November 2009


The ATHENS European Network

Download November 2009 Course Catalogue:

Detailed information on housing and social programmes at each site

 

Dear ATHENS participant,

 

Last week you have participated in the ATHENS programme. I would like to inform you about the ATHENS scholarship, certificates and recognition of credits.

 

Scholarship

Students who participate successfully in the programme will receive €120,- ATHENS scholarship. This sum will be automatically transferred to your account. We will use your data (address and bank account number) from the Central Student Administration database to make the payment. If you have any change in address or bank account, please inform us as soon as possible.

 

The marks for the November ATHENS courses will be known by the end of January 2010 at the latest. This means it could take up to the end of March 2010 before you receive the scholarship payment. Students who do not successfully finish their course do not receive the scholarship sum.

 

Certificate

The partner universities will send your certificate to the Delft International Office . As soon as we receive your document, we will inform you by e-mail to collect it at our office. You will receive an attendance certificate and a grade certificate.

 

Recognition of credits obtained

– You will need the original grade certificate for the recognition of your ECTS credits;

– The number of ECTS credits obtained depends on your faculty;

– If you fail to obtain the certificate with your results, please contact the International Office no later than 1 March 2010 and we will request another for you;

– If you fail to request your certificate by that date or lose your certificate we will charge you with an administration fee of at least €50 to request another.
– Your departmental coordinator for international exchange at your faculty can inform you further about the recognition of your credits; 

 

departments / faculties

coordinator

e-mail

Aerospace Engineering

Ms. C. van Haaren

studyabroad-ae@tudelft.nl

Applied Earth Sciences

Ms. M. Kraeger

exchange-citg@tudelft.nl

Applied Sciences

Ms. R. The

exchange-tnw@tudelft.nl

Architecture

Ms. S. Musa

internationaloffice-bk@tudelft.nl

Electrical Eng. , Mathematics + Computer Science

Mr. J. de Vries

j.devries@tudelft.nl

Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Science

Ms. M. Toppenberg

m.p.i.toppenberg@tudelft.nl

Civil Engineering

Ms. M. Kraeger

exchange-citg@tudelft.nl

Geomatics

Ms. E. Fendel

e.m.fendel@tudelft.nl

Industrial Design Engineering

Ms. J.N. Arkesteijn

internationaloffice-io@tudelft.nl

Technology, Policy and Management

Ms. C. Hoek

c.a.hoek@tudelft.nl

 

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

With kind regards,

 

TU Delft International Office

ATHENS Local Coordinator

 

ATHENS 2009, NOVEMBER
SESSION IN PARIS

RENDEZ VOUS POINTS FOR COURSES ON NOVEMBER 16

SITE COURSE NUMBER RV HOUR ROOM NUMBER
AgroParisTech

 

AGROPT02      

AGROPT03

AGROPT04

AGROPT05

AGROPT06

AGROPT07

AGROPT08

AGROPT15

AGROPT16

AGROPT17

AGROPT19

AGROPT23

AGROPT24

AGROPT25

8:30 a.m.

Welcome
and presentation:

Amphi
TISSERAND

(indicated
in main entrance hall)

 A “Café- Croissants” will be offered to
students.

 

AgroParisTech/ENGREF ENGREF1

ENGREF2

ENGREF3

ENGREF4

8:30 a.m. Welcome,
room to be indicated in main entrance hall. A café,juice & biscuits  will be offered to students
Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

ENPC01

ENPC02     

ENPC05

ENPC06a

ENPC6b

ENPC12

 

8:15 a.m Welcome
& P’tit dèj ;

Salle
Polyvalente (in the main entrance hall)

Chimie ParisTech

CP 3

CP4

9:00 a.m Welcome
and « petit déjeuner » in main entrance hall
MINES Paris Tech

MP 10

MP 11

MP 12

MP 13 Sophia .Antipol.

MP 14

MP16

MP17

MP18

MP19

8:30 a.m. Registration
and welcome, room  : Espace Vendôme,
indicated at the entrance to MINES ParisTech

All MINES
ParisTech Course programmes presented on : 
http://www.ensmp.fr (under the link,”Ingénieurs civils”)

Warning:
MP13 takes place in Sophia Antipolis, near Nice.

