Welcome week

Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September 2023

We’re excited to welcome you to Coventry University and have lots of activities taking place across campus during Welcome Week and beyond.

Join us at The Hub on Jordan Well, where staff and students will be available between 10am and 4pm for our Welcome event in collaboration with Your Students Union. 

Getting to campus

Plan your journey to campus or find a map here.

Once you get here, our Wayfinder app will help you find your way around campus.

Parking is available during the Welcome Week. You can find more information on parking rates at Coventry university student parking

What's happening on campus?

  • Our team of student ambassadors will be available to show you around campus and give you a first-hand insight into Coventry University’s student experience. These tours will feature our main campus buildings, which will help you get to know your way around campus.

    Campus tours begin from 10.30am, 12:30pm and 1.30pm on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September. Look out for our meeting point sign, located outside The Hub.

  • Visit our Welcome Fair at The Hub from 10am to 4pm on Monday, 11 and Tuesday, 12 September 2023. This fair will showcase the range of support we offer our students, such as:-

    • Health and Wellbeing Centre
    • Student success coaches
    • Sport and Recreation
    • Your Students’ Union
    • Phoenix+
    • Spirituality and Faith Centres
    • Square One
    • Library services
    • Flying Start
    • FutureLets
    • ResLife
    • Centre for Academic Writing
    • Protection services

    Your Students’ Union will also be present at the Welcome Fair where you can enter exclusive giveaways from many local and national brands.

    To find out all of the welcome events happening across campus, visit the Student Portal: https://livecoventryac.sharepoint.com/sites/students-portal#upcoming-events.

  • Arguably the most iconic building on campus, Lanchester Library has more than 1,400 study spaces and over 500 computers across its five floors. The library is also home to academic support centres such as the sigma Mathematics and Statistics Support Centre and the Centre for Academic Writing. It has a variety of different study environments to suit all needs.

    The library is open 24 hours every day including weekends, so if you want to pop in and look around, please do. Our Welcome Desk staff will be happy to see you.

    You can also check out all the upcoming activities and workshops here.

  • After completing your enrolment, we will assign a Student Success Coach to you. Their aim is to ensure you have the support you need to make the most of your course and all that university life offers.

    Whether you need help accessing services, want to learn more about peer-to-peer mentoring or get support in managing your studies, your coach is here to help!

    Visit them in their office next to The Hub (near the supermarket) to learn more.

    Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm (Saturdays available upon request).

    Get to know your Student Success Coaches

    Accommodation Drop-In
    Monday 11 - Friday 15 September, 13:00 - 16:00
    Student Success Coaches will be visiting Bishop Gate, Cycle Works and Godiva Place

    Meet your Student Success coaches, find out more about Phoenix+ and 1:1 coaching support.

    Enjoy various freebies and essentials for university, including toiletries and stationary. Join us for a game of pool!

    Coaching Carnival Event
    Monday 11 - Friday 29 September, 10:00 - 16:00
    Join your Student Success Coaches at The Coach House, just outside the Hub entrance, to take part in traditional carnival games and get to know each other.

  • Our Lost and Found Property Office is on the Ground Floor of Priory Building / Foundation Campus.

    You can also speak to this team about personal safety or other security queries.
    The Office is open from 12pm to 2pm and 4pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

  • Student Services consist of Health and Wellbeing, Sports and Recreation, Spirituality and Faith and Square One venue.

    Meet the Health and Wellbeing team and Spirituality and Faith team at the Welcome Fair on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 September at the Hub.

    Get involved with sports and recreation at the below welcome events and drop-in sessions or visit the Sports Centre to sign up for a 7-day free trial.

    Welcome events (free of charge)

    Event Location Time and date
    GLOW Badminton Sports Centre Thursday 14 September 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday 14 September 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    GLOW Yoga Sports Centre Tuesday 19 September 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Bootcamp Sports Centre

    Tuesday 19 September 5:45pm - 6:30pm
    Tuesday 26 September 5:45pm - 6:30pm

    GLOW Volleyball Sports Centre Thursday 21 September 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Latin Night Square One Wednesday 27 September 7:00pm - 11:00pm

    Drop-in sessions

    Event Location Tine/date
    Fitness drop-in (Free) Sports Centre Monday 11 September 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday 12 September 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday 20 September 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Wednesday 20 September 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Badminton drop-in (£3 entry) Sports Centre Friday 15 September 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday 22 September 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday 29 September 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Basketball drop-in (£3 entry) Sports Centre Friday 15 September 9:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday 22 September 9:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday 29 September 9:00pm - 10:00pm
    Table tennis drop-in (£3 entry) Sports Centre Monday 18 September 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday 25 September 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    More events can be found on the Student Portal.

  • Grab something tasty to eat and drink at the food court (First Floor, The Hub). You can find a range of hot and cold food to enjoy, such as salads, pasta, pizza, world cuisine and more! The food court is open 11am – 6pm.

