While student unions and societies are provided with facilities ensuring their independence (premises, reprography charters), students are also proactive players in university life. Elected student members serve on the University’s councils and make the most of their representative functions; their active contribution to our governance justifies the technical training offered by the University to enable them to discharge their duties.
The University has opened an Office of Student Services, with the strategic purpose of encouraging students to play a major role in academic democracy. This is meant to give them a strong sense of belonging and to improve the quality of their lives.
The University Office encourages free expression through media such as messaging services, the student portal, newsletters, forums.
The Careers Centre organises skills development workshops to help students find employment; these sessions have a social purpose, they encourage team work, and they help the university to identify students having problems so as to direct them to the appropriate services.
The University promotes health education (prevention, recovery and health awareness) in cooperation with the preventive medical services, the tutors, the social workers and the University’s Department for Sports (“le Service universitaire des activités physiques et sportives”, “SUAPS”).