Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

In line with government guidance, returning students can expect the same blend of on-campus and online learning. Please be reassured that this blended teaching model has been tried and tested across our COVID-secure campuses. We will review our teaching delivery in line with any changes to government guidance.

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 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 also 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.  

Online learning comprises online seminars, discussion and directed activities.

Courses and modules are delivered on the Aula learning experience platform. This is where you can access your learning materials and connect with lecturers, tutors and others on your course easily.

Aula is designed to be social, with conversation and engagement at the heart of the student learning experience. It is mobile friendly and accessible across a range of devices. The look and feel is similar to social media platforms, and aims to create an online community which supports students with the social side of learning that you would usually receive when attending lectures in person.

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.

Wherever possible and practical, assessments will be completed and submitted online. This ensures that where on-campus or specialist facilities are essential for an assessment, there is maximum availability.

Some exams may take place on-campus if it is a specific requirement of a course. You will be advised about your specific assessments by your Module Leader/Tutor and will be able to find the information you need in Aula.

If you are not able to come to campus because you are self-isolating or quarantining, but you feel well enough to study, you can continue your studies online during your isolation period. You should inform your Course Director/Tutor immediately, and let us know that you are self-isolating and if you received a positive test using the reporting form on the Student Portal so that we can assess further support you might need.

Courses and modules are delivered through the Aula platform, enabling you to access many lectures and resources online at a time to suit you. You can also access our library services online, 24 hours a day – see our FAQ on library access for full details.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been told to self-isolate, or have received a positive test result, you must stay at home and report it to us.

For any illness where you are too unwell to study, you should contact your registry team and let them know the module code, date and time of session, and the reason for your absence – this includes if you are learning online.

Courses and modules are delivered through the Aula platform, enabling you to access many lectures and resources online at a time to suit you. You can also access our library services online, 24 hours a day – see our FAQ on library access for full details.

You can view your timetable via the timetable app on the Student Portal (login required). Only your on-campus and ‘real-time’ online sessions will appear in your timetable. All other sessions/materials will not appear in your timetable and will be accessible via Aula as directed by your Course Director.

If you are having an issue with your timetable, including missing or incorrect information, please speak to the Student Engagement Centre for support to resolve the problem.

If you have a medical condition, disability or neurodiverse condition and you are worried about the delivery of your teaching and learning, or anything else, please contact the Disabilities Team by emailing:

For further information on student support, including on health, wellbeing and welfare, please visit the relevant website:

You can continue to attend your on-campus timetabled learning activities in your teaching ‘pods’, one-to-one appointments, and booked study spaces in accordance with current government guidance.

However, if you wish to transfer between the blended mode of delivery (a combination of online and timetabled on-campus delivery) and fully online delivery, you may be able to do so, subject to any restrictions, including travel and visa requirements specified by the Home Office. If you wish to do this, you should contact your Course Director and they can discuss whether this is available to you.

Attendance is monitored for all students both for online and on-campus learning, to allow us to ensure students are engaging with their course.

On-campus attendance is captured as normal by scanning your ID card.

Online attendance is monitored in Aula by the level of engagement with learning materials through the platform.

You should discuss your situation with your Course Director/Module Tutor who can offer you guidance and support on managing your workload.

You can also speak to your registry team about applying for extensions on assessment deadlines or deferrals on assessments until the next academic year.

You can also apply to defer or temporarily withdraw from your course and you should discuss this with both your Course Director/Module Tutor and registry team. Deferring or withdrawing will have an impact on your progression and completion timeframes, so make sure you discuss these options in full to ensure that you understand the implications it will have on you and your studies. 

You may also be able to switch from blended (on-campus and online) learning to fully online, subject to any restrictions. If you wish to do this, you should contact your Course Director and they can discuss this with you.

Courses and modules will be delivered on the Aula learning experience platform. This is where you will access your learning materials and connect with lecturers, tutors and others on your course easily.

Aula will enable you to access lectures and resources at any time, so you can catch up on anything you may miss due to poor or unreliable internet connection.

Further details of our plans for teaching and learning can be found in our latest teaching and learning FAQs.

We value all feedback, good or bad, and aim to learn from any negative comment to help us improve the service that we offer. Visit the Student Portal registry pages for information on how to raise a concern.

