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F irst off, CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE)! A grand adventure awaits you here! We understand that you might be very overwhelmed right now and in need of some guidance so we prepared this guide just for you!
We have included here some general knowledge regarding public transportations so that you can travel to the university with ease, as well as some key informations about our incredible university such as the schedules of the facilities, suggestions to get to know Carcavelos and the many clubs and initiatives that SBE has in store for you! Also we have important information about Covid and its relationship with the campus (we know that this is very saddening but nonetheless it is very important)!
After all this time you may be wondering who we are. Well, we are all the guidance you may need for this new chapter of your life: we are the SU, specifically the Pedagogical Department. We pledge to support you and represent you to the best of our capacities!
For any further doubts, please feel free to contact us. We are always here for you and will do our best to help you out!
Phone number: 211 919 005
Pedagogical Department – Nova Students’ Union
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For general requests and queries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call 211 919 005 or show up at the SU’s headquarters.
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Classes & Learning
Getting used to classes at University can be scary, and even more so in these strange times. Nova SBE worked extremely hard to maintain the experience of classes as regular as possible, with some tweaks to keep us all safe!
Until any significant positive changes in the pandemic situation occur, students will learn through Blended Learning:
- 1 of the 2 mandatory weekly class per course will happen online
- All practical classes will happen on Campus – read each course’s syllabus for detailed information.
- You can only attend classes in which you are enrolled in, to avoid overcrowding and to make contagion tracking easier.
- Office Hours (where you can clarify doubts with teachers) will only take place online (check each course’s syllabus).
- Group works and meetings should happen online only as a way to avoid gatherings.
- All midterms and finals will happen on Campus, regardless of special circumstances to be announced to you timely. Special requests can also be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sit on the marked seats only and remain seated as much as you can.
- Students closest to access steps must be the first to leave classrooms.
- You should wipe your seat and table before sitting down, disinfect your hands before and after leaving the classroom.
GENERAL GUIDELINES & CAMPUS RULES
The public health situation is constantly changing, and with it are the rules of Nova SBE’s campus. Thus, make sure to check the University’s COVID-19 page and check your institutional email often to be aware of any new recommendations/rules or important changes regarding the pandemic situation.
In case of infection:
Each student must be attentive to signals of Covid-19 infection as well as to close contacts with confirmed/possible cases of infection.
- In case of a confirmed infection DO NOT GO TO CAMPUS and contact SNS24 and faculty services immediately, using the email email@example.com.
- Follow the same procedure if there has been contact with a confirmed/possible case of infection with Covid-19.
- It is mandatory to wear a mask all times (except when drinking, eating or smoking)
- Always carry your student card, making sure it is visible. Pick up your card holder, mask and sanitizer dispenser at Nova SU’s headquarters.
- Social distancing of 2 meters must be kept whenever it possible.
- Circulation guides (marks on the floor, etc) must be followed.
- Campus’ layout must remain unchanged – this goes for classrooms, study spaces and all the common areas. Windows and doors should also remain open for natural ventilation whenever possible.
- Clean and disinfect your hands often, as well as faculty equipment (computers, desks, microwaves, vending machines).
- Avoid gatherings outside campus building and give preference to outdoor spaces (even for meals) whenever you have the chance to.
- All spaces not managed by Nova SBE will comply with specific recommendations from health authorities. Please check each individual case if needed (Fitness Hut Carcavelos, MILESTONE Student Living, Restaurants, etc.).
- Open every day except Sundays from 7:30am to 11:30pm
- Access to Campus must be made through Hovione Atrium or EDP Plaza
CTT Student Hall:
- Open 24/7.
- For Nova SBE’s students only.
- Indicated for individual study.
- No group student rooms available due to COVID-19. If you need, due to an extraordinary circumstance, reserve a room for private use, direct your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Open Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
- For Nova SBE’s students only.
- No study rooms available
- Computer LAB available in room D005 (1 person per computer only)
- New rules to consult library resources apply due to COVID-19. For more information, check their website: http://library.novasbe.unl.pt/
This is where you will head to get declarations and academic payments, prepare the bureaucracies for your exchange experience or clarify any pedagogical or academic difficulties you may have.
- Online: from 9:00am to 5:00pm (weekdays only).
- On Campus: from 10:00pm to 2:30pm – always book in advance email@example.com.
Any issues related to the Moodle platform, Nova SBE’s IT system and your office 365 accounts should be directed to this team.
- Online support only, from 8:00am to 8:00pm, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Career & Corporate Placements Service
This Nova SBE team helps guide your journey into the labor market: they post job/internship opportunities tailored to your interests and provide extremely helpful services such as simulations of job interviews, workshops and CV reviews.
