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GEM Nominations Term 2 2020/2021

Look and see who has received a GEM nomination this term

 
CUSU 2020 Gender Pay Gap Report

The report attached is placed on our website for applicants to see.

 
This Is Me campaign

The West Midlands Combined Authority currently have a campaign for Mental Health Awareness week called This Is Me.

 
Reps' HE Newsletter October 2019

Find out what has been going in universities this month!

 
Reps' HE Newsletter June 2019

Find out about the latest HE news in this month's Reps HE Newsletter!

 
Student Minds | Student Content Creator

Student Minds are currently leading on the development of a mental health support programme for students across England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic; Student Space. On Student Space we are developing a number of resources created by clinicians and students.

 
Volunteer with Royal Trinity Hospice

Volunteering opportunity: At Royal Trinity Hospice, they believe every moment matters. They go above and beyond to help our patients and their families make the most of every moment they have left.

 
SIGMA Free Mathematics and Statistics support for all Coventry University Students

SIGMA offers an amazing free service to all students and staff at Coventry University through mathematic module support. You don't need to be a specific faculty or course, any student looking for help can find it here!

 
The Importance of Academic Integrity

Vice President for Education, Obinna shares some thoughts on the importance of Academic Integrity & Wellbeing.

 
Academic Wellbeing | FAH Graduate | Kate | Events Coordinator / Masters Degree

Join us for a chat with recent FAH Graduate Kate who is currently an events coordinator about to start a Masters degree application.

 
What's it like to be deaf in the workplace?

This article talks about two high-profile deaf employees experiencing discrimination within their workplace or during the application process. How did they achieve the job they were aiming for?

 
Academic Wellbeing | FAH Graduate | Rachel | Freelance Data Analyst

Join us for a chat with recent FAH Graduate Rachel who is currently working as a Freelance Data Analyst.

 
Meet your 2019/20 Student Representatives!

Meet the Students that will be Representing you at Coventry University London fro the 2019/20 academic year!

 
The Benefits of Volunteering

Through volunteering not only can you help a worthwhile cause, but also have personal benefits for yourself

 
Academic Wellbeing | FBL Graduate | Zuza | Innocent Smoothies Graduate Scheme

Join us for a chat with recent FBL Graduate Zuza who has started a Graduation Scheme with Innocent Smoothies.

 
How to stay motivated during your studies- hints and tips

Staying motivated during your studies can be hard which is why we have compiled this article with hints and tips on how to stay motivated

 
Academic Wellbeing | EEC Graduate | Mamtha | GE Aviation Graduate Scheme

Join us for a chat with recent EEC Graduate Mamtha who has started a Graduation Scheme with GE Aviation.

 
New date announced

The event has a new date in October, but runners can take part in a virtual run on 21st March

 
Volunteer for City of Culture!

Coventry needs you! Grab this once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of Coventry City of Culture 2021

 
Students bring history of our Coventry campus to life through City Tours

Students volunteering with Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) have helped to launch three tours across our Coventry campus and the city centre in partnership with the Historic Coventry Trust and Lanchester Interactive Archive.

The City Tours are aimed at helping students, staff and the community to get to know the city better, from wherever they are, by exploring some of its historical gems and learning about the rich cultural history that's inspired the names of many of our universit

 
Festival of Running Update - January 2021

Over the last few weeks, we have been carefully watching the direction of the pandemic and the likelihood of an easing of restrictions to enable the Festival of Running to proceed on March 21st.

 
PLAY: Christmas Blob Opera

Blob Opera is a machine learning experiment by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture.
This experiment pays tribute to and explores the original musical instrument: the voice. Play four opera voices in real time. No singing skills required!

 
Arts valuable role in mental health

Art has been shown to have many benefits and to aid individuals in many different aspects.

 
Christmas cheer for children – thanks to YOU!

A big thank you to all of you who responded to our Christmas Shoebox Appeal, 2020.

 
COVID-19 Update - Run, Donate, Refund
COVID-19 UPDATE Run, Donate, Refund

From the moment that lockdown began to ease the FoR Coventry team has been working extremely hard to provide you a safe and COVID-19 secure event that meets or exceeds government and governing body guidance.

