DISCOVER YOUR CITY

LILLE

WELCOME TO

Oliwia BARAN

Director of Development & Campus

STUDENT LIFE

“ESPOL strongly encourages innovative and vocationally-oriented student initiatives (creating a school newspaper, organisation of round tables on recent political events, training in public speaking, meetings and debates on current topics) by giving students its support to develop their ideas and design their projects.”

COMMUNITY LIFE

LE BDE (Students Bureau)

The BDE organises extra-curricular activities (parties, welcoming new students, various activities and trips)

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ALUMNI ESPOL

Alumni ESPOL aims to bring together former ESPOL students and especially to maintain their links with the school.

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A VOS BANCS

 A Vos Bancs is an association member of the Lille Student Parliament, organising and participating in parliamentary simulations.

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LE BDA (Arts Bureau)

The BDA is the association in charge of the artistic activities of the school (theatre, painting, cinema…)          

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LE BDD (Tasting Bureau)

The BDD is the association of oenology and gastronomy (an almost perfect dinner, afterwork, tasting workshop…)

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LE BDS (Sports Bureau)

The ESPOL Sports Office is the association in charge of physical and sports activities within the school. 

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COSMOPOL

Cosmopol welcomes exchange students and helps them integrate into France and the school. 

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ESPOL DEFENSE

ESPOL Defence is an association aiming at discovering the diversity of the defence and security professions.

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ESPOL JUNIOR CONSULTING

ESPOL Junior Consulting is a non-profit economic association, which assists companies and local authorities in terms of European law and translation.

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ESPOMENA

Espomena aims to promote issues and problems related to the Middle East and North Africa.

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ESPOLIDARITE

Espolidarité is the school’s solidarity association (marauding, awareness campaign, help for migrants, etc.)

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ESPOMUN-MODEL UNITED NATIONS

Espomun is the association representing the Model United Nation delegation in Espol.

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INDIGO NOISE

Indigo noise is the school’s singing and music association.

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LE CARIBOU

The caribou is the school’s ecological and environmental association.

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LE PETIT LILLOIS

Le petit Lillois shares with ESPOL students the good addresses of our beautiful city of Lille thanks to their weekly guide “On Se Dit Quoi?

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LE CANARI

The Canary is the school’s student newspaper.

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LE COCHONET ESPOLIEN

Le cochonnet espolien organizes tournaments of ball games (petanque, molky…)

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OUR HOPE

Our Hope is an association that encourages young people to speak out about Europe through academic and cultural activities.

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REVOLTE-TOI ESPOL

Révolte toi ESPOL is the ESPOL Parliamentary Debate Club.

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SIMONE S’EVEILLE

Simone s’éveille is an association that highlights certain issues and problems related to gender differences.

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The Campus

Our campus is situated at the heart of the city of Lille. You will find everything you need for your daily life, your studies, your hobbies and so on.

Library

The Campus has its own University Library, which covers all the study fields of ESPOL, with more than 400,000 books, accessible especially online thanks to our libraries network. For more information : https://lol.univ-catholille.fr/fr
Library On Line

Accomodation

You need a housing solution for next semester or even during the school year ? The AEU, namely the Student Service Association offers about 15 students residences both within and close to the campus, depending on your preference.
ALL Accommodation

Catering

There are a lot of food options. Our campus offers 9 different cafeterias (self-campus, fast-food, pasta, sandwiches…) open for lunch and dinner.
For more information: ALL Catering

Health

You will also be able to meet doctors, psychologists and gynaecologists on campus thanks to the CPSU, the Student Health Center. For more information:
CPSU Docvitae

Sports associations

Moreover, the AEU offers many sports activities, in group (team sports, classes…) or alone (gym). For more information: ALL Sports

Career Centre

You have questions about your career plans? Come visit the Career Centre in the main building of the University. They can help you hunt for a job or internship and advise you on options.

Chaplaincy

Finally, for students who are seeking for a place of spirituality, prayers and meetings, the Chaplaincy of the University (l’Aumônerie de la Catho) offers daily activities every week (mass, adoration, confessions, debates, conferences and meals) within the chaplaincy building. For more information : Aumonerie Universitaire

Our campus is in the middle of the quartier Vauban. With its 50 hectares of green spaces, it is the greenest district of Lille. The Catholic University is 5 minutes walk from the Citadelle park, the Bois de Boulogne (another park) and the Zoo. We are also 5 minutes away from the Palais Rameau (an historical monument and exhibition place), 10 minutes away from the Fine Arts museam (le Palais des Beaux Arts) and the Opera and 15 minutes away from the TGV and Eursotar train stations (Gare Lille Flandres and Gare Lille Europe)

To move in and around the city, Lille has a considerable transportation system that will facilitate all your trips, thanks to the 2 metro lines, 2 tramway lines, more than 90 bus lines and more than 5,500 V’Lille (self-service bikes). You will find 3 metro stations around the campus, running on both lines (Cormontaigne, Port de Lille and Gambetta) and several V’Lille stations, not mentioning the many bus stations just in front of the ESPOL building.

For more information on the public transport network, visit the Illévia website.

To search for a route, go to their route creation page.

Lille, THE student city par excellence

Lille and its 87 municipalities form a cross-border, cosmopolitan and eclectic European city of more than one million inhabitants. At the crossroads of Europe, Lille is located 1 hour from Paris, 40 minutes from Brussels and 90 minutes from London by train.

LILLE, A YOUNG AND DYNAMIC CITY

With more than 100,000 students, Lille is one of the youngest cities in France: 36% of its population is under 25. Morover, in the area around the Catholic University of Lille, the quartier Vauban, one inhabitant out of two is under 25.
As a cultural metropolis, Lille buzzes with artistic activity: Lille Opera, Lille National Orchestra, concert venues, the Ballet du Nord and many museums. In addidtion, Lille has over 20 theatres.
Virtually every evening, the city offers more than 100 different events.

A METROPOLIS AT THE HEART OF EUROPE

Lille is only 1 hour far from Paris by TGV, 30 minutes from Brussels and 90 minutes from London. The city’s staunchly international outlook is reflected in the organisation of numerous events with an international scope, such as the World Forum, lille3000, the UEFA Europa League and the really famous Braderie de Lille in September that attracts around 3 million people from all around the world each year and dates all the way back to the 12th century!

ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

Listed as a city of Art and History, Lille has preserved many buildings from its past that bear witness to wide-ranging artistic influences from the Middle Ages to 19th-century industrial development. From gothic to classical, Flemish Renaissance and Art Nouveau, its untypical out exciting architecture is a delight for the eyes!

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