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Choose an alternative date to start your degree

Date published: Monday 13 November 2023

Did you know that start of your educational journey doesn't have to align with the traditional September start? At CU Coventry, we understand that life doesn't always fit neatly with the academic calendar. That's why we offer multiple opportunities to begin your studies throughout the year.

Choosing an alternative start date puts you in the driver's seat, offering the freedom to kick off your academic path at a time that suits you best. Here are several compelling reasons why opting for an alternative start date can be good for you.


Selecting an alternative start date grants you the flexibility to synchronise your educational pursuit with life's unpredictability. Whether you're balancing a full-time job, family responsibilities, or other commitments, this choice allows you to make your degree journey work seamlessly alongside your life.

Gaining a competitive edge

During regular September start, many students begin their academic journey, creating a crowded and somewhat stressful environment. But by choosing an alternative start date, you get a head start. You can avoid the rush and pressure, giving you an advantage in terms of being well-prepared and focused.

Time for in-depth preparation

An alternative start date isn't just about a later commencement; it's an opportunity for deep preparation. Taking some extra time before beginning your course allows you to delve deeper into your chosen subject area, making you more confident when your course officially commences.

Personal development

Opting for an alternative start date opens a window of opportunity for personal growth and skill development. During this time, you can engage in gaining valuable work experience, volunteering, or immersing yourself in a personal project. These experiences not only enhance your personal development but also provide a broader perspective, a valuable asset for your degree studies.

In conclusion

At CU Coventry, we embrace the idea that you don't have to be confined to the regular academic calendar. Your educational journey should be as unique as you are. By choosing an alternative start date, you can experience the convenience of flexible learning, gain a competitive edge, prepare more thoroughly, and embark on a path of personal growth.

Discover our diverse range of courses by visiting our course pages and find the perfect start date that aligns with your aspirations.

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