 
12 days of Uni Life....

Elizabeth Mullenger suggests the 12 days of Uni life inspired by her experiences so far....

 
Society Dormancy Refund

We are re-evaluating our society dormancy policy and as result you may be entitled to a refund! Read on to find out if you're eligible.

 
Enhancing Futures

Enhancing Futures is a free programme of live, online sessions, focused on employment, all with an interactive element, open to Coventry University undergraduate students studying at Coventry and London Campuses.

 
How Gaming Can Help your Mental Health

Don't feel too guilty about your video game binge, it's about moderation!

 
Facebook offers to pay for your voice recording

'Pronunciations', part of Facebook's market research app, aims to improve Facebook's speech recognition

 
FUNdraiser Fest 2021

Seven Coventry University societies including Art Society, WES, WhatNext? Coventry, Windband , Criminology , Debating and Politics have all come together with the aim of supporting mental health, a topic at the forefront of conversations for students surrounding the pandemic. With this in mind they are putting on an event called FUNdraiser Fest, to raise money for two mental health charities, PAPYRUS and Involve Coventry. Read on to find out how you can get involved!

 
Boost your Future Employment Prospects
Enhancing Futures graphic

With Coventry occupying the top spot IN THE WORLD for MOOCs, there's clearly much to gain from taking one of our online courses. And with Coventry University Social Enterprise and Coventry University Student's Union delivering a range of free and engaging courses with online learning provider Future Learn in the coming weeks, now is the time to do so.

 
5 Myths About Being A Rep

We debunk some of the myths surrounding being a Rep

 
Talk it Like a Man | LGBT+ History Month Special, Pt 2 | Destigmatizing and a little bit of therapy

Join students Hristo Kirov, Josh McFadden and special guest Donato Napoletano as they talk about men's mental health issues, and Donato's experience of coming out to friends and family, as well as LGBT+ inclusion on campus (Sam is away again this week on some well earned holiday!)

 
MAKE: Non-alcoholic Mulled Wine

Get into the Christmas spirit with this festive recipe...

 
Society of the Month- Women in Engineering

Our brilliant WES society have been awarded the Society of the Month for March.. read on to find out why!

 
Talk it Like a Man | LGBT+ History Month Special pt 1

Join students Hristo Kirov, Josh McFadden and special guest Donato Napoletano as they talk about men's mental health issues, and Donato's experience of coming out to friends and family, as well as LGBT+ inclusion on campus (Sam is away this week on some well earned holiday!)

 
MAKE: Origami Christmas Trees and more...

There’s nothing to dislike about making an adorable paper Christmas tree: no fuss, no mess and no money to spend.

 
Society Spotlight- Gender Equality

The Gender Equality society has just recently been adopted and is looking for members!

 
No Detriment & Fee Refund Letter Update

Over 5,000 students have now signed CUSU's open letter. Find out our next steps to take the letter forward.

 
Claudia's Creative Answer To Connecting Generations

One of the things that has arisen during the course of the pandemic, is the need to keep connections going. None more so than the connections between the generations; children not physically being able to be with their grandparents is one such connection that has been lost.

 
CONNECT: New Ways Catch Up Online

Here are some fun ways to keep in touch with your mates in lockdown (and no, you won't need to log into Zoom)

 
No Detriment & Fee Refund Letter Circulated For Students To Sign

Students can sign the letter should they wish to support it

 
CUSU's Latest Wins For Students

Find out what your Officers and Academic Course Reps have been doing to resolve your feedback and improve your student experience.

 
Join the Politics Society and test your knowledge!

Our Politics society is back to bring you the opportunity to get to know more about what the society does and test your knowledge in an exciting pub quiz event!

 
WATCH: Great Animations from Blender

A collection of free short animation movies that have each collected millions of views...

 
 
Talk it Like a Man | Episode 4 | Reflections moving forward

In this episode:
The hosts are one step ahead, but also now a week behind. Filmed just before the winter break, they look at resolutions and loss.

 
A Conversation with Claude Littner
Claude Littner

One of the largest (if not the largest) events of this year.

