Your first weeks

During your first few weeks, you will meet your course teams and the other students on your course either in person, or on Aula, our online learning platform.

You will also have the opportunity to attend events and meet other students with similar interests through Coventry University Students' Union (CUSU).

It’s an exciting time with lots to take in, which is why your induction remains available to you to go back to should you need it. Alongside the main university induction that you started after enrolment or registration, you will also receive a course induction. There are a number of services and opportunities available to you right from day one. We’ve listed a few for you here, so you can get a feel for what your first few weeks will be like.

Please read our safety guide.

Academic support

Settling in is easier if you understand the university’s Academic and General Regulations and make the most of all the support available to you. There are a wide range of services designed to help you with your studies.

The Library

The Library has a vast collection of resources available to you, most of which can be accessed online. This means that whatever time of day and wherever you are in the world, you will still be able to read and study.

Specialist librarian’s will be able to provide you with support in researching and studying for your assignments. They also lead workshops on key academic skills, such as evaluating and referencing information. Our induction guide has more information about the range of services available to you.

Library staff are always happy to help. If you are in the library, please just ask us; or for online support, you can use Wayfinder to connect with us.

Academic writing service

 This service is dedicated to guiding and assisting students with academic writing and English language at university. Whether you are finding it difficult at the beginning of your course or need to develop and improve to achieve the grades you want in years 2 and 3, the service is here to help. You can connect with this service in person in our Library or visit Wayfinder.

Student Reps

Every campus and course has Student Reps - fellow students who represent the views of you and your course mates to your department and ensure your voice is heard. Find out more about what Reps do on the Students' Union website.


Health and wellbeing

We want you to get the most out of university life, but it isn’t always easy managing everything. Our Student Health and Wellbeing services aim to ensure that you have access to trained professionals with the right expertise. We have a huge range of support, services and activities to help maintain a healthy body and mind. These include:

  • Sports and recreation facilities
  • On-campus medical centre
  • Welfare
  • Disabilities
  • Counselling
  • Mental health
  • Spirituality and faith

For more information please visit Wayfinder.


You career

Career development starts long before graduation. There are a range of opportunities you can take advantage of from your first day, which will all help build important skills for your CV.

Our Talent Team provides extensive support throughout your time here and beyond. They offer advice and opportunities including faculty employability and placements teams. If you need advice, you can speak to the Talent Team.

Part-time work

Many of our students work part time alongside their studies. You could become a Student Ambassador and work part-time with the university’s faculties and schools at events such as open days, getting paid on a project-by-project basis as well as gaining experience for your CV. Look out for Student Ambassador recruitment notices around campus, within your school or faculty and on the Student Portal.

You can also visit thefutureworks, our recruitment and employment agency based in TheHub, which offers a variety of employment opportunities for current students and graduates, including flexible and part-time work.

Become a Course Rep

The Students’ Union Reps department covers three areas: Course Reps, Service Reps and Halls Reps. Reps are the loudest voice on campus and exist to make sure you are heard at all levels of the university. Any student can be a rep, there are a mix of paid and unpaid roles, and it provides great experience and personal development. You can apply now to get involved.

International experiences and opportunities

The Centre for Global Engagement (CGE) is a service which can help you gain international experience and develop the global competencies required for national and international careers. Find out all about:

  • The Global Leaders Programme open to all students.
  • Linguae Mundi, Coventry University’s innovative foreign language programme, open to everybody.
  • CGE or Faculty organised international field trips.
  • Studying abroad in a range of European countries through the Erasmus scheme or see how you could go on an exchange outside Europe.
  • COIL projects enabling virtual mobility.

Need more help?

During your first few weeks, you will meet your course teams and the other students on your course either in person, or on Aula, our online learning platform. You will also have the opportunity to attend events and meet other students with similar interests through Coventry University Students' Union (CUSU).

It’s an exciting time with lots to take in, which is why your induction remains available to you to go back to should you need it. Alongside the main university induction that you started after enrolment or registration, you will also receive a course induction. There are a number of services and opportunities available to you right from day one. We’ve listed a few for you here, so you can get a feel for what your first few weeks will be like.

Need more help?

General support
  • The Student Engagement Team is here for you 7am-10pm Mon-Fri and 8am-2pm on Saturday. You can call +44 (0) 2477 656565 or email engagement@coventry.ac.uk. We’re your first point of contact whatever your enquiry or question, and can either help you directly or connect you to expert support, whether that’s an academic tutor or one of the many dedicated student services. Our team is trained to listen and will treat your enquiry professionally and with discretion; your information is always kept within the confines of the university.
  • Check Wayfinder to identify the support we can provide.
  • Students’ Union Advice Centre (SUAC) is a free, independent and confidential service which gives advice, and provides representation, on a wide range of problems including housing, consumer law, cheating and plagiarism, internal disciplinary matters and complaints. You can call +44 (0)24 7765 5200 or visit them online.
  • For off-campus emergencies or in private accommodation call the Police on 999. For non-emergency incidents (e.g. your car has been stolen or your property damaged) call the Police on 101.
Study and course support
  • If you have questions about your study programme, you can talk to your course team - and other students on your course - by logging in to your course pages on Aula.
  • If you need help understanding any of the university’s academic processes and regulations, your registry team is on hand to help. This could be with absences, exams, deferrals, extensions and more. You will also find information within the Help Centre on Wayfinder.

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