THE STUDENT UNION
The Bourges School of Engineering has an energetic entourage actively promoting creativity and personal initiative. The School is firmly established as an essential partner to the city and also the region. Located near to the city centre, the School ensures a particularly pleasant setting for all concerned. The "Printemps de Bourges", the "Maison de la Culture" (cultural centre) and the many cultural events provide endless opportunities for unforeseen encounters.
The Students\' Union thus weaves a web of contacts helping the students to be integrated into the life of the city.
In the School itself, student and associative life is organised around the Students\' Union. Everyone is free to take up a multitude of activities such as photography, chess, tarot, euchre, comics, role games, network games, music… and whatever else takes their fancy.
Parties are organised once a month to provide an opportunity to get together after lessons to chill out and debate the big projects to come. Some of the organised events include the Fresher\\\'s Weekend, the Gala, the Inter-School Tournament, the ski week, a day out to the Asterix Park, the ESC-Le Havre Transmanche (cross channel) race, the Shell Eco Marathon, the E=M6 trophy, humanitarian projects, etc.
Day after day, the Students\' Union works hand in hand with energetic associations, both new and well established: the Sports Association, ENSIB Tec, CinENSIB, ENSIB Eco Team, ENSIB Sailing Club, E=ENSIB, 5 summits 5 continents, ENSIB in the World, the Alumni Association. Each of these associations organises sporting, cultural, intellectual or humanitarian activities. Thanks to the sports facilities available in the city, the Sports Association enables the students to participate in a growing number of activities: rugby, sailing, rowing, horse riding, volleyball, handball, water-polo, badminton, climbing, tennis, etc.
The Students\' Union looks forward to your help in continuing to make Bourges School of Engineering a great place to be, because if the Students\\\' Union exists for you it can not exist without you!
THE GRADUATION CEREMONY
Since the graduation of its first promotion in September 2000, the School has organised an official graduation ceremony – the Congregation - at the end of the month of September.
For this solemn occasion, the School\\\'s professors don their university gowns. They are accompanied by representatives from the foreign academic establishments with which the School has cooperation agreements (Chile, the United States, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal,…)
Following the Congregation, a gala is organised by the students themselves. It is thanks to the work of the ENSI Gala Association throughout the preceding year that this prestigious event is able to take place.
The programme for the evening includes several performances in one of the 2 halls of the Palais d\'Auron: shows, concerts, DJ and dancing.
The Gala has developed into one of the foremost events on Bourges\' social calendar and in the life of the students.