Our latest information for Applicants and Offer Holders for September 2020
Like everyone, we are adjusting daily to the latest situation regarding the impact of the COVID-19 on the UK and wanted to give a brief update for those considering September 2020 entry.
Our dedicated admissions teams for UK and International students are still working hard and are here to support all our enquirers, applicants and offer holders.
If you have submitted an application, or if you have already received your offer of a place to join us, this will not be affected during this difficult time.
We are still receiving and processing applications for this intake and will continue to make offers to those eligible. We understand you may still have queries you would like to discuss, there are a number of ways you can contact us and check out our FAQs below.
We have created guides that explain how the university has been preparing campus for the safe return of students and staff, explaining what social distancing and health and safety measures are in place.
The guides also include helpful information about settling in at the university, your accommodation, how we will be providing online and on-campus learning, as well some information about life on campus and the university community.
- A Safe Campus – Our Commitment to You (UK students) (.pdf 3.2MB)
- A Safe Campus – Our Commitment to You (international students) (.pdf 3.1MB)
- A Safe Campus – Our Commitment to You (international students at Coventry University London) (.pdf 2.7MB)
- A Safe Campus - Our Commitment to You (UK students at Coventry University London) (.pdf 1.2MB)
Do you have a question? Find the answer you need in our Frequently Asked Questions
1. What will the campus look like in September?
Social distancing requirements mean that on-campus activity has to be reduced. Timetabling will be managed to avoid large gatherings of students and to minimise the number of days per week that commuting students will need to travel onto campus, and students will be taught in the same small groups (pods) for any on-campus activities e.g. tutorials, laboratories, studios, practical assessments etc.
If you are unable to join us on campus at the start of your course, we offer a fully online route for the vast majority of our courses as long as there are no specific requirements for on-campus activity (e.g. laboratory, workshop, simulation sessions) that cannot be managed online.
It is your choice whether to attend on-campus delivery initially or not. A full list of courses that can be accessed fully online will be available here shortly.
All lectures will take place online and as pre-recorded sessions (not live sessions) to provide greater accessibility.
Resuming the delivery of large lectures on-campus during the next academic year is very unlikely.
2. How will I be taught in September?
Subject to there being any changes in government advice, we will be offering a blend of on-campus learning and online learning. We are currently working course by course to determine how your timetable will look from September and hope on most courses to provide at least five hours of on-campus timetabled learning per student each week during each semester/block, with the remainder delivered online. Please note that this is based on current government advice which is subject to change.
Read about how online learning will be delivered on the Aula Learning experience platform.
3. Who can I talk to about my offer?
Chat to one of our team right now about your application or to find out more about Coventry University.
You will first be asked to complete a short form so we can get you to the right agent as quickly as possible.
4. How will I be kept updated with what happens next?
The most reliable information will always be available on our web site. We will keep this set of advice as up to date as possible with general information about the changes to the admissions process this year. Use the Live Chat function to raise any specific questions and we will use this to inform and improve the FAQ’s as things develop.
We will be in contact directly with individuals regarding updates to your offer and we will be in regular contact over the coming months to support you in preparing for university and student life.
5. Where can I chat to students doing the course I am interested in?
We have current students and staff members ready to answer your queries on admissions, student life, and a whole lot more on our forum.
Visit The Student Room.
6. Are you accepting applications for September 2020?
Yes, we’re still accepting applications for September 2020 entry.
7. How can I book accommodation? What safety measures have been put in place in university owned halls of residence?
Our future lets team are waiting to help with private accommodation as well as university owned accommodation, including halls.
Cleaning schedules in all of our accommodation have been amended to focus on touch points and high traffic areas. Hand sanitiser points and anti-viral wipes will be available in all on-campus blocks, and social distancing measures introduced. These include:
- Social distancing posters, markers and advice
- One-way systems
- Changes to furniture arrangements in shared spaces
8. Will the sports facilities be open?
We are following government advice to ensure a carefully planned, phased approach to reopening our sports facilities when we are able to do so. All of our sports and fitness activities have been risk assessed, and we will continue to review and update to follow health and safety best practice.
9. Will there be events planned for welcome week?
Yes, the Students’ Union is planning Welcome Week to include a mix of digital and on-campus activities and events, which follow the latest social distancing guidance. They are developing risk assessments with their societies to ensure that their events and any volunteering opportunities have appropriate measures in place.
10. Do the university offer Health and Wellbeing support?
Yes, we value you as an individual and aim to provide for your individual needs including a Spirituality and Faith Centre, Welfare, Disabilities, Counselling, Mental Health and the Medical Centre. Find out more on our Health and Wellbeing page.