It is with great pleasure we invite you to join us on Thursday 11th March at 6pm for an exclusive event with guest speaker business mogul Claude Littner.

Register here: https://www.eventsforce.net/claude

Please note the event is only open to Coventry University Investment Society members and places are limited so book now to save disappointment.

 
Coventry Executive votes to support no detriment and tuition fee refunds

Coventry Executive votes to support Education Forum motion for open letter

 
VACANCY: SU ADVISOR LONDON

Our London team have an interesting and fulfilling role for someone who is highly motivated with a genuine interest in working with and supporting students whilst they are at University. The post will be based working between our London offices in Dagenham and Greenwich whilst also remotely supporting our Wroklaw office in Poland.

 
Education Forum Vote On No Detriment Policy & Tuition Fee Refunds

Education Forum votes for further lobbying of the university.

 
Lisa's Hero Arm Appeal

Hello! I am Lisa and I am crowdfunding for a Hero Arm and I really hope that you can support me with my campaign.

 
Talk it Like a Man | Episode 3 | Xmas Special

The boys are getting into the festive season - talking all things traditional and how to look after yourself this winter period!

 
VACANCY: Photography Assistant

Are you a student at Coventry University who is studying or is passionate about photography? We have a range of photography projects available for you to work on at CUSU, which can fit around your studies.

 
CUSU’s Here To Represent You!

Find out more about your Reps

 
How Are Reps Representing You?

Find out the results of our latest feedback form

 
FRAUDULENT SCAM CALLS

There is a new wave of fraudulent scams that appears to be targeting students in particular. We are therefore urging all students to be extra careful and read through the following guidance on identifying and reporting these scams.

 
2021 Committee Elections

2021 Committee Elections are finally here. We’re looking for students to take over the following roles for the next academic year.

 
Talk it Like a Man | Episode 1 | Men's Mental Health Podcast

*Article written by Ali Bushnell*

Join Vice President for Sports & Wellbeing, Sam Ajoku and students Hristo Kirov and Josh McFadden as they talk about men's mental health issues.

In this episode:
Come get to know the hosts as they talk through some of the stigmas attached to talking about mental health, discuss some of their own experiences with phrases and language, as well as the effects of social media and up-bringing on wellbeing.

 
Digital Learning Experience Survey Response

Find out how CUSU are working with the university to resolve your feedback

 
Fatma Aboubakar Your CU Coventry Activities Officer

Meet Fatma Aboubakar your CU Coventry Activities Officer

 
International Spotlight; One World Week

Alexandra Nebancea (President of ESN Coventry) chats with fellow student Elodie about her experiences at Coventry University, and how international students can make the most of their experience.

 
Turn Off Thursday - How to Save on Energy!

This week has been Green Week, so what better time to share 4 easy tips on how to save on energy!

 
SP-OT'ed Suicide Prevention, a talk by the charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)

SP-OT'ed, a talk on suicide prevention is an interesting and informative session that will be run by the charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide) on the 19th February from 6pm until 7:30pm.

 
PLAY: Lady Blackbird

Lady Blackbird Is An Adventure Module For 2-6 People. It Contains A Starting Situation, Setting, Pregen Characters, And Quick-Play Rules Perfect For A No-Prep Game Of 1-3 Sessions Or More.

 
MAKE: The Best Hot Chocolate

Four different ways to make the World's best hot chocolate ever (probably)

 
LISTEN: Pitches for Cheesy Christmas Movies!

One hour to come up with as many movie pitches as possible. (NSFW)

 
WATCH: Christmas Magic

Best Zach King Magic Tricks Merry Christmas Ever

 
WATCH: 10 seconds of Christmas Joy!

Take less than ten seconds to put a smile on your face this Christmas

 
LISTEN: The Real Story of Frozen

It's the original story of the Snow Queen. The original, though, is incredibly different, and contains much more violence, kidnapping, and weirdness than the adaptation.

 
LISTEN: The real story of St Nicholas

The story behind the transition from Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus is one that includes murder, priest-punching, and ominous, demonic-looking companions.

