STUDENT GUIDE 2018-2019 - Welcome ! - Université de Nantes

STUDENT GUIDE 2018-2019 - Welcome ! - Université de Nantes
GUIDE   2018-2019

           Welcome !
STUDENT GUIDE 2018-2019 - Welcome ! - Université de Nantes
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                        Dear students,
                        As a new academic year begins, all of us at Université

                        de Nantes are pleased to welcome students already
                        accepted and especially those who have just received
                        their high school diploma.
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                       Every year, there are more than 38,000 students
                       preparing one of our 164 degrees within one of our 20

                                                                                           GETTING STARTED
                       components. Around 4,200 international students,
                       representing a wide range of countries, will be joining
                       us this year and we are pleased and proud to count
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them as part of the University.
Pursuing a degree, whether in a university program, a technical or vocational

field, always requires a strong personal investment. Whatever your goal may
be, all of us at Université de Nantes are committed to helping you carry it out
in the best conditions.
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In implementing your project and in building your future, you also have
the opportunity to get involved on campus. Yet again, we are devoted to

supporting your initiatives and to guiding you in your projects.
We are proud to welcome 150 student associations from a wide variety of              35
interests on our campuses. These associations promote expression, exchange
and citizenship awareness among the student body and are all essential for
the high standing of the University.
We are committed to enabling project planning, fulfilment of ambition,
cultivation of differences and to connecting talents.                                49   STUDENT LIFE
I hope you have an exciting year, full of audacity, creativity and success and
I pledge a strong and unfailing support from our University.

                                             Olivier Laboux                          67   GLOSSARY
                                             President of Université de Nantes
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                                       UNIVERSITÉ DE NANTES:                                                                                                               UNIVERSITÉ DE NANTES:
                                           UNIQUE AND NEW                                                                                                                      UNIQUE AND NEW


UNIQue and new

A major research center in                              Université de Nantes actively                                                  Dynamic, combative, creative
Western France,                                         participates in the city.                                                      and united, Université de Nantes
Université de Nantes has never stopped                  With 38,000 students (including                                                enjoys the major assets needed
moving forward. In the last 50 years,                   4,200 international students)                                                  to encourage local, national and
Université de Nantes has taken training                 and 3,820 staff, 50% of which is                                               international cooperation and to
and research to the highest level and                   dedicated to research, 1 out of 12                                             make interdisciplinary a factor
has become part of the Times                            Nantes residents works or studies                                              of innovation and success. It
Higher Education ranking. This                          at Université de Nantes. True cultural,                                        contributes to the innovation of the
year, Université de Nantes has also                     sports and society contributor, our uni-                                       socioeconomic make-up thanks to its
become part of the Top 100 most                         verstity also encourages the revitalization                                    researchers, laboratories, equipment,
innovative european universities.                       of its region by enriching public debate                                       state-of-the-art technological platforms
Facing a rapidly changing world,                        and by stimulating creativity: conferences,                                    as welll as its recent graduates, who
Université de Nantes invents a                          up to date media equipment, artists-in-                                        represent an outstanding talent
new model of university. This model                     residence programs, high-level sports,                                         pool.
places the student at its centre and,                   student commitment through 150 student
more than ever, the human being at the                  organisations.                                                                 The Université de Nantes is involved in
heart of its ambitions.                                 Within its campuses, different disciplines                                     the education development in order to
Rooted in Nantes – a city renowned                      meet to enrich one another. Within 20                                          make it evolve according to its students
for its vitality, culture, economic                     faculties and schools, 164 degrees are                                         needs.
development and its quality of life                     represented and 55 research laboratories
– Université de Nantes radiates also                    work in all fields of knowledge.
thanks to its 2 campuses in Saint-
Nazaire and La-Roche-sur-Yon.

                      1 OUT OF 12 NANTES
                      RESIDENTS WORKS OR
                      STUDIES AT UNIVERSITÉ
                      DE NANTES

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                                 UNIVERSITÉ DE NANTES:                                                                                                                                            TO BE A STUDENT,
                                     UNIQUE AND NEW                                                                                                                                                TO BE A CITIZEN

   Bird’s eye view of our campuses                                                                                               Université de Nantes                     Aware of the societal challenges, the university acts
                                                                                                                                 has adopted a strategy                   on its energetic consumption and for its waste mana-
   Université de Nantes invites you to rise above its campuses.                                                                  for quality assurance                    gement. You can participate in this collective effort
   360° bird’s eye view visit on:                                                                                                and sustainable deve-
                                                                                                                                 lopment in 2014.                         with simple and common sense eco-friendly actions.
                                                                                                                                                                          Energy Saving Actions:
   Each aerial picture has been enhanced with marks of the main places                                                           107 tons                                  • Switch off your lap-top and its screen after having
   of interest. Those will give you access to presentations of the buildings,                                                    About 107 tons of paper and                 used it in the computer rooms of the university
   pictures and videos.                                                                                                          cardboard waste have been                 • Mark the websites you visit frequently as favorite
                                                                                                                                 collected and recycled at the               (this divides up to 4 times the emission of green-
                                                                                                                                 university in 2017.
                                                                                                                                                                             house gases)
                                                                                                                                 49 Gwh                                    • Always turn off the light when you leave a room, no
                                                                                                                                 This is the university annual
                                                                                                                                                                             matter for how long you leave
                                                                                                                                 consumption of energy (all kind           • Always close the windows when you leave a room
                                                                                                                                 of energy). This is equivalent to         • Always close the main doors of the buildings, espe-
                                                                                                                                 a 120 000 inhabitants city.                 cially during winter time
                                                                                                                                                                          Management of the waste
                                                                                                                                                                          We thank you for separating your recyclables respec-
                                                                                                                                                                          ting the recycling system of your building.
                                                                                                                                                                          We encourage you to use the garbage for can or cup
                                                                                                                                                                          when available.

