Your first weeks

We have put together a range of orientation events that begin from week zero (before teaching starts in week one). For more information about the date, time and joining links/location for these events, please check the online induction on Aula, welcome section – a checklist has been prepared to guide you through the process of starting your academic year.

Aula

Aula is your online learning platform, where you can access all of your course materials and connect with your lecturers and classmates. Your Aula induction will show you how to get started. You can go through the induction at your own pace, and revisit it as many times as you like.


CUSU

CUSU London is your Student’s Union at Coventry University London, here to represent the interests of students, provide advice on a range of matters, and organise activities and events. Check out the CUSU website, follow them on Instagram, or visit them in the Student Lounge at University House, to keep up to date with what’s going on.


Student Engagement Team

Student Engagement Team The Student Engagement Team are here to help you maintain your wellbeing, access support services and thrive at university. They are responsible for keeping the Student Portal up to date with information, news and opportunities. Expect a welcome call from them during your first weeks as a student, follow them on Instagram, and visit them at the Student Information Desk on the Third Floor of University House.


Talent Team

TOur experienced careers advisers in the Talent Team are here to help you craft your career plan, prepare for interviews and apply for placements and internships. They also share opportunities for work experience, and organise careers and networking events, to help you build employer contacts. You can book an appointment with them at a time that suits you, using Talent Connect.


Academic Skills Unit

The Academic Skills Unit are here to help you build the skills you need to excel in your university work, and provide individual tutorials, workshops and self-study resources on everything from academic English, to blog-writing, to maths and statistics. Explore their services on the ASU website.


Events

For more information about the date, time and joining links/location for these events, please check the online induction on Aula, welcome section.

Students' Union Events

  • Week 0: School Induction

    Learn more about Coventry University London and the different services and opportunities available to you. We’ll cover topics such as opening a bank account, health and wellbeing, life in the UK, transportation, events and more.

    Week 1: Breakfast with Your Academic Department

    Meet with your lecturers to find out more about their teaching style and background, expectations and much more. It’s a great way to get to know your learning community and other students on the course.

    Week 2: Drop-in with Student Services

    Meet the Student Services Team and to learn more about the support available to students and ask any questions you may have about your specific circumstances. We cover: Registry; finance and fees; visa help; Talent Team; Health; wellbeing and disability; Student Engagement and Success Coaches; academic skills and timetabling.

    Week 3: Using the University Systems

    Learn how to use university systems such as the welcome portal, Aula, Nova, Solar, timetable, student email and much more. We will also cover processes such as applying for an extension or a deferral and downloading your transcript via HEAR. For students new to London, this session also covers student status letters, applying for student Oyster cards and registering with a doctor.

    Week 4: Meet and Greet Welcome Party

    This Welcome Party has been organised especially for you – to celebrate the step you have taken to embark on this learning journey with Coventry University London. It is an opportunity for you to meet your fellow students on other courses, academic staff and professional services staff, in an informal relaxed environment. Nibbles, drinks, music and games will be available throughout the evening. There will be prizes to be won for those that engage in the quiz of the evening, which will test your knowledge on things learned during induction!

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    Opportunities

    Become a Student Ambassador

    We have a limited number of paid, flexible Student Ambassador shifts, supporting a range of teams, events and projects. Look out for Student Ambassador recruitment notices around campus and on the Student Portal.

    Become a Rep

    Course reps and student reps make sure students are heard at all levels of the university. Any student can apply to become a rep. There are a mix of paid and unpaid roles available, but all roles provide great opportunities for personal development. If you’re interested in becoming a rep, you can apply on the CUSU website.

    Get Ahead and High Flyers

    Join Get Ahead or High Flyers, our extra-curricular programmes for students who want to upskill. Both Get Ahead (for third year undergraduates) and High Flyers (for postgraduates) consist of 14 interactive group workshops, designed to help you acquire highly-sought after workplace skills. Find out more on the Library website.


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    Welcome to London

    Discover what you need to start your journey

    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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