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08 December 2020

Covid-19 & Lockdown : MBS opens a new €100,000 solidarity fund to help its students impacted by the crisis

Covid-19 & Lockdown : MBS opens a new €100,000 solidarity fund to help its students impacted by the crisis

100,000€ in solidarity funds, deferred payment, and meetings with the Managing Director: since the second lockdown, Montpellier Business School has multiplied its initiatives towards students in difficulty and their families, in parallel with a significant investment to offer quality distance learning.

Setting up of a new solidarity fund of 100 000€

At a time when lockdown is causing a financial risk for students, this new Covid-19 solidarity fund reinforces the system of additional grants set up last April and the social policy of MBS, which has already invested more than 15 million euros in direct aid over 10 years.

“Lockdown has a direct impact on the income of some students and their families. Faced with these exceptional difficulties, MBS is showing solidarity and is releasing a new solidarity fund of €100,000 to help the most disadvantaged students. An extraordinary commission will be held every two weeks to study all emergency requests”, explains Bruno Ducasse, Dean of MBS.

If you would like to tell us about your situation and perhaps benefit from this solidarity fund, please contact us at the following email address: dossier.social@Montpellier-BS.com.

Tuition fees: deferral of the December monthly payment

In addition, MBS has decided to offer families in difficulty a deferment of the monthly payment of school fees for the month of December. This exceptional measure completes the assistance provided by the MBS social committee, which meets every two months  (deferrals, loans, grants).

André Deljarry, president of MBS is adamant: “The economic crisis will not mortgage the future of our students”.

All the teams involved for quality distance learning

In accordance with the measures imposed by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) in response to the evolving health crisis, MBS is providing distance learning, with live interactive sessions on the LINC (Live INteractive Classroom) platform.

The school, which has invested heavily in new equipment and computer licenses and has set up training courses for its entire teaching staff, is mobilizing all of its teaching teams in order to maintain regular contact with students and is organizing meetings with them to identify any difficulties in accessing online teaching.

In addition to this monitoring, the Managing Director, Bruno Ducasse, will meet directly with the delegates of each class in the coming days to continue to adapt the systems to best suit the needs of students.

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