                                                                                                                                                                           A question, a project ?
                                                                                                                                                                           For more information :

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

Students Elections                        Student elections                                                                                   136 elected                        Your student representatives:
You will have to vote for                 University elections provide an excellent moment of                                                 represent you in all
                                                                                                                                                                                 Full members of the councils (like the administrative
the renewal of the student’s              democracy learning.                                                                                 University authorities.            and teaching staff representatives), the student
representatives of the univer-                                                                                                                                                   representatives are the most suitable interlocutors
sity councils and of your faculty         When you elect your representatives within the                                                      Elected students in the central
council.                                  different university authorities, you choose people                                                 authorities :                      between students and the University board.
                                                                                                                                              • 6 in the Board of directors ;
Student’s representatives are             who will be your most suitable interlocutors at the                                                                                    They give their opinion about degrees’ validation
                                                                                                                                              • 4 phD students in the
elected for a 2-year mandate.             University.                                                                                         Research Commission ;              methods, scholarship attributions for international
                                          When students come together for elections, they                                                     • 16 in the Academics and          mobility or students projects, budget matters, social
All information will be sent to
you on your student mailbox :             legitimate their elected students, with high participa-
                                                                                                                                              University Life Commission         matters, sports and cultural activities...
                                                                                                                                              (CFVU) ;
firstname.lastname@etu.univ-              tion rates.                                                                                         • 6 in the International and on your intranet.                                                                                                               Relations Council (CURI).
                                                                                                                                                                                 Vice-president and Student counsellor
                                          There are two kinds of student elections at the
                                                                                                                                                                                 One Vice-president and one Student counsellor are
                                          University. Elections for central authorities regarding
                                                                                                                                                                                 elected for 2 years by the Academics and University
                                          the whole institution and local elections within the
                                                                                                                                              To be a candidate                  Life Commission. Members of the governing body,
                                                                                                                                                                                 they are involved in Student Life and elected students
                                                                                                                                              You can become an active
                                                                                                                                              member of the university
                                                                                                                                              by participating in the
    AN EVOLVING UNIVERSITY THAT BENEFITS TO EVERYONE :                                                                                        governing body in charge of        Elected students within the faculties authorities
                                                                                                                                              its management. The elected
    A FOUNDATION THAT SERVES ITS UNIVERSITY                                                                                                   students get a particular status   Students are elected in your faculty, school or ins-
                                                                                                                                              which allows them to continue      titute. Main decisions regarding academic affairs,
    Université de Nantes’ Foundation brings together a community of donors (individuals and                                                   their studies during their         research and student life are taken in these councils.
    companies) who support the university’s developement. The Foundation contributes to the                                                   mandate.
    University’s changes by providing resources and by participating in general interest projects                                                                                Within central authorities ( p. 10)
    with the research teams, professors, students.                                                                                                                               The elected students in the central authorities deal
    The new Foundation’s campaign 2020 « Humanisme2.UN » puts digital technologies at the                                                                                        with Academics policies affairs, budget, University
    individuals’services and relies on 5 topics :                                                                                                                                development strategy.
    • Connected citizen
    • Health of the future
    • Shared knowledge
    • Smart city
    • Industry of the future
                                                       ontacts :
    For more information, please refer to our website :              Fondation de l'Université de Nantes                                     Bâtiment des Ateliers et Chantiers de Nantes
    Each donation counts !                                           02 72 64 88 92 - fondation@univ-nantes                                                                       For more information, visit your INTRANET
                                                                                                                                                                                  > Engagement et initiatives étudiantes

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

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

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

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                                                  WELCOME                                                                                                                                WELCOME
                                    AND INFORMATION CENTER                                                                                                                 AND INFORMATION CENTER

Guichet Unique -                      Guichet Unique Services                                                                           The Languages Center (SUL)           French Language Courses
Foreign Students                                                                                                                        offers 2 kinds of french
Welcome Center - the                  At the Guichet Unique, the international relations                                                certifications for international
first stop for foreign                staff and student mentors will give you all the infor-                                            students (>p.46)                     The Langage Center offers French languages courses
students!                                                                                                                               More information on:                 for all proficiency levels.
                                      mation you need to get settled in Nantes:
                                                                                                                                                                             More   information   on p. 45
                                      • Administrative Formalities for registering at                                                                                          Contact    :
                                        the university and applying for your residence
Where is the Guichet                    permit;
Unique?                               • Accommodation information: housing                                                                                                   Support throughout your stay
At the Maison des Échanges              insurance and information on obtaining renters                                                                                       The staff at the International Relations Office will
Internationaux et de la                 insurance and applying for a housing allowance                                                                                       provide you with support and assistance throughout
Francophonie (MEIF),
15 chaussée de la Madeleine
                                        from the Family Allowance Fund (CAF);                                                                                                your stay in Nantes.
                                                                                                                                        The International
in Nantes                             • Health Insurance: universal health insurance                                                    Relations Office
Tram 2 or 3 - stop Hôtel Dieu           (sécurité sociale), supplementary health insurance,                                                                                   Contact:
(map p. 74 n° 8)                        reimbursement rates, university health service:                                                 is located at the Maison des
                                        Student Health Center-SUMPPS (see p. 56);
                                                                                                                                        échanges internationaux et de
                                                                                                                                        la francophonie (MEIF),
Key Dates                             • French banks: opening a bank account;                                                           15 chaussée de la Madeleine           More information on
                                                                                                                                        in Nantes.                            foreignstudent
•   Semester 1: August 27th, 2018     • Student Jobs: job search information and visa                                                   Tram 2 or 3 - stop Hôtel Dieu
    to September, 28th, 2018            requirements;                                                                                   (map p. 74 n° 8)
•   Semester 2: January 7th, 2019
                                      • Transportation Information:
    to February 1st, 2019
                                           • public transport services: Bus and tram (TAN),                                                                                  Autour du Monde – Erasmus Student
Opening Hours                                trains (SNCF),                                                                                                                  Network (ESN)
                                           • bike rentals,                                                                                                                   The association Autour du Monde-ESN Nantes offers
9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday               • and everything you need to know about how to                                               Do you want a buddy                  various activities and events all year long (buddy
                                             get around the city and the region;                                                        when you arrive in                   program, guided visits, polyglot cafés, parties…).
                                      • Student Life: entertainment, cultural activities                                                                                     The association Autour du Monde-ESN Nantes helps
                                        and regional and international associations.                                                    Autour du Monde-ESN Nantes
                                                                                                                                        connects you for free with a
                                                                                                                                                                             you get settled in on your campus and in the city.
                                                                                                                                        local student buddy.                 Duty periods at the Student Center (Pôle étudiant
                                                                                                                                        This intercultural relations         - >p.60)
                                       Contact:                                                                                         and support group will help
                                                                                                                                        you meet new people and get
                                                                                                 settled in!                           Contact:

