Welcome week

Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 May 2023

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

You may want to start from The Hub on Jordan Well, where staff and students will be available between 11am and 3pm.

Getting to campus

Our Wayfinder app will help you find your way around campus.

Parking will be 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 an inside view of the Coventry University student experience. Campus tours begin from 11.30am and 1.30pm on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 May. The campus tour meeting point is outside The Hub.

  • Information Fair is based on the ground floor of the Hub and is open from 11am to 3pm on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 May 2023. The Fair offers a showcase of the range of support we offer to our students, which includes Health and Wellbeing, Sports and Recreation, Spirituality and Faith, Square One , Library, Flying Start, Protection Services, FutureLets, Reslife, Success Coaches, Centre for Academic Writing and Your Students’ Union.

  • Arguably the most iconic building on campus, the Lanchester Library’s five floors have over 1,400 study spaces and over 500 computers. The library is also home to the sigma maths and stats support centre, the Centre for Academic Writing and the must-see Disruptive Media Learning Lab up on the fourth floor.

    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.

  • After completing your enrolment, a student success coach will be assigned to you. Their aim is to make sure 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 near the supermarket next to The Hub to find out more. Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm (Saturdays available upon request). 

  • Grab something to eat and drink at The Hub Food Court (First Floor, The Hub). You can find a range of hot and cold food from salads to pasta, pizza and street food, as well as Indian food and chicken specialties. The Hub Food Court is open 8am- 4pm.

    • I Need Coffee café – Lanchester Library 10am – 7pm
    • Costa (Ground Floor, The Hub)
    • The Courtyard café – Ground Floor, TheHub 7.30am – 5pm
    • Simply Fresh (Convenience Store, Ground Floor, The Hub) 8am – 6pm
    • ECB café – Engineering and Computing Building ground floor 8am – 5pm
    • Richard Crossman 8am – 4pm
    • Alison Gingell 8am – 4pm
    • Jaguar Café 8am – 3pm
    • Mile Lane 8am – 4pm
    • Union Street Café (Starley Gardens) 8.30am – 5pm

    Besides our regular offering, there will be a Kati Naan pop-up all week based opposite Costa café at the Hub. There will also be various giveaways from our catering providers.

    On Wednesday 17 May, we are hosting an event at Square One from 11am for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. All students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided at the event.

    Join us for the Campus Catering Challenge during semester 3 and discover all the amazing spaces we offer! All you need to do is grab a free card from any outlet and start collecting stamps as you visit each building. Once your card is full, you can get a complimentary coffee or hot drink. Don't miss on the opportunity to explore our vibrant campus and win a tasty treat!

    The city centre is only a short distance away if you feel like exploring and 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 buildings on campus have Information Points, which are the first place our students visit for help. For opening times and the exact location of your nearest Information Point, please search “Information Points” on wayfinder.coventry.ac.uk .

  • You will be able to pick up your Student ID card from the Refectory, Priory Hall on University Square. ID collection is available between 9am and 4pm on the following dates.

    • Monday - 15 and 22 May
    • Tuesday - 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May 
    • Wednesday - 10, 17, 24 and 31 May
    • Thursday - 4, 11, 18, 25 May and 1 June
    • Friday - 12, 19, 26 May and 2 June 

    Please note: Students need to be fully enrolled before they can collect an ID card. Also, all students need to provide proof of identity.

    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, and this all starts in Welcome Week. Lots of free events are planned from 15 May including quizzes, picnics, helpful workshops and speed friending events. On Wednesday 17 May Your Students’ Union is taking over Boom Battle Bar in Coventry for a night of beer pong, crazy golf, axe throwing and more. To see the full schedule and book your space, visit Your Students' Union website

    Your Students’ Union isn't just here for you during Welcome Week. Throughout your studies, you can get involved with sports, societies and events, or become a rep to help improve the student experience. If you need advice or want to boost your skills and employability, Your Students’ Union and their guests are invited to come and have an informal chat with academic and professional services staff, as well as the Associate Dean of Faculty (Student Experience), on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 May 2023, between 10am and 2pm. Meet us at the Coventry Business School (William Morris Building). Our authentic learning spaces, the Digicom Lab, Business Simulation Suite, and Trading Floor will be open for you to explore.

Welcome to Your Students' Union

Your Students’ Union is dedicated to improving your student experience, and this all starts in Welcome Week. Lots of free events are planned from 15 May including quizzes, picnics, helpful workshops and speed friending events.

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What’s on in relation to my course?

  • Members of staff and students will be waiting to greet you in the reception areas to each of our buildings to help you find your way to your first taught session on Monday the 15 and Tuesday the 16, between 10am and 2pm. Please feel free to come and have an informal chat with them before your session. If you can’t make it,you can post your questions on the Faculty’s Aula Induction space.

  • Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 May are the first two days of the academic semester. Most new students will have a timetabled session which will offer a friendly introduction to their course.

    Our staff and current students will be in the reception areas of our buildings to welcome you and help you find your teaching session.

  • Students and their guests are invited to meet and chat to academic and professional services staff on Monday 15 May and Tuesday 16 May between 10am and 2pm. They will be joined by the Associate Dean of Faculty (Student Experience) in the William Morris Building.

    Come along to chat to staff and explore our Digicom Lab, Business Simulation suite, Trading Floor and more.

  • Students are invited to join us for an informal chat with staff at the Faculty of Life Sciences on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 2023 between 10am and 12pm. If you have any questions about your course or life at Coventry University, please come along.

    You can find us in the foyer of the Alison Gingell Building where you can also see our facilities. Most new students will have a timetabled session with an introduction to their course. If you have any questions, please post them on the faculty’s Aula Induction space.

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 just by the campus.

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

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