                                                                                     Housing

                    The CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine offers two types of housing avail-
                    able for rent: ‘Cités Universitaires’ university housing campuses
                    (giving students access to the ALS housing benefit) and University
                    Halls of Residence (giving students access to the APL housing benefit).                             CROUS residents receive Planet Campus services from SFR-Wifirst, as well
                                                                                                                        as additional free services: unlimited phone calls to landline phones in
                          Find pricing information at                                    continental France, HD television, a community platform for students, etc.

       CITÉS                                                  RÉSIDEN
         U’                                                    CES U’                                                                                         ADVANTAGES OF
                                                                                                                                                              THE CROUS
                                                                                                                 to Crous
                                                                                                                                                                       Close to
                                                                                                                                                                      campuses                All utilities
                                                                                                                                        Flats that give
                                                                                                                                                                                           included: water,
                                                                                                                                    residents the right to
                                                                                                                                                                                           electricity, Wi-Fi
                                                                                                                                     receive CAF benefit
                                                                                                             Laundry rooms:
     Traditional rooms                                                                                        €3 per wash
                                                                                                                €1.50 per
     shared bathrooms and kitchens
                                                                                                               dryer load
     starting at €149 including utilities* (excl. ALS
     housing benefit)
     12 months of occupation, from Sept. to Aug.
                                                            From studio to 4-bedroom flats                                                                         Staff to assist you
                                                                                                                                                                                              E-sports room
                                                            private bathrooms, private kitchens                                                                    and provide you
     (must give one month’s notice before moving out)                                                                                  New halls of                                             at the Budos hall

                                                            Studio starting at €310 including utilities*                                                           with information                of residence
                                                                                                                                    residence meeting
     Renovated rooms and studios                            (excl. APL housing benefit)                                                 HQE or BBC
     private bathrooms, shared kitchens (rooms)             Shared flats (shared studio to 2-bedroom)                                     building
                                                                                                               Free repair
     or private kitchens (studios)                          with flatmates of your choice starting at            service                 standards
     rooms starting at €248 including utilities*            €201 including utilities* per person (excl.
     (excl. ALS housing benefit)                            APL housing benefit)
     studios starting at €352 including utilities*          Shared flats (3-bedroom and 4-bedroom)
     (excl. ALS housing benefit)                            with CROUS-chosen flatmates starting at                                                       Apsytude
     12 months of occupation, from Sept. to Aug.            €265 including utilities* per person (excl.                                                 psychological                No agency fees
     (must give one month’s notice before moving out)       APL housing benefit)                                                     Furnished              help                     and exemption
                                                            12 months of occupation, from Sept. to Aug.                                flats                                         from the French
                                                            (must give one month’s notice before                                                                                       housing tax
                                                            moving out)                                          Over 300
                                                                                                           free events in halls
                   Cité U is the housing payment centre for the CROUS of Bordeaux-                             of residence
                                                                                                                each year
                   Aquitaine. This housing assignment centre can be accessed at
         ,        ‘Logement’      (housing)  tab,  ‘Formalités                                                                                                 Visit:
                   locatives’ (rental formalities) section. It allows you to quickly pay the                                         Subsidised                   In case       
                                                                                                                                  hairdressing and           of emergency,
                   usage-fee advance (reservation), the security deposit, and rent.                                                nail treatments            an attendant
                                                                                                                                     in Village 3              is available
     * utilities: includes water, electric, heating, and internet

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Housing                                                                                                                                                     Food Service

                                                The CROUS makes available, for free,            The CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine offers
                                                person-to-person housing offers: rooms,         many daily dining options. Their mission
                                                studios, and flats, furnished or unfurnished.   is to always serve students better by guar-
                                                                                                anteeing low prices and by adapting to
                                                            Visit                new consumption practices.
                                                                                                                                                  OFFERINGS FOR
                                                                                                             More info at
                                                                                                                                                  FOOD SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                   CROUS RESTO U’
                                                                                                                                                  THE top student food
                                                                                                                                                    service location.
                      TIP #1                                                                                                                        A full, balanced
                                                                    TIP #3                                                                        meal for only €3.30!
         Insist on a lease and a condi-
         tion report when you move                         When becoming a ten-
                                                                                                    CROUS CAFET’
         into a room or flat. Don’t forget                 ant, a guarantor is need-               A wide range of
         to get insurance for your room                    ed. Generally, a guaran-                                                                                 CROUS TRUCK’
                                                                                                  café food to satisfy
                                                                                                                                                                      The CROUS

         or flat: it’s obligatory (multi-risk              tor is someone residing                  your lunchtime