Welcome at the Guichet Unique

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         The Certificate of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         This Certificate is downloadable
         Enrollment will be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         online, on your intranet, if you
         delivered to all 1st                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       need it during the year
         Year students at the                                                                                                           Keep your Registration                                                                                                      INTRANET
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    procédures de scolarité > mes documents.                                                                                                       NEW
                                                             RELEVÉ DES DROITS UNIVERSITAIRES                                                                  CARTE D'ÉTUDIANT.E 2018-2019

                                                                    Année universitaire 2018-2019

                                 INE :
                                 Nom :
                                 Prénoms :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               CERTIFICAT DE SCOLARITÉ
                                 Né(e) le :   JJ/MM/AAAA NANTES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2018-2019

                                                                                                                                  DUPONT FRANÇOIS
                Tuition Fees     Droits perçus
                                 Sécurité sociale :                213,00
                Description                                                  Droits                                               3 RUE DU MARÉCHAL JOFFRE
                                 Droits d’inscription :            j                  k           l                m
                                                  BU :             30,00
                                    Méd. préventive :              4,57                                                           44000 NANTES
                                      Sport-Culture :

                                         Universtité :             30,20
                                             Diplôme :             96,30                                                                                                                                                                                                       Le président de l'Université        que :
                                            F.S.D.I.E. :           14,00                    Total : 388,07 euros

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                                                             DOCUMENT À CONSERVER                                                                                                                                                                                              Corto Fernando

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Né le 19/02/1948 à NANTES
                                                             CERTIFICAT DE SCOLARITÉ                                                                           CERTIFICAT DE SCOLARITÉ                                                   Registration Certificate
                                                                                                                                                                                             > DESTINÉ À LA SNCF                                                               N° INE : 09g9k200017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           available for your                  N° Étudiant : 960001E
                                                                    Année universitaire 2018-2019                                                                      Année universitaire 2018-2019                                    administrative processes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               est incrit à l’Université de Nantes pour l’année universitaire mentionnée.
                                 N° étudiant :   999001A                                                                          INE :          09g9k100027
                                 INE :           09g9k100027                                                                      Nom :          DUPONT

                                 Nom :           DUPONT                                                                           Prénoms :      FRANÇOIS                                                                                                                                                        Composante : Sciences et techniques
                                 Prénoms :       FRANÇOIS                                                                         Né(e) le :     JJ/MM/AAAA NANTES
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                                                                                                                                  Le directeur général des services certifie que l’étudiant.e ci-dessus
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Le président de l'Université
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Par délégation, le Vice président Formation
                                                                                              LE DIRECTEUR GENERAL DES SERVICES                                                                 LE DIRECTEUR GENERAL DES SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         et Vie Universitaire
                                                                                              Thierry Biais                                                                                     Thierry Biais

                                                             ACCÈS AUX SERVICES EN LIGNE

                                                                    Pour la durée de vos études, l'Université de Nantes met à
                                                                    votre disposition un intranet étudiant incluant un accès à
                                                                    votre environnement électronique de travail.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Dominique Averty


       Login access to your        Login : dupont-f*                     INE :   09g9k100027

    intranet and webservices          Pour découvrir le mot de passe
                                        1 Enlever l'étiquette au verso
                                        2 Gratter la zone                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vignette
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cut this vignette and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              N° INE : 09g9k200017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Student Card at all time.

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         and webservices                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   registration.
Your Student Email Address                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       À découper et à conserver avec votre carte étudiante

   valid as long as your are          Informations :
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                                                                                                                                  Les renseignements qui vous sont demandés sont traités par informatique. Vous pouvez consulter leur
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           For the next year, you will have access to your previous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           registrations at Université de Nantes.

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                                                              YOUR FIRST DAYS
                                                                                                                                                                                                     YOUR FIRST DAYS

Here are some tips,                Read this “welcome” guide                                                                         Remember to check the                 Welcome Week
tools and information                                                                                                                bulletin boards!
to help you have a suc-            You’ll find everything you need to get started and to                                                                                   For the IUT, contact your registrar’s office at
                                                                                                                                     In addition to your intranet,
cessful academic year.             succeed.
                                                                                                                                     also check the bulletin boards,
                                                                                                                                     you’ll find:                          Your presence is mandatory.
Your student card is
                                   Log into your intranet:                                                                           •   schedules,
                                                                                                                                                                           An informative week where professors will explain
                                                                                                                                     •   your tutorial groups (TD),        the academic program, class schedules, testing, and
                                                                                                                                     •   teacher absences and make-up      grades. You will also have the opportunity to tour the
Your Pass Sup’ is your student                                                                                                           classes,
ID card.
                                   To log in, you will need:                                                                                                               school.
                                   • your student card (your login is the student num-                                               •   the examination charter, tests,
It proves that you are a student                                                                                                         exam schedules and of course      This is an ideal time to ask any questions you
at Université de Nantes.             ber preceded by the letter “e”)                                                                     your grades,                      may have, familiarize yourself with the course con-
Personal, non-transferable                                                                                                           •   internship offers and informa-    tent, tour the facilities and meet your teachers.
and indispensable in your                                                                                                                tion on student life.
daily life.
                                                                                                                                                                            Welcome week calendar
Take care of it and carry it                                Année    2018
                                                            Année 2016      - 2019
                                                                         - 2017
with you at all times!                                      DUPONT                                                                                                
(see p. 22/23)                                              François
                                                            Né(e) le 19/06/1980                                                                                             For questions, contact the secretariat of your
                                                            Numéro étudiant : 999001A
                                                                                                                                                                            Faculty, institute or school.
Vignette certifying                                         INE : 09g9k100027

you are registered at
                                                                                                                                                                           Learning agreement
Each year, in order to update                                                                                                                                              You are part of an international exchange program?
your Student Card, log on your
intranet, download and print       • your password on your registration certificate,                                                                                       You have to choose all classes you want to attend
your “vignette”                     issued with your student card, in the to-scratch part.                                                                                 and give your learning agreement duly signed to
                                    (see p. 16).                                                                                                                           your administrative international coordinator by the
> réinscription et autres                                                                                                                                                  following deadlines:
procédures de scolarité >
mes documents.                     Your academic information and web services                                                                                              • 1st semester: October 12
Your “vignette” must always be     are only available on your INTRANET                                                                                                     • 2nd semester: February 15
kept with your Sudent Card.        (see p. 38).
                                   By using the university’s IT resources you agree to                                                                                     Special academic arrangements
Change your                        the IT charter given to you at registration.
INTRANET password
                                                                                                                                                                           Special arrangements are available for working
                                                                                                                                                                           students, competitive athletes and students with
de passe                           Download your Registration Certificate                                                                                                  disabilities (see p. 21)
                                   You need a Certificate of Enrollment during the year ? You
                                   can download your Certificate on your intranet
                                    INTRANET > VOS WEBSERVICES > réinscription et
                                   autres procédures de scolarité > mes documents.

