Applicant Visit Day
As an applicant, we want you to dive into your chosen course and uncover what student life is really like at Coventry University. Join us on campus to:
- immerse yourself in our new more in-depth subject taster sessions
- view our accommodation halls and teaching facilities
- chat with our students to get first-hand insights
- connect with our academics who teach on your course
- discover our Phoenix+ programme designed to propel your employability
To welcome you to campus you can:
- receive £20 (CV postcode), £35 (Midlands) or £65 (rest of UK) for using public transport (see our claim section) or use our free car parking.
- enjoy a free lunch for you and your guests.
If you have already received an offer from us and attend the applicant day on 17 February 2024, you will also receive priority access to book your place in halls for this September.
Visited us before?
With our Applicant Day you will be able to experience one of our new more in-depth subject tasters to give you a flavour of how you will be taught. You’ll be able to interact with other students who have applied to your subject and, if you wish, form connections with some of them to build friendships prior to your arrival.
Book your place
What happens at my Applicant Visit Day?
If you are travelling to us by car, follow the yellow AA signs around Coventry city centre which will direct you to the designated Open Day free car parks. Once you have parked, our team will be ready to direct you to The Hub - our central check-in location. Free car parking is subject to availability.
Travel by rail
If you are travelling by rail there is a free shuttle bus service operating between the station and the university throughout the day. Starting at the station at 8.30am, the journey takes around 5 minutes, with the last bus leaving campus at 4pm. A wheelchair accessible bus is also available, please ask a student ambassador on your arrival at the station and they will arrange this for you.
If you prefer to walk, it takes about 20-minute to get to The Hub central check-in location.
Travel by bus
If travelling by bus or coach, Coventry’s Pool Meadow Bus Station is a 10-minute walk to The Hub central check-in location.
Check-in and event programme
On arrival you’ll need to check in. You will receive details of where to check in and your programme closer to your event date so please check your email.
At check-in, you will be given a lanyard and your guests (up to 4) will each receive a wristband. You can use your lanyard for a free hot meal or sandwich – depending on which food outlet you use. You can use any of the open catering outlets on campus (except Costa Coffee) between 11.30am and 2.00pm. Please check with individual food and drink outlets if you have any dietary requirements.
Subject and general activities
Your subject-specific activity (and any enhanced offer task you may have been advised of) begins at 1.30pm. These offer you an opportunity to get a more in-depth experience of what it’s like to study here.
In the morning, there is plenty for you to explore, from accommodation visits and campus tours to student and welcome talks, as well as our information fair where you can:
- Find out about our Phoenix+ programme designed to give your employability and life skills a boost
- Discover other student support and experiences that underpin your studies and student life
Terms and conditions
If you are using public transport (bus, coach, train, bicycle) from your home location, as an applicant you are eligible for the following amount:
- £20 if you are travelling within Coventry/Warwickshire (all postcodes beginning with CV)
- £35 if you are travelling within East or West Midlands (all postcodes beginning B, DE, DN, DY, HR, LD, LE, LN, MK, NG, NN, NP, OX, PE, S, SK, ST, SY, TF, WR, WS or WV)
- £65 if you are travelling from outside the East or West Midlands
On arrival at the Applicant Day you will be asked if you travelled by public transport. Once confirmed, you will be sent a link to an online form to upload your proof of purchase, which should detail the date of travel and cost. If traveling by bicycle you will be asked for photo evidence of on-campus cycle parking.
Once you have completed the form you will be sent a weblink to Convera. Convera is a secure money transfer service. You will have 10 working days to complete the Convera form where you will be required to enter your bank details. Upon successful completion of the form, you will be transferred the funds as above into your bank account within 10 working days.
If you have been made an offer and attend the 17 February 2024 Applicant Day you will have priority access to book your accommodation in our halls for 2024/25 a week before others.
You will be sent a link to our accommodation booking form on the 19 February 2024. Once you have received all your UCAS offers (up to five) and you have accepted your course offer on UCAS hub, you can book your accommodation.
Any accommodation applications from offer holders who do not attend the 17 February 2024 applicant day will be processed from the 26 February 2024.