STUDENT - HANDBOOK EN - Crous de Bordeaux

STUDENT - HANDBOOK EN - Crous de Bordeaux





Crous de Bordeaux-Aquitaine
18 rue du Hamel - CS 11616
33080 Bordeaux Cedex, France
TEL.: +33 (0)5 56 33 92 00
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                                                                                   A single phone number dedicated to
                                          Contacts        p.3                      student life: +33 (0)
                                                                                   Assistance available in person or by
                                                                                   phone from Monday to Friday,
                                       The CROUS          p.4                      8:30am to 4:30pm.
                                                                                   Contact the Student Life Department via
                                                                                   email at
               Student Benefits Application               p.5            
                                                                                   in the ‘Ma boîte à questions’ section.
                                                                                   Learn more about the CROUS of Bordeaux-      Seven student representatives, elect-
                                     Scholarships         p.6                      Aquitaine, including its mission and news:   ed for two years, sit on the CROUS
                                                                                                board of directors. Their role is, first
                                                                                                                                and foremost, to be spokespeople for
                                           Housing        p.7                                                                   the student community. Within the
                                                                                                                                CROUS, these students participate
                                                                                                                                in the organisation of the agency by
                                     Food service         p.11                                                   UPCOMING
                                                                                                                                joining in on sessions:
                                                                                                                     2020       - of the board of directors;
                                            Culture       p.17                                                                  - of the various committees (cultural, food
                                                                                          Contact your                          service, student life, special assistance);
                                   Social services        p.20                               student                            - of the working groups on construction
                                                                                          vice-president                        and furnishing of halls of residence.

                                            Jobaviz       p.21                                +33 (0)

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

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

    WHAT IS THE CROUS?                               HOW MANY CROUS                           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 a university hall of residence.
    The Centre Régional des œuvres Universitaires    ARE THERE?                               The application must be completed every year through the website
    et Scolaires (CROUS - Regional Centre for
    University and School Assistance) is a public There are 26 CROUS and 16 CLOUS (Local      Note: Housing applications for new arrivals must be sent to the CROUS by 1 June.
    agency overseen by the French Ministry of Centres for University and School Assistance)
    Higher Education, Research, and Innovation. in France, connected in a network led by      Scholarships and/or housing are not automatically renewed.
                                                  the CNOUS (National Centre for University
                                                                                              Remember to reapply every year starting 15 January!
                                                  and School Assistance).
    The mission of the CROUS is to support
    student life.
                                                     WHAT ARE THE
                                                     SERVICES OFFERED                                            The student enters their

                                                                                                                                                                     The student registers

                                                                                                                 request on the website
    WHO CAN RECEIVE                                  TO STUDENTS?                                      
                                                                                                                 as soon as possible starting
                                                                                                                                                                     at a higher education
                                                                                                                                                                     institution and submits

    SERVICES FROM THE                                • Scholarships
                                                     • Housing
                                                                                                                 15 January, before they
                                                                                                                 even receive exam results.
                                                                                                                                                                     their notification to
                                                                                                                                                                     the school enrolment
                                                                                                                                                                     department (service de
    CROUS?                                           • Food service                                                                                                  la scolarité).
                                                     • Social assistance
    Any student enrolled at an institution of • Culture
    higher education, including open-enrolment • International exchanges
    universities, ‘grandes écoles’ (selective • Jobs                                                                                                                 If    the    student    is
                                                                                                                 Within 48 hours, the

    universities), ‘IUT’ technical institutes, ‘BTS’                                                                                                                 receiving a scholarship,

                                                                                                                 student receives a con-
    technical training courses, and university                                                                                                                       the institution waives
                                                                                                                 firmation email contain-
    entrance exam preparation classes.                                                                                                                               the university and CVEC
                                                                                                                 ing a summary report of
                                                                  THE CROUS                                      the entry and indicates
                                                                                                                                                                     fees. The student or their
                                                                                                                                                                     institution      confirms
    HOW DOES THE CROUS                                          IN NUMBERS                                       whether further formali-
                                                                                                                 ties are required.
                                                                                                                                                                     to the CROUS the
                                                                                                                                                                     academic registration.
    WORK?              132,000
    The General Manager of the CROUS directs         students in 5 departments

    the departments and implements policies

                                                                                                                  The student sends their
    set by the board of directors, presided over                                                                  application, along with                            The CROUS sends
                                                     people employed                                                                                                 the student a defini-
    by the Chief Education Officer.                                                                               documents       of   proof,
                                                     37,000                                                       within the following 8 days
                                                                                                                  to the address indicated
                                                                                                                                                                     tive scholarship noti-
                                                     scholarship students
    HOW IS THE BOARD                                                                                              in the instructions.

