Students in packaging, wrapping and packaging at the IUT in Avignon are getting involved in the Telethon by designing donation boxes

Not classified 7 November 2023

Students in 2e year Packaging, Emballage et Conditionnement (PEC) course have joined forces with the Telethon. Initiated by Odile Devise, a lecturer in the PEC department, and Martine Decher, coordinator of the Téléthon Vaucluse, this initiative enabled the students to work on the design of 30 money boxes to collect donations for medical research.


Seizing this opportunity, 16 students, divided into groups of two, embarked on the adventure in September. They worked on eight separate projects, each of which had to meet strict constraints in terms of size and compliance with the Telethon's graphic charter. It is on this last point in particular that the students will be assessed as part of their 'Design and graphics' teaching unit.

After a month's work, three projects stood out and were selected for the production phase. Thirty items (10 per project) will be produced on the premises of the IUT technology hall between now and the end of November. These creations, donated by the IUT, will then be displayed in shops in the Cavaillon area during December.


"The students' participation in the project represents a unique professional opportunity for these future experts in packaging, wrapping and packaging. It allows them to put the knowledge they have acquired during their studies into practice in real-life conditions, while respecting constraints identical to those in the world of work, all the while contributing to a charitable cause".says Régis Bringuier, Head of the Packaging, Wrapping and Packing Department.


The University Bachelor of Technology (BUT) in Packaging, Wrapping and Packaging is a three-year degree course designed to train future experts in packaging design, manufacture and management. Based on a practical approach, this department offers cutting-edge teaching, balancing technical skills and creativity, with a strong commitment to sustainable development. Students are encouraged to tackle real-world challenges and collaborate with industry, preparing tomorrow's professionals to meet the complex needs of packaging in an ever-changing world.