Your first weeks
We have put together a range of orientation events from week zero (before teaching starts in week one).
Aula is your online learning platform, where you can access all 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.
Induction programme and timetable
Course induction and welcome events January 2024
You will have pre-enrolment access to the online induction module on Aula which you can complete even before teaching starts. Here, you will also find a school induction video and a virtual campus tour game, which will give you an overview of the expectations and support available to you throughout your learning journey.
Please complete the Online Induction as soon as possible.
From the week before teaching starts, you will have the opportunity to join an orientation event (see below) to help you get settled and make friends.
For the first six weeks of teaching, you will attend an extended course induction which will be timetabled during your course hour. These will cover a range of topics to ensure you are successful in your course and during your time at University.
Date: Tuesday 30th January
Location: University House (UH): Student Lounge
You will have an opportunity to get to know your learning community and other students on the course.
Action: Let us know you will be attending by completing the RSVP form as soon as
possible before noon on Monday 29th January. This form is located on the Induction
checklist (on the Aula Online Induction Programme Space).
Drop-in with Student Services and Students’ Union Advice
Date: Wednesday 7th February
Location: UH: Student Lounge
You will have the opportunity to meet the Student Services Teams and Your Students’ Union Advice Team to learn more about the support available to you. This will be a chance for you to ask any questions about your specific circumstances. The teams you will meet:
- Finance and Fees
- Talent Team
- Academic Skills and Learning Technology
- Stay and Go Further
- SU Advice
- Health Wellbeing and Disability
- Global Mobility: Turing Study and Work
- Success coaches
- Vygo: Peer-to-Peer mentoring
Induction: University Systems & Support Available + Living in London
Dates (multiple sessions, students required to only attend one):
- Wednesday 24th January
- Wednesday 31st January
- Friday 9th February
- Wednesday 14th February
Location: UH:G.09 except 14th Feb which is in 102 Middlesex: MSX409
Learn how to use the University systems such as the student portal, Aula, Nova, Solar, timetable, student email and much more. You will also learn more about the different support services available on campus and how to access these. If you are new to London, this session also covers living in London including: student status letters, applying for student Oyster cards and registering with a doctor.
Welcome from the Academic Dean (followed by Welcome Party)
Date: Wednesday 21st February
Location: UH: G.09
Time: Undergraduate students 2-3pm; Postgraduate students 3-4pm
All students for the Welcome Party from 4-6pm
You will have an opportunity to hear from our executive leader, the Academic Dean, at this session. You will be formally welcomed and provided a high-level overview of general expectations from a teaching & learning viewpoint. Branded University goody bags and gifts will be given to all those in attendance.
This session will be followed by a welcome party 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 a relaxed environment. Nibbles, drinks and music will be available throughout the evening.
Action: Let us know you will be attending by completing the RSVP form as soon as possible before noon on Monday 19th January. This form is located on the Induction
checklist (on the Aula Online Induction Programme Space).
Your Students’ Union (YSU) Welcome events
Your Students’ Union has put together a broad programme of activities to help you get settled into your new course, helping you to build your networks and make new friends whilst at university.
Most of the events and activities are free for you to get involved with, so why not take
a moment before your studies get busy to connect and enjoy your new life as part of
the Coventry University family.
Find out about all the events, activities and student groups on Your Students' Union website.
Don’t forget – your timetable may change, so keep checking!
Further information and support is available by logging into Aula, as well as from your course team.
Unlock your student experience: set up your SU profile
Your time studying with us is all about making an investment in you. Set up your profile on the SU website to tailor your experience to your interests.
Take a look at the Welcome Programme
Welcome events delivered by the SU ensure you get the very best start to your time at university and that you connect with, and feel part of, the Coventry University London community. The SU website will be updated regularly with information, events and activities for you to get involved with. See what’s on at yoursu.org so you can meet new friends, discover new places and join in with all the fun!
Student Information Desk
Student Information Desk staff are here to help you access support services, information about living in London and support you to thrive at university. They are responsible for keeping the Student Portal up to date with information, news and opportunities. Visit the The Student Information Desk is on the Third Floor of University House.
Navigating your exciting university journey can be challenging. Our qualified Success Coaches are your dedicated navigation app. We are invested in your success. We commit to meaningful conversations, exploring your goals, and developing lifelong skills. Engage with us for a transformative experience and unlock your full potential. At Coventry University London, success is not just a destination, but a continuous journey shaped by your aspirations and our unwavering support.
Our professional service, powered by coaching, is your personalised compass from enrolment to graduation.
Check in with your Student Success Coach to help
- Manage your Studies
- Develop your skills
- Access University Services
- Connect with other students for support
Make the most out of your Coventry University London experience
Health and Wellbeing
We are here to support students throughout their studies with any health and wellbeing needs. We can listen and refer you to the correct team based on your specific needs. Chat to us online, on the telephone or face-to-face for your mental and physical health needs. Our services include; disability, welfare, mental health, and counselling. For more information and contact details please visit the Health and Wellbeing pages on the website.
Our 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 ASU website.
Introducing Your Students’ Union
Your Students’ Union is dedicated to improving your student experience, starting from the moment you arrive. Throughout January, you can join us at a range of events and activities. See more at yoursu.org/london/welcome.
- Once you’re settled in, you can get involved with our ongoing events, join a student group, make a change by signing up to our communities, 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 student journey. Whether you need advice on housing, finances, or academic issues, our independent, confidential advice service is here to help.
Follow us on Instagram @yoursu.london to keep up to date with everything we’ve got planned!
Become a Student Ambassador
We have a limited number of ad hoc, paid, flexible Student Ambassador shifts, supporting a range of teams, events and projects. Find out more from the “My Life at Cov Uni London” pages on the Student Portal. Being a student ambassador is also excellent work experience for your CV.
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 Your Students' Union website.