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                                                              YOUR FIRST DAYS                                                                                                            SPECIAL ACADEMIC

The University                     Certification in languages                                                                        Students with disabilities or                      Competitive athletes
Calendar (l’Agenda)
                                   Your language skills can be assessed by independent                                               long-term illness                                  Université de Nantes offers certain
Available on campus and            agencies. Certification is strongly recommended for                                                                                                  adjustments (laptop loan, tutoring,
online. You will find all neces-                                                                                                     To consider the facilities you will need,
sary information and dates         international mobility and employability and in some                                              your first step will be meeting the doctor         special timetable arrangements) to allow
for events organized on your       cases it is required (engineering schools, teacher                                                at the Student Health Center-SUMPPS                competitive athletes to combine studies
campus. (see p. 60).               recruitment, study abroad applications). (See p. 46).                                             as soon as possible (take an appointment           and sports in all academic fields.
                                                                                                                                     by e-mail to
                                   Culture and initiatives workshops                                                        (See p. 56).                    Complete the application to get the
                                   Interested in meeting with professionals from the                                                 This doctor will attest of your situation             competitive athlete status available
                                   culture scene on your campus? Experiment with                                                     and can recommend arrangements accor-                 on and
                                   artistic techniques? Exchange with fellow students in                                             ding to your specific needs.                          return it to the SUAPS or by e-mail

                                   a convival setting by working on a group project and                                                                                                    to:
                                                                                                                                     This support will be coordinated by the

                                   seeing it through? Take part in one of the cultural                                                                                                     Luc PILLOT*
  expositions,                                                                                                                       “Relais handicap” of the Student Health
                                   and artistic workshops.                                                                           Center.
                                                                                                                                     The “Relais handicap” supports your                   Your academic advisor, your compet-
                                    Registration begins: September 25th, 2018                                                                                                              itive athlete advisor or Luc Pillot can
                                    at the Forum of cultural workshops at the Pôle                                                   student life (access to course content,
                                                                                                                                     housing, sport, culture, study abroad)                advise you on the use of the specific
                                    Étudiant (map p. 74 n°11)                                                                                                                              academic arrangements.
                                                                                                                                     with its partners (Handisup association,
                                                                                                                                     the CROUS, etc.).                                     Don’t forget to contact them.
                                   Cultural and associative activities                                                                                                                     Learn more about the special
                                   You have the opportunity to engage in cultural and                                                                                                      academic arrangements www.univ-
                                   associative activities throughout the year: theatre,                                               
                                   exhibitions, concerts, festivals, community events,                                                This website is for students with                    * Olympic sailing champion
                                   etc. (see pp. 59-61).                                                                              disabilities, where you can download                 at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games
                                                                                                                                      the form to inform us of your special
                                   Sports activities                                                                                                                                    These arrangements will allow stu-
                                                                                                                                      Contact:                                          dents to achieve these two goals:
                                   The university offers a wide variety of sports activi-
                                   ties. The full list is available on:                                                               +33 (0)2 40 37 10 35                              • graduate within a specified time
                                                                                                              • perform their sports at the highest level.
                                                                                                                                                                                        The competitive athlete student status is
                                    Registration begins: September 3rd, 2018,                                                                                                           embedded on your Pass Sup’ student ID
                                    with no closing date. MANDATORY pre-registra-                                                                                                       chip, allowing access to the weight room
                                    tion on the intranet (see p. 62).                                                                                                                   sports facilities.

Match de Quidditch

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                         the student card                                                                                                  Questions?
                                                                                                                                           Do I need to pay for my Pass
                                                                                                                                                                                 the login and password you
                                                                                                                                                                                 received from the CROUS
                                                                                                                                                                                 on your student email
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Ask for stopping all dif-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ferent uses than CROUS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   catering by sending and
                                                                                                                                                                                 address:                              email to production-cms@
                                                                                                                                           Sup’ card?
                                                                                                                                                                               • only if absolutely necessary,            giving your
                                                                                                                                           The Pass Sup’ card is free.           you can add credit by paying
                                                                                                                                           However if your card is lost                                                            first name, last name and
The Pass Sup’ card
                                                                                                                                                                                 with cash at the counter of
                                                                                                                                           or stolen, you will be charged        the university restaurant.                        birthdate.
is the student card at                                                                                                                     10 € for a new card
                                                                                                                                           (see below under Assistance).       How do I pay for meals at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Report the lost or stolen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   card to the registrar’s office
Université de Nantes.                                                                                                                      How long is my Pass Sup’ card
                                                                                                                                                                               university restaurants with my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • You will be charged 10 € for
You can also use it to                                                                                                                     valid?
                                                                                                                                                                               Pass Sup’ card?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a new card.
pay at the university
                                                                           Année    2018
                                                                           Année 2016      - 2019
                                                                                        - 2017
                                                                                                                                                                               • To pay for meals at the
                                                                           DUPONT                                                          Your Pass Sup’ card is valid          university restaurant, you                      What can happen if someone
restaurants.                                                                                                                               throughout your studies. A
                                                                           Né(e) le 19/06/1980                                                                                   must first add credit to your                   else uses my card without my
                                                                           Numéro étudiant : 999001A                                       new sticker will be placed on         online “wallet” on www.
                                                                           INE : 09g9k100027                                               your card at the beginning of (see the previous                       knowledge?
You should always                                                                                                                          each academic year.                   question).                                      You must immediately block

