Settle in

The best part of university is the community, and all new students have the fun of settling in together. University is a big change, and our support services build your familiarity with university life, so you can settle in smoothly and get comfortable in your home away from home.

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Success Coaches

As a student you can receive coaching from a Student Success Coach. They aim to provide you with the tools and support you need to achieve your education goals and make the most of what university life offers.

International student support

With 13,000 international students studying with us, we know how to support you from the moment you apply. Our multilingual staff are here to advise you on all international queries, like visas, immigration and housing.

Get advice on coming to the UK

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Peer mentoring

Vygo is our peer mentoring system, bringing together student mentors and mentees. Unsure what optional modules to pick for semester two? Talk to a mentor, a second or third year student, on a more relatable level about everything to do with your course.

Peer to peer programme

Students’ Union and Sports

The Students’ Union organises a fantastic social programme throughout the year so you and your fellow classmates can discover Coventry together. We have 55 sports societies and 150 societies in total, ideal for finding likeminded friends or taking up a new sport.

Your Students' Union

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We are a team of dedicated coaches, ensuring that every student has every opportunity to succeed and relish in their university experience.

It's our aim to coach each student throughout their time at university, supporting them into becoming proactive and independent individuals. Leaving each student feeling empowered and inspired during their incredibly exciting student journey.

Sammy Kaur - Success Coach - 2021

Welcome week

Organised by your Students' Union, Welcome Week is one of the best ways to meet other students and make unforgettable memories with dozens of events to pick from. Unwind before the semester kicks off and go to the city’s favourite discos, win prizes at games night and join esport competitions.

Welcome week activities

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Flying Start

Flying Start provides your course essentials at no extra cost. Depending on your course and level of study, you could receive budget for buying books, a nurse uniform, chrome book, or a fieldtrip.

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Wayfinder

To make things less complicated to find, every single service is listed on Wayfinder. You can find opening times, directions, book appointments and get the latest updates all on our app.

Campus wayfinder

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Fees and funding

Learning to manage your money is an essential skill, and we’re here to help you become savvy with your finances. Whether you need budgeting, financial or banking support, our financial advisors can help you stay on track.

 

ResLife

Moving into student halls is a brilliant way to transition into student life and ResLife offers an additional layer of support. ResLife host welcome events like silent discos and dance classes, to cooking workshops and film nights.

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Part-time work

thefutureworks is Coventry University’s commercial recruitment agency, offering a choice of flexible or temporary opportunities. Many students find it’s a really convenient way to gain work experience while studying and earn a bit of money.

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