Schools, Colleges and Communities

Virtual Outreach – Live Chat and Webinars

Live Chat

The team is available Monday – Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm to answer your questions on our Live Chat. Click on Chat – I am a UK student to speak to the team.



A Day in the Life of a Student

Join us for a real insight into what it’s like to study at University. Find out about our student’s course experiences and other activities they experience throughout their university day. Gain an insight into how they manage their time, finances and their experience of living independently. Have an opportunity to engage with our students and ask them questions about their university experience. Get an idea as to whether university and a particular course area could be right for you!

How to write your personal statement

For anyone planning to start university in 2021, this helpful session will cover how to structure your personal statement which is an important part of the UCAS application. We will outline how to structure your statement, essential areas to cover, and how to relate your skills and experiences to the courses that you are applying for.

Understanding the UCAS Process

For anyone planning to start university in 2021, this essential session will cover the UCAS timeline and will include tips on how to prepare for your higher education journey including attending open days and what happens to your application once submitted.

Student Finance and managing your money at university

For anyone planning to start university in 2021, this timely session will include what you need to do to ensure that your student finance is in place for starting your course in September. We will go over how the student finance system works, how much money you are entitled to when to repay, and provide useful hints and tips for managing your money at university.

Why go to university? The benefits of higher education and Coventry University’s courses

For anyone planning to start university in 2021, we will highlight the benefits of choosing to go to university and explore the many opportunities that students can undergo as part of their higher education experience. We will also take a look at our courses at our campuses in Coventry, London, and Scarborough and examine the different types of flexible programmes on offer.

How to research universities and courses

For anyone planning to start university in 2021, this session will take you through the important stage of researching your future university and course. We’ll cover the different types of universities available, show you why courses are similar in name but can be very different, and give you all of the tools you need so you are prepared to make the right choices on your UCAS application.

Student life at Coventry University

For anyone planning to start university in 2021, this session will be led by our fantastic student ambassadors as they talk about their experiences studying at our campuses across the UK.

The CU model: Flexible life-shaped learning

For anyone planning to start university in 2021, we will cover the key benefits of studying at our CU campuses in Coventry, Scarborough, and London, including; lower tuition fees, a flexible timetable, and no end of year exams. Students who study our CU model benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University.

Academic subject tasters

Join us on our exciting ‘Studying at Coventry’ series to discover more about what it’s like to study different subjects with us. We’ll have academics from across the university with us to answer your questions and talk you through their courses including; modules, study themes, assessments and opportunities that you can get involved with outside of your course.

Teachers and advisors networking event

For teachers and advisors, join us to network with colleagues from schools and colleges across the UK and discuss how you and your students are adapting to working virtually. We will also provide an update on admissions for 2021 entry.

Festive Quiz

Get into the festive spirit by joining us for a Festive Quiz. Join with friends, family members, colleagues, to help yourself get into the festive spirit. Prize on offer for the winning team. Let’s get quizzing!

Interview Techniques

For anyone who has a University Interview coming up, this session will provide more insight of how to prepare you for that all important interview you have coming up.

A University How To Guide For Parents, Carers & Guardians

Advice and Guidance on how you can support your child looking to go to University.

How To Gain Work Experience And Make Yourself Stand Out During Covid-19

Join the team to find out more about how you can get work experience during this current time and how to use this experience towards your University application to make you stand out.

How we can help

We are a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team of specialist advisors that provide guidance to students on studying at any Coventry University campus. Whether it’s our Coventry University campus with over 30,000 students, our smaller flexible learning sites of CU Coventry, CU Scarborough and CU London (in Dagenham), or our business campus Coventry University London in The City.

The team attends higher education fairs in schools and colleges and delivers a range of engaging sessions for secondary and post-16 students outlining the benefits of HE. We also represent Coventry University at UCAS, What Uni Live and UK University Search exhibitions nationally. And we work with communities local to our campuses to support people accessing higher education through our flexible learning options.

Every member of the team is also a member of HELOA, the professional association of staff in higher education who work in the field of education liaison and provide guidance and information to prospective higher education students, their families and advisers. Our support helps students make informed decisions about their futures and we proudly currently hold a number of voluntary roles within HELOA.

Taster sessions are delivered at all campuses in a variety of subject areas. You can find more information including session content and available dates on Unitasterdays.



Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all on-campus sessions and visits to schools and colleges are cancelled until further notice but the team is available to provide support and guidance virtually.

Please contact your regional team to discuss how we can support you and your students.

Meet the team


Northern Team

Based at CU Scarborough and for schools, colleges and communities in Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Steven Knowles

Regional Student Recruitment Manager

Phone: 07974 984864


Emily Day

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist and HELOA Conference Manager

Phone: 07392 096 121


Maria Simmons

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07392 096149


Central Team

Based at Coventry University and for schools, colleges and communities in Central England and Wales.

Dylan Cozens

Regional Student Recruitment Manager and HELOA Midlands Chair

Phone: 07557 425250


Danny North

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07974 984393


Sapna Kacha

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07392 096127


Kate Iwaniszewski

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07974 984199


Amber Page

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07392 096463


Nasrin Akhtar (Thursday – Friday)

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07974 984 543


Southern Team

Based at CU London and for schools, colleges and communities in London and Southern England.

Martin Bell

Regional Student Recruitment Manager

Phone: 07392 096172


Shweta Vanjeri

Community Development Manager

Phone: 07557 425871


Teddy Nguyen

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07392 096139


Bukola Adebusoye

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist–Community Development

Phone: 07392 096030


Mushtaq Ahmad

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07392 09559


Peter Milne

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07932 096368


Ola Popoola

Regional Student Recruitment Specialist

Phone: 07932 096 583



Based at Coventry University and for anyone considering Postgraduate level study with us, taught at Coventry University, Coventry University London or Coventry University Online.

Alan Dobson

Postgraduate Student Recruitment Manager

Phone: 07557 425082


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