Type(s) of organization : Student Association

BDE - Student Association

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The Bureau des Élèves (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 forty 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 - École Centrale de Nantes
BP 92101
1 rue de la Noé
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Website :
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Meet your BDE

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Executive members

  • President: Manon Grignon
  • Vice-President: Lilou Wattez
  • Vice-President: Pierre Freval
  • General Secretary: Anantole Rochut
  • Ecological Transition Secretary: Jules Godelier
  • Treasurer: Anna Pignon

Office hours

BDE Office | Ground floor building L:

Tuesday and Friday: from 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Additional Information

BDE and BDA membership fee

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, 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...  

Trombinoscope of associations

Discover the Centrale Nantes' associations trombinoscope, with all the clubs and associations of the school!

FSE: Student Solidarity Fund

Aware of the financial difficulties of some students, the BDE has set up the Student Solidarity Fund, a help to pay some important expenses for your integration but which are still quite high and can be difficult to support for some. This allows you to be reimbursed 100 € on your AECN membership fee, and 50 € on your place at the WEI if you go there. Please note that this assistance is not reserved for scholarship holders! All financial situations will be considered regardless of what they are. To benefit from this aid, you will have to submit a file to the BDE office as soon as the school year starts and BEFORE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17th at 6:30 pm! This file must include the following elements:
  • The completed and signed application form, available here: application form;
  • A certificate of scholarship if you are a scholarship holder;
  • A handwritten letter presenting your situation, your needs and your motivation to invest yourself in the life of the school (one page maximum).
All information provided will be kept secret by the members of the BDE who will study the applications, who will have signed a confidentiality charter. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Anna Phantôme Pignon on Messenger or by email:.Anna Pignon (anna.pignon780d2917-f46d-466e-a383-ee0caad4dbd0@eleves.ec-nantes.fr)

Clubs and associations



International Culture

Personal Development


Science and technology


Our Partners

Learn more about the AECN's partners! To find out about offers reserved for members, go to Nantral Platform, the private online space for clubs and associations.

Brasserie du Bouffay     Col Vert     Ornikar     Pumpkin     Main Gauche    

Official documents

Published on August 28, 2003 Updated on May 2, 2022