                                                                                                                                                                    offering closest
         guarantee - housing)!                             in France who has the

                                                                                                                                                                     to student life!

                                                           means to pay the rent
                                                           and who agrees to guar-
                                                           antee payment for the
                                                           year. However, if you do
                                                           not have a physical guar-
                                                           antor, you can use the
                                                           national VISALE system.

                                                           For more information, visit
                                                           the website
                      TIP #2
                                                                                                                                                    CROUS MARKET’
        Your rent can be reduced if
                                                                                                                                                  In a hurry? Pick what
        you receive a housing benefit                                                                                                              you want and take
        paid by the ‘CAisse d’alloca-                                                                                                               away your lunch!
        tion Familiale’ (CAF - family
        benefits agency) for your
        place of residence. Contact
        the CAF for your department
        for more information!

                                                                                                   CROUS BREAK’
                                                                                                     Need a little
                                                                                                  Find our vending                                           CROUS & GO’
                                                                                                      machines           CROUS MOOVY MARKET’            Order your meal to go
                                                                                                     on campus.            A new kind of mobile         at our digital kiosks or
                                                                                                                            grocery for options         on the app, and collect
                                                                                                                             and convenience!          at the campus Markets’.

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Food Service                                                                                                                                Food Service

                                      BORDEAUX                                                  PESSAC CAMPUS

                                                                                               n (S)pace’ Campus
                          n Le 98 - Crous Cafet’ + Crous Market’            Resto U’ + Crous Market’ + Crous & Go’
                          98, quai des Chartrons.                                   20 avenue de Bardanac, Pessac.
                                                                                   Near Village 5 and the universities.

                          nLa Bastide - Crous Cafet’ + Crous Market’                     n Le Crous Moovy Market’
                          15, avenue d’Abadie.                                    23, esplanade des Antilles, Pessac.
                          Pôle Universitaire des Sciences de Gestion.                 next to the Crous Cafet’ le Sirtaki.

                                                                                        n Le Forum - Crous Cafet’
                          n Le Capu - Resto U’                                Crous Market’ + Crous & Go’ New
                          15, rue Jules Guesde.                                       2, avenue Léon Duguit, Pessac.
                          Close to Les Capucins market.                                       Close to the universities.

                                                                                               n IEP - Crous Market’
                          n Le Mascaret - Resto U’ + Crous Market’                                                           TALENCE CAMPUS - GRADIGNAN
                                                                                             11 allée Ausone, Pessac.
                          146, rue Léo Saignat.                                     Inside the IEP building premises.
                          Close to Université de Bordeaux, Carreire site.                                                         n Resto U’ n°1 + Crous Market’
                                                                                     n Resto U’ n°2 + Crous Market’                      Avenue Prévost, Talence.
                                                                                                                                   Close to Université de Bordeaux
                                                                                        Avenue des Facultés, Pessac.
                          nLe Musée - Crous Market’                                                                                                     Talence site.
                                                                            Close to the preventive medicine building.
                          Place de la Victoire.
                          Interior courtyard of Université de Bordeaux.                                                          n La Soucoupe - Crous Market’
                                                                                                       n Le Sirtaki
                                                                                Crous Cafet’ + Crous & Go’ New                 351, cours de la Libération, Talence.
                                                                                                                                 Building A22 for undergraduates,
                                                                                  23, esplanade des Antilles, Pessac.
                                                                                                                              Université de Bordeaux - Talence site.
                                                                                             Close to the universities.
                                                                                                                                       n La Bust - Crous Market’
      Crous Resto U’ le Mascaret                                                        n Le Véracruz - Crous Cafet’
                                                                                                                                               1 Allée Baudrimont,
                                                                                    Avenue Maine de Biran, Pessac.
                                                                                                                                             Building B20, Talence
                                                                                            Close to the universities.
                                                                                                                                    In the Science and Technology
                                                                                                                                              BU hall - Talence site.