- Online and on-Campus meetings, book through email@example.com
The beauty of the Nova SBE campus is that you needn’t really leave – ever. From financial services, health clinics, gyms, a supermarket and even a podcast studio, you can find all you need right inside.
Santander Money Club
This our on-campus bank. It has two ATM machines, and you can even open up an account there. They issue your Student Cards as soon as you arrive at Nova, during the Discovery Week, so you’ll have plenty opportunity to get familiar with them!
- Regular Schedule: Weekdays from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
- Discovery Week Schedule: from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
CUF Clinic Nova SBE
Nova SBE’s in-house clinic provides a range of different services from general medicine, dental care, nutrition, psychology, clinical analysis, among many others, that you can perfectly squeeze into your lunch time. You can schedule any appointments through the myCUF app, or go to them directly.
- Schedule: Weekdays from 09:00 to 13:00, and from 14:00 to 18:00.
- Website: https://www.cuf.pt/hospitais-e-clinicas/clinica-cuf-nova-sbe
Fitness Hut Carcavelos
This is the gym you can find inside the University. Check out pricing and schedules on their website: fitnesshut.pt.
- Price: 2,75€ for a complete meal
- Schedule: Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 8:45pm
- To maintain social distancing and avoid long lines please access the virtual queue service: https://www2.novasbe.unl.pt/en/covid-19/virtual-queue
Pingo Doce & Go Nova
This supermarket will be a true lifesaver. You can buy anything from household items to quick snacks or meals – without ever having to take out more than your phone.
Remember to install the store’s app (available on Google Play and App Store) to enter, and add a payment method (if you don’t have any cards which supply online transactions, there are 2 self-service registers). You’re good to go!
If your cravings come at odd hours, you may take advantage of GO 24/7 where all you have to do is scan a code, open the door, take out what you want and leave.
- Food: pizza, pasta, and sandwiches;
- Schedule: Monday-Friday from 11:30am to 8:00pm
Padaria do Bairro
- Food: bread and pastries
- Schedule: Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm; Weekends from 9:00am to 6:00pm
- Food: High-end mediterranean cuisine
- Schedule: every day from 12:00 to 15:30 and 19:00 to 23:00
This is probably one of the biggest doubts for those reaching our campus for the first time. There are plenty of ways to get to Nova SBE, here are some examples.
Navegante Metropolitano Pass
The first thing you’ll have to to to start saving as soon as possible, is set up your Sub-23 Navegante Metropolitano Pass.
- Head to the Student Central and ask for your Declaração Sub-23;
- Ask for the forms to apply for the Pass card at the train station;
- Hand in the filled in form, along with the Declaração Sub-23 and a passport-type portrait picture.
Coverage: Entire Lisbon Metropolitan area, all forms of transportation included.
Take any train from the Linha de Cascais, which can be reached by bus or by subway (in the Lisbon Region). These trains can be fast (only stop in selected stations) or regular (stop at every station).
- If you want to walk from the train station to the university, get off at the Oeiras Train Station:
- a 15 (fast) to 24 minutes (regular) trip from Cais do Sodré;
- 10 to 15 minute walk OR about 10 minutes by bike.
- If you want to ride a bike to school or take a bus, get off at the Carcavelos Station
- a 19 (fast) or 26 (regular) minutes trip from Cais do Sodré
- 15 to 20 minutes walk OR a 5 minutes trip by Buscas Shuttle shuttle* or on the Scotturb 471 bus OR about 8 minutes by bike.
*find more about the shuttle below, in the “MobiCascais” topic.
Scotturb 471: https://scotturb.com/carreira-471-inverno/
These services operate in the village of Cascais and include buses, bike sharing and parking tickets- find more at https://mobi.cascais.pt/
As a student at Nova SBE, you have access to a “Viver Cascais” card, in a physical format (which you can aquire for 7€) or in a digital one (with no cost). This card offers free trips in the Mobi shuttles around the village (which include the Carcavelos Station-Nova SBE route).
These shuttle trips are also included in the Navegante Metropolitan Pass.
Without any of the passes:
> Daily Bus ticket bought on board: 2€
> Daily Bus ticket bought on App MobiCascais: 1,5€
To know more about “Viver Cascais” card and get one go to: https://mobi.cascais.pt/geral/viver-cascais
Head to https://mobi.cascais.pt/carreiras or look up in the bus stop near Nova SBE/ Carcavelos Station.
The campus’ underground park has about 550 parking spots, where you can park your car for 1€/hour; 2€ from 1-6hours and 3,5€ from 6-12hours.