carry, with your Pass                                                                                                                      How do I activate my card?          • At the university restau-
                                                                                                                                                                                 rants and cafeterias, you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 your card to prevent some-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 body else from using it. Uni-
Sup’Card, the vignette                                                                                                                     • Your card is already active
                                                                                                                                             and can be used for univer-
                                                                                                                                                                                 don’t have to enter a pin
                                                                                                                                                                                 number when you pay. Your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 versité de Nantes and CROUS
certifying that you are                                                                                                                      sity services.                      card is directly debited by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 will not be held responsible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for any misuses of your card.
registered. (  p. 17)                                                                                                                     • To use it in the university
                                                                                                                                             restaurants, you have to
                                                                                                                                                                                 using the rates that apply
                                                                                                                                                                                 to you.
                                                                                                                                             activate your “wallet” (IZLY)                                                       My card doesn’t work at the
                                                                                                                                             on line by following the ins-     What is the minimum credit I                      library, copy machines, to
                                                                                                                                             tructions from IZLY services      can load on my card?                              access buildings…
                                                                                                                                             emailed to your university        5 €.                                              Please inform your regis-
This new electronic multiservice card serves                With your Pass Sup’ card you can:                                                                                                        trar’s office.
you as your student ID. It is personal and                                                                                                                                     How can I get back the money
                                                            • prove that you are a student at Université                                   • In this e-mail you will find      that I put on my Pass Sup’
non-transferable. This new card is fragile,                                                                                                  your login and password                                                             My card doesn’t work at the
take care of it and remember to carry it with                 de Nantes                                                                                                        card?
                                                                                                                                             to access your “wallet” on                                                          university restaurants nor at
you at all times.                                           • pay for meals at any CROUS restaurant                                                                            You can get your money back
                                                                                                                                                                                             the CROUS ATM machines.
                                                                                                                                                                               from your online “wallet”
                                                            • borrow books from the university library                                     • If you did not receive it or if   by using your login and                           Please notify the staff at the
You will have to show your Student Card to                                                                                                   you lost it, you can ask for
attend the exams, with your Registration                                                                                                                                       password on                          counter of your university
                                                            • sign up for sports and fitness activities                                      a new one on https://mon-
Vignette.                                                                                                                                                                                 restaurant.
                                                            • access certain controlled-access areas                                         vationMail
                                                              (parking lots, study rooms, etc.)                                                                                Assistance                                        I’m having trouble with my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 online “wallet” on the website
                                                            • print documents, in Libraries for instance.                                                                      My card is lost or has been
                                                                                                                                           Questions about                     stolen?
                                                                                                                                           the Pass Sup’ online                                                                  Please notify the staff at the
                                                                                                                                                                               • If you think you lost (or if
                                                                                                                                           wallet?                               you’ve been robbed) your                        counter of your university
                                                                                                                                                                                 Izly card or your mobile                        restaurant.
                                                                                                                                           How do I add credit to my Pass
                                                                                                                                                                                 phone or if you think that
                                                                                                                                           Sup’ card?                                                                            I didn’t find an answer to my
                                                                                                                                                                                 someone has stolen you Izly
More information on :                                                                                                                      • You can add credit on your
                                                                                                                                             online wallet from Internet
                                                                                                                                                                                 password, block your card
                                                                                                                                                                                 and Izly account as soon as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Please go on                                                                                                            (laptop, smartphone, digital        possible. You can do it from
                                                                                                                                             tablet…), using your credit         your online account on the
                                                                                                                                             card or banking informa-            Izly website, on the page                       or e-mail
                                                                                                                                             tion, and accessing with            «Mon profil».                         

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                         28   DIPLOMAS

                         30   EXAMS

                         32   KEY DATES

                         71   GLOSSARY

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                                                                              ACADEMICS                                                                                                                                 ACADEMICS

Université de Nantes            Université de Nantes is a major research centre in                                                How do I contact a                   Course Unit system (Unités d’Enseignement - UE)
offers academic paths           Western France. 64 laboratories work in all areas.                                                teacher?
leading to most degrees                                                                                                                                                The system consists of course units. Each UE has a
in higher education,            Classes are taught by professors who include                                                      •   Go to the secretariat of your    value defined in ECTS credits and corresponds to
                                the latest research achievements in their                                                             faculty, UFR, institute or
in short or long study                                                                                                                                                 the number of hours of study (lectures, tutorials,
                                                                                                                                      school (or department) to get
programs.                       teaching.                                                                                             your teacher’s contact details   practical work, personal projects) that the student
                                                                                                                                      or office hours.                 must complete to obtain a UE. A full year represents
                                LMD system: License, Master, Doctorate                                                            •   Consult the directory on the     60 credits or 30 credits per semester.
The LMD system                                                                                                                        mobile app:
                                The advantages of this system include:
As part of the harmonization    • recognition and equivalence Europe-wide
of European higher education,   • student mobility                                                                                                                     Diplomas
the university study programs   • better recognition of the degrees on the labour
are organized around three
degrees:                          market                                                                                                                                0           60           120     180         240       300         Credits or ECTS        480
•   License (L)                 • the intermediate degrees Deug, DUT (bac +2) and                                                 •   or on the home page of the
                                  Maîtrise (bac +4) continue to be issued.                                                            university website.
•   Master (M)
•   Doctorate (D).
                                Organization of studies

The admission in masters’       Semester system                                                                                                                                                    LICENSE 3 MASTER 1 MASTER 2

                                • The license is divided into 6 semesters
degrees is selective.                                                                                                                                                                                                     and / or
Do not forget to apply on       • The master is organized in 4 semesters
candidature-master              Credits can be accumulated and transferred                                                                                               LICENSE 1 LICENSE 2
                                Each semester is assigned 30 credits or ECTS                                                      If you want to change                     DUT 1        DUT 2
                                (European Credit Transfer System), common to                                                      programs during your
                                many European countries:                                                                          first year of License:
                                • license, 6 semesters validated = 180 credits                                                    You can do so at the end of the
                                • master, 4 semesters validated = 300 credits                                                     first semester. Check with the
                                                                                                                                  Registration Office of your
                                  Holders of a master can prepare a doctoral thesis                                               Faculty, Institute or School                                     LICENSE
                                  which corresponds to 480 credits, or 180 additional                                             where you want to enrol.                                           PRO

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                          ACES: first year common to health studies

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                                                                                         DIPLOMAS                                                                                                                                DIPLOMAS

