Postgraduate researcher pre-arrival and enrolment
View the latest information about local and national UK government measures in response to COVID-19.
Return to campus and COVID-19
From September 2021, we are planning to return to as much face-to-face teaching and learning on campus as possible, subject to government restrictions and guidance. Read our full statement on plans for the 2021/2022 academic year.
Some COVID-19 guidance currently remains in place in the UK, and we advise all new and returning postgraduate researchers (PGRs) to check all relevant government and university guidelines and advice before arranging travel.
If you are arriving from overseas, you will need to follow all testing and quarantine guidance for your country before attending campus. Please see the latest government guidance on travel to England from another country.
All returning students should check the UK government's information on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the UK.
We are continually updating information for our postgraduate research community. Please keep checking your emails for further updates.
From September, buildings and facilities will be open at all of our campus locations, with full access to libraries, the Students' Union (CUSU) and all student services - you can find a complete list of services and opening times on Wayfinder. Some COVID-19 control measures will remain in place.
Some areas will continue to make limited use of the booking systems implemented during the pandemic to help manage capacity and make it easier for everyone to gain access to what they need at flexible times.
Please see our FAQs on campus arrangements for the 2021/2022 academic year for full details.
Elm Bank, our dedicated postgraduate research space and home to the Doctoral College and RECAP team, will be open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm.
Full details of access to library spaces and all other facilities, including Elm Bank, can be found on the Wayfinder
For those who will be lone working, please consider any associated risks and download The SafeZone app, which enables users to check in to locations on campus and call for assistance. To support national COVID-19 tracing efforts, please check in wherever possible at the available QR points on campus using the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app.
Symptom-free testing for COVID-19
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you must stay at home and immediately self-isolate - do not come to campus - and book a PCR test for COVID-19 using the NHS online coronavirus service or by calling 119.
Let us know if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or are self-isolating using our online reporting form so that you can be offered the appropriate support.
New starter PGRs
We are delighted to welcome you to Coventry University. We know how important an on campus experience is to our research community and are continuing to take sensible measures to ensure we keep everyone as safe as possible. This includes maintaining a number of enhanced COVID-19 hygiene and safety measures.
All new postgraduate researchers will be invited to induction activities according to their programme of study. Further information about induction dates and format will be sent to you soon.
We are aware that these are challenging circumstances, and want to reassure you that we are doing as much as we can to support our PGR community during this time. We will continue to update you as necessary with further guidance via email.
We are aware that this remains a time of change, and that elements of research will be affected. Our No Detriment Policy remains in place for those returning PGRs whose studies have been impacted by COVID-19.
Members of the Doctoral College & ReCap team continue to be available to speak to.
The ReCap team will be hosting a number of additional virtual drop in sessions, as well as specific events within your Research Centre. Please contact your Director of Studies if you have any concerns.
If you have any further queries, contact the PGR Lifecycle Team.
For any queries regarding visa applications, travel, or attendance on campus, please ensure that you seek the information and guidance provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Information specific to the university can be found on the International Student FAQ’s page.
In addition, further information is available via the Test to Release for international travel page on the government website.
We look forward to welcoming all of our PGRs. If you have any concerns relating to your academic engagement or campus arrangements please contact the Doctoral College and your Director of Studies/Research Centre who will advise you throughout in relation to your studies and associated arrangements.
All Coventry University enrolment will be online and you will receive an email containing a link and guidance on enrolment. These emails are released by our central Registry Department and will commence on a faculty by faculty basis.
PGR Welcome Programme
All new postgraduate researchers will be invited to induction activities according to their programme of study. Further information about induction dates and format will be sent to you in due course.
Please note that Enrolment link (OLE) emails will only be sent out to offer holders who have been issued with and have accepted an unconditional offer from us.
If you have any concerns relating to your admission, please email the admissions team and the officers will be happy to assist you.
International (including EU/EEA) new starters
For further information regarding the enrolment process, please visit the dedicated international students pre-arrival information page.
For any queries regarding visa applications, travel, and attendance on campus, please ensure that you seek the information and guidance provided by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. More information about the information specific to the university is available on the International Student FAQ’s page.
If you are coming to the UK and were not previously a UK resident, then you will be subject to the new Point Based Immigration System. More information is available on the UK Government website.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new rules for EU or EEA Nationals please email UKVIcheck@coventry.ac.uk
Your Director of Studies and Research Centre will advise you throughout in relation to your study information and arrangements.
For additional information please visit the new students page for international students.
Please also visit the Coventry University web links provided as these are regularly updated with any new information or guidance received:
Further general guidance and information is accessible via the links below: