Type(s) of organization : Student Association

Bureau des Elèves - BDE

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The Bureau des Elèves (BDE) or Student Association (Association des Etudiants de Centrale Nantes - AECN) has many different functions. It is at the heart of the school's associative activities and student life in general.

What is the BDE?

The BDE (Bureau Des Elèves) is the body that oversees most of the associative life at Centrale. It’s a group of more or less thirty people that were elected after two weeks of intense campaigning! It collaborates with the Bureau Des Arts and the Bureau Des Sports. The BDE is your representative vis a vis other schools, teachers, alumni, companies and the administration. Throughout the year the BDE will organise social events and accompany you as you discover the campus, clubs and activities on offer at Centrale.

The BDE coordinates about forty different clubs all actively contributing to the dynamic atmosphere et Centrale Nantes. Music, astronomy or board game clubs... You’ll be sure to find one that suits you, and if not, you’re free to create one! Some clubs also organise specific events like the Integration Week End, ski week, the cruise, the NEMO…

Contact details :
AECN - Ecole Centrale de Nantes BP 92101 F-44321 Nantes Cedex 3
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Meet your BDE

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Executive members

  • President: Julien Cazaux
  • Vice-President: Solène Boivent
  • Vice-President: Théo Balanza
  • General Secretary: Lisa Hauscarriague
  • Ecological transition: Danaé Delecole
  • Treasurer: Thomas Beroud

Office hours

BDE Office | Ground floor building L:

Mon - Wed: 9.45-10.15 / 12.15-1.45 / 3.45-4.00 / 6.00-6.30
Thu - Fri: 9.45-10.15 / 12.15-1.45

Additional Information

To be part of the AECN (Association des Eleves de l’Ecole Centrale de Nantes) and thus be able to participate in the associative life a small membership fee is charged.

Avantages of becoming a member: reduced party rates, join clubs dependent on the BDE and BDA, access to BDE partners (public transport, computers including Apple, tailor etc), priority access to the Integration Weekend, the opportunity to be a candidate in the BDE and BDA elections, etc. The money collected is used to finance clubs, integration events including the Integration Weekend and the party events organised by the BDE, the BDA, etc...

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Published on August 28, 2003 Updated on March 25, 2021