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CU Coventry is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. We offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We also have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. For both students and staff alike, now is an exciting time to join CU Coventry.

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Outreach Activities

Outreach Activities

Pre-16 Outreach Activities and Events

Talks and Workshops

  • Why Higher Education?
  • Mock interviews
  • Revision Techniques
  • The Big Quiz and University Challenge

Other Activities

  • Experience Days
  • Representative at Parents’ Evenings, Option Evenings and Career Fairs 


Register for our Events

Getting the most out of UCAS Exhibitions and Open Days 

Why are UCAS exhibitions and Open Days important to attend? What should I be asking? This talk helps students prepare to get the most out of attending UCAS exhibitions and University Open Days.

How to write an effective Personal Statement 

This is a comprehensive, interactive session aimed at students beginning to write their UCAS Personal Statement.

Interview Techniques 

An interactive session designed to help students prepare for both university and work interviews, providing valuable hints and tips.

Mock Interviews 

An opportunity for students to experience an interview scenario and receive expert advice and guidance, whether they continue to higher education or go straight into work.

Personal Statement 1:1 Checking Service 

An opportunity for students to receive 1-2-1 feedback on their personal statement and how to maximise their chances.

Preparing for University 

From choosing the right course and University to writing personal statements and achieving those desired grades. This is a bespoke session aimed at preparing Post-16 students for higher education.

Researching Universities 

An interactive talk and workshop designed to promote thinking and research around applying to university.

Why Higher Education? 

A session aimed at demystifying higher education and helping learners make an informed decision on their future.

Teachers & Advisors' Winter Networking Conference
Careers Fair - Attendance 

We are happy to attend and support any careers fairs or other similar career-focused activity to help provide information, advice and guidance to your students/visitors.

CU Coventry - the innovative approach to Higher Education 

A session designed to explore higher education with a focus on the different method of study that CU Coventry offers.

Revision Techniques 

How do I revise best? Shall I just read over everything? This session seeks to demystify the process of revision and help provide hints and tips for effective revision.

Student Finance and Budgeting 

Student finance can seem complex and so this session seeks to simplify the process and dispel any myths or misconceptions surrounding student finance.

Experience Days 

A bespoke programme designed for your students to provide an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Higher Education and specific subjects.

The Big Quiz and University Challenge 

A 2-hour challenge workshop aimed at Years 7 – 8 and designed to explore higher education in a fun, team-based environment.

The UCAS Application Process and Personal Statement Writing 

This presentation breaks down the UCAS application process and personal statement writing in order to simplify the process and help students understand what universities look for in a successful applicant.

UCAS Clearing

An interactive session discussing the UCAS Adjustment and Clearing process and how to maximize success.

Post-16

Post-16 Outreach Activities and Events

Talks and Workshops

  • Why Higher Education?
  • CU Coventry – the innovate approach to Higher Education
  • Getting the most out of UCAS Exhibitions and Open Days
  • How to write an effective Personal statement
  • Interview Techniques
  • Personal Statement 1:1 Checking Service
  • Preparing for University
  • Researching Universities
  • Student Finance and Budgeting
  • The UCAS Process and Personal Statement Writing
  • Revision Techniques
  • UCAS Clearing

Other Activities

  • Experience Days
  • Representative at Parents’ Evenings and Career Fairs
  • Open Days


Register for our Events

Getting the most out of UCAS Exhibitions and Open Days 

Why are UCAS exhibitions and Open Days important to attend? What should I be asking? This talk helps students prepare to get the most out of attending UCAS exhibitions and University Open Days.

How to write an effective Personal Statement 

This is a comprehensive, interactive session aimed at students beginning to write their UCAS Personal Statement.

Interview Techniques 

An interactive session designed to help students prepare for both university and work interviews, providing valuable hints and tips.

Mock Interviews 

An opportunity for students to experience an interview scenario and receive expert advice and guidance, whether they continue to higher education or go straight into work.

Personal Statement 1:1 Checking Service 

An opportunity for students to receive 1-2-1 feedback on their personal statement and how to maximise their chances.

Preparing for University 

From choosing the right course and University to writing personal statements and achieving those desired grades. This is a bespoke session aimed at preparing Post-16 students for higher education.

Researching Universities 

An interactive talk and workshop designed to promote thinking and research around applying to university.

Why Higher Education? 

A session aimed at demystifying higher education and helping learners make an informed decision on their future.

Teachers & Advisors' Winter Networking Conference
Careers Fair - Attendance 

We are happy to attend and support any careers fairs or other similar career-focused activity to help provide information, advice and guidance to your students/visitors.

CU Coventry - the innovative approach to Higher Education 

A session designed to explore higher education with a focus on the different method of study that CU Coventry offers.

Revision Techniques 

How do I revise best? Shall I just read over everything? This session seeks to demystify the process of revision and help provide hints and tips for effective revision.

Student Finance and Budgeting 

Student finance can seem complex and so this session seeks to simplify the process and dispel any myths or misconceptions surrounding student finance.

Experience Days 

A bespoke programme designed for your students to provide an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Higher Education and specific subjects.

The Big Quiz and University Challenge 

A 2-hour challenge workshop aimed at Years 7 – 8 and designed to explore higher education in a fun, team-based environment.

The UCAS Application Process and Personal Statement Writing 

This presentation breaks down the UCAS application process and personal statement writing in order to simplify the process and help students understand what universities look for in a successful applicant.

