Campus life and activities

Student life is an incredible, unforgettable experience that you should be able to live to the fullest. Find out more about the organisations and people involved in making your campus come alive.

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The "Aula Magna" Auditorium (i.e. Grand Hall in Latin). Painting by artist Paul Soquet Moreau - Montaigne-Montesquieu campus © Gautier Dufau

Student Life Centres: experts on campus life

The Student Life Centres (BVE) are essential for welcoming and informing students and directing them to the university services available (financial aid and grantshealth, social, culture, sports, etc.) on each campus.

A special welcome is also reserved for international students.

The BVEs support student associations in their activities and projects, and contribute developing social responsibility at the university.
They also act as an interface for project funding applications to the FSDIE (Fund for Solidarity and Development of Student Initiatives).

Lastly, they run campus activities and coordinate fun and festive events with the other university life services and student associations.

Follow the BVEs on social media

To make sure you don't miss an event on your campus, follow the BVE  on Facebook and Instagram.

University life centres and associations keep the heart of the campus beating year round!

  • Student welcome

    University life does not stop when you walk out of the lecture hall. To make the most of your life as a student, visit the Student Life Centres that will guide you on the campuses and make your administrative procedures easier.

  • Associations

    Every year, over a hundred associations are active on the university campuses: culture, sports, environment, humanitarian, social responsibility involvement, health… So many ways you can get involved, grow and express yourself.

Campus Life Councils

Campus Life Councils work to improve living conditions on the university's various campuses.

The councils are made up of elected student representatives and university staff. External stakeholders also sit on the councils.

Their scope of action includes sports, culture, disability, libraries, health/social affairs, pace of life, food services and transport.

  • To get involved in your campus council, contact your Student Life Centre (BVE).
Carreire Campus © Gautier Dufau
Carreire Campus © Gautier Dufau

Let's make today's campus, the campus of tomorrow!

Campus Life Councils joint theme for 2021 - 2023

Transition Council 

The Transition Council supports the implementation of the university's policy in the field of sustainable development and social responsibility.

Its unique composition is inspired by the Citizens Convention for Climate:

  • parity between men and women, and between students and university staff
  • 30 members, including 10 permanent experts (+ 10 substitutes) and 20 members of the community selected at random.

The council supports its action via: 

  • a network of staff members to contact within the University departments
  • student ambassadors for transitions on the campuses.
'La Cabane', an eco-responsible venue on the Peixotto campus © Arthur Pequin
'La Cabane', an eco-responsible venue on the Peixotto campus © Arthur Pequin

Find out about the university in transition

I'm in!

A participatory space has been created to allow the university community to follow the progress of the environmental and societal transitions projects and to contribute to them, so that everyone can work towards the university's transformation.


Participatory budget: bringing projects to life

Get involved in your campus by participating in its improvement

Thanks to the CVEC (Student and Campus Life Contribution), which all students pay when they register, a financial budget of 100,000€ is allocated to projects proposed and voted for by students themselves.

The proposals must be for small investment projects (new equipment and facilities that limit future management costs), be feasible on a campus within two years and fall within the university's area of expertise and be in line with the CVEC's objectives.


The university's participatory platform allows you to submit projects, follow their progress and then vote.
Check out the 2022 winners of the participatory budget launched in 2021.

Learn more


  • BVE Peixotto-Bordes campus (Talence) / Point of contact

    Stéphanie Danaux
    351 cours de la Libération, Bât. A22
    33405 Talence Cedex

    +33 (0)5 40 00 64 02 / Guichet unique: +33 (0)5 40 00 84 84

  • BVE Montesquieu campus (Pessac) / Helpdesk

    Nicolas Rigoulet
    Avenue Léon Duguit
    33608 Pessac

    +33 (0)5 56 84 62 61

  • BVE Carreire and Victoire campus (Bordeaux) / Helpdesk

    Cécile Gilardin
    146 rue Léo-Saignat
    33076 Bordeaux Cedex

    +33 (0)5 57 57 17 79 / Guichet d'accueil: +33 (0)5 57 57 19 56