 
LISTEN: Vikings, Zombies & Christmas

The story of a few violent, zombie-filled Christmases from Norse legend.

 
MAKE: Best Brownie Recipie...ever?

Food guru Lorraine Pascale offers up her superb recipie for Oreo Brownies - delicious!

 
MAKE: Christmas Cocktails

Make some festive cocktails at home this Christmas

 
WATCH: Lockdown Alpine Adventures

See if you can recreate this alpine adventure at home!

 
We have gone free!

The physio society has decided to go free for the 2020-21 academic year because of coronavirus so make sure you sign up!

 
HARMONIES FROM HOME

Get involved and make some music with us from the safety of your home!

 
NHS | Your Free Mind Plan

By answering 5 simple, multiple-choice questions you can get a better understanding and a free plan on dealing with your stresses.

 
Sports Awards 2021 Nominations are OPEN

Do you have a member of your club that has gone above and beyond this year to impact students within your club or a club committee which have produced some amazing work. NOMINATE THEM NOW!

 
Ride for free as West Midlands Cycle Hire comes to Coventry

Try a fun, healthy and greener way to travel this spring as West Midlands Cycle Hire goes live in Coventry!

 
DRO Decisions - Spring 2021

These are the Deputy Returning Officer decisions for the Spring Elections 2021.
This document will be updated daily as more decisions are made.

 
We are back!

The CU Aviation Society Committee

 
2021 National Student Housing Survey

We all know what a huge role housing can play when it comes to your university experience! Learn how you can voice your opinions in the 2021 National Student Housing Survey.

 
Join our Faith Sub-Committee

Be a part of organising campaigns and support faith students on campus!

 
Welcome Back to Semester 2!!!

A quick welcome back message to all our new and existing members about our semester 2 plans!!

 
Physio boys take Movember

Our physio boys have decided to take on the challenge of Movember by shaving all of their facial hair off (or lack of it)!

 
Parasoc 20/21 Committee

Meet the Parasoc 20/21 Committee!

 
Don't Drink & Drown!

As much as it’s good to make the most of University life, it’s still important to keep safe while doing that. Learn more about the 'Don't Drink & Drown' campaign and how it can help save lives.

 
Introducing Your VP for Education
Obinna Okereke

Time to meet Obinna Okereke, the Vice President for Education at CUSU and International Relations student!

 
Sport Coventry Sports Awards 2021

We are excited to announce the Sport Coventry Sports Awards are coming.

 
Advice & Support For Leaving Lockdown

As lockdown restrictions start to ease, it is completely normal to feel anxious, scared or stressed. The next few months may bring a mixture of emotions, and it's important to take care of your wellbeing during these transitions. Read on to see our top tips for coming out of lockdown safely, and the support services available to you.

 
Meet Your Sustainability Champions

Over the last few months, a diverse team of Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) Sustainability Champions has been going above and beyond to deliver online content, activities and events to their fellow students. This Green Week (8-14 March) is no exception.

 
University's Response to Our Article

Here is Guy Daly's response to our article: Opinion: A Response To "An Audience With University Leadership"

We hope you are staying safe and thank you for your collaboration

 
I’ve been able to enhance my leadership skills in so many ways through volunteering

Catherine is studying BA Sociology at Coventry University and is spending her third year as a Volunteer Mentor with City Year UK in a local Coventry secondary school, allowing her to put what she has learned so far into practice. She tells us what it was like finding a role during the pandemic, and what she has gained from working in a school during such an uncertain time.

 
CUSU Housing Q and A – National Lockdown 3.0

You may have heard that some students across the UK are planning to take part in a rent strike over the lockdown period. It is a stressful and challenging time so we want to ensure that you are fully aware of your rights as a student and any potential repercussions of taking part in a rent strike so you can make an informed decision on whether or not to participate.

 
Meet your Activities Rep for the School of Strategy and Leadership

Fadhila your Activities Rep for the School of Strategy and Leadership wants to introduce herself!