 

Telecom Paris Tech 

TPT01

TPT05

TPT08

TPT13

TPT18

TPT20

TPT24

 

8:30 a.m. * Welcome
“petit dejeuner” – Hall Barrault

*  Sale of tickets for lunch: 6€/day –
30€/week

Then :

Course    class room :

TPT01    E102

TPT05    F900

TPT08    Amphi Jade

TPT13    Amphi Saphir

TPT18    C46

TPT20    Amphi Grenat

TPT24    Amphi B312

Arts et metiers ParisTech

ENSAM1

ENSAM5

ENSAM6

 

8:15 a.m. Welcome in
the main entrance hall and “petit déjeuner”.
ENSTA ParisTech

TA01

TA02

TA04 

TA05   

TA06

TA07

TA09

TA11

TA12

TA14

TA16

TA18

8:00
a.m. 
Main
Entrance Hall for

Welcome.
Presentation at 8:30 (Amphi Ferber)

ESPCI

 

ESPCI1

 

9:00 a.m Welcome
and “petit déjeuner” in the main entrance hall.

CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU

THE Permanent Collection:

The museum certainly ranks high amongst
the most significant dedicated to modern art in the world and  traces the evolution of art from Fauvism and
Cubism to the contemporary art scene.

The exceptional collection housed by the Centre
Georges Pompidou is drawn from the Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris
and also from bequests made by artists’ families (Matisse, Chagall, Picasso,
Delaunay, Brancusi, Rouault, Kupka, Henri Laurens, Magritte Kandinski…).

The collection includes the following periods :

Fauvism : 1905-10

Cubism : 1907-18

Russian School : 1900-30

Abstract Art 1910-40

Paris School : 1910-1930

Surrealism : 1950’s

American School : 1940-1950

French Art : 1950’s

This visit will serve as an introduction to students
who wish to discover the richness of the Centre Pompidou. The museum is able to
present only 700-800 works of its art out of the some 35 000 that it houses.

MONTMARTRE, or
the « Butte » as it is known locally, is the part of Paris most full
of contrasts : anonymous boulevards to small delightful village streets…
from simply dressed residents out doing their local shopping to fancy club goers
who don’t go home until the early hours of the morning !

History :

The name
Montmartre dates back to Roman times. The name probably comes from two sources
on the hill : from a temple dedicated to Mercury or Mars, and also from local
martyrs who were tortured in the area some time around AD 250.

In the Middle
Ages, the hill was the flourishing centre for a Benedictine convent. The
convent continued to play an important role under Henry IV and later Louis XIV.
In 1794, during the French Revolution, the last abbess was guillotined and the
convent buildings were razed. The area then became known as “Mont-Marat”.

In 1871,
Montmartre played an important role of resistance first against the Prussians
and then as a point of resistance of the Commune de Paris against the French
Government, located at the time  in
Versailles.

Montmartre is
probably best known for its 19th century artists and men of letters
who lived a “bohemian” life style for that period. One thinks particularly of
the composer Berlioz, the poet Gérard Nerval, the song-writer, Aristide Bruant,
or the artist, Toulouse-Lautrec. After this period, later generations of
artists congregated more in Montparnasse (in South-Central Paris), and
abandoned Montmartre to its nocturnal entertainments.

Today:

Montmartre
draws tourists in search of the “Belle Epoque”, or to enjoy the fabulous view
from the hill over the city of Paris.

The Visit :

Students will
be invited to visit the unknown parts of the “Butte”: its vineyards, the garden
of the Villa des Brouillards, the residence of Gerard Nerval, the “Place du
Tertre”, Utrillo’s house…and the tiny streets of the Butte. Certain of the
secret places that the crowds going to the Sacré Cœur Church don’t know!

a Historic Quarter of Paris,

Located
in

the 4th “Arrondisement

History :

In
the 13th Century, marshland surrounding the raised rue St Antoine, an old Roman
thoroughfare, was drained and converted into arable land. In the 14th Century,
this area, known as “le Marais” was brought into the city limits of
Paris. By the beginning of the 17th Century, the, then, “Place
Royale”, now the well-known “Place des Vosges”, built by Henri
IV, had become the focal point of the Marais.The Jesuits were the first to
settle along the rue St. Antoine, with members of the nobility and the royal
courtiers following after ; splendid mansions were erected and decorated by the
best contemporary artists. These hotels, are
discrete classically designed private residences, standing between an entrance
court and a garden. They were developed as a distinctive feature of French
architecture during this period.The quarter also attracted intellectuals,
philosophers and musicians.

Then,
gradually, the Paris nobility began to move West to the Ile St-Louis. After the
event of the taking of the Bastille, the quarter was virtually abandoned, and
it lasted during the next generations. In the 1960’s, the derelict quarter was
essentially saved from complete destruction by André Malraux, Minister of the
Arts under Charles de Gaulle.

