When you get here


Arrival on campus

We know how important face-to-face teaching is for many of you. Full-time students on most courses will receive at least 10 hours of on-campus timetabled teaching and learning each week. On most courses, you can also opt to learn fully online.

International students

If you are an international student there is lots more information available to help you prepare. View our arrival enrolment page to find out more.

Find your way around the campus

We have a handy tool to help you find everything you need, from university services, buildings, where to get help and even to help find an available PC. Visit our virtual tour now to get exploring!


Arrival checklist

There are a few things you will need to do to be able to fully start your student journey.


Activate your IT account

Your Office 365 account will be automatically created when you complete your enrolment, and details on how to activate it can be found in your online induction. To use your account, go to Microsoft Office 365 or, for more information, log in to the Student Portal.

You need to check your university email regularly for important communications from the university. Please note that university staff will only respond to emails sent from your Office 365 account.


Make sure you have your Student ID card

Your student ID card is very important; it allows you to:

  • access to university buildings and accommodation
  • register your attendance at classes
  • access printing and student discounts.

You can collect your Student ID from University House Reception after you have3 enrolled. The Reception team are available from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00, Monday to Friday.

For UK/Irish students, before you can collect your ID card, you must visit the 5th Floor of Cutlers Exchange between 11:00-13:00 or 14:00-16:00 Monday to Friday, and bring your British or Irish passport with you to be reviewed by the team. Cutlers Exchange can be found at this address: 123 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7BU.

For international students, you will need to complete a right to study check with the Enrolment and Compliance Team before receiving your Student ID. If you are coming to the UK you will book an appointment for a right to study check as part of your enrolment process. If you’re arriving late to the UK, email RTSCheck.london@coventry.ac.uk when you know your travel date so we can arrange a right to study check.


Discover Coventry University London Students' Union

Coventry University Students' Union (CUSU) will represent you as a student, and make your student experience the best it can possibly be. They’ve got loads of things for you to get involved in including sports, societies, volunteering, campaigning, media and representation.

To book onto activities and unlock all the benefits of your CUSU membership – set up your CUSU profile by visiting the CUSU website.

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Welcome to London

Discover what you need to start your journey

Your first weeks

See how we can help you settle in


Need more help?

Some extra information to get you started


Jargon buster

Designed to help you understand some key terms


Set up your Students' Union account

Create a Students’ Union account to join events and societies.


Online induction

To help you prepare, we’ve created an online induction

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