Widening participation and outreach

Widening participation and outreach

We're back with new activities! Following on from the success of our Summer Activities 2020, we are proud to announce two new initiatives for young people across the UK. They’re completely free, with resources supplied, and even a chance to win prizes!

'New Year, New Beginnings' and 'The Neon Envelopes' are designed for students in Years 7-13 (age 11-19). A description for each can be found below.

If you’d like to be part of one or more of the activities, please complete our online form to register and we’ll get your pack sent out as soon as possible.

New Year, New Beginnings

Feeling creative or want to get a few things off your mind? Then, this activity can help. We have created self-standing 3D thought trees! Yes, that’s right: mini trees.

This activity is an opportunity for you to think about the past 12 months. A chance to reflect on your personal experiences of living through a global pandemic and how it has affected your life and others; whether that’s in a positive and/or negative way. It’s also an opportunity to plan for the future and think about your hopes and dreams for 2021. Not to mention it can help relieve stress and anxiety.

So I hear you ask, why a tree!? Well, the thought process behind this is that a tree grows from a seed. Seeds are a symbol of life, growth and hope which can last for many, many years. Together with each individual tree that is returned, we will then create a ‘Forest of Hope’ for 2021. This will be displayed on campus for staff, students and visitors to see.

In true WP fashion, there will be a competition for you to enter. All we ask is that you return your creation using the pre-paid self-addressed envelope provided by Wednesday 31st March 2021. By doing so they will be entered into a prize draw to win CU goodies and an Amazon voucher.

Teachers, youth workers and other professionals - should you wish to request enough activity packs for your class or youth group, please email Liam Norton via ad3846@coventry.ac.uk with the subject line 'WP activities 2021'.

The Neon Envelopes

Would you like to receive handwritten letters from a current student studying at Coventry University and CU Group? Take time to write to them about your thoughts and ideas for your future and gain insight and support from our students direct to your door. Choose your preferred student ambassador who you would like to write to. Then you will receive a pack with everything you need, which will allow you to respond back including free post envelopes. Then look forward to the NEON envelope landing on your doormat!

Please choose one of the follow ambassadors to hear from:

Hi everyone! My name is Aqsa and I am studying a Master’s in Global Healthcare Management with Professional Experience from Coventry University and I also have a Physiotherapy degree from Pakistan. I really enjoy travelling and meeting people of different cultures. I aspire to become e competent Healthcare Manager so that I could improve the health systems and serve mankind.

Hey everyone! My name is Aran and I study International Relations, though I did my foundation in engineering (quite the plot twist I know). I'm from Coventry and I love traveling. In 2019 I visited 16 countries! I enjoy reading, exploring new places, hanging out with friends, and meeting new people

Hi everyone, my name is Bethanie and I'm studying a Master's in Social Work and I also have a Psychology degree from Coventry. I really enjoy reading, especially fantasy and contemporary novels (though I've just finished reading Jurassic Park). I also have a dog called Kia and I love baking treats for her.

Hi everyone, my name is Leila and I’m studying psychology at Coventry University. I love art and reading, especially painting. I also have a rabbit called Atticus who I love to give treats to.

Hi everyone, my name’s Mel and I’m a second year Primary Education and Teaching Studies student at CU Scarborough. In my spare time you’ll either find me reading or watching Harry Potter or watching cute dog videos. I also love doing sudokus to keep my brain active and when it’s possible - travelling!

Coming soon...

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