Equilibre et inclusion

Wellbeing and Inclusion

EM Normandie provides tailored support to students requiring special assistance from the moment they begin their studies to the moment they embark on their career.

Since every path is unique, your well-being and personal development remain a top priority for EM Normandie Business School.

The “Wellbeing and Inclusion” service provides a listening ear and support for personal and financial issues, in a caring environment, so that students can succeed and thrive.

Support comes under three main categories: 

Psychological and social support

Disability

Diversity and equal opportunities

Psychological and social support

Since your personal wellbeing is crucial to your success, EM Normandie offers a comprehensive social service that is free of charge and confidential, to support you during difficult periods throughout your studies. EM Normandie has everything in place to help you deal with life’s uncertainties, including dedicated members of staff, a social worker, a team of psychologists and financial assistance.

Do you require support?

Whatever your concerns are, EM Normandie’s dedicated team can assist you with any personal or course-related issues, such as exam stress, budgeting and low mood.

There is a full-time specialist contact on the Caen, Le Havre and Paris campus. Our staff in Oxford and Dublin can meet with you remotely. Depending on your problem, with your permission, the specialist will refer you to your campus’ dedicated social worker or psychologist, who will be able to help you.
 

Disability

Party to the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE)’s Disability Charter since 2008, and having renewed its commitment in 2019, the School has a comprehensive system in place to promote the inclusion of students with disabilities. It campaigns to facilitate learning, encourage students to continue their studies whilst enjoying an active social life within the School, and enable them to successfully integrate into the business world.

  • Learning adjustments
  • Digital access
  • Special training for teachers and support services

Are you disabled or suffering from a chronic, debilitating illness?

EM Normandie Business School promotes the inclusion of its disabled students

At EM Normandie, you will be offered a full range of support when it comes to classes and exams, looking for an internship, work-study programme or job, and preparing to work or study abroad.
Our aim is to make your daily life easier so that you can focus on what’s important- your success.

In 2016, we had 17 students disabled students registered with us. Fast forward to 2020 and that figure is over 110. EM Normandie is clearly disability-friendly. Disability should not be a personal struggle. As a proactive and united community, we need to address it together. Both higher education providers and you, the students, and future managers need to be involved in this process. We are very proud of the progress we have made over recent years. Together we have established a trusting environment which has removed any negative or restrictive concepts of disability. We now recognise that it is multifaceted. Students with a disability should not be discriminated against, but instead be able to exercise their rights and have access to the additional support that they need. We have therefore implemented a range of initiatives in all areas to guarantee inclusion and equal opportunities, including a dedicated support department for students with a disability, association projects to raise awareness, training for teaching and administrative staff, learning adjustments, telepresence robots and special support for foreign placements and development of professional skills. We plan to continue our progress in this area, so that not only can you experience a ‘normal’ academic experience, but also one in which you are able to achieve your goals!

Elian Pilvin
Dean of EM Normandie Business School

Diversity and equal opportunities

EM Normandie is committed to equality by facilitating access to the School and ensuring equal opportunities in education. It has special internal funding available and promotes its student social diversity projects.

Financial support is granted based on social, academic and personal criteria. The School offers three kinds of support, which are mainly funded by the EM Normandie Foundation. These are:

  • The “Academic” scholarship (bourse “Méritant scolaire”): this scholarship grants up to 30% reduction in annual tuition fees, and is for students who achieved an average of over 14/20 the previous year.
  • The “Life’s uncertainties” grant (bourse “Aléas de la vie”): this grant, which reduces tuition fees, is for a student who has faced a difficult life event (death of a parent, divorce, job loss, illness, etc.) since starting at EM Normandie.
  • The “hardship” grant (“bourse d’aide d'urgence”) comes from the School's Hardship Fund, and provides immediate assistance to students facing serious financial difficulty.

EM Normandie fosters a truly inclusive culture and respect for differences through numerous awareness-raising campaigns that promote gender equality and respect for sexual orientation and combat any form of discrimination.

EM Normandie works actively to promote equal opportunities

Since 2018, the Wellbeing and Inclusion service has been running campaigns on this theme. EM Normandie also co-leads the “Handicap” group within the Conférence des Grandes Écoles which advocates the inclusion of students with physical, cognitive and sensory disorders, as well special needs in general, in French management and business schools.

Alongside some thirty student volunteers, the service coordinates social progress projects EDRESUP (How to be Successful in your Higher Education Studies- Envie de Réussir ses Études dans le SUPérieur) in Le Havre and Cap vers le Sup ' in Caen and Paris, both of which are certified with the government “Routes to Success” (“Cordées de la Réussite”) accreditation. Each year, these programmes support 350 students from the third to the final year in developing their ambitions, making career plans and encouraging them as they continue their studies.

Personal Balance and Inclusion
inclusion@em-normandie.fr