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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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Not started your UCAS application yet?

Do you feel like everyone else is racing ahead but you’re still not quite sure which course to study? Not quite sure how your predicted grades and entry requirements work together? Without sounding like a cliché – do not worry at all!

Deciding where you’re going to study for the next 3 or 4 years is a big decision, so it’s definitely not a sprint decision and the more research you can do the better.

Ask yourself the following questions to give you a starting point:

  • Which subject(s) do you enjoy studying currently?
  • How long do you want to study for?
  • Are you more theory or practical focused?

Take your time, ask lots of questions and you’re sure to find the best course for you.

Useful links

UCAS Tariff calculator

UCAS Personal Statement timeline

UCAS Personal Statement template

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Go on a student-led tour

It’s not too late to visit the universities that you’re considering before the UCAS deadline. Have you thought about signing up for a student-led tour?

This gives you the opportunity to explore where you could be potentially studying and making friends, ask any questions that your teachers and parents may not be able to answer, and get a real feel for the city you’ll be visiting.


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How to complete your UCAS application

You've decided where you'd like to apply and which course(s) you're interested in studying, but how do you apply to go to university? That's where we introduce UCAS!

Once you’ve registered here are the sections you’ll need to complete:

  • Personal details – who are you and how can UCAS get in contact with you.
  • Student finance – UCAS doesn’t supply finance but they can share your details with the organisation you’re applying to.
  • Course choices – you’ve got up to 5 choices to play with.
  • Education history – this is where you enter your qualifications and predicted grades.
  • Employment history – have you had a job or done any volunteering?
  • Personal statement – this is where you show off.
  • Referee & application fee – the final step before you can send UCAS your application.

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Write your Personal Statement

How do you sell yourself in 4,000 characters? It might seem daunting at first but this is really where you can show off! Remember: universities are looking for YOU, not just your BRAIN!

Top tip: get a friend or a family member to just chat to you about why you want to study your course, what hobbies you take part in, why you have a part time job – and the list could go on. While you’re chatting away, they can write notes down about what you’ve spoken about which can provide you with a starting point.

Your teachers at Sixth Form or College are always there to help you as well with coming up with what to write about in a personal statement.