The Marais today :

This quarter,
which stretches between Place de la Bastille and Place de l’Hôtel de Ville, the
Seine and the quarter “du Temple”, has become a very fashionable
place to live for Parisians.  Businesses,
built up traditionally around tailoring, have in part been revived by
internationally successful young fashion designers.The quarter “du
Temple” is notable for jewellers and goldsmiths.

The fine
pre-Revolution residential architecture has been restored and many of these old
buildings have been converted into museums, galleries, and municipal
offices.  In the summer months, many of
the old hôtels are the sites for
concerts during the well-known annual music “Festival du Marais”.

The Carnavalet
Museum :

Construction
was begun in 1548: the building took on its present appearance in 1655. The
Marquise de Sévigné, who wrote her famous “Letters” on daly life of the
bourgeoisie in the 17th century, lived in the mansion  from 1677-1696. Today the museum houses
beautiful collections of paintings, furniture, and othe relics which  illustratate the history of Paris.

1a) From Roissy
Charles De Gaulle to the Résidence Kellermann
:
Take the RER
train (line B) to Gare du Nord and then follow the instructions below for the
Gare du Nord to the Résidence Kellermann.

1b) From Roissy Charles De Gaulle to the Formule
1
:
Take the RER train (line B) to Gare du Nord. Then  follow the instructions below for the Gare du
Nord to the Formule 1.

2a) From Gare
du Nord to the Résidence Kellermann
: Take the
metro line 5 (direction Place d’Italie); change at the station Place d’Italie,
and take the metro line 7 (direction Mairie d’Ivry) and get out at the Porte d’Italie station.
Then take the boulevard Kellermann. The Residence is n° 17.

2b) From Gare
du Nord to the
Formule 1
: Take the
metro line 4 direction Porte d’Orléans and get out at the Porte d’Ortéans
Station. Go left down the Boulevard Brune and turn left at the Place de la
Porte de Chatillon on to the Avenue de la Porte de Chatillon. The Formule 1 is
off the Avenue to the left, under an arcade, next to a fountain, n° 21-23.

3a) From Orly
Airport to
the Résidence Kellermann: Take the Orlyval train at Orly
(direction Antony). At Antony take the RER train (Line B – direction Charles de
gaulle2 TGV) and get out at Cité Universitaire Station. Take the Tram T3
(direction Porte d’Ivry) and get out at Porte d’Italie stop. Then turn back and
walk on the right side of Boulevard Kellermann till the Residence (n°17).

3b) From Orly
Airport to the Formule 1
: T
ake the Orlyval train at Orly
(direction Antony). At Antony take the RER train (Line B – direction Charles de
gaulle2 TGV) and get out at Cité Universitaire Station. Take the Tram T3
(direction Pont du Garigliano) and get out at Jean Moulin stop. Then walk on
the left side of Avenue de la Porte de Chatillon till the Formule1 hotel.

4a) From the
Résidence Kellermann to MINES Paris Tech,

about 20-25 minutes:
To go from the Résidence to MINES
Paris Tech, take the tram T3 at the Porte d’Italie stop (direction: Pont du
Garigliano) and get out at Cité Universitaire stop. Take the RER line B at Cité
Universitaire (direction: Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV) and get out at Luxembourg
Station. MINES Paris Tech is just across the street.

4b) From the
Formule 1 to MINES Paris Tech,
about 25-30 minutes:
To go from the
Formule 1 to the MINES Paris Tech, the easiest way is to take the n° 38 bus at
the Porte d’Orléans stop and get out at the Luxembourg stop on Bd St Michel.

5a) From the
Résidence Kellermann to Agro Paris Tech, Chimie Paris Tech (ENSCP),
and also
MINES Paris Tech
, about 30-35 minutes:
Take the metro
at the station Porte d’Italie, line 7 (direction La Courneuve) and get out at
Censier Daubenton. Take the rue Monge then turn right on to the rue Claude
Bernard. Agro Paris Tech is
on the right at number 16.

For MINES
Paris Tech
, 60 Bd St Michel, continue the rue Claude Bernard until it
intersects with the  rue Gay Lussac. From
the rue Gay Lussac, take the second street on the left, rue l’Abbé de l’Epée,
until it intersects with the Boulevard St Michel. MINES Paris Tech is on the
right on the opposite side of the street.

For Chime
Paris Tech
(ENSCP) ,
turn right on to the rue d’Ulm; it intersects with the rue Pierre et Marie
Curie on the left. Chimie paris Tech is at
11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie.

