Educational activities and resources
Online learning is more important than ever, so Coventry University has created a range of online resources and experiences that are designed to make learning accessible, interesting and memorable. We have an array of resources covering different subjects to suit all ages and learning styles.
Resources and Activities for Year 12-13
Planning for your future and applying to university: live and on-demand webinars
We have a range of live and on demand webinars for students in year 12 and 13 that are designed to give you a real insight into what it’s like to study at University, as well as provide tips and support with the application process. Webinars include ‘How to write a personal statement’ and ‘Understanding the UCAS process’.
Access webinars on demand or make a booking for one of our upcoming live sessions held every Thursday throughout January and February.
Digital Skills: Coventry University’s Digital Kit Bag
Digital skills are essential to work and everyday life more than ever. The Digital Student Kitbag is a great starting point and contains everything you need to know to make the most of your studies now and in the future, including additional tips to take you well beyond the basics.
The Kit Bag contains tools, resources and learning activities to help develop your digital skills and just as importantly, the right mind set.
Geography A-Level seminars with Coventry University
If you are studying A Levels in Geography whilst in lockdown, you can join our weekly seminars which will focus on the syllabus and on our human and physical research. All delivered by Coventry University academics. To find out more comment on this tweet.
Fablab Coventry has a range of production equipment, technical staff and online courses on offer for 16+ year. You can gain new digital and manufacturing skills, plus enhance your skills and hobbies.
Study support with the Lanchester Library
Our Lanchester Library offers a range of curated free resources (including online journals and some open access books) by subject that can be used to research any school work topics.
Project Empower is a programme which aims to empower, equip and enlighten young people from Black and South Asian backgrounds allowing them to feel confident about making choices which will heavily impact their future and fundamental skills which will allow them to #beexcellent.
The programme has been created by Coventry University’s WhatNext Society and is being delivered in partnership with ThinkHigher. The sessions are split into Life Skills and Higher Education. These sessions aim to provide you with skills that will allow you to thrive in life after school and give you a chance to increase your networks so you can lead your own projects!
Resources for all ages
Lanchester Interactive Archive
The Lanchester Interactive Archive celebrates Frederick Lanchester’s Life (he is best known for designing and building the first all-British motor car in 1895). There are lots of resources available for those interested in exploring automobile engineering, aeronautics, propeller technology and gearing.
- Educational games – take up Lanchester’s challenges and have fun at the same time with our serious games
- Lesson plans and worksheets
- Quizzes and engaging videos on our youtube channel to get your cogs turning.
Digital Fabrication and modelling with FabLab (all year groups)
FabLab Coventry is a city centre maker space, with expertise in digital and manufacturing skills, upcycling and much more. They have a range of online tutorials available to everyone that show you how to make 2D & 3D digital images using free online modelling software, how to upcycle an old pair of jeans and how to make your very own face mask.
FabLab’s Briefcase of Minerals (ages 6 -14)
Ever wonder what a car is made of? FabLab’s Briefcase of Minerals game helps you understand just that and more by exploring the world of minerals, helping you identify them and how they link to everyday items in our homes and how choices concerning these materials can shape the world.
Arts and Crafts
Coventry University’s Isolation Art Online Tutorials (all year groups)
From “Pop up Art” to “Turning Doodles into Designs”, our Faculty of Arts and Humanities have created over 15 online tutorials to help you discover different designs and learn new artistic skills. Check out our #CUisolationart series on youtube.
Coventry University Degree Show (all year groups)
Our talented students have placed their degree show online, showcasing their creative work. You can learn more about the different art courses you could pursue in the future, learn new skills and be inspired to try your own artistic work through this fantastic original collection.
Join the Lanchester Interactive Archive monthly Sketchbook group (all ages)
The Lanchester Interactive Archive host a monthly sketch club – open to all. Previous themes have included ‘Making the Impossible, Possible’, ‘Turning Circles’ and ‘Advertising’. There is something for everyone!
Health and Wellbeing
New Year, New Beginnings; (all year groups and offline)
Feeling creative or want to get a few things off your mind? Then, this activity can help. Coventry University’s Widening Participation Team have created a resource pack for you to create a self-standing 3D thought tree. This activity is an opportunity for you to think about the past 12 months. A chance to reflect on your personal experiences of living through a global pandemic and how it has affected your life and others; whether that’s in a positive and/or negative way. It’s also an opportunity to plan for the future and think about your hopes and dreams for 2021. Not to mention it can help relieve stress and anxiety. Register for your resource pack to be delivered to your door.
Coventry University Sports Centre
The sports centre are providing daily tips and information on staying physically and mentally healthy, as well as sharing workouts via their twitter page on a daily basis to keep you moving and motivated.
Look after Yourself and Wildlife (all year groups)
Coventry University has recently joined the Hedgehog Friendly Campus scheme, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of hedgehogs while taking practical steps to improve habitats across university campuses. If you are passionate about wildlife, Wildlife UK has many resources and safe advice on how to get involved through lockdown.
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Please note: above is a list of free online resources. It is not intended to endorse any particular resource. Coventry University is not responsible for the content of external sites.
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