 
Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Resources

Click here to find web links to activities and resources to help out with your Mental Health & Wellbeing

 
Academic Wellbeing Support Resources

Click here to find web links to activities and resources to help out with your Academic Wellbeing

 
Lettuce Lettings sponsor Coventry University Equestrian

We are pleased to announce that Lettuce Lettings have sponsored Coventry University Equestrian for a second year running. Lettuce Lettings have been such a vital part of CUE and we are excited to be working with them again.

 
Student Action for Refugees (STAR) Get Involved!

Get involved and make a difference Student Action for Refugees (STAR) Society this year and find out more about what we do and what we stand for.

 
WELCOME AND MEET THE COMMITTEE!

Welcome to Windband and find out a little bit more about who is on the Windband committee this year!

 
Rina Ndebe your CU Coventry Campus Officer
Rina Ndebe

Get to know more about your CU Coventry Campus Officer for the 2020/21 academic year

 
Welcome from your Postgraduate Students Officer
A portrait picture of Nana Akoto-Bamfo, the Postgraduate Students Officer for the 2020-2021 academic

Nana Akoto-Bamfo extends a welcome to incoming postgraduate students of Coventry University.

 
 
iGEM 2020

iGEM is a competition that inspires nearly 6,000 students each year to work in teams to solve real life problems utilising the emerging field of synthetic biology.

 
CUSU Awards 2021 nominations are open!
CUSU Award 2021 - Celebrating Your Success on 27th May

The CUSU Awards are now open for nominations! You can nominate yourself, individuals or groups for 10 prestigious awards that recognise outstanding achievements in extracurricular activities: Student of the Year; Volunteer of the Year; Rep of the Year; Online Impact; Advancing Diversity and Inclusion; Covid Heroes; Sport Achievement of the Year; Placement Student of the Year; Student Voice Channel of the Year; and Society of the Year.

 
PLAY: Discworld MUD

Go old school and play this addictive multi-player text based game based on the famous Terry Pratchett books "Discworld". You're just in time too as it's the start of Hogswatch the most festive time of year...

 
Academic Wellbeing - Supporting you through your assessments!

Your wellbeing and mental health is heavily influenced by your academic success. Make sure you are prepared for upcoming examination and deadline period with our academic wellbeing activities and resources; from revision resources to workshops - let's help get you ready.

 
Is volunteering the secret to being ‘unapologetically happy’?

Happiness seems to be what everyone’s end goal in life is, but one thing we fail to realise is that happiness is a journey and there may be a secret to it.

 
Property Viewing Checklist

Currently on the hunt for next year's accommodation? Have a read of our checklist of what to look out for on your property viewings!

 
Green Week Challenges & Activities

Green Week is all about celebrating sustainability as well as taking action to make our lifestyle habits that little more sustainable! Throughout the week we have been offering a range of challenges, competitions & activities for you to get involved in too with prizes to be won! Read on to find out more ...

 
Volunteering as a Student Warden

With Student Volunteering Week soon approaching (February 8th - 14th), Hafeezah is here to tell you about what volunteering as a Student Warden is like!

 
VISIT: London Museums & Galleries

London's national museums are all free to enter. Here's what you need to know

 
Wellbeing Wednesday - Why Sustainability is important to our wellbeing

By taking ownership of the world we look after, we can find ways to reconnect and enjoy nature.

 
Is Volunteering The Secret To Being ‘Unapologetically Happy’?

Happiness seems to be what everyone’s end goal in life is, but one thing we fail to realise is that happiness is a journey and there may be a secret to it.

 
MAKE: Eco-Wrapping

Save the planet whilst making your Christmas gifts look stunning with these 10 eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas...

 
Top tips on how to care for your mental wellbeing

Public Health and Community Studies student Elizabeth Mullenger reflects on why caring for our mental wellbeing is so important, and shares her top 5 tips for coping during this tricky time.

 
Update on Open Letter to University

The Students’ Union has met with several senior members of the University to discuss the open letter signed by over 5000 students asking for action to redress some of the major issues facing students over the pandemic and for partial tuition fee refunds.

 
Fashion Friday - A Bigger Price Tag than you Think

Hear from Sustainable Mindsets as they explore the deeper meaning and costs associated with fast fashion!

