Welcome to CU Coventry
We are delighted that you have chosen to study with us and we can’t wait to get started. You will receive a variety of emails and instructions on how to enrol and access our systems, including your timetable. Below is key information on your enrolment process and what’s on during Welcome Week. Teaching Block 5 starts on Monday 15 May 2023.
Enrolment & Your Student ID Card
Before you start, we will email you an enrolment link.
Your student ID card will be issued from the Reception team at CU Coventry, 9am - 5pm on weekdays. You will need to bring with you accepted proof of identity and nationality.
Your student ID card will give you access to CU facilities and accommodation where applicable. It also gives you access to student discounts, use of onsite printers, and registers your attendance at class.
Please note that you need to have been issued your student ID card before your Student Loan can be released.
Priory Hall location
Your online induction
The online induction includes an introduction to the CU Group, hints and tips on student life, and instructions on accessing your course learning materials. You will be able to come back to this online induction at any time.
Online learning is new for many students, so the induction includes IT help to get you started:
- How to set up your Microsoft Office 365 account
- How to use AULA (Learning Experience Platform)
- How to use Wayfinder (Online hub for navigating our services and viewing your timetable)
What’s on during Welcome Week
Meet the Library Team
During the welcome events on 15 May, our Library Team will be available to help with any queries you may have at the following time slots:
- 11am – 12pm
- 3pm – 4pm
The CU Coventry Library is located on the ground floor of the Mile Lane building, just past the café. The Library has copies of all your key course reading, along with collections of leisure reading, which you can borrow for free.
Please come along to the Library for induction and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
All key information, including opening times, the Library catalogue, referencing guides and support can be found on our LibGuides pages.
We recommend that you favourite the LibGuides link, so you can easily access the Library at any time.
Academic Writing Service
During your first few weeks at CU Coventry, you can visit the Library to see how you can get support from our Academic Writing Service. Also, Academic Writing staff will be at induction events and will be happy to give you more information about the service.
You can book 1-to-1 writing support on LibGuides, or take a look at some of our helpful online writing guides.
If you have any questions, please visit the Library, or email us: email@example.com
Meet our Operations team. They will be able to assist you with any questions you may have regarding enrolment. The team will be handing out Welcome bags on Monday 15 May at the following time slots:
- 11am – 12pm
- 3pm – 4pm
Meet the Welfare & Disability Team
Meet the Welfare & Disability Team on Monday 15 May at the following times:
- 11am - 12pm
- 3pm - 4pm
The Welfare and Disability Team will be available to discuss how we can assist you with any concerns or issues relating to Welfare and Disability. For most students, CU Coventry is a great place to be and can be some of the most enjoyable times of your lives. For those students in difficulty, welfare support is here to offer help and guidance. All students have access to a Welfare Adviser who can offer support by providing a broad range of advice and guidance on personal, practical, and emotional issues.
Support and guidance are also provided for students with disabilities and long-term health conditions. This includes assistance with the Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA). Come and speak with us to see how we can help and support you and to learn more about our service.
Student Success Coaches
The Student Success Coaches will be available during Welcome Week and throughout your student journey. Why not come and see them to discuss the services they offer and how they can help you get the best student experience. They can support you find ways to manage your studies, as well as any other commitments you may have. The team will be available to chat on Monday 15 May at the following time slots:
- 11am – 12pm
- 3pm – 4pm
They can guide you to develop your skills and make the most of your time while with us. This may include directing you to relevant opportunities that are available and a wide range of services you can access.
They can also assist you to download the Peer–Peer Mentoring app, Vygo. This app allows you to connect with fellow students at CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough, giving you the opportunity to expand your network further!
Meet the Talent Team – Your Careers Service!
Meet the Talent Team on Monday 15 May at the following times:
- 11am - 2pm
- 3pm - 4pm
The Talent Team aims to provide you with a new type of professional careers and employability support throughout your journey with us. Not only do they aim to guide you towards a successful graduate life, but they also aim to serve your individual needs and aspirations by providing the right kind of career support, from enrolment to graduation and beyond. They look after all activities related to support, career development and advice, employer engagement, and core skills development.
Below are some of the ways in which their team can help you:
- proactive, personalised engagement and support through one-to-one appointments
- support with CV writing and job application processes
- advice and guidance on UK and International internship options available, with support throughout the process
- course-embedded employability skills, including employer input where appropriate
- specialist support up to 24 months from the end of your course
They look forward to meeting you during the welcome week, come and visit their stand for a chat. If you are not able to see them, it is vital that you register on the student portal Handshake.
Here you will be able to access all their services and resources. If you have any issues accessing the system, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this video, highlighting how Handshake fits around your busy life, helping you achieve your dreams and ambitions!
Your Students’ Union activities during Welcome Week
- Monday 15 May: 12.30pm - 2.30pm Employability and Volunteering with Your Students' Union
- Tuesday 16 May: 12.30pm - 2.30pm Finding your Student Group at Your Students' Union
- Thursday 18 May: 12.30pm - 2.30pm Your Voice at Your Studens' Union