5b) From the
Formule 1 to MINES Paris Tech, Agro Paris Tech, Chimie Paris Tech (ENSCP)

about 25-30 minutes:
To go from the Formule 1 to the
MINES Paris Tech, the easiest way is to take the n° 38 bus at the Porte
d’Orléans stop and get out at the Luxembourg stop on Bd St Michel. Take the rue
Gay Lussac on the right.

Agro Paris Tech: follow the rue Gay Lussac until it intersects
with rue Claude Bernard; Agro ParisTech is at number 16.

For Chimie
paris Tech (ENSCP)
, turn left on to the Rue St Jacques and then turn
right on rue Pierre et Marie Curie. Chimie Paris Tech is at  11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie.

6a) From the
Résidence KELLERMANN to Telecom Paris Tech
, about 20 minutes: Take the metro at the
Station at Porte d’Italie (line 7 (direction La Courneuve) and change at the
Place d’Italie; take line n° 6, (direction Charles De Gaulle, Etoile); get out
at the station Corvisart. Then walk down the Boulevard Blanqui, taking the
first street on the left which is the rue Barrault. Telecom Paris Tech  is on number 46 on the right.

6b) From the
Formule 1 to Telecom Paris Tech
, about 25 minutes. Take the line 4 at
Porte d’Orléans. Change to the line 6 at Denfert Rochereau (Direction Nation). Get
out at the station Corvisart. Then walk down the Boulevard Blanqui, taking the
first street on the left which is the rue Barrault. Telecom Paris Tech is on
number 46 on the right.

7a) From the Résidence Kellermann to Arts et Métiers Paris Tech (ENSAM), about 25 minutes:

Take the metro at the station Porte d’Italie (line 7
(direction La Courneuve) and get out at the station Place d’Italie. Walk down
the Boulevard de l’Hôpital. Arts et Métiers Paris Tech is 4 minutes walk from
the Station on the right.

7b) From the
Formule 1 to Arts et Métiers Paris Tech (ENSAM)
about 30 minutes.
Take the line 4
at Porte d’Orleans. Change to the line 6 at Denfert Rochereau (Direction
Nation). Get out at the station Place d’Italie. Walk down the Boulevard de
l’Hôpital.  Arts et Métiers paris
Tech  is 4 minutes walk from the Station
on the right.

8a) From the
Résidence Kellermann to ENSTA Paris Tech
, about 30 minutes:
Take the
tramway T3 at the Porte d’Italie stop (direction: Pont du Garigliano). Get out
in front of ENSTA Paris Tech at the Desnouettes stop. ENSTA Paris Tech  is at 32 Bd Victor.

8b) From the
Formule 1 to ENSTA Paris Tech
, about 20 minutes
Take the
tramway (T3) at the stop Jean Moulin (direction: Pont du Garigliano). Get out
in front of ENSTA Paris Tech at the Desnouettes stop. ENSTA Paris Tech is at 32
Bd Victor.

9a) From the
Résidence Kellermann to Agro ParisTech/ENGREF, about 45 minutes :

Take the tramway (T3) at the stop Porte d’Italie
(direction: Pont du Garigliano). Get out at the Station Porte d’orléans. Take
the metro (line 4) at Porte d’Orléans (direction Porte de Clignancourt) and get
out at the station Montparnasse. Choose the exit “Montparnasse Bienvenue” which
leads directly to Avenue du Maine. Go
down Avenue du Maine.  Agro Paris
Tech/ENGREF is on the right, 19 Avenue du Maine, Paris 75015.

9b) From the Formule
1 to AgroParisTech/ENGREF
, about 30 minutes
Take the line 4
at Porte d’Orleans. Get out at the Station Montparnasse. Take the exit
“Montparnasse Bienvenue” which leads directly to Avenue du Maine. Go down Avenue du Maine.  Agro Paris Tech/ENGREF is on the right, 19
Avenue du Maine, Paris 75015.

10) From
Central Paris to Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech (ENPC) at Marne la Vallée
,
about 45-50 minutes:
Take the RER line A, at Chatelet-Les
Halles Station or at Nation station  (or
any other station on line A) direction Marne la Vallée.  Get out at the station, Noisy-Champs.  Go to the head of the train and go out of the
Station on the “Cité Descartes side”.
Follow signs to ENPC, 6 and 8 B. Pascal, Cité Descartes. 