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

Tutorials in Pharmacy

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                                                                                                   EXAMS                                                                                                                               EXAMS

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

The School of Engineering,                                                                                                                                          Earn Sports Points
Polytech, has specific study     The day of the exam                                                                                                                Each semester, in some faculties, schools or insti-
                                 • Do not forget to check the bulletin board for the                                                                                tutes, points can be earned through sports classes.
                                   dates and location of your exams                                                                                                 For questions, contact the secretariat of your Faculty,
                                                                                                                                                                    institute or school.
                                 • Show up 30 minutes before your exam starts
                                 • Pay careful attention to the location of your exam
                                 • Do not forget your identification card AND your
                                   student card with the vignette certifying that you                                                                               Passing into the next year
                                   have registered ( p. 16).
                                                                                                                                                                    L1  L2          if at least one semester is validated
                                                                                                                                                                    L2  L3          If both semesters of L1 are validated
                                                                                                                                                                                     + 1 semester of L2

                                 Exam sites                                                                                                                         L3  M1          Only if all semesters of the three years of License
                                                                                                                                                                                     are validated and you have earned your License
                                 Your exams may take place:                                                                                                                          degree
                                 • on your campus                                                                                                                   M1  M2       Only if the M1 is fully validated
                                 • at the SUAPS (map p. 75 n° 15)                                                                                                                 Grade repetition subject to approval
                                 • at the stadium Pierre Quinon (map p. 75)                                                                                         * subject to conditions depending on the courses
                                 • at la Beaujoire (for PACES exam).


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                                                                                                     KEY DATES                                                                                                                                             KEY DATES

 Check the university calendar of your                              Events calendar for all the campuses is                                                     January 7th to          Guichet Unique - Foreign Students Welcome Center,
 UFR, institute or school on                                        available on:                                                                               February 1st          the first stop for foreign students                           
                                                                                                                                                                February                Submission of FSDIE applications (see p. 59)
 For all information regarding your
 courses, please visit your faculty, UFR,                                                                                                                       Mid-January             International Application deadline for 1st year undergraduate admission
 institute or school website.                                                                                                                                                           Dossier Social Etudiant. Fill in your scholarship application and your
                                                                                                                                                                January 15
                                                                                                                                                                                        accommodation application (university residences) on : www.etudiant.
                                                                                                                                                                to May 31

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

                                                                                                                                                                April                   Submission of FSDIE applications (see p. 59)

                                                                                                                                                                April 6th to April
                                                                                                                                                                                        Spring holidays

                                                                                                                                                                May                   Second semester exams
                                                                                                                                                                June                    Submission of FSDIE applications (see p. 59)

                                                                                                                                                                Mid-June              Start of the second exam session

             July 5                Registration begins

             August 27 to
             September 10th      First day of classes (depending on your degree)
             August 27th to        Guichet Unique - Foreign Students Welcome Center,
Semester 1

             September 28th      the first stop for foreign students
             October               Submission of FSDIE applications (support for student projects) (see p. 59)

             December 22th to
                                   Christmas holidays
             January 6th
             to mid-January      First semester exams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Law, Economics, Management Library

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                    36   10 KEY TIPS

                         SUPPORT SYSTEMS
                         TO HELP YOU SUCCEED

                    38   STUDENT INTRANET

                    40   UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
                    42   BROADENNING YOUR KNOWLEDGE

                    44   CERTIFICATIONS

                    47   LANGUAGE COURSES

                         WORKING TOWARDS
                         YOUR CAREER GOALS

                    50   STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

                    71   GLOSSARY
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                                                                                    10 KEY TIPS                                                                                  SUPPORT SYSTEMS
                                            for a successful academic year                                                                                                   TO HELP YOU SUCCEED

1  Confidence                                        6  Support network                                                            Université de Nantes                New student orientation
Higher education is the logical contin-                                                                                              has developed a number
                                                      Loneliness is common among students,                                           of systems to help you              Mentors: during registration, you are greeted by stu-
uation of high school. You will have to               especially at first. Try to form small                                         succeed in your studies.            dent mentors who help you discover the university,
get used to being more independent and                working groups; you can encourage each                                                                             help you with the registration process and answer
that’s a big change. So be confident in                                                                                    
                                                      other and your grades will improve.                                            reussirsalicence                    any questions you may have.
your abilities, but make sure you stay
organized.                                                                                                                                                               Welcome Week
                                                      7  Reflexes                                                                                                       During the first week of classes, your teachers will
2  Organization                                      If you have any doubts, questions, prob-                                                                           hold meetings where they will explain what you need
Plan your study time, set yourself goals              lems, seek help. Knowledgeable people                                                                              to know about your schedule, the subjects taught,
with specific deadlines and stick to                  can help, please don’t hesitate to contact                                                                         testing and grades. You will also have the opportunity
them. We offer classes on study skills                them (see p. 36).                                                                                                  to tour the university.
(see p. 36), make sure you attend.
                                                                                                                                                                         Your Academic advisor
3  Attendance                                        8  Sociability                                                                                                    Your academic advisor assists you throughout your
Don’t skip classes. Successful students               A good way to meet people and make                                             Parcoursup                          first year at the university. Academic advisors will
attend all their classes. Remember that               friends is to get involved in a club or                                        Support measures are                answer your questions and provide advice on facilitat-
every hour in class requires one hour of              association. Contact the Student Life                                          implemented for students in         ing the transition between high school and college.
homework to review your notes and do                  Office (see p. 59) who will refer you to                                       the faculties of Sciences, Sports
further research.                                     the many opportunities on campus.
                                                                                                                                     (STAPS), Foreign Languages
                                                                                                                                     (LEA), and at the Economics
                                                                                                                                                                         University study skills
                                                                                                                                     and Management Institute.           During the 1st semester the university offers courses
4  Motivation                                                                                                                       Contact :                           to help you learn the study skills specific to your
90 % of successful students have chosen               9  Take breaks                                                                Your academic advisor.              degree program. Note taking, time management,
a field of study they are interested in.              Get outside, have some fun, get some                                                                               documentary research, group work, critical data
This gives them the energy and moti-                  exercise or attend a cultural event. This                                                                          analysis, writing a paper and oral presentation. You
vation to successfully overcome the                   is also a good way to meet new people.                                                                             will also visit the university library during the class.
                                                                                                                                                                         Changing tracks after the first
5  Hard work                                         10  Look at the big picture                                                                                       semester of the first year of License
There are countless useful resources                  Take time to think about your future,                                                                              You can change tracks after the first semester of
you can use to learn more about various               try to figure out your real motivations                                        SWITCH
                                                                                                                                                                         your first year of License if you have passed all your
subjects (see p. 38 to 43). Using these               and your interest in your chosen field                                                                             exams, without having to start the whole year over.
                                                                                                                                     If you wish to change your
resources to learn better and smarter is              of study. The SUIO is here to help you                                         academic orientation during the
often what makes the difference between               identify your career goals and tailor your                                     year, you can benefit from the
good students and the best students.                  study program (see pp. 48-49).                                                 SWITCH arrangement (indivi-
                                                                                                                                     duals interviews or collective

