Your first weeks

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 what’s on during Welcome Week on 10 January 2024.


Welcome week at CU London Greenwich

You will receive a formal Welcome to CU London Greenwich. This will give you the opportunity to meet other students and staff from a range of services, as well as to ask any queries you may have. All you need to do is to report to the main reception desk on 1st Floor of 6 Mitre Passage in North Greenwich.

Our full address is CU London (Greenwich), 6 Mitre Passage, North Greenwich, SE10 0ER.

Orientation to University - in-person induction session

Tuesday 12 March / Thursday 14 March

Once you have arrived at CU London, you will need to attend your induction session. This mandatory session will introduce you to CU London life and is packed with tips for success!

Depending on your course, your session will take place on either Tuesday 12 or Thursday 14 March. You don't need to register for the session - your tutor will take you there from class. Please remember to bring your laptop.  

Meet the Library Team

Come along to the Library for an induction where our team 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 London, visit the Library to see how you can get support from our Academic Writing 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: awsgreenwich.cul@coventry.ac.uk

Meet the Welfare & Disability Team

The Welfare and Disability Team will be available on site to discuss how we can assist you with any concerns or issues relating to Welfare and Disability. 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

Our Student Success Coaches are available to support you throughout your student journey, not just during the first few weeks. Why not come and see us to discuss the services we offer and how we can help you make the most of your time while studying with us. We can support you find ways to manage your studies, as well as any other commitments you may have. We can guide you to develop your skills which may include directing you to relevant opportunities that are available and a wide range of services you can access.  

Our team is focused on helping you unlock your full potential to maximize your growth and development in both your educational and personal goals. We offer 1-to-1 solution focused sessions that are tailored to your specific goals and ways to achieve them. We work together with you to create a Student-led Success Plan that you are comfortable with, to help you identify and achieve your goals and aspirations. We care about your holistic wellbeing so even if you want to just come by and have a chat about matters that are not academically related, we are here to listen.

Additionally, we can assist you in downloading the Vygo app, which is a Peer Mentoring app. This app allows you to connect with fellow students in CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough, providing you with the opportunity to expand your network further.

Meet the Talent Team – Your Careers Service!

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 we aim to guide you towards a successful graduate life, but we also aim to serve your individual needs and aspirations by providing the right kind of career support, from enrolment to graduation and beyond. We 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 our team can help you:

  • proactive, personalised engagement and support through 1-to-1 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
  • support with discussions around further study and training
  • specialist support up to 24 months from the end of your course

We look forward to meeting you during the welcome week, come and visit us for a chat, if you are able to see us it is vital that you register on our student portal Handshake.

Here you will be able to access all our services and resources. If you have any issues accessing the system, please email: talentteam@coventry.ac.uk

Check out this video, highlighting how Handshake fits around your busy life, helping you achieve your dreams and ambitions!


Welcome Week at CU London Dagenham

Come along to our Welcome Week at CU London Dagenham for a tour of the facilities and an opportunity to meet other students and staff from a range of services and academic disciplines. Come by the Reading Room at our Dagenham campus to ask any questions you may have.

Our full address is CU London (Dagenham), Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7BN.

Orientation to University - in-person induction session

Tuesday 12 March / Thursday 14 March

Once you have arrived at CU London, you will need to attend your induction session. This mandatory session will introduce you to CU London life and is packed with tips for success!

Depending on your course, your session will take place on either Tuesday 12 or Thursday 14 March. You don't need to register for the session - your tutor will take you there from class. Please remember to bring your laptop.

Meet the Library Team

Come along to the Library for an induction and our Library tea, 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 London, visit the Library to see how you can get support from our Academic Writing 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 Jolyon Pike at academicwritingservice.cul@coventry.ac.uk  

Meet the Welfare and Disability Team

The Welfare and Disability Team will be available on site to discuss how we can assist you with any concerns or issues relating to Welfare and Disability. 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

Our Student Success Coaches are available to support you throughout your student journey, not just during the first few weeks. Why not come and see us to discuss the services we offer and how we can help you make the most of your time while studying with us. We can support you find ways to manage your studies, as well as any other commitments you may have. We can guide you to develop your skills which may include directing you to relevant opportunities that are available and a wide range of services you can access.  

Our team is focused on helping you unlock your full potential to maximize your growth and development in both your educational and personal goals. We offer 1-to-1 solution focused sessions that are tailored to your specific goals and ways to achieve them. We work together with you to create a Student-led Success Plan that you are comfortable with, to help you identify and achieve your goals and aspirations. We care about your holistic wellbeing so even if you want to just come by and have a chat about matters that are not academically related, we are here to listen.

Additionally, we can assist you in downloading the Vygo app, which is a Peer Mentoring app. This app allows you to connect with fellow students in CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough, providing you with the opportunity to expand your network further.

Meet the Talent Team – Your Careers Service!

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 we aim to guide you towards a successful graduate life, but we also aim to serve your individual needs and aspirations by providing the right kind of career support, from enrolment to graduation and beyond. We 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 our team can help you:

  • proactive, personalised engagement and support through 1-to-1 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
  • support with discussions around further study and training
  • specialist support up to 24 months from the end of your course

We look forward to meeting you during the welcome week, come and visit us for a chat, if you are able to see us it is vital that you register on our student portal Handshake.

Here you will be able to access all our services and resources. If you have any issues accessing the system, please email: talentteam@coventry.ac.uk

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

Your Students' Union is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of students studying at the Coventry University Group. They are a student-led organisation with students at the heart of their decision making.

They provide students with opportunities to get involved with societies, communities, skills development and so much more! They also run both the Advice Service and the rep system here at CU London, which aims to support students through their academic journey.

Throughout your time at CU London, you will see them hosting events and campaigns at our London campuses that students are welcome to get involved with. You can find out more about everything they offer by visiting their website.

Your Students’ Union will have a programme of welcome activities planned and delivered on-site aimed at making friends, getting to know the area, and having a smooth introduction to student life.

To maximise what you can get out of your membership from Your Students’ Union set up your students’ union profile.

Once on the site click the “Student Login” button and sign in with your university ID and password.

The programme is packed with activities, offers, opportunities, and any other support you may need.

Before you arrive, why not follow Your SU on Instagram to keep updated with everything that’s planned!

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