Student Support Advisor
CU Coventry has its own Student Support Adviser who is responsible for supporting all of our students. This includes welfare support by providing a broad range of advice and guidance on personal, practical and emotional issues.
Support and guidance is also provided for students’ with disabilities and long term health conditions. This includes assistance with the Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA)
The Student Support Adviser works closely with all academic and professional staff, as well as external agencies.
For most students, CU Coventry is a great place to be and can be some of the most enjoyable times of your lives. For those students in difficulty, student support is here to offer guidance as part of the Customer Services team.
You can also access directly a number of self-help guides to support your health and wellbeing. The guides are user friendly and contain detailed information, exercises, coping strategies and resources for a wide range of common mental health conditions.
To discuss anything in a confidential and safe environment, you may either book an appointment by or contact Laura Allen on the details below:
Tel: +44 (0) 2477 659618
Support for Care-Leavers
If you are a Care Leaver (i.e. you have been in looked after care for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 and were in care on your 16th birthday) there is lots of support available to help you settle into University life and make the most of your time here. Below is some of the support available for care leavers:
- Designated Welfare Officer to act as a key contact at pre-entry and throughout the duration of your course.
- VIP 1-2-1 welcome throughout the academic year.
- 52 weeks guaranteed accommodation for the duration of your course in University halls of residence with access to pastoral care from the Student Wardens and Halls Officers.
- Easy access to an experienced Student Funding Officer to advise on funding available, assistance with funding applications and support throughout your course.
- Easy referral to a wide range of support services.
If you are a care leaver, please contact the Student Support Advisor for further information or a friendly and informal chat.
Academic Writing Service
The Academic Writing Service aims to contribute to students across CUC fulfilling their potential as learners, by enabling them to successfully write and study independently whilst at university. This will be achieved through advising and guiding students on the important aspects of academic writing and skills, such as planning and structuring essays and reports, improving critical thinking and avoiding plagiarism by referencing correctly.
Students can access the Academic Writing Service via open access drop-in sessions, bookable one-to-ones and Moodle, whilst we will have some sessions in subject tutorials, and even occasional workshops. To book a one-to-one or find out when a drop-in session is scheduled, students can contact the Customer Service Desk or use the details below.
Counselling and Mental Health Service
Here at CU Coventry we have a Counsellor and Mental Health Practitioner that is here to support you during your studies and to help you work through any difficulties.
This support includes;
- Online registration
- Triage support
- 1:1 support
- Priority appointments
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 8029
The Medical Centre
During your studies at CU Coventry you can register with a GP at the Medical Centre. You need to do this as soon as possible to ensure that any medical support you need will be in place at the start of your studies. You don’t need a medical card to register; this will be sorted out for you.
The Medical Centre consists of both male and female doctors, there are also district nurses, midwives and psychiatric nurses that are available to see you. Students that are registered with a GP at the Hub will also have access to the out-of-hours service on Radford Road surgery on Saturday mornings; or there is a NHS walk in centre on Stoney Stanton Road.
If you do have a medical emergency, you should go to Accident and Emergency (A&E) at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, Walsgrave or call the emergency services on 999.
The Medical Centre can be contacted on:
Coventry CV1 5QP
Tel: +44 (0) 24 76592012
The Spirituality and Faith Centre is located on the main campus of the University. The facilities in the centre include a multi- faith meeting room, chapel, Muslim payer rooms (with ablution facilities), lounge and a multi-faith library and kitchen.
The centre promotes a safe, harmonious environment for all students and staff. It provides a space that welcomes diversity and encourages a wider supportive environment.
The contact details are:
Spirituality & Faith Centre
The Hub (Third floor)
Tel: +44(0) 24 7765 5296