Information for new students
Welcome to Coventry
It's almost time for you to join us and we want to make sure your first weeks go smoothly.
To help you prepare, we have created an online induction. The induction gives you a head start and helps you to learn more about what university life is like, the exciting opportunities it offers and what resources are there to help you. You can also find the answers to many questions you may have and chat with other new students before you get here. To access the online induction, you will need a username and password, which you should receive via email following online enrolment or registration, so make sure you check your email regularly for important updates.
While you are waiting to get access to the induction, there are a few things you can do.
Please read our safety guides:
- A Safe Campus – Our Commitment to You (UK students)
- A Safe Campus – Our Commitment to You (international students)
Secure your accommodation
If you have not yet organised your accommodation, don't worry. Visit our Accommodation web pages for more information on the options available to you, or contact our Customer Service Representatives, who are happy to talk you through the options available.
- All enquiries: phone +44 (0) 24 76 158 158
- Private Lettings: www.futurelets.co.uk or send them an email
University Halls: www.coventry.ac.uk/accommodation.
If you have already received and accepted an offer for University-owned or managed accommodation, information on your next steps, including how to collect your key is available on our Accommodation web pages. Don’t forget that your accommodation is not secured until you have accepted your offer, paid the deposit and selected a payment plan.
If you are staying in university-owned accommodation, make sure you read the FutureLets Licence to Occupy.
Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) also provides housing information, including advice on finding a room or a roommate, housing deposits, inventories, moving in and your rights and responsibilities.
Check your student fees and finance
You will need to make arrangements to pay for your course and living costs such as accommodation, open a bank account, make sure you are aware of other costs such as council tax and plan a budget.
- Find out more about course fees, making payments, scholarships, loans and other sources of financial help:
- UK and EU students should visit our Finance pages
- International Students should visit the International Hub to view scholarships and find guidance on how to pay.
- The easiest way to pay your tuition or accommodation fees is online.
- Full tuition fee terms and conditions are available on the dedicated page. If you are an undergraduate student, check the support we provide through Flying Start.
- If you have any questions at all, including worries about payments, you can speak to our Student Engagement Team by emailing or by phoning +44 (0) 24 7765 6565.
- To set up a payment plan for your accommodation fees, phone FutureLets on +44 (0) 24 76 158 158.
- If you're an international student, you can contact the International Student Support Team for advice and guidance on managing your finances on +44 (0) 24 7765 2010.
- There are lots of discounts available to students including rail travel, food, clothing, entertainment and leisure activities such as gym memberships; a quick search will show you just how many.
- Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) also provides useful information on managing your money.
Order your Student ID card
Your student ID card is very important; it gives you access to university buildings and accommodation, is used to register your attendance at classes and gives you access to printing as well as a range of student discounts. You also need to have been issued your student ID before your student loan will be released.
After enrolment you will be emailed a link to order your Student ID card online. You will need to upload a photo of yourself and of your passport (or similar) to verify your identity. All being well, your ID card will be sent to you in the post in September– so make sure you give us the address you will be living at while studying with us.
We will have a team on hand to help if you get stuck, but if you are unable to upload a photo and order a card, you will have the option to book an appointment to come and get one in person. If you make an appointment to collect your ID card in person, we will verify your identity and nationality at the time. Download the Accepted Proof of Identity and Nationality guide for further guidance.
Online or distance students will not need a student ID card unless you want to access campus facilities and services. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expect a call from us
We are committed to supporting every student – so expect a welcome call from our dedicated Student Engagement Team, who can help make sure you are on track to achieve success.
Save our number +44 (0) 24 7765 6565 so you don’t miss our call, and keep in touch.
Disability and mental health support arrangements
If you have (or think you may have) a disability, including Specific Learning Difficulty (Dyslexia), Physical and Sensory Disabilities, Asperger’s (Autistic Spectrum) or any other mental health concerns which will affect your ability to study or to physically access the university, don’t worry – we are always on hand to support you. Please contact us before you arrive so that we can start discussing your support needs and put your mind at ease. Contact our Disability, Counselling and Mental Health Teams by phone +44 (0) 24 7765 8029 or email so we can help.
Not sure yet what support you need?
The Student Engagement Team is here for you 08:00 - 20:00 Mon-Fri and closed Bank Holiday. You can call +44 (0) 2477 656565 or email email@example.com.
We’re your first point of contact whatever your enquiry or question. We can help you directly or connect you to expert support, whether that’s an academic tutor or one of the many dedicated student services.
Our team is trained to listen and will treat your enquiry professionally and with discretion. Your information is always kept within the confines of the university.
Designed to help you understand some key terms
Download and sign up to the student charter
Find your way around campus and view learning spaces