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Welcome to CU Scarborough

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.

Welcome Week Activities

Join staff and services to get to know the building and what you can expect from your CU Scarborough experience. Chat to each department, ask any questions, resolve enrolment issues and get to know the building. 

Departments that can be found at these events are:

  • Customer Services
  • Welfare and Disability
  • Recruitment
  • Widening Participation
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Your Students’ Union
  • Education Technologist (AULA)
  • Library and Academic Writing
  • Student Success Coach
  • Talent Team

Meet the Library Team

CU Scarborough Library is located on the ground floor of the building, just past the café. The Library has copies of all your key course reading, along with collections of leisure reading and graphic novels. There are no charges to borrow items, and it's pretty hard to get a late fee!

If you are unable to make it to one of the tours, please come along to the Library to meet the team 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

As a CU Scarborough student, you can access support from the Academic Writing Service online, as well as get assistance from our Library staff to help you resolve any issues you may have.

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:

Learn about AULA

Come along to meet the Education Technologists for CU Scarborough. Meet us face to face for your overview of the AULA Learning Experience Platform, along with a Q&A on how we can support your learning journey.

Meet the Welfare Team

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 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

Ask for our Student Success Coaches to chat about the services they offer to support you in making the most of your study experience. They can help you learn more about the Peer–Peer Mentoring app Vygo which allows you to chat and find support from other students in CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough.

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 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

We look forward to meeting you during the welcome week, come and visit our stand 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:

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 Scarborough, which aim to support students through their academic journey.

Throughout your time at CU Scarborough, you will see them hosting events and campaigns on campus 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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