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Coventry University 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. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We 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. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Commitments and Expectations

Coventry University undertakes to provide:

  • Passionate teaching and responsive support
  • Clear learning outcomes
  • Appropriate and varied teaching approaches
  • Full access to appropriate learning resources
  • Equality of access and progression opportunities
  • International experiences
  • Embedded employability skills and ‘real world’ opportunities
  • Research engagement opportunities
  • Support to improve the student learning experience and address concerns
  • All staff professional development to remain up to date in their specialist areas
  • A culture of respect to all students
  • Support for the election of student representatives
  • A commitment to environmental sustainability
  • Published processes for appeals and complaints
  • Clear information about university policies, procedures and other student matters

Coventry University Students’ Union undertakes to:

  • Represent the interests of all students at the local and national level
  • Support students to challenge and develop their own education experience
  • Develop and facilitate communications between the University and students to promote positive change
  • Provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities which shall enrich and develop the student experience
  • Encourage students to take leadership responsibilities within the Students’ Union and beyond
  • Inform and advise students and the University on issues which affect students
  • Ensure all students’ union activities are of the highest quality, innovative, accessible and meets the needs of students
  • Ensure all activities promote high standards of personal and professional conduct and respect the views of individuals
  • Create, support and celebrate the cultures and interests of all students
  • Encourage environmental and ethical sustainability within the Students’ Union and the University

Students are expected to:

  • Be active participants in their own learning and extra-curricular achievements, developed throughout their studies
  • Work together to achieve mutual respect, courtesy and professionalism
  • Engage with the Students’ Union to provide representation and leadership
  • Take responsibility and initiative to communicate with the University and the Students’ Union
  • Attend scheduled activities
  • Demonstrate active citizenship
  • Contribute to course development
  • Act as ambassadors for the university

Our Student Contract - just for you!

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. We know that it's important that our applicants understand all the 'legal bits' so we've tried to make it all a little friendlier with our Student Contract. Take a read of it and you can also download your own copy!


The charter is not a legally binding document and does not affect your legal rights.