    OF DIRECTORS OF THE                              halls of residence
    CROUS COMPOSED?                                  10,700                                                                                                          Starting on 30/08, the
                                                                                                                                                                     CROUS will send the
                                                     housing spaces                                     STEP      The CROUS examines

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

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Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Housing

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

        FOR                                                                                                                                                                               Merignac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             12 halls of
                                                                                                                                                                                       2 halls of residence
                                                                                                             Have French citizenship or be a citizen of a                                   314 spots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1514 spots                                  Périgueux
                                                                                                             European Union member state or be a foreigner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3 halls of residence
                                                                                                             residing in France for at least the past two years                                                                                                           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 course                          Talence
                                                                                                             of study authorised to receive scholarship students.                     7 halls of residence
                                                                                                                                                                                          1697 spots

                                                                                                             Be under 28 years old at the time of the first                         1 hall of residence                                                           Agen
                                                                                                                                                                                        294 spots                                                       2 halls of residence
                                                                                                             request and not halt studies from that date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             157 spots
                                                                                                                                                                                    1 hall of residence
                                                                                                                                                                                         80 spots
                           HOW                                                                                                                                                   Bayonne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2 halls of residence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                164 spots
                           MUCH?                                                                                                                                             2 halls of residence
                                                                                                                                                                                  293 spots
                                                                                                              Other forms of financial
                                                                                                              aid may be given:
    amounts of scholarship levels were the following:
    For the 2019-2020 academic year, the annual

                                                                                                                                                                                3 halls of residence                                        Pau
                                                           €5612                                                                                                                     207 spots                                   9 halls of residence
                                                                                                                                    -A ide à la Mobilité Master (Master’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1599 spots
                                                                     €4831                                                            Programme Mobility Assistance)
                                                                                 €4555                                              - Aide à la mobilité Parcoursup
                                                                                                                                       (Parcoursup Programme Mobility
                                                                                           €3967                                       Assistance)
                                                                                                                                    - Special assistance (annual benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                          a total of 57 halls of residence and 10,712 spots
                                                                                                     €3253                             or temporary assistance).
                                                                                                                                      More information at
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Some of our halls of residence offer disabled-accessible rooms or
                                                                                                                                                                                                    studios, specially equipped for students with disabilities. To request
                                                                                                                                                                                                    disabled-accessible housing, students must complete their Student
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Benefits Application (see p. 6), download the disabled-accessible
                                                                                                                                                                                                    housing application (Demande de logement adapté)—available at
                                                                                                                                        €1020                                             , ‘Logement’ (housing) tab, ‘Demander un
                                                                                                                                                                                                    logement’ (request housing) section, then ‘Logement accessible aux
                                                        Level 7

                                                                   Level 6

                                                                               Level 5

                                                                                         Level 4

                                                                                                   Level 3

                                                                                                               Level 2

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

      CITÉS                                                    RÉSIDEN                                                                                           ADVANTAGES OF THE
        U’                                                      CES U’                                                                                           CROUS
                                                                                                                      to Crous
                                                                                                                                                                        to campuses           All utilities
                                                                                                                                            Flats that give                                   included:
                                                                                                                                        residents the right to                              water, electricity,
                                                                                                                                         receive CAF benefit                                     Wi-Fi
                                                                                                                                              payments                                         heating

