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Applicant Visit Day

As a degree with foundation year offer holder, we want you to dive into your chosen course and uncover what student life is really like at Coventry University. Join us at CU Coventry and Coventry University to:

  • learn more about your foundation year at CU Coventry
  • immerse yourself in our new more in-depth degree 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

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.

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Saturday 20 April 2024
9am to 3.30pm

What happens at my Applicant Visit Day?


Travel by car

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.

Your free lunch

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 introduction to CU Coventry starts at 10.30am so please arrive at The Hub for registration prior to 9.45am to allow time to travel (walking or by free-mini bus) to CU Coventry (circa 20 mins), your subject-specific degree taster session begins at 1.30pm. These offer you an opportunity to get a more in-depth experience of what it’s like to study here.

During the day, 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:

  • discover other student support and experiences that underpin your studies and student life

Terms and conditions 

Claiming your public transport travel costs

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 travelling 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.

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