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                                                  STUDENT INTRANET                                                                                                        STUDENT INTRANET

Access to your intranet          The student intranet makes your life                                                              Join the commu-    • Other webservices:
with your login and                                                                                                                nity #univnantes       • to get in touch (online forum, chat...), forwar-
password                         easier!                                                                                                                     ding files (fileX)
see p. 14, 15, 16 and 17.        Stay connected                                                                                                           • to consult your classes (Madoc), your sche-
                                                                                                                                                             dules, your grades;
Change your password                                                                                                                                      • to ensure your success (internship, jobs,
                                 Your Student e-mail address:
by going to your INTRANET                                                                                                                                    advice...) with the Career Center
> VOS WEBSERVICES             
> Mot de passe                   Check it regularly as all the information that
                                 concerns your classes and university life will be sent                                                                WEBSERVICES
You have lost your               to you at this address.                                                                                               All your online services available on one platform,
password ?
                                                                                                                                                       INTRANET > VOS WEBSERVICES
You can reset it by yourself
online on : www.univ-nantes.     How to access your student email address ?
                                     • You have direct access to your web-
The university staff can reset
your password if you lost it.
                                       mail on your INTRANET>VOS
Feel free to ask them.                 WEBSERVICES>WEBMAIL
Please note that for security        • By redirecting your student email address
reasons, passwords cannot be           towards your personal mailbox (http://
provided to you by phone or
                              puis «ma
Advice:                              • By configuring your smartphone or any other
Never give out your                    mailbox (more information on wiki.univ-


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                                             UNIVERSITY LIBRARY                                                                                                                   UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

University Library:              The university                                                                                    NoctamBU                           The library also offers many services:
a tool to help you
succeed                          library will help                                                                                 From September to Mid-June,
                                                                                                                                   400 spots are offered on
                                 you during your                                                                                   expanded evening hours until
                                                                                                                                                                      • individual study spots and working rooms for
                                                                                                                                                                       groups; with disabled access;
Library hours                    studies!                                                                                          11:30 pm and on weekends at
                                                                                                                                   the Health Library (city centre,
During the academic year, 8:30
am to 7 pm Monday to Friday,
                                                                                                                                   map p. 74 n° 4).                   • borrowing of documents and interlibrary loan
and and 8:30am to 1pm on         With seven locations in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and La                                              Reservation required on:            of documents that don’t belong to Université de
Saturday mornings.               Roche-sur-Yon (pp. 62 to 65), the university library                                         Nantes;
Tip                              offers you multidisciplinary documentary col-                                                     noctambu or even better from
Find the real-time schedule      lections, on divers supports, for courses, research,                                              your mobile app                    • information by chat and e-mail;
on      information and leisure.
horaires                                                                                                                           Loan at the BU                     • documentary research training sessions within
                                 The printed and digital collections are indexed in a                                              The mobile app will allow you
Opening hours during                                                                                                                                                   training programmes or BU workshops;
university breaks                unique catalog, Nantilus:                                                to receive alerts regarding your
                                 You will find encyclopaedias, books, thesis, e-books,                                             loans.
Depending on the sites, the                                                                                                                                           • loan of computers on site, computer rooms, WIFI
libraries close one week at      scientific journals, French and international newspa-
Christmas and 2 weeks in
                                                                                                                                                                       and copy machines;
                                 pers, and search databases in all academic fields, but                                            Nomade
                                 also novels, comic books and DVD.                                                                 Most of these digital resources    • documents printing with your student card
More info on:                                                                                                                      are accessible not only at the                                                                                                              library, but also remotely.
                                                                                                                                                                      • Support to PhD students in spreading and
                                                                                                                                   The online service “nomade”         publishing their work
                                                                                                                                   is accessible from your
                                                                                                                                   INTRANET > VOS
                                                                                                                                   WEBSERVICES > Accès                • exhibitions and various cultural events (confe-
                                                                                                                                   nomade                              rences, readings, workshops...)

                                                                                                                                                                      • Facilities for people with disabilities

                                                                                                                                                                       Find more information about the BU on:

UFR Pharma - BU santé                                                                                                              BU Saint-Nazaire

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                                                     BOARDENING                                                                                                                          BOARDENING
                                                 YOUR KNOWLEDGE                                                                                                                      YOUR KNOWLEDGE

