Students in the community

Students in the community

There are lots of opportunities for our students to positively contribute to life in Coventry, and to develop their community leadership skills.

These range from volunteering locally with the Students’ Union right through to setting up an international social enterprise.

We’re always looking for stories of how our students are positively making a difference. If you have any, please get in touch.

 

51

Make a Difference Days were held in 2018/19 

1,000

Volunteering opportunities were undertaken by students 

200

Students participated in social enterprise training 

300

Students attended a Make a Difference Day  

150

The number of community organisations CUSU partners with


Case Study: Student Wardens

Student Wardens are a team of 20 volunteers working to improve the relationship between students and the local community. The scheme encourages students to get the most they can out of Coventry during their time here.

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Case Study: Gen2Gen

Gen2Gen is an ICT support project that brings Coventry University Students together with the local community to help them with their digital devices, get online and explore the web. Gen2Gen volunteers provide one-to-one ICT help, from smartphone functionality, to advice on how to use Facebook for members of the public who visit Central, Earlsdon & Stoke Libraries.

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