                                                                                                                 Laundry rooms:
                                                                                                                  €3 per wash
    Traditional rooms                                                                                            €1.50 per dryer
    shared bathrooms and kitchens                                                                                                                                    Staff to assist you
    starting at €149 including utilities* (excl. ALS                                                                                                                 and provide you
                                                                                                                                           New halls of              with information
    housing benefit)
    12 months of occupation, from Sept. to Aug.
                                                             From studio to 4-bedroom flats                                             residence meeting
                                                             private bathrooms, private kitchens                                            HQE or BBC
    (must give one month’s notice before moving out)                                                                                         building
                                                             Studio starting at €310 including utilities*
                                                             (excl. APL housing benefit)                                                    standards
    Renovated rooms and studios                              Shared flats (shared studio to 2-bedroom)
    private bathrooms, shared kitchens (rooms) or                                                                    Free repair
                                                             with flatmates of your choice starting at                 service
    private kitchens (studios)
                                                             €201 including utilities* per person (excl. APL
    rooms starting at €248 including utilities*                                                                                                                Apsytude
                                                             housing benefit)                                                                                psychological           No agency fees and
    (excl. ALS housing benefit)
                                                             Shared flats (3-bedroom and 4-bedroom)                                                              help                exemption from the
    studios starting at €352 including utilities*
                                                             with CROUS-chosen flatmates starting at                                    Furnished                                    French housing tax
    (excl. ALS housing benefit)                                                                                                           flats
                                                             €265 including utilities* per person (excl. APL
    12 months of occupation, from Sept. to Aug.
                                                             housing benefit)
    (must give one month’s notice before moving out)
                                                             12 months of occupation, from Sept. to Aug.
                                                             (must give one month’s notice before moving out)
                                                                                                                      Over 300
                   Cité U is the housing payment centre for the CROUS of Bordeaux-                              free events in halls                     In case of                            Visit:
                   Aquitaine. This housing assignment centre can be accessed at                                     of residence                       emergency, an             
         , ‘Logement’ (housing) tab, ‘Formalités locatives’                           each year                           attendant
                   (rental formalities) section. It allows you to quickly pay the usage-fee                                                            available 24/7
                   advance (reservation), the security deposit, and rent.
    * 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
                                                         Visit                 guaranteeing low prices and by adapting
                                                                                              to new consumption practices.
                                                                                                                                                      OFFERINGS FOR
                                                                                                          More info at
                                                                                                                                                      FOOD SERVICE
                                                                                                                                                        CROUS RESTO U’
                                                                                                                                                         THE top student
                                                                                                                                                      food service location.
                                                                                                                                                      A full, balanced meal
                    TIP #1                                                                                                                                for only €3.30!
                                                                  TIP #3
       Insist on a lease and a con-                                                             CROUS CAFET’
       dition report when you move                       When becoming a tenant,               A wide range of
       into a room or flat. Don’t forget                 a guarantor is needed.               café food to satisfy                                                      CROUS TRUCK’
       to get insurance for your room                    Generally, a guarantor

                                                                                                your lunchtime                                                            The CROUS

       or flat: it’s obligatory (multi-risk              is someone residing in                    cravings!                                                            offering closest

       guarantee - housing)!                             France who has the                                                                                              to student life!
                                                         means to pay the rent and
                                                         who agrees to guarantee
                                                         payment for the year.
                                                         However, if you do
                                                         not have a physical
                                                         guarantor, you can use the
                                                         national VISALE system.

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

                                                                                               CROUS BREAK’
                                                                                                 Need a little
                                                                                                                                                                CROUS & GO’
                                                                                              Find our vending
                                                                                                                           CROUS MOOVY MARKET’              Order your meal to go
                                                                                                machines on
                                                                                                                             A new kind of mobile            at our digital kiosks.
                                                                                                                            grocery for options and

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Food service                                                                                                                   Food service

                                 BORDEAUX                                    CAMPUS PESSAC - TALENCE

                    n Le 98 - Crous Cafet’ + Crous Market’                                   n (S)pace’ Campus
                    98, quai des Chartrons.                               Resto U’ + Crous Market’ + Crous & Go’
                                                                                 20 avenue de Bardanac, Pessac.
                                                                                 Near Village 5 and the universities.
                    n La Bastide - Crous Cafet’ + Crous Market’
                    15, avenue d’Abadie.                                               n Le Crous Moovy Market’
                    Pôle Universitaire des Sciences de Gestion.                 23, esplanade des Antilles, Pessac.
                                                                                    next to the Crous Cafet’ le Sirtaki.

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

                                                                                              n L’IEP - Crous Cafet’
                    n Le Mascaret - Resto U’ + Crous Market’                               11 allée Ausone, Pessac.
                    146, rue Léo Saignat.                                          Inside the IEP building premises.
                    Close to Université de Bordeaux, Carreire site.
                                                                                   n Resto U’ n°2 + Crous Market’
                                                                                      Avenue des Facultés, Pessac.
                    n Le Musée - Crous Market’                            Close to the preventive medicine building.
                    Place de la Victoire.
                    Interior courtyard of Université de Bordeaux.     n Le Sirtaki - Crous Cafet’ + Crous Market’
                                                                                23, esplanade des Antilles, Pessac.
                                                                                           Close to the universities.