 
Preparing for an Event Management career through volunteering

In the run up to Student Volunteering Week, final year Event Management student Beth Allcock tells us what she got up to, and what skills she learnt from her previous volunteering experience!

 
Meet the Student Wardens!

We know that starting at university can be challenging, especially when moving to a city you are unfamiliar with. Find out what Student Wardens do to support you on your journey!

 
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For help...

Meet Marzana Your Wellbeing & Mental Health Community Chair! When you meet someone who is passionate about Wellbeing and Mental health, it is hard not to get swept up by their enthusiasm.
This is the case when you first meet Marzana Mehdi, the new Chair of CUSU’s Wellbeing and Mental Health Community.

 
World Health Day - 7th April 2021

Today (7th April 2021) celebrates World Health Day – an annual celebration to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. The theme of this year's World Health Day is building a fairer, healthier world for everyone. With that in mind, here are four activities to help improve not only your health but also those around you in the broader community.

 
Tasty Tuesday - Reducing Food Waste

With Green Week now here, one of our themes for the week is #TastyTuesday! Hear from Jesse, one of our Student Sustainability Champions, how to get the most out of your meals and cut down on your food waste!

 
LIVE: Laplands Northern Lights

Can you catch a glimpse of the northern lights from Santa's home Lapland?

 
THE PROTECTION SERVICE UNCOVERED

unCOVered caught up with the University Protection Service to find out more about the work that they do on campus.

 
Celebrating Women

Hear from Andrea as she shares her personal thoughts from International Women’s Day this year while considering the pandemic we all find ourselves in.

 
Graduating and securing a dream job during a global pandemic

The final year of university is always ‘taught’, so, while making the most of your student life, you have to study and apply for graduate jobs at the same time. That was me earlier this year. I was finishing my dissertation, had bought tickets to the Summer Ball, and had several interviews and assessment centres booked.

 
Virtual Volunteering - Overcoming the challenges of the pandemic

The effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the University and its activities has been far-reaching and we have all had to get used to a new way of working, learning and volunteering!

 
Ready to get inside a thief's mind?

Hi :), my name is Alessia Vetrò and I’m one of the CUSU Student Wardens. I’m here today to share some of the things I’ve learned with you all so keep reading to find out more …

 
Book Your Lateral Flow Test
Stay Safe logo

As restrictions ease, we must Stay Safe. Book your asymptomatic rapid lateral flow test to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

 
International Women's Day - Celebrating Academics

As International Women's Day also falls on the first day of Green Week (March 8th - 14th) this year, we asked students to nominate female academics (anyone who identifies as female) who are 'championing' any of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are delighted to have had the pleasure of highlighting some of these academics who have in some way championed the goals as well as gone above and beyond to inspire and support their students.

 
MAKE: Die Hard Decorations

Is it a Christmas Movie? Of course it is! Now make your very own Die Hard Christmas Decorations...

 
Dinosaur Dexter helping with childrens’ mental health

When Lucy Pearce started working on a project for her Fine Art and Illustration degree at Coventry University, she didn’t think that this would lead to becoming a published author a few months later!

 
Keeping Safe at Night

Protect yourself against danger and end your night right with our safety tips, designed to shield you from possible situations of vulnerability.

 
Applications Open Now for Welfare & Inclusion and Activities School Reps!

School Reps ensure students get the most out of their university experience. We're looking for enthusiastic, passionate students to represent their school in a paid part-time officer role as an Activities or Welfare and Inclusion School Rep, starting in September 2021!

 
Home study tips during lockdown

With the move back to online learning Jesse, one of the CUSU Sustainability Champions, is here to offer some tips to help you better cope and make the most of the experience.

 
I Love My Staff Awards

A Student-Led Staff Award! This is your chance to recognise staff who have made a positive impact on your student experience.

 
Spring Election 2021 Results

They have nominated themselves, campaigned and won those important votes...and now...the results are in!
Find out who will be your next Student Leaders.

 
Sustainability & Covid-19

Alexandra is here to tell you about some sustainable choices you can make during the pandemic.

 
A Statement from your Officers

Content warning: This article contains reference to gender-based violence, sexual assault, and harassment.