                                                                                                                                        New    n IUT - Crous & Go’
                                                                                                                                         15 rue Naudet Gradignan
                                                                                                                                  Inside the IUT building premises.

                                                                                          Find our menus
                                                                                          and hours in the
                                                                                    Crous Mobile app and at
                                                                                      ‘Restauration’ (food ser-
                                                                                    vice) tab, ‘Nos restaurants’
                                                                                     (our restaurants) section

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Food Service                                                                                                                                                     Food Service

                                                                                                                                    Find our menus
                                                                                           AGEN                                     and hours in the
                                                                                                                               Crous Mobile app and at
                                                             n La Péniche - Crous Cafet’                              
                                                                                                                              ‘Restauration’ (food service)
                                                             4, quai de Dunkerque.
                                                                                                                                  tab, ‘Nos restaurants’
                                                             Le Pin site.
                                                                                                                                (our restaurants) section

                                                             n DUSA - Crous Market’
                                                             Avenue Michel Serres.


                                                                                                                      n L’Arlequin - Crous Cafet’
                                                                                                                                University campus.
               ANGLET - BIDART - BAYONNE                                                          On the Université de Droit (law school) premises.

            n Pierre Bidart - Resto U’ + Crous Cafet’                                                       n Cap Sud - Resto U’ + Crous Cafet’
                       55, rue de Mirambeau, Anglet.                                                                        2, avenue Poplawski.
                                   Montaury campus.
                                                                                                           n La Vague - Resto U’ + Crous Cafet’
                                                       n ESTIA - Crous Market’
                                                                                                                       Avenue de l’Université.
                    92, allée Théodore Monod, Bidart.                                                           On campus between the science
                                   Technopole Izarbel.                                                                and humanities schools.

                 n La Nive - Resto U’ + Crous Cafet’
                         79, rue Bourgneuf, Bayonne.
                                     La Nive campus.
                         n Le Crous Moovy Market’
                                    La Nive campus.

                                                                                                                                        New     n L’Accro’pôle - Crous Market’
                                                                                                                                      Rue du Doyen Lajugie.
                                                                                                                                      Périgord campus - Suzanne Nöel roundabout.
                           © vita marija murenaite on unsplash

                                                                                                                                      n L’Entracte - Resto U’
                                                                                                                                      47, rue Jean Secret.
                                                                                                                                      Located close to Lycée Claveille.

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Food Service                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Culture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1,000 points
                                                                                                                                                                                                            -> 1 coffee/tea
           GET REWARDED FOR LOYALTY!                                                                                                                                                                                                            The CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine is also committed to a number of cultural initia-
           Use your Izly card and each cent you spend at                                                                                                                                                                                        tives. The Cultural Department works all year to offer you many different events and to
           Restos U’, Crous Cafet’, Crous Market’, Crous                                                                                                                                                                                        provide assistance for your projects.
           Truck’ and Moovy Market’ locations earns

                                                                                                                                                                      2,000 points
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Find all campus cultural events at

                                                                                                                                                      -> 1 sweet/pastry
           you a point*.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

              The first four rewards (up to 10,000 points)                                                                                                                                                                                         A NETWORK
              can be unlocked directly at a till. After the                                                                                                                                                                                        OF CULTURAL

                                                                                                                                                                                                1 set-price menu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 5,000 points

                                                                                                                                                                                                   meal tray or
                                                                                                                                                                                                   -> 1 campus
              first three, send an email to
                               to get your rewards**.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The CROUS has several cultural and meeting spaces
           * Excludes student set-price menu and campus meal tray purchases. Loyalty
           programme reserved for students. Loyalty accounts are reset to zero at the                                                                                                                                                                              available: concert hall, dance hall, rehearsal studios,
           beginning of every university academic year. ** There may be a delay between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and club meeting rooms etc. at the Pau, Gradignan and

                                                                                                                                   -> 1 thermos
           your reward request and receipt of the reward.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pessac campuses, including the (S)Pace campus!
                 Use Izly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            See for details of how to book
                 to pay at the till at your CROUS location.