    We also have the following range of cafes, convenience stores and coffee shops on campus:-

    • I Need Coffee café – Lanchester Library, 10am – 7pm
    • Costa – Ground Floor, The Hub, 10am-4pm
    • The Courtyard café – Ground Floor, The Hub, 8am – 6pm
    • Simply Fresh (Convenience Store) – Ground Floor, The Hub, 8am – 6pm
    • ECB café – Ground Floor, Engineering and Computing Building, 8am – 5pm
    • Richard Crossman café - Ground Floor, Richard Crossman, 8am – 4pm
    • Alison Gingell café - Ground Floor, Alison Gingell, 8am – 4pm
    • Jaguar café - Ground Floor, Jaguar Building, 8am – 3pm
    • Mile Lane café - Ground Floor, CU Coventry, Mile Lane, 8am – 4pm (closes at 2pm on Wednesdays)
    • Union Streat café – Starley Gardens, 8.30am – 5pm
    • Forrest Coffee House – Entrance Hall, Delia Derbyshire, 8.30am – 5pm

    The city centre is only a short distance away if you feel like exploring, and it offers a wide range of places to eat and drink.

    The best way to get into town from University Square is via St Michael’s Avenue, between the cathedrals (leading on to Broadgate) and the Cathedral Lanes area, where you will find a choice of bars and restaurants.

  • All the main campus buildings have Information Points you can visit for help. Please search ‘Information Points’ on wayfinder.coventry.ac.uk for exact locations and opening times.

  • New student ID cards will be issued 9 am-4 pm, at the Refectory (Priory Street), from Tuesday 22 August until Friday 29 September.

    Returning students who need a replacement ID card can get one from the Infopoint desk in The Hub. In order to verify your identity, you’ll need to bring the documentation listed in  our accepted proof of identity and nationality document.


  • Your Students’ Union is dedicated to improving your student experience, starting from the moment you arrive. This year, we’re hosting a whole month of welcome activities. From Monday 11 September, we’ve got freebie fairs, bingo, escape rooms, Lush workshops, pet therapy, speed-friending, garden parties and more!

    Sign up for free and view more Welcome Week events.

    Throughout your studies, you can get involved with sports clubs, join one of our student-led societies, make a change by signing up to our communities, volunteer, or become a rep to help improve the student experience. You can boost your skills and employability with us through various workshops, earning digital badges along the way.

    We also offer a range of support services to help you throughout your journey as a student. Whether you need advice on housing, finances, or academic issues, our independent, confidential advice service is here to help.
    Follow us on Instagram@covunistudents to keep up to date.

  • Protection Services provide support for critical incidents, safety and security on campus. They provide advice and practical solutions regarding your personal safety.

    We run regular ‘Drop In’ roadshows on campus where students can talk to officers about personal safety and security and where items such as bicycle locks, personal attack alarms and UV marker pens are available at low cost. We also promote the use of SafeZone.

    Protection Service Drop In Roadshows in September 2023

    Date  Location Time
    Thursday 7 September HUB  12:00 - 14:00
    Monday 11 September HUB  10:00 - 15:00
    Tuesday 12 September HUB  10:00 - 15:00
    Wednesday 13 September Delia Derbyshire 10:00 - 15:00
    Thursday 14 September FL Library 10:00 - 15:00
    Friday 15 September Alison Gingell 10:00 - 15:00
    Friday 22 September HUB  12:00 - 14:00
    Friday 29 September HUB  12:00 - 14:00

    Bicycle Security Roadshows

    Date  Location Time
    Monday 4 September ECB Cycle Racks 12:00 - 14:00
    Tuesday 19 September ECB Cycle Racks 12:00 - 14:00
    Monday 25 September ECB Cycle Racks 12:00 - 14:00

    Protection Services hold regular accommodation safety talks at the Information Points in university-owned Halls of Residence.

    The control room operates from the Alma Building, 24/7and can be contacted by telephone on 024 7765 7363 for assistance and general enquiries or on 024 7765 5555 in case of emergencies.

    Emergency help points are located in the ‘Public Realm’ area (in front of the William Morris building) and in Starley Gardens.

    Protection Officers are based in Halls of Residence (that are directly owned by the University) and The Hub 24/7.

Welcome to Your Students' Union

Your Students’ Union is dedicated to improving your student experience, and this all starts in Welcome Week... but this year we are bringing you Welcome Month! We have four weeks of activities planned just for you. Starting on Monday 11 September, we are bringing you freebies, bingo, escape rooms, Lush workshops, pet therapy, speed-friending, garden parties and more!

Sign up for free and view more welcome week events
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What’s on in relation to my course?

Follow your online timetable to find your way to our teaching spaces. Staff and students will be on hand across the campus to point you in the right direction. Students and their guests are welcome to come to chat with senior staff members from 10am - 2pm on 11 and 12 September in the reception areas of the following buildings:

    • School of Art and Design
    • School of Humanities
    • School of Media and Performing Arts
    • School of Psychological, Behavioural and Social Sciences
    • School of Computing, Mathematics and Data Science
    • School of Energy, Construction and Environment
    • School of Future Transport Engineering
    • School of Mechanical Engineering
    • School of Life Sciences
    • School of Law
    • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health
    • Clinical Psychology and Public Health
    • School of Economics, Finance and Accounting
    • School of Marketing and Management
    • School of Strategy and Leadership

What else is happening in the city?

Discover Coventry's rich history by exploring its iconic landmarks. Take a stroll to Drapers Hall and the newly restored Regency building. Both are located close to the campus.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit Holy Trinity Church and Coventry Cathedral. Steeped in history and culture, you can learn a lot about the city's heritage and architectural beauty. For an interactive experience, head to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (next door to The Hub), where you can meet Dippy the Dinosaur!

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