Outside campus, parking costs 1€/day in the low seasons and 3,2€/day during high seasons.
Besides this, there is also a very big open field right in front of Nova, with around 970 spots, where you can park for free.
Via Verde Boleias
***currently unavailable due to covid-19***
A car-sharing app, where you can find other students that share your route to get to Nova SBE.
How it works: In the beginning of the academic year, a password associated with this app will be sent to your institutional e-mail. To proceed, just download the “Via Verde Boleias” app and enter the Nova SBE group, where you can find more students offering/looking for car sharing, which might be compatible with your route.
The payments for each trip (usually about 1€) are accounted for in the app itself, as you associate your credit or debit card. Additionally, both driver and passenger can receive some discounts and advantages.
What do I even do in Carcavelos…?
(Disclaimer: SU partnerships are in blue. Take advantage of the amazing discounts by becoming an associate!)
The answer is quite simple: you have a beautiful beach nearby. Before that you may want to grab a bite and there are plenty of options. Firstly right on campus you have The Cut, the campus pizzeria and Azure, the executive restaurant with a view. Or you may cross the campus’ tunnel to the beach and you have Capricciosa, Torre Mar and many other restaurants with beautiful beach views. You can also head to Oeiras’ McDonalds where the SU got you covered with some great deals.
Then grab your Futah towel and head to the beach. You may wanna try to surf and Wanted Surf School is there to teach you. Finally if you want an end of the day drink, head to Spot do Zé or to the new Rooftop Carcavelos right on campus.
Moreover, in Praça do Junqueiro, you have many trendy restaurants and cafés that also can be of interest. And don’t forget to head at least once to Santini, an ice cream shop in the Carcavelos Market.
Bored of Carcavelos? Take the train and go to Cascais and visit the beautiful bay and its beaches, especially Guincho’s Beach. On your way don’t forget to check out Boca do Inferno. And as Santini is originally from Cascais so you have to eat an ice cream while strolling the streets of the village.
Alternatively, you can head to Lisbon, where you can find almost everything for all tastes. Feeling cultural? Head to Belém, visit the Tower, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, CCB and don’t forget to eat a “Pastel de Bélem”.
Carcavelos beach is the most popular and one of the finest beaches in the Lisbon coastline. With an easy acess due to good public transportation and by being directly connected to Nova SBE’s new campus, it is the perfect beach choice!
Adress: Avenida Marginal, Carcavelos, Cascais
The fort of São Julião da Barra, one of Portugal’s biggest, strongest and most important military constructions. Its construction started in the 16th century under King João III to protect the sandbar and the access to the port of Lisbon it also served as a military and political prison. Today, the Fort is the Minister of Defense’s official residence
Adress: Av. Marginal, 2780-267 Oeiras
Tip: Carcavelos is the perfect spot to learn to surf and body board due to the many surf schools along the beach and the amazing waves. Don’t miss the opportunity!
The train network that connects Carcavelos to Cascais can easily take you anywhere between these places!
Cascais started as a Portuguese fishing town but today is famous for being a cosmopolitan heaven for the rich and famous. Full of beautiful sightings and innumerous points of interest, it combines good weather and beautiful beaches for incredible sunny days in the beach, the Atlantic Ocean with the green of Serra de Sintra for a beautiful landscape, and historical mansions, amazing parks and fascinating museums for an environment full of glamour.
What to see in Cascais?
Don’t let the creepy name scare you, Boca do Inferno is a beautiful place that contains a series of cliffs and a collapsed cave that formed a small bay and a natural arch. This unique rock formation is one of the main attraction of Cascais.
Adress: Av. Rei Humberto II de Itália 642, 2750-642 Cascais
Built in the 1900 and acquired in 1910 by Count Manuel Castro Guimarães is the most interesting buiding in Cascais. With an elaborate mixture of Gothic, classical Portuguese and Arabian work, it is an unique building and a must to see in Cascais. Inside its walls, there’s a vast collection of art, furniture, jewelry and porcelain and the Chronicles of D. Afonso Henriques, the 1st king of Portugal.
Adress: Av. Rei Humberto II de Itália Parque Marechal Camona, 2750-319 Cascais
If you like or want to gamble, just a few stops from Carcavelos, you have the biggest and best casino in Portugal!
Adress: Av. Dr. Stlanley Ho, 2765-190 Estoril
Along the coastline, you have many beaches and other cool spots to see. Adventure yourself along the coastline and enjoy!
There are some scholarships available for lower income students to help pay for college fees.
Through the Social Services of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, students can request help.