Crous Resto U’ le Mascaret                                                             n Le Véracruz - Crous Cafet’
                                                                                  Avenue Maine de Biran, Pessac.
                                                                                                                                     Find our
                                                                                          Close to the universities.
                                                                                                                             menus and hours in the
                                                                                                                            Crous Mobile app and at
                                                                                   n Resto U’ n°1 + Crous Market’
                                                                                           Avenue Prévost, Talence.            ‘Restauration’ (food
                                                                      Close to Université de Bordeaux - Talence site.              service) tab,
                                                                                                                              ‘Nos restaurants’ (our
                                                                                  n La Soucoupe - Crous Market’                restaurants) section
                                                                              351, cours de la Libération, Talence.
                                                                        Building A22 for undergraduates, Université
                                                                                         de Bordeaux - Talence site.

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Food service                                                                                                                                                         Food service

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

                                                          n DUSA - Crous Market’
                                                          Avenue Michel Serres.

                                                          n Crous Truck’
                                                          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 and
                            Technopole Izarbel.                                                                        humanities schools.

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

                                                                                                                                     n L’Accro’pôle - Crous Cafet’
                                                                                                                                     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

         GET REWARDED FOR LOYALTY!                                                               The CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine is also committed to a number of cultural ­initiatives.
         Use your Izly card and each cent you spend at                                           The Cultural Department works all year to offer you many different events and to ­provide
         Restos U’, Crous Cafet’, Crous Market’, Crous                                           assistance for your projects.
         Truck’ and Moovy Market’ locations earns you                                                                              Find all campus cultural events at
         a point*.                                                                                                           

                                                                                                  A NETWORK                                                               Mac 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                             U N DE R C

                                                                                                  OF CULTURAL

             The first four rewards (up to 10,000 points)                                                                                                                                                    Dojo

                                                                                                                                           Mac 1

             can be unlocked directly at a till. After the                                                                                                                  recitals.
                                                                                                                                            cultural                                                       martial arts,
             first three, send an email to                                                                                                  events.                                                          yoga.


                              to get your rewards**.
                                                                                                                      Mac 64
          * Loyalty programme reserved for students. Loyalty accounts are reset to zero at the
          beginning of every university academic year. ** There may be a delay between your
                                                                                                                                                           Mac 3                            Mac 4

          reward request and receipt of the reward.                                                                     events.                           Concert hall

                                                                                                                                                       (S)pace’ Campus.

                                                                                                                     OP           0                                                        conferences.

                                                                                                                       ENING IN 2


                                                                                                                                                               G IN M
                 Use Izly
                 to pay at the till at your CROUS location.

                 Accumulate points
                 (one penny spent = one point).                                                  CAMPULSATIONS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        © François Dole
                 View your points balance
                 at any time on your personal account from
                 the Izly app or on the website

                 Win gifts
                 and unlock rewards with your points.

            Have a question about Izly? You can find
            answers at in the ‘aide et contact’
            (help and contact) tab or by sending an
            email to

                                                                                                                                                                                         The campus cultural
                                                                                                     Les Campulsations is THE festival for the start of                                     events portal:
                                                                                                     the academic year. Planned for late September,
                                Activate and manage                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                     the festival will take place on your campuses
                                your account at                                              throughout the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. This                              Find all information about
                                                                                                     festival is an initiative of the CROUS in partnership with                  the festival and all cultural
                                                                                                     student associations, the cultural departments                              information from the CROUS
     The Izly app can be downloaded for free from                                                    of the universities, local governments, and artists                         and its partners all year long.
             the App Store, Google Play, or                                                          from the region.
                Windows Phone Store.

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Culture                                                                                                                                                                      Culture

                                                                   MUSICAL                                     SUPPORT
CAMPULSATIONS                                                      CONTEST
                                                                                                            The purpose of the Culture Actions programme is to support
                                              Pulsations is a national student music contest                student initiatives (culture, sport, community service, etc.). Make
                                              managed by the CROUS of Bordeaux-                             an appointment with the CROUS Cultural Department to
                                              Aquitaine. Open to all styles of music, the                   participate in one of the three committees planned each year.
                                              contest includes several regional selection                   You can also participate in CVEC calls for projects (see page 22).
                                              phases before the national final held in May
                                              at the Bordeaux campus.                                               Find the student associations guide at
                                              Registration closes 15 January.
        CONTEST                                                                                                                         DEALS ON
Danse avec ton Crous is a national student
dance contest. Do you like to dance? Are
                                                                   THEATRE                           Operas, concerts, theatre, dance, expos, and more. Enjoy
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!
Registration closes 15 March.                                                                               
                                                    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 -                                     troop.                                                               (S)PACE’ CAMPUS
     PHOTO                                          Registration closes 15 March 2020.
COMICS - SHORT FILM                                                                               You can visit the Cultural Department’s offices in the new (S)pace’ Campus, locat-
                                                                                                  ed on the Pessac campus. This new 3500-m2 venue is dedicated to student life:
4 contests, 1 common theme.                                                                       food service, BDthèque graphic novel library, beach bar, Etu’Recup campus re-
Enter and win up to €2000 and many rewards!                                                       source centre, new areas for cultural, club, and student activities (meeting rooms,
Registration closes 15 May, except for short stories (15 March).
                                                                                                  co-working spaces, art room, 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

