Find everything you need to know to start your journey at Nova SBE!
Hello there!

F irst off all, let us CONGRATULATE you on becoming part of our brilliant community! We welcome you to Nova School of Business and Economics and assure you that a grand adventure awaits you! Know that is perfectly understandable if you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with this new chalenge before you, we have all been there ;)! So, in order to help YOU cope with life at NOVA SBE, we have prepared the Freshman Survival Guide!

The following pages include various tips and key informations we wish were provided to us when we first stepped foot in Nova. Included here is also some general knowledge regarding public transportations so that you can travel to the university with ease, as well 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! Additionaly, we have provided important information regarding Covid and the various rules and duties you must comply as a NOVA SBE Student.

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!

SU Contacts & Social Media


For general requests and queries, contact, call 211 919 005 or show up at the SU’s headquarters.















Instagram: @nova_su


Nova SBE Contacts

Life at Nova:

Outgoing Bachelors:

Bachelors PM:

Bachelors General email:

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:

  • 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 
Classroom Rules:
  • 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.

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
  • Follow the same procedure if there has been contact with a confirmed/possible case of infection with Covid-19. 
On campus:
  • 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.).

  • Campus opening hours: the campus will be open 24/7, closing only for Christmas, New Year’s Day, and May 1
  • Campus access: the campus will remain exclusive to the Nova SBE community, and it will continue to be mandatory to always display your Nova SBE ID card at all times
  • The access to Campus will be made through the two entrances – Hovione Atrium or EDP Plaza
  • Respect the maximum capacity in the bathrooms (which is equal to the number of boxes + 50% of the number of urinals)
  • All spaces not managed by Nova SBE will comply with specific recommendations from health authorities, please check each individual case (Fitness Hut Carcavelos, MILESTONE Student Living, Restaurants)
Study Rooms

Study rooms are meant for individual study, in silence.

For the month of October, the study rooms available are:

Date Room Time
Oct 6 D -113 08.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 7 D -113 12.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 8 D -104 08.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. & 02.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 9 D -113 08.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 11 D -111 12.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 12 D -113 08.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 13 D -113 12.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 14 D -104 08.00 a.m. – 02.00 p.m.
Oct 15 B 009 12.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 16 B 009 08.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 18-20 D -113 08.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 21 D -113 12.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 22-23 D -113 08.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 25 D -113 12.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 26-27 D -113 08.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 28 D -113 12.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Oct 29-30 D -113 08.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Students may use Room B 136 (computer room) if available and upon request to the security team.

Study Rooms for November will be announced by the end of October.

Common Areas

There is space available in the Gallery and the Main Deck for groupwork and study.

The Hovione Atrium
  • Equipped with tables and chairs (available from October 14). The ends of each Academic Hall (buildings B & D) are also being equipped with furniture.
  • From October 15 onwards, up to 45 spots will be available at the ground floor of the new Westmont Hospitality Hall (opening hours to be announced soon).
CTT Student Hall
  • Open 24/7
  • For Nova SBE’s students only, for individual study, in silence
  • It is highly recommended that all group projects take place online
  • Room for private use –
  • Starting this semester, Teaching Assistants will be staying at the CTT Student Hall. More than ever, it will be easier to reach out to them in case you have any questions about a course!
Teresa e Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library
  • Regular Hours – 09.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m. (from Oct 6)
  • Extended Hours – Weekdays, 09:00am to 12:00am & Saturdays, 09:00am to 06:00pm (from Oct 11 to Oct 22)
  • We recommend that you book your seat (or computer terminal) according to your needs in any given day and check-in and check-out onsite, using your phone. You can book a seat or a computer terminalcheck all the information here
  • It may be possible to book meeting rooms in extraordinary circumstances (such as job interviews). For more information on this, please send an email to
  • It is mandatory to follow campus safety rules inside the Library and its rooms, including the use of mask at all times. We remind you that eating and drinking (except water) inside is forbidden.
  • Open Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
  • For Nova SBE’s students only.
    – Regular Hours: 09:00am to 08:00pm (from Oct 6)
    – Extended Hours: Weekdays, 09:00am to 12:00am & Saturdays, 09:00am to 06:00pm (from Oct 11 to Oct 22)
  • There is no free access to books. You will need to request them to staff. All the returned books will be quarantined for at least three days before they can be requested again. Please contact if you need to consult a book
Student Services
Student Central

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 10:00am to 2:30pm – it is always best to book in advance since priority will be given for Students with a pre-booked appointment.
IT Helpdesk

Any issues related to the Moodle platform, Nova SBE’s IT system and your office 365 accounts should be directed to this team.

  • Available in person at the Student Central, Monday to Friday, from 10:00am to 1:00pm (When using this service on campus, students must wait outside until they are called in, keeping physical distance. All interactions must take place in desks with acrylic protection)
  • Provides online support on weekdays, from 8:00am to 8:00pm
Career and 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.