ParisTech

Grandes Écoles
d’Ingénieurs de Paris

Paris  Institute
of Technology

ATHENS GENERAL PROGRAMME :

Living
arrangements and European Dimension Activities Planned in PARIS for the

November 2009
Session

For Foreign
Student Participants

During the 8-day ATHENS Session each
student will be devoting the majority of his/her time to following the
scientific course he/she has selected.

As a Socrates based Programme, each
ATHENS Session also includes a certain number of social-cultural activities
which are listed below. These
activities are also part of the Programme: students are required to
participate.

Prior to coming don’t forget:

A)Your National Identity Card or
passport, and Home University Student Card. You will need to show these
documents frequently during your stay.

B) Consult the housing list: if you have requested housing. ParisTech will place
you at one of the 2 following residences :

·
at the CISP (Centre International de Séjour de Paris),
17, boulevard KELLERMANN, 75013 Paris (with 2, 3, 4 or 8 beds to a room )

·
or at the Formule 1 hotel , 21-23 Avenue de la Porte
de Chatillon, 75014 Paris (2 students to a room).

Please consult the list (by clicking here) which indicates where each student
(who has requested housing) is housed.
This document indicates the type of room each student has been given. Please
understand that Paris was asked to house 221 students. Given the difficulty for
the residence administration to manage such a large population, students are not allowed to change rooms
during their stay.

·
Concerning payment, all students
must pay the residence where they are housed on arrival and in order to have
access to their room.

a/ Those students at the CISP/Kellermann are
expected to bring the exact sum in cash to be paid when arriving at the
CISP. Towels are provided. Prices, which also include breakfast, are :

·
for 2 persons with shower and
toilets room: 29,70 € per night and per person

·
for 2 persons with shower room:
27,40 € per night and per person

·
for 3 persons with bath room and
toilets: 29,70 € per night and per person

·
for 4 persons room:  27,40 € per night and per person

·
for 8 persons room: 19,90 € per night
and per person

b/ Those students housed at the Formule 1 must pay for their entire stay on arrival either
in cash or with one of the following credit cards
: Visa, Eurocard,
American Express.  Towels are provided. Prices
are 49 € per night for a room for 2 students (24,50 per student) and 3,90 € for
breakfast for each student. This makes a
total of 28,40 € per night for each student
.

Students should be
aware that in such residences where people from many destinations arrive and
depart, they should be particularly careful with their valuables and personal
belongings. Objects of value should be placed in the residence safe.

IMPORTANT:
At the Formule 1 hotel,
because of computer registration difficulties, the
first student arriving will be asked to pay the entire price of the room.
He/she will get reimbursed for the half of the room by the second student who
will share the room with him/her.

C) Bring 25 € in cash to pay for the European
Dimension Activities
presented later in this document, and 3 € for the
farewell Friday evening party
. (to avoid change problems, please bring the exact money).

D) Carefully select your level for the
guided visits of the Latin Quarter planned during the afternoon of Saturday
November 14 and those proposed for the morning of Sunday, November 15
because the number of places is
limited. REMEMBER YOUR GROUP NUMBER!

The official
visits proposed will be organised in English.
Consult the “visit descriptions” in order to have a summary of the
various visits
(by clicking here).

A Word about Transportation in
PARIS :

Students can buy a book of 10 metro/bus tickets in any metro station for
11,60 € for in and around Paris. One ticket is valuable for one way. They can
also buy in any metro station a pass called “Pass Navigo Découverte”: the price
of the pass itself  is 5 € and for one
week everywhere in zones 1 and 2 from Monday to Sunday it costs 17,20 € (don’t
forget to bring an identity photo 25×30 mm with you for the pass).

For students going to Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), you will need to
buy a week Pass Navigo Découverte”, covering 4 zones at 5 € + 27,90 € = 32,90
€.

Information on where different visits and activities are located are
indicated in this programme or on the enclosed sheet “How to Go”. Directions on how to reach the different Grande Ecoles
of ParisTech are also indicated in “How
to Go”
(click here)

—————

Friday,
November 13

Arrival

1/ For
those students housed at the
CISP/Résidence Kellermann :
17 Boulevard Kellermann, 75013, Paris. métro : Porte d’Italie or Cité Universitaire. Telephone
:33-1-44-16-37-38, fax :33-1-44-16-37-39.

2/ For
those students housed at the Formule 1
, with 2 students per room: 21-23
Avenue de la Porte de Chatillon, 75014, métro : Porte d’Orléans. Telephone :08 91 70 52 29, fax: 01 58 14 01
65.