                              More than 1200 video resources                                                                                                       UP !
                              Short and original formats to understand                                                                                             The Permanent University (UP) offers:
                              Research in a different way.                                                                                                         • conferences, meetings and exhibitions from
                              • «Digression», «one question one researcher»,                                                                                         November to May, from Monday to Saturday (free
                                «Looking for innovation»...                                                                                                          of charge upon presentation of your student card)
                                                                                                                                Component of the University,
                              Full lectures to understand societal topics                                                       UP’s goal is to ensure education   • «The musical hour» every thursday at 6:30pm
                              and the news.                                                                                     all life long, to spread uni-      • Courses: Subscription required. (The price of the                                                                                                       versity culture and to make it
                              • Boris Cyrulnik, Edgar Morin, Tobie Nathan.                                                                                           courses will be available from July 27th, 2018.
The University of Nantes is                                                                                                     accessible to a wider audience.
the 1st French University                                                                                                                                            Check in the programme).
on Youtubre with its 24000
                              UNNEWS : do not miss anything from UN                                                                                                How subscribe to the Permanent University (UP)?
                              news !                                                                                                                               Check on
                              Scientific discoveries, athletes performances, last                                                                                  programme to take a registration appointment
                              pedagogical innovation... stay informed about your                                                                                   (registration in September).        university current affairs on UNNEWS, Université de                                                                                  For a 1st registration : please fill in the online
partenaires/nantes            Nantes online magazine!                                                                                                              form, from May 24 until July 15.
                              Every week, our researchers will also give                                                                                           Renewal of registration online (securised payment)
                              explanations about current topics. You will also find                                                                                from June 18 until July 15.
                              information about your campuses events not to be
                                                                                                                                                                   • Subscription reduced price for Université de Nantes
                              missed !                                                                                                                               students : 27€
                                                                                                                                                                   • Bring an ID photo, a form of payment (French
                              The «Labo des savoirs»                                                                                                                 check or credit card) and your student card.
                              Every week, some volunteer journalists from the
                              «Labo des Savoirs» (Lab of Knowledge) meet resear-                                                                                    Contact :
                              chers and highlight Research through interviews and                                                                                   More information on
                              scientific reports.                                                                                                                   ( plan p. 74 campus Île de Nantes n° 1)         Prun’
                              Prun is a student Radio created at the University and
                              gathers more than 250 volunteers who produce more
                              than 70 radio programs : around 50 musical radio
                              programs for all music styles, more than 15 thematic
                              radio programs (sciences, culture, sport, health,                  politics...) and 2 daily radio programs.
92 fm

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                                                      CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                                                            CERTIFICATIONS

Université de Nantes     The C2i - Digital Skills Certificate                                                                                                     A certification incorporated in the study
offers students the                                                                                                                                               programmes
opportunity to certify   Prepare your digital skills certificate !
their computer and                                                                                                                                                Many university study programmes (licence and
                         PIX is a public online platform project for digital                                                                                      DUT) include a digital skills and culture training
language skills.
                         skills assessment and certification.                                                                                                     programme (CCN), that will lead you to get the Pix
                         The University proposes this new certification.                                                                                          certification. The certification registration is auto-
                                                                                                                                                                  matic, you will be automatically register as for your
                         The Pix certification
                                                                                                                                                                  semester exams.
                         Pix will allow you to certify you command of several
                         digital skills necessary to : complete successfully                                                                                      For other cases, please refer to «CCN opening
                         your studies, begin your professionnal life, your                                                                                        path».
                         personal life...etc. It relies on the European Digital                                                                                   The C2i certificates (level2) are intended to a
                         Competence Framework for Citizens (DIGCOMP).                                                                                             professionnal use of digital tools, related to a field of
                         The digital skills certified by Pix are divided in 5                                                                                     study or career, and are intended to students from
                         areas:                                                                                                                                   specific master’s degrees (teaching, legal and health
                         • Information and data                                                                            How getting ready for the
                                                                                                                           Pix certification ?
                         • Communication and Cooperation
                                                                                                                           Step 1: self-assessment
                         • Content creation                                                                                •   Create a personal account on        Information and registration
                         • Protection and safety
                                                                                                                           •   Determine your skills profile
                         • Digital environment                                                                                 through online activities.
                                                                                                                           Step 2: Training
                                                                                                                           •   Face-to-face or online, you have
                                                                                                                               access to resources on Madoc,
                                                                                                                               self-registration from your
                                                                                                                               INTRANET > VOS WEB-
                                                                                                                               SERVICES > Madoc
                                                                                                                           Step 3: Evaluate your
                                                                                                                           •   Repeat activities about Pix and
                                                                                                                               improve your skills profile.
                                                                                                                           Then, the certification is based on
                                                                                                                           this skills profile.

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                                                                CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                           LANGUAGE COURSES

The Language Center                French Language Certificates and Tests                                                            The Language Center      Campus soir – Campus été :
of Université de Nantes                                                                                                              also guides you throu-
advises and guides                 The Language Center organizes 2 official French                                                   ghout your learning of   Foreign Languages Classes
you throughout your                language certifications recognized by the French                                                  foreign languages.       Diverse training programs to learn and practise
language certification.            Ministry of Education:                                                                                                     foreign languages are organized by the Language
                                                                                                                                     (See adress  p. 46).
                                   • The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française)                                                                          Center, in partnership with the International
The Language Center
welcomes you :
                                     and the DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue                                                                               Relations Office. You plan to study abroad ? You
                                     française).                                                                                                              want to learn or improve your language skills ? You
Bât. Nouveau Tertre                • The TCF (Test de connaissance du français) and                                                                           are preparing a language certification ? Université de
Chemin la Censive du Tertre
BP 81227
                                     the DAP-TCF (required for first year undergraduate                                                                       Nantes organises diverse complementary language
44312 NANTES CEDEX 3                 admission).                                                                                                              programs :
Tramway ligne 2 arrêt «Facultés»                                                                                                                              • Refresher Courses/Advanced Courses
( plan p. 75 n° 3)                 For further information and dates:                                                                                        • Conversation workshops
                                                                                                                 • Certification Preparation
                                                                                                                                                              • Less Commonly Taught Languages Initiation
                                                                                                                                                              • Mobility Preparation
                                   Certification in other languages                                                                                           Registration required, all classes are taught during
                                   Your proficiency in a foreign language can be attested                                                                     the evening or as an intensive program, open to all
When and how to take               by an assessment exam that will test your oral and/                                                                        students of the University. Different languages are
an assessment exam                 or written language skills. Certification is available in                                                                  avalaible : German, English, Korean, Spanish,
to receive a certificate           German, English, Catalan, Chinese, Spanish, Italian                                                                        Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian,
of proficiency in a                and Brazilian Portuguese (subject to the number of                                                                         Vietnamese (subject to the number of applicants).
language?                          applicants).
Whenever you feel ready. To        Certification is a requirement for some Master and                                                                         Languages resources center
assess your language skills, to
study abroad with an exchange
                                   License programs.                                                                                                          Come to visit the Languages Resources Center from
program or for your résumé.        It is highly valued in terms of international                                                                              the University Services for Languages, and take advan-
                                   mobility and is an asset to your employability.                                                                            tage of personalized advice to support you in your
                                                                                                                                                              foreign languages learning process.
                                                                                                                                                              Upon request, benefit from online tools to improve
                                                                                                                                                              your languages skills and to make a self-assessment.

                                                                                                                                                               Information and registration:

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