Students Recruitment&Admissions Office
  • Hovione Atrium, Room A207B, Monday-Friday from 9:30am to 3:00pm. Admissions will be available mainly through appointment booking-

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: from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm 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 9:00am to 1:00pm, and from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Website:
Fitness Hut Carcavelos

This is the gym you can find inside the University. Check out pricing and schedules on their website: 

CTT lockers
  • 24h Service postal delivery
  • Ask for the delivery of your parcels in an automatic locker CTT 24H of your choice. Receive your shopping and packages without hassle and without waiting, directly on campus
  • Schedule: Weekdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Fidelidade, the insurance market leader in Portugal, launched its Fidelidade Studio in our campus. The Nova SBE Community can use this space for numerous activities: record podcasts, movie sessions, group work interviews, etc. Booking can be done through Fidelidade Studio’s website or by emailing

  • Schedule: Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm (Academic Period)
  • The Nova SBE Konceptum Store is much more than a printing and copy services store! Here you will find a Hang-Out area where you can use your computer. It is also a workspace with six computers available to take care of your printing and copying needs. There is a Fun Zone with a sofa, a television, and a PS4
ICA Canteen
  • Price: 2,75€ for a full lunch meal and 4,10€ for a full dinner meal
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm and 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • To maintain social distancing and avoid long lines please access the virtual queue service:
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!

Schedule: Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 9:00pm

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.

The Cut
  • Food: pizza, pasta, and sandwiches;
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 10:00pm; Weekends and Holidays: 10:00am to 6:00pm
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 11:30am to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 11:00pm
Vicente na linha by Carne alentejana
  • Food: Burgers
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 10:00pm
  • Weekends and Holidays: 10:00am to 6:00pm

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.

Public Transportation

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.

  1. Head to the Student Central and ask for your Declaração Sub-23;
  2. Ask for the forms to apply for the Pass card at the train station;
  3. Hand in the filled in form, along with the Declaração Sub-23 and a passport-type portrait picture.

Cost: 30€/month

Coverage: Entire Lisbon Metropolitan area, all forms of transportation included.

By Train

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:
    1. a 15 (fast) to 24 minutes (regular) trip from Cais do Sodré;
    2. 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
    1. a 19 (fast) or 26 (regular) minutes trip from Cais do Sodré
    2. 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.

Comment se rendre en train sur les plages de Lisbonne



Scotturb 471:


These services operate in the village of Cascais and include buses, bike sharing and parking tickets- find more at

Average Costs

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:


Head to or look up in the bus stop near Nova SBE/ Carcavelos Station.

Private Transportation


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 to do in Carcavelos?

(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 surfing and if so, Lisbon Surf Camp is a great school for you to learn with. Finally, if you are not that into surf but still are looking to get some exercise in between courses you may want try out Fitness Hut, an exciting Gym 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.

Or 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”.

NOTE: In bold you have some of the many amazing partners of the SU that you will miss out if don’t become our associate

Carcavelos is a peaceful and sunny location just a few minutes away from Lisbon. Known for its amazing beaches, you will have a lot to do and see!

Carcavelos Beach

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

Fort of São Julião da Barra

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?

Boca do Inferno (Inferno’s mouth)

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

Museu Conde de Castro Guimarães

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

Casino Estoril

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.

SASNOVA Scholarship


There are some scholarships available for lower income students to help pay for college fees. Namely, through 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

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.

Other than clubs and sports-related activities, there are many other initiatives, you may check them out here.

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 11 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:

The Board

The board manages the SU at large. It is composed by a President, many Vice-Presidents, a Secretary, a Treasurer and a Vice-Treasurer.

President: Tomás Rodrigues

Vice-President MSN: André Lourenço; Vice-President Sports: Afonso Maya Seco; Vice-President Marketing&Communications: Joana Alves; Vice-President International: Nikita Araújo;  Vice-President Pedagogical: Marta Mouro; Vice-President Social Impact and Cultural: Duarte Igreja; Vice-President Events: Elisa Belinha;  Secretary and Vice-President RE: Madalena Severino; Treasurer: Leonor Matias; Vice-Treasurer: Diogo Alves

Human Resources

The Human Resources department deals with the recruitment process in SU and ensures efficient communication between the various departments. Additionally , the HR department makes sure the different members are satisfied with their position and well allocated to the respective department.

Member: Rafaela Farias

Social Impact

THE Social Impact department is here to help you give back to the community and the world around you. From awareness days and planting trees to volunteering in many different social causes, come join us make an impact!

Members: Catarina Castro Peres, Francisco Silva, Maria Costa, Sofia Esteves Pereira, Vasco Castro Pereira


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 : Inês Pinho; Tiago Costa; Beatriz Silva, Inês Frazão, Alexandre Duarte, Duarte Rodrigues


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: Filipa Marques, Catarina Ferreira, Francisca Paulos, Luís Mota, Inês Leitão

External Relations

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: Matilde Portugal, Marta Santos Silva, Gonçalo Covas


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, mediating problems and suggestions related to your academic affairs with the University’s administration and organizing 2 monthly insightfull workshops to help you become a more complete student. Additionally , recently the pedagogical department created a form in which you may ask any questions, doubts or suggestions in what regards life at NOVA SBE. Link for form:

Members: Luísa Garcia Rodrigues, Marta Silveira Botelho, Francisca Vistas, Bernardo Henriques


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: Mafalda Rodrigues, João Filipe Laranjeira, Francisco Perestrello, Gonçalo Cardoso, Afonso Bernardo


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: Tiago carvalho; Vasco Silva, Sara Albuquerque, Francisca Araújo, Iolanda Castanheira

Marketing & Communications

The Marketing and Communications department is overarching, it aims to be 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. Additionaly, this department aims 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 Merch, the Yearbook, the Podcast, the Documentary (“Ser novo na Nova”) and other videos.

Members: Vasco Couto, Filipa Barata, Catarina Milhinhos, João Abreu, Rita Gomes

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: Miranda Santos, Pedro Penas, Vasco Grincho, Isabel Sanches