Focus sur les associations à suivre

Get involved in student associations

The 100 associations and projects of EM Normandie are the lifeblood of student life and energise the campuses by offering events in all areas: cultural, sporting, humanitarian, professional or simply festive.

Having knowledge is good. Using it in meaningful projects is even better.

Get involved in subjects you are passionate about. Lead concrete projects and see them blossom, develop new skills, share human adventures, and turn your passion into a profession.

Key figures

students are involved in the School's associations
student associations and related projects
Community Projects
student-organised events every year

Take part in a meaningful project!

Join a rich and dynamic community life: participate in the creation of a school in Peru or in the organisation of an international rugby tournament, set up a project around eSport and digital culture, propose wine evenings, orchestrate musical events...

Get involved in an Associative Project with one of the School's associations, in a Community Project with one of the School's partner organisations (Ligue contre le cancer, Unicef, sports club, etc.) or create your own project.

Take part in a unique experience and get involved in causes you care about.


Projects fully incorporated into courses

Every week, students are given time to dedicate to community projects. This provides an opportunity to put their learning into practice, develop new skills and learn to work as a team. The School provides support and training to students at all stages of the project.

All projects are encouraged and will be assessed. The primary mission of EM Normandie’s associations is to enable students to start to gain professional skills, show initiative and to learn through trial and error. And for some lucky students, they will be a springboard to transforming their passion into a job!


témoignage melissa, vie associative

I discovered the Fédération des Secouristes Français Croix Blanche during the day dedicated to the choice of our future association. The possibility of joining an external structure within the framework of the Community Project was a novelty and the proposed mission was captivating: to develop and modernise the association's image. A real challenge that I took up with another student from EM Normandie! We produced flyers and photo reports, managed social networks, wrote grant applications, etc. A real immersion in the world of communication that allowed me to develop confidence, creativity and a taste for teamwork. I can also add to my CV many technical skills such as project management, knowledge of social networks and content writing.

Mélissa, student
Fédération des Secouristes Français Croix Blanche

témoignage alice, vie associative

As vice-president of the Arts Council, I was able to build unique and lasting relationships with the other members and become professional in a project that was close to my heart. Our flagship event, the organisation of the Gala on the Le Havre campus, was an opportunity to put into practice all the lessons I had learned in class, from meeting with service providers to negotiating quotes and working as a team! For me, participating in community life is one of the best experiences offered by EM Normandie.

Alice, student
Vice-president, Arts Council



An emotional group adventure

César, Louis, Cyril and Olivier had a dream: to spend a year cycling the Silk Road. They used the association pathway to create Colybride association, and make their dream come true.

Association Colybride

We cycled the roads of Eurasia, through a variety of landscapes, meeting people we would always remember. The trip taught us more about ourselves, our group and others, and we lived through some emotional experiences. We alternated between lamenting the impossible nature of our task, and being completely in our element. We also worked with NGOs to apply the community skills we had learned at the School.

Using this learning for a good cause was immensely satisfying. These thousands of kilometres that we spent on our bikes reminded us that our planet provides an infinite wealth of new experiences, and that we are all human, regardless of our nationality, beliefs or political opinions. We were thankful to be able to wake up every morning in a different place, using a stream or river as our bathroom, carrying our entire lives in four bags. For us, the real benefit of travelling by bike is that it allowed us to slowly immerse ourselves in each culture.

Louis Fernier, Cyril Dias, César Bygodt et Olivier Lefèvre, graduates of Master in Management, 2018
Colybride project

The "Induction Weeks"

At the beginning of the new school year, take part in the Induction Weeks on your campus. Two weeks of integration to meet the +6,300 students, both French and international, and to integrate easily into your School.

The entire EM Normandie community meets during this period for festive activities and parties. This is an opportunity to discover your new city, your campus, your future association, etc.

The Student Office (BDE) and the School's Associations and Campus Life Department have come up with a unique, unifying and fun experience for you. It's an opportunity to create unforgettable memories and to start investing 200% in your student life!

Induction Weeks 2022

Student association elections and the Inter-Society Day

How could you be more integrated than by joining student offices at EM Normandie? They organise a great variety of events with the aim of strengthening cohesion among the EM Normandie community and breathing life into the school in many different ways. Students are organised in societies for students (Bureau des Elèves), culture (Bureau des Arts et de la Culture), sports (Bureau des Sports), solidarity (Bureau des Initiatives).

Each November, elections are organised to choose the new society leaders. Several lists of students stand for election during a fierce electoral campaign, which culminates in an all-day event on the campuses. The campuses are decorated around a theme that reflects the lists, with the aim of convincing you to elect the leaders who will take on responsibilities throughout the year. 

Student societies’ elections are followed by the Inter-Association Day in January/February, which is a day to bring together and provide guidance to societies from all campuses, enabling them to get to know each another and identify best practices and ideas.

Inter-campus Sports Day

Students and staff members from all campuses meet in March during this event, which highlights team spirit, fair play and good humour. A nice day of sports and togetherness! 

The Caen Student Carnival

Attended by almost 30,000 participants in late March/early April, this is the largest student carnival in Europe. EM Normandie Student Bureau aims to make an impact with its own float, which is decorated to illustrate a predefined theme. An opportunity to fly the school colours in the streets of Caen and to take part in one of the biggest student events of the year!