No Detriment measures have been approved for the 2020/2021 academic year, and applies to all students currently studying with us.

Please read full details on the Student Portal (login required):

 

 

  

Applicants

Stage one is delivered across two semesters starting from January to April and then from May to August.  

Our January courses at Coventry University only cater for stage one entry. Advanced entry begins in September only. Courses at our CU locations in Coventry, London and Scarborough cater for advanced entry in all of their intakes including January 2021. 

We can provide this for you, call us on 02477 65 2222, email ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk or use Online chat. Please note when booking accommodation it may request a 7 digit number in which case, please use the first 7 digits of your Student ID.

We have an online course which provides information on how to progress to university and the skills needed to succeed. Find out more and register your interest here.

Yes, please email us at wideningparticipation@coventry.ac.uk for support and advice on your next steps.

If you are a new student, you will have a comprehensive online induction before you begin your studies. Your induction will include information about what support is available to you and how to access it, online or face to face. Access to online induction will be available before you start your course as soon as your place is confirmed.

If a work placement provider or study abroad host institution is happy to accept students on placement by the final date of enrolment for the academic year, then students can continue to start their placements. Students must take into account of any government and Foreign Commonwealth Office advice about the impact of COVID-19. 

To find out more about work placements, contact the Talent Team by 

emailing talentteam@coventry.ac.uk

To find out more about study abroad opportunities, contact get.cge@coventry.ac.uk

We are now holding virtual and on-campus Open Days so you don’t have to miss out on seeing what Coventry has to offer. Visit our Open Day page to book your place.

Current students

If you are struggling with your deadlines and managing your time, then please contact your Course Director/ Module Tutor for advice on how they can support you.

If you are struggling to meet your upcoming assessment, then you can apply for an extension or a deferral. For guidance on how to apply for an extension of up to two weeks for coursework, or for a deferral on coursework or an exam until the next term, please visit the Student Portal.

You should understand the implications of applying for a change to your assessment deadlines –  you may experience a delay in your end of term/year exam board results, and it may create future workload issues as you may end up with all assessments being due in within a few days of each other.

Evidence for extension and deferral applications is usually required, but we are aware that it is difficult to get supporting evidence in some circumstances at this time - please let your Registry Team know when you apply and they can advise you further.

 

You can access 24/7 support from IT Services (ITS) through the new ServiceNow Portal. This easy-to-access service replaces the previous ITS email service.

Log and manage a request/issue with ITS at any time

Use the ‘Request something’ button to request ITS support or use the ‘Something is broken’ button to report technical issues.

These features replace our previous email service.

Explore the Self-help Knowledge Portal

Get quick answers to your questions and find articles to resolve common issues without the need for ITS assistance. Use the search to explore the Self-Help Knowledge Portal

Explore the full range of these resources via the ‘Self-help’ button ServiceNow homepage.

Book a call back

The ‘Book a phone back’ button also gives you the option to book a call back at a time suitable for you.

Alternatively, you can join the live queue for support over the phone by calling +44 (0) 24 77657777.

Further information

If you have any questions you can use the ‘Ask a “How to” Question’ button found in ‘Request something’. This will direct you to the Service Desk, who can look to answer your query.

IT Tech Bar in the Lanchester Library

The IT Tech Bar in the Lanchester Library at our Coventry University campus has reopened for pre-booked, face-to-face appointments only, Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 16:00.

You will only be allowed into the Lanchester Library past the entrance gates if you have booked a study space through LibCal or have an appointment with another service in the building, such as the IT Tech Bar.

You can book either a face-to-face or telephone appointment via ServiceNow. Find out more about what to expect at your appointment and the health and safety measures in place.

Following government and public health advice, we regrettably had to cancel our graduation ceremonies in March/ April and July 2020, and certificates were posted to home addresses. We held virtual graduation celebrations for our students who graduated in November 2020, which were a great success. If restrictions continue and we are not able to have mass gatherings, we will be offering these again for students due to graduate in the coming months to mark their achievements. We will then explore options of having a physical celebration event once we are able.

For further information, Coventry University and CU Group students should email graduation.reg@coventry.ac.uk and Coventry University London students should email graduation.culc@coventry.ac.uk.

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