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Working with Coventry University

Working at Coventry University

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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Completed your application but waiting for your referee?


Your referee is likely to be a teacher or advisor who you’ve discussed your personal statement and university goals with, and now it is their turn to write your reference.

It might sound very formal but this is an opportunity for someone who works very closely with you in an academic environment to support your application as they have done during your time studying. 

It may feel like the process has now been taken out of your hands but you’ve already done most of the hard work writing your application statement and having it ready before the UCAS application deadline.

Why not start writing a list of the things you’d like to do while you’re at university and see what your choices have to offer. Do you want to study abroad? Get yourself a paid work placement? Or become president of a society? 

Useful links

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UCAS key dates

UCAS paying for your application guide

Pay your application fee

If you’re applying through a school or college, you will need to pay your application fee before your referee can send off your completed application. 

But if you’re applying independently, you can pay for your application fee once your reference is ready. 

To pay for the application, you just need to sign in to the account you’ve registered with and follow the steps.

Application deadline dates

We know you’ll be juggling lots of dates in your head at the moment – when your UCAS application is due, when your mock exams start, and maybe even a family birthday or two.

Here are some important dates relating to your UCAS application that you need to know:

15 January 2018
Applications for undergraduate courses should arrive at UCAS by 18:00 (UK time) including a complete reference.

25 February 2018
UCAS Extra opens for eligible applicants!

For more information about the UCAS cycle, vist our key dates page!

Visit your University choices

On your first visit to an Open Day there are lots of things to see and do, and you’re still deciding which university and course is best for you.

So sometimes there are questions you might not think to ask the student ambassadors or course representatives on the day. 

Visiting the University on a student-led tour is a great opportunity to: 

  • ask about student budgeting - how much do you really spend on takeaways?
  • take a tour of the accommodation so you can create a wish list;
  • speak to students who have recently prepared for the exams you will be taking soon;
  • and even to ask the little things: does everyone take a kettle and a toaster?