Saturday, November 14

Registration, Reception and Visits

1/ For those students housed at the
CISP/Résidence
Kellermann:
To go from the Résidence to MINES Paris Tech, take the tram
T3 at the Porte d’Italie stop (direction: Pont du Garigliano) and get out at
Cité Universitaire stop. Take the RER line B at Cité Universitaire (direction:
Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV) and get out at Luxembourg Station. MINES Paris Tech is
just across the street.

2/ For those students housed at the
Formule 1 hotel:
To go from the Formule 1 to MINES Paris Tech, the
easiest way is to take the n° 38 bus at the Porte d’Orléans stop and get out at
the Luxembourg stop on Bd St Michel

11:00 : Registration for the ATHENS November Session at MINES Paris Tech, 60 Boulevard St Michel, Paris 75006 (RER line B, Luxembourg Station or number
38 bus).

When you arrive at MINES Paris
Tech, you will be asked to :

1) Pay the
European Dimension Fee of 25 €.

2) Register for
a visit of the Latin Quarter for the Saturday afternoon and an official visit
for the following Sunday morning

3) Pick up your
ATHENS Paris November Session dossier.

4) pay for the
farewell Friday evening party (3 €)

11:45: Official Welcome to the ATHENS November 2009 Session, followed by
a
Þ

12:45 : Buffet Reception

14:00 :
Departure from MINES Paris Tech for ONE of the 9 different guided tours of the
Latin Quarter
with
professional guides to accompany you. You will be asked to choose one of 4
levels for your visit of the very famous « Quartier latin » :

Level 1. This is your first
time in Paris (2 groups)

Level 2. You know Paris a
little (4 groups)

Level 3. You know Paris quite
well (2 groups)

Level 4. You know Paris very
well (1 group)

Sunday Morning
November 15

During Registration, students have
selected one of the three following visits.
Given the numbers involved and the complexity of the organisation, each
student is requested to respect the hour and meeting place for his/her group:

1) A visit of the Marais Quarter and the Musée
Carnavalet
RV at 10:35 (3 groups) at the Musée Carnavalet, 23 rue de
Sévigné, 75003 Paris, métro: St Paul

(line 1) for a visit : 10:45 -12: 15 approximately
(click
here for more detail)

2) The Permanent Collection of the
Centre Georges-Pompidou
RV at 9:50 (group 1 & 2) and at 10h20 (group 3) at the group
meeting point inside the main entrance to the Centre Pompidou (Place Georges
Pompidou),
métro
: Hôtel de Ville or Chatelet
(line 1) for a
visit : 10:00-11:30 and 10:30-12:00
(click here for more
detail)

3) A visit of
the
Montmartre Quarter

(click here for more detail)

RV at 9:50 (2 groups) at street level
in front of the métro station Lamarck
Caulaincourt
(line 12)
for a visit: 10:00-11:30.

RV at 10:50 (1 group) at
street level in front of the métro
station Lamarck Caulaincourt
(line 12)
for a visit: 11:00-12:30.

Sunday Afternoon or Evening,

November 15

A ticket for a boat trip down the river Seine will be given to you on Saturday
November 14. You can choose to do this trip when you want on Sunday or after
the classes during the week. There is a departure every 45 mn from 11h00 to
22h30 every day. The trip lasts about 1 hour 10 minutes. Go down in front of
the departure quay, entitled “Bateau Mouche”. (Address: Pont de l’Alma, Paris 75008, metro
Alma Marceau – line 9
).

Monday, November 16

Morning reception for visiting ATHENS students,
organised at the various hosting Ecoles of ParisTech. Details will be given on
Saturday, November 14.

Wednesday, November 18

18h30: An Aperitif Party will be organised by the students of Union at Maison
de l’ENSAM (Address: Résidence des Arts et Métiers 1 Avenue Pierre Massé 75014
PARIS). Get out at RER B station “Cité Universitaire” or Tram 3 “Cite
universitaire” station, enter the Cité Universitaire in front of you. G
o to the ring and to the right of the big
building ; then left and follow the signs : Maison ENSAM straight all
the way through the Cité garden ; cross the bridge, ENSAM is to the right
after the bridge.

More information will be given on
November 14 at the Opening Session.

Friday, November 20

An
evening farewell party
will
be organised at Telecom Paris tech (Address : 53 rue Vergniaud 75013
Paris :  get off at Metro
station  « Glacière » (line 6), go down along Boulevard Auguste
Blanqui and turn right in rue Vergniaud). More information will be given at the
Opening Session, November 14.

Saturday, November 21

Departure of the ATHENS visiting
students to their home University.

