Students Under 18

The university takes the safety of our students very seriously and are founder members of the ProtectEd initiative which is a University membership demonstrating our commitment to our students’ safety, security and wellbeing. Up until their 18th birthday, students under 18 will also receive monthly contact from the university during term time to ensure there are no welfare issues or concerns.

There is further information about the support we offer to students and how we keep them safe, and we have also compiled the key information from student life to post-graduation destinations for you to explore.

Coventry University Group and its partners are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all students. However, we are required by English law to take additional steps to meet the needs of our students who are under the age of 18.

If you are under 18, there are a number of steps that you are required to meet prior to being given permission to be admitted to the University.

Anyone aged under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over during their entire hotel quarantine.

Parental Consent

As a parent or legal guardian, you should be aware that the majority of University facilities are intended for use by adults (aged 18 and over). As such, parents/legal guardians are required to accept responsibility for this and ensure that students under the age of 18 years understand and comply with arrangements for younger students. Before a student under the age of 18 joins their course, their parent or legal guardian must complete the consent form which can be downloaded using the link below.

Download policy and consent form.

This can be submitted as part of your application process to the International Office. If you have any further queries or wish to submit a completed form, please email applicationconsent.io@coventry.ac.uk.


UK Legal Guardian Requirement

Students who are under the age of 18 but do not have a parent or legal guardian based in the UK are required to inform the University of a UK based guardian. The UK based guardian will be their point of contact in the UK should an emergency situation arise. This guardian can be a nominated relative or friend living in the UK. Alternatively, a guardian can be appointed through an organisation offering legal guardianship services.

If you would like contact details for organisations that are able to act as a legal guardian for you within the UK, please see below for some examples. These guardianship organisations have been accredited by the Association of Educational Guardians for International Students (AEGIS) who inspect guardians to ensure they meet the required standards.

The following organisations accredited by AEGIS are based in the Midlands region and able to act as guardians:

It is a requirement that a legal guardian based in the UK is registered by all under 18 students enrolling with us. Should one not be available, this may delay and ultimately prevent enrolment.

If you have any further queries about this, please contact the International Office via e-mail at applicationconsent.io@coventry.ac.uk.


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