                  Accumulate points
                  (one penny spent = one point*).
                                                                                                                                           -> 1 concert

                  View your points balance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            © François Dole
                  at any time on your personal account
                  from the Izly app or on the website
                                                                                                             -> 1 cinema

                  Win gifts

                  and unlock rewards with your points.

                                                                                          programme at
                                                                                          Learn all about the Izly loyalty

             Have a question about Izly? You can find an-
                                                                                                                                                                                            -> 1 mystery
                                                                                                                                                                                            goodie bag

             swers at in the 'aide et contact'

             (help and contact) tab or by sending an email to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Les Campulsations is THE festival for the                  The campus cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    start of the academic year. Planned for late                  events portal:
                                                                                                                                                   -> 1 gift token

                               Activate and manage
                                                                                                                                                     worth €50


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    September, the festival will take place on your
                               your account at                                                                                                                                                                                              campuses throughout the Nouvelle-Aquitaine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    region. This festival is an initiative of the CROUS   Find all information about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in partnership with student associations, the         the festival and all cultural
      The Izly app can be downloaded for free from                                                                                                                                                                                                  cultural departments of the universities, local       information from the CROUS
                                                                                                                                                                                     -> 1 subscription to
                                                                                                                                                                                      Netflix or Deezer

              the App Store, Google Play, or                                                                                                                                                                                                        governments, and artists from the region.             and its partners all year long.
                                                                                                                                                                                          for one year


                 Windows Phone Store.

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Culture                                                                                                                                                              Culture

                                                                  MUSICAL                                SUPPORT
 CAMPULSATIONS                                                    CONTEST
 CULTURAL                                                                                               The CROUS helps you to get involved in campus life by providing you

                                                                                                        with support and financial backing for your projects by means of
                                               Pulsations is a national student music contest           two schemes: Culture Actions and the CVEC call for projects (open to
                                               managed by the CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine.              non-student organisations), see p. 20). Make an appointment with
                                               Open to all styles of music, the contest includes        the CROUS Cultural Department to participate in one of the three
                                               several regional selection phases before the             Culture Actions committees planned each year.
                                               national final held in May at the Bordeaux                      See the support terms and conditions and committee
                                               campus.                                                          meeting dates on the website or
                                                        info on                            request them by email:
             CONTEST                                                                                                                  DEALS ON
     Danse avec ton Crous is a national stu-
     dent dance contest. Do you like to dance?
                                                                  THEATRE                             Operas, concerts, theatre, dance, expos, and more. Enjoy
     Are you a solo dancer? Have you started a
     dance company or troop? This contest was                     CONTEST                             amazing events at special student prices all year long
     made for you!                                                                                    thanks to the CROUS’ partners!

            info on                                                                        
                                                    The student theatre context gives you
                                                    the opportunity to show off your talents,
                                                    whether you’re a solo actor or in a theatre
      SHORT STORY - PHOTO                           troop.                                                               (S)PACE’ CAMPUS
                                                          info on
                                                                                                   You can visit the Cultural Department’s offices in the new (S)pace’ Campus, lo-
                                                                                                   cated on the Pessac campus. This new 3500-m2 venue is dedicated to student
     4 contests, 1 common theme                                                                    life: food service, graphic novel bar, beach bar, Etu’Recup campus resource cen-
     Enter and win up to €2000 and many rewards!                                                   tre, new areas for cultural, club, and student activities (meeting rooms, co-work-
            info on                                                              ing spaces, dance hall, rehearsal studios) and the Mac 3, the new concert hall
                                                                                                   on campus!