WISHING YOU
THE NICEST STAY POSSIBLE AND HOPING YOU WILL COME BACK TO PARIS AGAIN SOON!!!! From all of us at PARIS TECH.

A
special thank you to the students’ Union of ParisTech for their help in
organising the social activities for this Session.

From: Shell
To: R
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 23:05:21
Subject: FAQ’s for Graduate/New to your Career Interviews

FAQ’s for Graduate/New to your Career Interviews

What HSSE issues do I need to take into consideration?

At Shell we care about your safety and the following advice is provided with this in mind.

Before you go

  • Know where you are going. Get directions BEFORE you travel. If you are being met, arrange a SPECIFIC meeting point as many stations have several entrances and car parks;
  • Check departure times BEFORE YOU TRAVEL and then plan your journey to avoid having to wait too long;
  • Let people know where you are going;
  • If you have to wait, search for well-lit areas and if possible wait with other people you know or recognise;
  • If carrying a laptop, try not to use an obvious laptop bag;
  • If using a car to get to the station or the airport, leave it in a well-lit area as near the entrance as possible. Try to envisage what the area will be like in the dark and avoid secluded places. Make sure your car is locked up and keep valuables out of sight. Know the brand, model and registration number of your car;
  • Avoid poorly lit paths, subways and alleyways. If there is no alternative take extra care;
  • Appear confident and look as if you know where you are going at all times;
  • Consider what to wear when travelling. Sensible shoes and clothing allow freedom of movement and you can always change on arrival;
  • Ensure your mobile phone is charged;
  • If you need to use a taxi, use a reputable taxi company;
  • Be aware of the local emergency number; The most common European emergency number is 112;
  • Please take the coordinator’s contact details with you.

On the move

  • Keep valuables especially jewellery out of sight, i.e. chains under clothing. Keep your luggage closed and at hand. Keep keys separate from anything with your address on it;
  • Pickpockets love crowds. Take precautions. Keep handbags to the front, closed and with the fastening towards the body;
  • Never leave both ends of a scarf dangling behind you;
  • Try to keep your hands free and don’t carry more luggage than you can handle comfortably. Be cautious of strangers offering to help you with your baggage;
  • Try to avoid the use of mobile phones in locations like stations or public car parks, as they can be an incentive to criminals.

Train safety

  • Always ensure you keep your luggage with you at all times, never leave your baggage unattended. Report any suspicious unattended packages to a police officer or security. Never attempt to investigate yourself;
  • Sit near other people in a busy carriage. If the carriage empties move to a busier one or nearer staff. If you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, then move. Don’t just sit there!
  • Make sure you know where the emergency handle is located and use it if necessary. Remember help can be given more easily at a station;
  • Choose a seat next to the aisle or corridor.

Vehicle safety

  • Driving is one of the most hazardous things you do. Consider alternatives;
  • Neither initiate nor answer a mobile telephone call while driving a vehicle (this includes messaging and the use of other hands-free devices);
  • Do not drive if not rested, competent or properly licensed;
  • Don’t drive immediately after an intercontinental flight – arrange for public transport; If not available then arrange for a taxi;
  • Rent only from approved car rental companies;
  • Do not travel in a car without a seatbelt fitted for the seat you are travelling in and always wear your seat belt!
  • Do not drink and drive and use care with medicines;
  • Switch on headlights – day and night.

When you arrive

  • Don’t accept lifts from strangers; use a reputable taxi or minicab company;
  • If you are returning to your car, have your keys in your hand ready to use; Check if your car is secure and that no one is hiding in it BEFORE you get in. If it’s dark use a torch;
  • If you are unhappy walking through a car park by yourself, get someone you know to walk with you. If staff is available ask them to accompany you or watch you to your car.

What Do I Do If A Fire Breaks Out

If you suspect that there is a fire, take the following actions immediately; Delaying it can be dangerous:

  • Report the fire immediately; either by telephone or by breaking a fire alarm call point;
  • Do not attempt to fight a fire yourself unless you can do it safely;
  • If your escape route is filled with smoke, keep low where the quality of air and visibility is improved; Keep close to the wall to avoid disorientation;
  • On leaving the hotel, report to your evacuation point.

