10+ hours of face to face teaching on campus

10+ hours of face to face teaching on campus

We believe students learn best when they are on campus together so, from September 2021, we are planning to return to as much face-to-face teaching and learning on campus as possible, subject to government restrictions and guidance.

We know how important face-to-face teaching is to our students and our academics, and how valuable it is to learning and the wider campus experience.

Full-time students on most courses will receive at least 10 hours of on-campus timetabled teaching and learning each week. This may vary slightly from week to week during the semester, and final-year students working on a dissertation or final project, and postgraduate students, will have less timetabled teaching time, as is normal. On-campus sessions will be complemented by additional timetabled online teaching and learning.

We are committed to providing the most enriched experience possible, and self-led learning has always been an important part of this. You will therefore continue to have access to a diverse range of additional on campus and online activities that you will be able to access at flexible times.

While we recognise the importance of on-campus learning, we also know that not everyone will be able to attend in-person, so fully online routes will be offered for a significant number of our courses, where there are no specific requirements for on-campus activity. Our innovative approach to teaching along with the use of Aula, our social learning platform, will ensure students learning online have a high quality, engaging experience.

Buildings and facilities will be open at all of our campus locations, with full access to libraries, the Students’ Union (CUSU), and all student services – you can find a complete list of services and opening times on the Wayfinder. All of our services are also accessible online.

Our online teaching commitment

We are committed to developing the very best on-campus and online experiences for all of our students. While we believe that most of our students are looking for the wider campus-based experience, we know some students have discovered that online works best for them. We also understand that it is not possible for all students to return to campus at present. For these reasons we are extending and developing our fully online degree portfolio using leading edge platforms such as Aula and FutureLearn.

We encourage anyone who is not yet able or willing to return to campus to get in touch with us to discuss available study modes, and we will talk you through our range of courses that can be started online in September 2021, and those that are available fully online on an ongoing basis – as well as options to transition between online and campus-based at certain points of the academic year. You can easily find out about how your specific course will be taught by following the steps on the Wayfinder help centre.

Although many of our courses can be studied easily online, some courses do have practical elements where campus attendance is necessary (for example health care, art and design and engineering courses), and not all study mode options are available for all courses and visa implications may apply. Please email engagement@coventry.ac.uk or call +44 (0)24 7765 6565 to discuss your individual circumstances and what is available for you.

Keeping you safe on campus

We are busy preparing our campuses for September and will continue to take sensible measures to ensure we keep everyone as safe as possible. This includes maintaining a number of enhanced COVID-19 hygiene and safety measures.

Our campus delivery is being guided at all times by four key principles:

  • The safety and wellbeing of all students and colleagues is paramount
  • We want to deliver on-campus teaching and personal interaction, and develop a learning community, with technology adding value in the right circumstances
  • We must build flexibility to respond to changing circumstances
  • The assurance of the quality of our offer

We realise that teaching is just one part of your university experience and we will continue to work across our services and with Coventry University Students' Union (CUSU) to offer you the best experience that we can.

Health and wellbeing support

There is a variety of health and wellbeing support and resources available for all students. To explore a range of the welfare services we offer, please visit the appropriate site information:

Further support

If you would like to speak to someone, you can contact our Student Engagement Centre for advice and support.

If you're thinking of joining us through Clearing this year, please visit our Clearing information hub.


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