Committed to the development of diversity and as part of its involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), EDHEC provides support and mobility solutions for all students with disabilities.
EDHEC supports disabled students throughout their time at the school
EDHEC wants to go further than the requirements of France’s Handicap Act of 2005. We are eager to promote understanding of the problems encountered by people with disabilities, not only among students, but also among the teaching faculty and EDHEC staff.
For EDHEC staff:
Staff members are sensitised to the needs and problems linked to student handicap.
If a professor wishes to provide their support to a student or has questions regarding a support methodology, they can contact the campus handicap officer to discuss the matter.
At the start of every year, the handicap officer receives all students who have requested compensatory measures for their handicap. The handicap officer also facilitates links with the School’s various services to provide you with the best support during your time as a student: Career Center, Hub, Academic Affairs, etc.
- Each year, through the Handi Day event, students experience first-hand the issues related to disability. On this occasion, EDHEC invites companies to present the resources they have put in place to raise awareness, accommodate and support people with disabilities.
- Whether it is through community projects or during the first-year BBA SIP projects, many are mobilising for diversity by including disability as a theme in their assignments.
- The EDHEC Diversity & Inclusion Chair, headed by Hager Jemel, Head of the Pre-Master's programme, carries out awareness-raising and research activities to provide better support for students and companies and strengthens the school's commitment to the subject of disability.
Because diversity is not an obstacle to competence.
I already had support in high school for my dysgraphia. When I arrived at EDHEC, I immediately put together my file to be allowed to take my classes on computer and to benefit from specific arrangements for the exams: use of a computer and Excel for quantitative subjects, right to a one-third time, printing of subjects in A3. I was impressed by EDHEC's adaptability and willingness to listen, especially for Excel, as there were exercises that I was unable to do on Word!
I was also accompanied for my university exchange in Berlin. The school transferred my medical file to the university, so that I could have the same facilities as in my course in France. EDHEC has done a lot for disability, especially by choosing to open an office entirely dedicated to this issue. During my years of study, I never felt held back by my difference.
EDHEC student with dysgraphia
At EDHEC, the one-third part is essential for me. It allows me to be more serene during the exams. I can take the time necessary to reread the questions several times and understand their meaning, especially when they are written in a foreign language. Without this system, I would not have been able to continue my education in higher education.
Clément, student with dyslexia
Accessibility and contacts
Frequently asked Questions:
If you are on the Lille campus:
Your disability advisor invites you to contact the CPSU, the Centre de Santé de La Catho to which EDHEC is attached (03.28.04.02.40)
If you are on the Nice campus:
The Hub will provide you with the list of doctors approved by the MDPH 06 to obtain a recommendation for support arrangements. The Hub and the disability advisor will liaise for your follow-up.
It all depends on the specific needs of the disability.
In accordance with the law of 2005, the request for support arrangements is a right, with requests being examined on a case-by-case basis and within a reasonable framework. Requests are examined so as to decide whether arrangements can be put into place by our academic affairs teams.
Examples of facilities:
Additional time, expanded subjects, loan of computer etc.