If You Are Cut Off By Fire

  • Being trapped by fire is a terrifying experience. Knowing what to do can prevent panic and delay the spread of fire until you are rescued;
  • Attempt to contact reception to report your situation;
  • Close the door of the room;
  • Run the bath to soak bedding, curtains, carpets etc., and block up any cracks with wet towels or bedding;
  • Fill the waste paper bin with water to fight any outbreak of fire in the room;
  • Go to the window to attract attention;
  • If possible open the window to vent smoke from the room if necessary. Do not break the glass; you may have to close the window to prevent smoke from below entering your room;
  • In a smoke filled area keep low and place a wet towel around your nose and mouth to filter the smoke;
  • Close the door of the room where the fire is – this will help contain the fire and restrict the
    spread of poisonous fumes;
  • Use the nearest exit to vacate the hotel. Do not use the lifts;
  • Before opening closed doors, check them for heat, which may indicate a fire behind the door.

On the Day of Interview

A safety briefing will be held and the following points will be discussed:

  • The emergency exits will be pointed out to you;
  • For security reasons a Shell employee must accompany all visitors to the Shell offices at all times;
  • In the case of an emergency, ideally stay close to a Shell employee to be escorted out of the building. If this is not possible, stay calm and leave the building through the nearest emergency exit.

From: Shell
To: R
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 23:12:35
Subject: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How many graduates do you employ each year?
A. In 2009 we intend to recruit over 1000 graduates globally. We do have opportunities all over the world but we are able to offer more in those countries where we have a higher operating presence – for example the Netherlands, UK, US, China, Malaysia, Norway, Germany, Qatar and Nigeria.

Q. What sorts of jobs are available?
A. We offer an amazing range of jobs in many different Technical and Commercial fields. Each year we examine our business requirements to find opportunities where graduates will be able to experience real responsibilities from day one. Exact jobs available, therefore, vary from year to year and depend on the operations in each country.

Q. What minimum qualifications do I need to apply?
A. We’ve created an online Degree Matcher to help you to identify the career options most suitable for you. The Degree Matcher is simply to help guide your choices and the listings of degree backgrounds we accept and disciplines we recruit into.

Q: My application has been regretted and I have not been interviewed, can I receive some feedback?
A: Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to offer you individual feedback on your application at this stage of the recruitment process. We assess applications taking into account a number of qualities we have identified as being critical to high performance in Shell. A detailed explanation of these qualities can be found in the “What we look for” section of the website.

Q. I have applied before; can I re-apply?
A. Yes, you can re-apply if you have been unsuccessful. However, if you do wish to re-apply, you must leave:

  • 1 year*, if you were unsuccessful at either the initial screening or the interview stage of the recruitment process.
  • 3 years*, if you were unsuccessful at the final assessment stage of the recruitment process (Shell Recruitment Day, Gourami Business Challenge or an assessed Internship).

*from the date you receive the final outcome of your previous application
We advise this to enable you to have a better chance of being successful the second time round. The additional time will allow you to demonstrate that you have developed yourself further and have gained additional experience and/or qualifications.

Q. Can I defer my start date?
A. Yes, it’s possible to defer starting dates. How long your job offer will be valid with us depends on your plans and the requirements of our business.

Q. I have already graduated and have some work experience; am I eligible to apply?
A. Yes. You may be surprised to find that you wouldn’t be the only graduate in Shell who joins us with previous work experience. In terms of process, you will still need to apply in the same way as any other graduate.

Q. What selection criteria do you use to assess applications for your student opportunities?
A. While a strong academic record is important, our selection processes are designed to assess your Capacity, Achievement and Relationship.

Q. What is the Gourami Business Challenge?
A. The Gourami Business Challenge is an interactive business course and is held at a different location every year. Participants take the role of a Shell international project team tasked with developing and presenting a five-year business strategy for the fictitious company of Shell Gourami to senior Shell leaders, gaining invaluable skills along the way.

Q. Does securing a place on the Gourami Business Challenge or an Internship mean that I will automatically receive an offer of graduate employment?
A. While by no means guaranteed it is certainly a possibility. Your performance during the Gourami Business Challenge or your internship will be monitored and assessed by senior Shell managers. If you demonstrate the levels of performance and qualities we’re looking for, then we could well offer you a full-time position for when you graduate.

Q. Do you sponsor the studies of individual students?
A. We only consider sponsoring students from developing countries who are interested in carrying out postgraduate studies in the UK and the Netherlands. First-degree students are not eligible. We have 90 scholarships available in total, administered by The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund.

The programme is a partnership with the Universities of Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Oxford, Imperial College London and University College London, who also contribute to the funding. For details please visit www.shellscholar.org

Q. Do you take part in campus visits and recruitment fairs?
A. We use a number of different media channels to provide information on career opportunities within Shell, which means we do take part in a number of student events all over the world. Please visit your Country website for local information and events

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