The Students’ association


Student life is organised through the students’ association which includes various clubs and societies, such as :

  • The “Cercle des Elèves” (students’ union) The union has a whole range of activities. Its vocation is to attract students to its clubs, special outings, special evenings and activities.
  • Sports Association A fundamental element of the students’ life, the Sports Association runs the weekly sports sessions : students have the opportunity to practice a sport. 27 activities are offered.



It organises its own meetings and competitions, such as Derby-Nord (a sports tournament among Grandes Ecoles), the Cartel des Mines (yearly sports competition for the European mining schools), Eurotandem (4,500 km across Europe in a fortnight to promote blood-donation). It also takes part every year in the EDHEC boat-race.

  • AMSTOR Mines Douai junior-enterprise gives advice and technical help through industrial projects and software, and keeps in close contact with companies. In this way, AMSTOR proves the engineering students’ capabilities to mobilise their potential and dynamism.
  • Gala des Mines Every year, one of the most prestigious evenings in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais area, attracting more than 2,000 guests.

  • Solidarity This association invites the students to take part in humanitarian actions (private classes for socially deprived children or prison inmates, Telethon...).