       Contest of               Contest of             Contest of            Contest of                                          Crousdebordeauxaquitaine
      Short Stories              Photos              Graphic Novels         Short Films                                          la M.A.C. du Crous
                                                                                                                                 Weekly newsletter ‘Le Mac Fly’
                                                                                                                                 subscribe by emailing
                    Information and rules at: and
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Social services                                                                                                                                                                    Jobaviz

     To support you throughout your studies, social workers from the CROUS of Bordeaux-                The CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine makes available to you, for free, job offers for students
     Aquitaine are available to help you.                                                              in all business sectors, all year long.
                              Find more info at                                                          More info at

                                                                                                            Help at home, babysitting, individual lessons, events,
                                                         To listen to you and help you overcome             leisure activities, sport, administration, hotels, food service,        WHAT
                                               ...       personal difficulties while maintaining            sales, distribution, etc.                                               JOBS?
                                                         professional confidentiality.

                                                                 To support you in finding solutions
                                                                 to your problems.
                                                                                                          FOR                     Any student enrolled in a
                                                                                                         WHOM?                    higher education institution.

                                                                      To provide you with infor-
                                                                      mation about aspects of stu-
                                                                      dent life: budgeting, schol-
                                                                      arships, housing,laws, etc.       Job offers can be accessed directly from the
        OUR                                                                                             website You can see employer                            HOW
                                                                 To orient you towards the
                                                                                                        contact information after registering on the website                   DOES IT
                                                                 services you need, help you
                                                                 navigate university departments
                                                                                               (have your INE
                                                                                                        [French national student ID number]). Jobaviz is
                                                                 (particularly the Espace Santé
                                                                                                        also accessible from the website of the CROUS of
                                                                 health centre) and academic
                                                                 support services, and connect you
                                                                 with outside organisations.
                                                     To help you complete various administrative
                                                     formalities (CAF benefits info, scholarships,
                                                     special assistance).

         MAKE AN                                                                                                                         Jobaviz
                                                                                                                                          JOBS COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR STUDIES

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       n   at   the   CROUS of Bordeaux n in Agen                ‘action sociale-santé’
       n   at   the   CLOUS of Pau      n in Bayonne          (social-health action) tab/
       n   at   the   SUMPPS of Pau                             make an appointment

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The CVEC fee

     Since autumn 2018, depending on your situation, you must pay the CVEC (Contri-
     bution de Vie étudiante et de Campus) fee to enrol at a higher education institution.
                           Find more info at

             WHAT                                                    WHO
             IS IT?                                                HAS TO PAY
                    The CVEC is the Student
                    Life and Campus Fee, in the
                    amount of €91 per student.
                    This fee is used to offer services
                    that are useful in your daily
                    life at your university and in
                    the CROUS facilities of your
                    regional education authority.
                                                                  Any student enrolled in
                                                                  a formal course of study
                                                                  at an institution of higher
                                                                  education. To learn about
                                                                  the payment conditions, visit
                IS IT FOR?
              To improve your access
              to care on campus and                           HOW
              update the prevention                          DOES IT
              Facilitate    social   support                      Visit

              To support your initiatives.

              To support sports on cam-                  In 2019-2020, the CVEC funds were used
              pus.                                       to fund projects for all students: Campul-
                                                         sations, EMS, Open Campus, and more.
                                                                                                                     Lokaviz is a free online
              To support arts and                        The CROUS of Bordeaux-Aquitaine holds
              culture at higher ed-                      several calls for projects per year for stu-
                                                                                                                     platform that helps you to
              ucation     institutions.                  dent organisations and higher education                     find a room, studio or flat,
              To improve student sup-                                                                                both private or shared.
              port services.                                            More info at
                                                                     +33 (0)5 56 33 92 17
22      STUDENT HANDBOOK                                                                                Discover more at

           AND HOUSING,
           SUBMIT YOUR

      From 15 January to 15 May 2020
      by completing your Student Benefits
      Application at
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