Contacts: SAS – Serviços de Acção Social da UNL (Social Services)
Tel: 21 371 56 00
An alumni initiative, managed by alumni, promoted and supported by Nova SBE.
This project was inspired by three alumni of one of the first undergraduate class in Economics (1980) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa: Virginia Lopes, Eduardo Marques Ferreira and José Portela.
It ran for the first time in 2012/13 and helped 8 students of Nova SBE to fulfill their academic year, with great results.
Nova SBE Student Clubs
If you want to go beyond classes and expand your horizons and meet new people, there is a Club for everyone at Nova SBE. Applications are usually held at the beginning of each semester, so stay alert to their social media updates.
Check out all of the active clubs here!
If you’re more into sports-related activities, we have something for you! Visit our Sports page for more information.
What does Nova SU do for you?
Nova SU is looking out for you 24/7, throughout the entirety of your journey at Nova SBE. We have 9 departments and a board focused on the most essential dimensions of your university experience.
Becoming an Associate
When becoming an SU Associate, you also gain access to a Portal full of past midterms, exams, study notes, and a tool to help you pick your Erasmus destination. Ramp up your learning with this helpful tool by clicking on this link and signing up with your institutional email to become an associate.
Furthermore, you may take advantage of a ton of discounts. Pay attention to our social media to find out more! These discounts can also be applied at all our events, namely our flagship – Novinhas! Check out the epic aftermovie for this amazing party:
No better way to start the exams by remembering Novinhas!
Publicado por Nova SU em Terça-feira, 14 de maio de 2019
The board manages the SU at large. It is composed by a President, many Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Vice-Treasurer.
The Events department deals with everything from SU’nSets and BBQ’s to thematic parties or just happy moments where students can completely forget about their stressful lives. Together, they work to reinvent your academic experience.
Members : Gonçalo Malhado; Tomás Rodrigues; Constança Silva; Inês Pinho; Tiago Costa; José Coutinho
Watch our WinterGala aftermovie here:
And our Sun’N’Jazz here:
The cultural department is proud to bring as much culture as possible to our university, proving that our students are versatile and multifaceted. From music to books, fine arts to photography, they work to show that Nova can be a cultural hub and not just simply a business and economics school.
Members: Duarte Igreja, Filipa Marques, Catarina Ferreira
Watch the Cultutal Rally Tascas here:
The External Affairs department exists in order to build a bridge between Nova SU and potential partners. Our team works together to find and negotiate the best partnerships that can benefit all the students in the community. Throughout the academic year, they will present you exclusive discounts from different brands, deal with the sponsorships that each department needs for their activities and develop new projects with other faculties’ Students’ Associations or Clubs.
Members: Madalena Severino, Matilde Portugal
The Pedagogical department helps to make your learning experience run as smoothly as possible. They are in charge of Nova SU’s Portal, organizing language courses, and mediating problems and suggestions related to your academic affairs with the University’s administration.
Members: Diogo Torres, Inês Manuel, Rita Ribeiro
The Nova SU Sports Office grants you the opportunity of doing sports along with your colleagues from Nova SBE and with students from other universities. Their competition teams are boys’ football and futsal, and girls’ volleyball. If you want to know more about other sports and promotions that we have to offer, just send them a message via Facebook to Nova SBE Sport. Welcome athletes!
Members: José Maria Trindade, Pedro Penas, Sofia Falcão
The International department works to support all students on their exchange experience. For Incoming students, they organize a Welcome Week in partnership with Erasmus Life Lisbon, a Buddy Program, and various events such as pizza quiz nights, beer pong contests and international food events. For Outgoing Students, they work to update the Erasmus Tool on Nova SU’s Portal and organize Q&A sessions to clarify all your doubts.
Members: Elisa Belinha, Sara Albuquerque, Francisca Araújo, Tiago Carvalho, Nikita Araújo
The Marketing department is overarching, the bridge between the Students Union and the Nova SBE community. They work tirelessly to efficiently communicate our events and activities, thus maximizing the impact of our projects and making sure you are aware and engaged with your SU.
Members: Miguel Vieira, Catarina Castro Peres, Dinis Forte
The Media Content Department’s goal is to consolidate the brand Nova SU and the engagement with our students. Practically speaking, they are responsible for social media platforms, photography and video coverage of all the events, and cool projects like the Podcast and Videos.
Members: Joana Alves, Luana Carvalho, Marta Silva
Masters Student Network
As Bachelor’s Freshmen, you will likely not come into close contact with this department. They work to defend the interests of Masters Students along with Student representatives, and organize all masters-specific events and initiatives.
Members: André Lourenço, Diogo Rocha, Mariana Oliveira, Leonor Matias, Vasco Lima