Coronavirus Update

The Centrale Nantes campus remains closed to students for the remainder of this academic year. Since 1st June the campus is open to a limited number of staff, with stringent health and safety regulations in place. Remote working remains the norm; no more than 50% of staff should be present on site at any one time; alternating work patterns are recommended wherever possible.

on June 9, 2020

General arrangements

Classroom-based activities are suspended until further notice and organized remotely whenever possible to ensure continuity across all programmes. Since 1st June the campus is open to a limited number of staff, with stringent health and safety regulations in place. Remote working remains the norm; no more than 50% of staff should be present on site at any one time; alternating work patterns are recommended wherever possible.

Entrance examinations for the students applying to the engineering programme have been rescheduled - see all the details here.


Arrangements for students

Courses

  • Courses are provided remotely (VPN access required). Please follow your teachers' instructions.
  • Examinations will be held online.


Communication

  • All communication, from both the teachers and the administrative teams, will be via email to your school address. You must therefore remain "connected" and reachable.
  • Contact for course-related questions: course or programme supervisor.
  • Contact for administrative matters related to absences: Student Affairs

Internships 

Significant changes have been introduced due to the outbreak:
  • Connect to intranet [students and staff only] to learn more and complete the required formalities.

Mobility

  • For international mobility, you will receive instructions from the International Relations Department.
  • For mobility within France, the procedures remain unchanged.

Other information 

  • Requirements for graduation or completion of the academic year will be adapted to take account of these exceptional circumstances.
  • The procedure for reporting absences remains the same during the campus closure.

Arrangements for staff

Teleworking and special leave of absence for staff
  • Remote working remains the norm; no more than 50% of staff should be present on site at any one time; alternating work patterns are recommended wherever possible.
  • Keeping sick staff at home: those who are given sick leave by a doctor will be subject to the normal sick leave scheme.
  • Special leave of absence: staff who are obliged to stay at home, and for whom it is impossible to continue working at home, may request a special leave of absence (ASA), the justification for which will be issued by the line manager.
  • Vulnerable people: staff whose particular situation makes them vulnerable to the risk of epidemics are entitled to continue their telework activity or, failing that, to benefit from a special absence authorisation.
  • Trainees and apprentices: trainees and apprentices are not allowed to come to the campus. Those who cannot be accommodated in their training institutions must contact their employer or their training supervisor to request the benefit of teleworking or to obtain other instructions.
Published on March 13, 2020 Updated on June 19, 2020