The Rennes School of Business community is centred around our 5,000 students and the School, particularly its Student Care team, is 100% dedicated to student life and well-being on campus.
During their studies at Rennes SB, students do not just benefit from an exceptional learning environment, but become part of a unique student experience, driven by the values of the School: Audacity, Openness, Creativity, Humility and Freedom!
In 2022, Rennes School of Business was featured in the Top 10 of the Speak & Act ranking of business schools that offer the best student experience. Such recognition truly reflects the school’s commitment to the well-being of our students!
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|Helping to facilitate the daily lives of our students, and contributing to their well-being, is the main mission of the “Career Centre & Well being” team at Rennes School of Business, in close collaboration with the other departments of the School. Thanks to a range of practical services, every student benefits from personalised support on various subjects which allows them to make the most of their experience at Rennes School of Business, life on campus and their student life.|
Director, Career Centre & Well being Department
The mission of the “Student Care” team is to facilitate students’ daily lives, ensure a smooth pathway and promote their well-being. With a single point of contact called “Aloha Square”, all of our students are able to benefit from personal answers and the possibility to make an appointment with a staff member for guidance or to make a request via the online assistance hub.
The Graduation Ceremony: the yearly graduation ceremony brings student life to an end and celebrates the transition to professional life. There were 2600 participants present at the 2019 edition.
The different associations of our management school are divided into five main areas of activity with a vast choice of projects including business services, entrepreneurship, sustainability, finance, humanitarian projects, sports, artistic and cultural events and student services.
Well’Come’s mission is to welcome, integrate and support international students at Rennes School of Business. The association contributes to the School’s international promotion. Amongst their many activities, Well’Come is responsible for organising the arrival of international students and welcoming them at the airport or train station in Rennes.
All the events it organises are aimed at fostering contact between French and international students.
Well’Come seeks to promote exchange, diversity, tolerance, sharing and open-mindedness.
Integration days and evenings are organised for students, including a day trip to Saint-Malo, an evening at a French creperie, after-work events, ice skating, cinema trips, etc.
The Well’Come association is there to provide students with a warm welcome, and to help both French and international students during their successful integration at the School.
Because delegates are important to the School and because their voice is important, Rennes SB gives students the opportunity to train and improve their personal and interpersonal skills. The delegate training scheme is a dedicated programme to help students learn the essential skills to be a delegate, something that will be beneficial to them when working in a company and in their life in general.
Some key facts and figures:
- There are 140 delegates across all of the School’s programmes
- They can participate in 3 different workshops in October 2021: Preparing a meeting, with Penelope Harrison – Communication & public speaking, with Asha Moore Mangin – Managing stress and emotions, with Viatcheslav Dmitriev – Different sessions throughout the academic year
The Learning Center provides quiet workspaces, on-site and online resources, and information search support.
- 800 m2 (Building 4, 1st floor)
- 2 large rooms dedicated to individual work
- 1 workspace with 4 IMacs equipped with Photoshop
- 7 bookable co-working spaces equipped with whiteboards and flat screens
- 1 Faculty Room
- Over 10,000 press publications and academic journals, 20,000 books and an extensive collection of e-books
- Access to the largest international management databases
- Visit the Learning Center website
Do you want to launch your own project as an entrepreneur?
Student entrepreneurs are welcome at Rennes SB!
Stimulating innovation and supporting students in the launch of their projects is a strategic commitment of the school.
If you have an innovative idea or a start-up project, the Rennes School of Business Innostart programme is here to support you!
Rennes School of Business encourages its students to stay active. The campus sports facilities are accessible to all.
Students are able to join many associations and sports activities (Cheerleading Football; Fitness; Badminton; Horse riding; Volleyball; Boxing; Dance; Rugby; Climbing; Basketball; Swimming; Handball; Tennis; Judo; Running) or participate in the Team Challenge (Ecricome inter-school sports tournament) or the BVE UNICEF Club.
The Rennes SB campus has a large dining area (hot dishes are available every day, including vegetarian options) and a cafeteria (snack, coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soups, fruit, etc.). Students pay for their meals as they would at a university restaurant. Depending on the season, dining areas are available both inside and outside.
Rennes’ airport is located in Saint-Jacques-de-La-Lande. The C6 bus takes you straight to the city centre from the airport.
The bus service has developed rapidly throughout France and many routes are now available both to and from Rennes.
The bus network covers the 43 municipalities that make up the territory of Rennes: in total, 149 bus lines allow for easy travel both in Rennes and its surroundings.
- The Rennes SB Campus: Accessible on lines C4 or 14 at the “Prefecture – ESC” stop (More information at star.fr)
The city has been able to adapt to the changing habits of its residents in terms of shared transport and now offers car-sharing options in direct connection with metro stations.
BlaBlaCar: travel by car or bus
Star’t is the first regular carpooling line with guaranteed departures, without reservation, between Le Rheu, Pacé, Saint-Grégoire and Cesson-Sévigné (opening in early 2021)
The metro in Rennes is available to passengers every day of the year, except the first of May. It is an accessible, fast and reliable mode of transport. Bus timetables are equally adapted to facilitate metro connections.
During peak hours, a metro is scheduled to arrive every 1 min 30, and you can expect a metro every 4 minutes at off-peak times.
Rennes SB Campus: Line A – “Pontchaillou” stop – From the metro, there is a 10-minute walk to Rennes SB
The gateway to Brittany, Rennes is less than 1 hour 30 minutes by train from Montparnasse station in Paris. The train station in Rennes was remodelled in 2020 and is now extremely modern, attractive and functional!
Rennes SB encourages its visitors, students, professors and staff to prioritise public transport or to use the hireable bicycle network in Rennes (or their personal bicycle). Nevertheless, the School has a car park which is reserved for students.
You can access the campus car park from:
– Avenue Charles Tillon
– Rue Robert d’Arbrissel
Citiz by Rennes Métropole allows you to access a rental car, 24/7, at a location near you.
The city of Rennes has set up an extensive bicycle network.
The campus also has bicycle parking facilities.
- In 2020, Rennes ranked 3rd in the list of cycling cities (Métropole de Rennes, in the category of cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants).
Looking for student accommodation? Rennes School of Business can help!
More about personalised housing assistance (APL):
- Service public.fr (in French)
- Housing assistance simulation (CAF – in French)
Rights, procedures and funding
For your rights and procedures, please consult:
Rennes School of Business is a partner of the Ille-et-Vilaine prefecture in order to allow students to renew their visas and/or residence permits efficiently.
On our campus, the Welcome Office is here to support students throughout the process, or to answer any questions relating to their stay in France.
Financing your studies
- Prices, scholarships and funding for your studies at Rennes SB: details by programme
- Are you experiencing serious financial difficulty? Advisers are here to help you (in French)