                                                                                                           Learn how you can use rooms at

                                                                                                                             Follow news
                                                                                                                             from the Cultural Department
                                                                                                                             of the CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine
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       Short Stories            Photos              Graphic Novels              Short Films                                     campulsations
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The CVEC                                                                                                                                                     Social Services

     Since autumn 2018, depending on your situation, you must pay the CVEC (Contri-          To support you throughout your studies, social services workers from the CROUS of
     bution de Vie étudiante et de Campus) fee to enrol at a higher education institution.   Bordeaux-Aquitaine are available to help you.
                       Find more info at                                             Find more info at

             WHAT                                            WHO
             IS IT?                                      HAS TO PAY IT?                                                          ...
                                                                                                                                         To listen to you and help you overcome
                                                                                                                                         personal difficulties while maintaining
                                                                                                                                         professional confidentiality.
                    The CVEC is the Student Life
                    and Campus Fee. This fee
                    is used to offer services that
                                                                                                                                                    To support you in finding solutions
                    are useful in your daily life
                                                                                                                                                    to your problems.
                    at your university and in
                    the CROUS facilities of your
                    regional education authority.
                                                            Any student enrolled in a
                                                            formal course of study at                                                                    To provide you with informa-
                                                            an institution of higher ed-                                                                 tion about aspects of student
                                                            ucation. To learn about the                                                                  life: budgeting, scholarships,
                                                                                                                                                         housing, laws, etc.
                  WHAT                                      payment conditions, visit
                IS IT FOR?                                                                    MISSIONS
                                                                                                                                                    To orient you towards the
                                                                                                                                                    services you need, help you
                                                                                                                                                    navigate university departments
              To improve your access                    HOW                                                                                         (particularly the Espace Santé
              to care on campus and                    DOES IT                                                                                      health centre) and academic
              update the prevention
                                                       WORK?                                                                                        support services, and connect you
                                                                                                                                                    with outside organisations.
                                                             Visit                                                                     To help you complete various administrative
              Facilitate social support                                                                 formalities (CAF benefits info, scholarships, spe-
              services.                                                                                                                cial assistance).

              To support your initiatives.       In 2020, the CVEC has funded projects for
                                                 all students: Etu’recup zero waste week,
              To support sports on cam-
                                                                                                  MAKE AN
                                                 Fenrir Studio’s Jamming Assembly, sports
              pus.                               nights, and projects supported by Ampir,
                                                 Archimuse, and Les petits maux en bulle        APPOINTMENT
              To support arts and cul-           etc.
              ture at higher education
                                                 The CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine                                       Log in to your personal space at
                                                 holds several calls for projects per year                      
                                                 for student organisations and higher          From the list, select
              To improve student sup-
                                                 education institutions.
              port services.                                                                   The CROUS/institution matching your place of study: Crous de Bordeaux-Aquitaine
                                                                                               The town or city where you study: CROUS Aquitaine social services
                                                                 More info at
                                                                                               Which subject: Social Worker
                                                              +33 (0)5 56 33 92 17
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     The CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine makes available to you, for free, job offers for stu-   Discover
                                                                                             the CROUS
     dents in all business sectors, all year long.
                                  More info at

          Help at home, babysitting, individual lessons, events, lei-        WHAT            Novel bar!
          sure activities, sport, administration, hotels, food service,
          sales, distribution, etc.
                                                                             JOBS?           Fancy a graphic novel?

                                                                                             The Graphic Novel bar at CROUS awaits at
                                                                                             the (S)Pace’Campus (18 avenue de Bardanac, Pessac)!

        FOR                  Any student enrolled in a
                                                                                             Use your Izly loyalty points to borrow

                                                                                                                                                          Photo © Crous de Bordeaux-Aquitaine
       WHOM?                 higher education institution.                                   all your favourite graphic novels.

                                                                                             More information at

      Job offers can be accessed directly from the website You can see employer con-                            HOW
      tact information after registering on the website                   DOES IT
                                                                                                                           Need student (have your
      INE [French national student ID number]). Jobaviz

      is also accessible from the website of the CROUS
      of Bordeaux-Aquitaine.

                                      JOBS COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR STUDIES

                                                                                                                           Lokaviz is a free online
                                                                                                                           platform that helps you to
                                                                                                                           find a room, studio or flat,
                                                                                                                           both private or shared.

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