UCAS Clearing

An interactive session discussing the UCAS Adjustment and Clearing process and how to maximize success.

Masterclasses

Our subject specific masterclasses are designed to equip students with an in-depth understanding of what a subject at higher education entails. It also seeks to help students broaden their thinking into vocational specialisms and whether the subject they are thinking of choosing is right for them. These are sessions exclusively for post-16 students and, subject to interest and times, include a campus tour and a lunch to encourage your students to network with fellow CU Coventry students and academics. School or college groups may book onto these or if you only have a few students interested, post-16 students may attend by themselves.

Subjects include:

Accounting and Finance

The Importance of Financial Statements 
Businesses of all sizes live and breathe in a complex, financial world. This workshop focuses on the significance of preparing and communicating  financial statements and how international accounting standards (IAS and IFRS) apply. 

8 Nov 2017 13 June 2018 


Budgeting and Forecasting for Business

An interactive workshop looking at planning, coordinating, authorising and cost control within a business context. Students will look into financial forecasting and how to monitor results and trigger suitable management interventions.

22 Nov 2017 20 June 2018


Personal Taxation—Knowing Your Numbers!

Investing in one’s financial portfolio and knowledge are some of life’s essential skills. Students will examine sources of income and the implications for their own personal situation.

29 Nov 2017 27 June 2018

Business and Management

Influencing Skills in Business

Students will experience both the theoretical aspects of in influencing skills as used by managers at junior, middle and senior levels within a business context. The session will include the opportunity to practice and refine key areas of knowledge and to apply wider principles of in influencing skills and to understand how these are used in different areas of a business e.g. Marketing, Sales, Production and Finance. This exciting session is a balanced blend of theoretical input, peer and staff feedback, practical pitching and in influencing skills as well as signposting to further managerial development topics. 

2 Nov 2017 8 Feb 2018 12 July 2018

 


Engineering and Digital Technology

Lightning Strikes on Composite Aircraft - a thesis study

An interactive workshop that focuses on the current challenges of lightning strikes and the electrical characteristics of carbon composites used in aerospace. Students will also hear from a current student’s research before having the opportunity to discuss findings and thoughts. 


 

Health and Life Sciences

Health and Life Sciences: An Introduction to Biological and Chemical Sciences

Biological and Chemical Sciences, or the biosciences, play a huge part in our everyday lives, from the inner workings of our own body to the design and manufacture of medicine. This session aims to introduce some of the key principles and unique skills involved, providing information on the chemical basis of life, the role of DNA in health and disease and introducing some of the laboratory tests used to investigate various aspects of human health and well-being. Students will be able to prepare and examine a histology slide of cells taken from the lining of their mouth. There will also be an opportunity to construct models of DNA and then extract DNA from fruit cells, as well as an opportunity to conduct various physiological tests.

After exploration, there will be discussion around the wide variety of career options and pathways that are available in the worlds of biosciences, medicine and industry. 

1 Nov 2017


Health and Social Care

Early Childhood Development: I See You and You See Me

A child’s development can be in uenced by many different factors and perspectives. This exciting session encourages students to explore and learn from each other from engaging in a ‘nature or nurture’ debate and identifying different perspectives to using story boxes and using Lego to illustrate theories of learning.

1 Nov 2017 21 Feb 2018 13 June 2018

 

Health Improvement: Communicating with Diverse Groups

Health improvement is a term used to describe activities aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations. Students will explore how the process aims to enable and encourage healthy lifestyle choices, at the same time addressing the underlying issues associated with poor health, including poverty, poor educational attainment and socio-economic status. 


Health Messaging: Communicating With Diverse Groups

An old principle of healthcare is that prevention is better than cure—vaccinating somebody against an infectious disease is clearly preferable to having to wait until somebody gets the disease and then treating them. As diseases associated with unhealthy lifestyles are on the rise, prevention increasingly needs to focus on sending messages to individuals, communities and populations as a whole about some of the risks they face as a consequence of lifestyle choices, as well as measures that they could take to decrease these risks. But how should such messages be sent? Not every audience will be influenced by messages in the same way and we must take account of such differences if we are to maximise the impact we can make. In this session we will explore the theory and practice of health promotion messaging and as we shall see effective practice is a complex blend of art and science. 


 

Law and Policing

Stop and Search

Stop and Search is a controversial but necessary power used by the police. This is governed by
the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and all police officers 
in England and Wales must know how to use these powers lawfully in order to prevent crime and disorder. This session will incorporate the legal theory and practice through the use of role play. 

2 Nov 2017 8 Feb 2018

 

Euthanasia: Is it Right or Wrong?

Euthanasia is controversial and illegal in England and Wales, so can it still be right? This masterclass debates the boundaries of law and helps provide a real insight into a legal career. One of our most popular sessions, students will work together to formulate a prosecution and defence before heading into our mock law court. 


 

Tourism and Hospitality

The Global Industry of Tourism and Hospitality

Students will experience an in-depth, interactive taster into the multitude of jobs within the tourism and hospitality sector. The session will include an interactive geography quiz to identify global landmarks and tourist attractions, a discussion and debate as to the suitability of different personality types for employment in the industry; and an opportunity to produce an exciting marketing campaign idea based on Birmingham International Airport. 

2 Nov 2017 8 Feb 2018 12 July 2018