 
Sustainability Week: Meat Free Monday

Did you know this week is Sustainability Week? Our CUSU Sustainability Champions will be highlighting the simple steps we can all take to live more sustainable lifestyles with a range of challenges, live streams, quizzes and more! Today Jesse is kicking off the week and he will be telling us more about the Meat Free Monday challenge!

 
Isabelle's Tips for Studying Online

Isabelle shares tips they have found useful while adjusting to learning online. #EngageToAchieve

 
2019/20 Sustainability Skills Report

We are excited to share that SOS UK have now published the results from last year's Sustainability Skills Report! The feedback from students all across the Country goes to show how strongly students feel about sustainability.

 
Moodzones - Audio Guides To Boost Your Mood!

On this page you'll find a series of mental wellbeing podcasts or audio guides you can listen to in your own time, in private, to help you through times when your mood is low or you're feeling anxious.

Each audio guide gives you simple, commonsense advice on what you can do to boost your mood. You can try the mood self-assessment quiz to help you decide which audio guides could help you the most.

 
Jada's Tips for Online Learning #EngageToAchieve

Jada Thomas shares tips they have found useful while adjusting to learning online. #EngageToAchieve

 
Green Impact Award!
Green Impact Students' Unions Good Award logo

We are so excited to share that we have been awarded a Good Green Impact Award!

 
COVENTRY UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021 UPDATE

From the end of lockdown to the return of major events, Coventry 2021 sets out how it will pace and scale its programme in the coming months

 
Sustainable Fruit & Veg

Not only do fruits and veggies make for tasty treats, but they're also packed with nutrients! That's why we've got some handy ways for you to sustainably get in your 5-A-Day!

 
Random Acts Of Kindness Day
Explore The Good - make kindness the norm

Random Acts of Kindness Day is a time for everyone to do something good for the benefit of others (and, it turns out, the benefit of ourselves). Everyone could do with a reason to smile at the moment and being kind has been proven to boost mental health and wellbeing in those that carry out kind acts. Find out how you can get involved in a very simple but uplifting campaign.

 
Food Sustainability

Food sustainability is not often at the forefront of a university student’s mind - especially when healthy eating is involved. Hopefully, these quick and easy tips can help you pick more sustainable healthy food choices!

 
Are you in your final year?

We are here to help!

This video features services that can help you as a final year student during the last half of your academic year and beyond.

 
Pancake Day - 'what's your flavour' with Favour!
Pancakes on a plate beside flour and eggs

Shrove Tuesday marks the day of feasting before the 40 days of lent begin. It is traditional to eat sweet things on this day before giving them up for lent and nothing is more traditional than the pancake. Read on for recipes and a range of fillings with international influence. And there's options for vegans too!

 
Letter to student accommodation providers
apartment block of blue and yellow apartments

Your VP for Welfare and Inclusion Abbey Ojo, MP for Coventry South Zarah Sultana and Warwick Students' Union Welfare and Campaigns Officer Izzy Bourne call on accommodation providers to offer students rent waivers and releases. You can read the contents of their letter here.

 
Adaptability, Endurance and Digital – just a few skills that set pandemic students apart

If you’ve been losing sleep thinking that this pandemic will hold you back – think again.

 
Naeema's Online Learning Experience #EngageToAchieve

Students were welcomed to share their online learning experience thus far along with some tips to share with their peers. #EngageToAchieve

 
Quarantine Binge - Part II!
Someone's feet on a table and a TV ahead showing the Netflix loading screen

Godwin Asamoah presents five great online TV shows to binge-watch during the second lockdown - and beyond! Read on to access thought-provoking series that will provide excellent material for social bubble debates, as well as learn how to submit your own TV show reviews for our Instagram Binge Box post series.

 
Lewis' Online Learning Experience

Students are welcomed to submit a blog and/or video sharing their experience learning online together with any tips to share with other students for the #EngageToAchieve Campaign. They will each be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 amazon voucher. We invite you to watch this video submitted by Lewis Goode

 
Lisa's Online Learning Experience

Students are welcomed to submit a blog and/or video sharing their experience learning online together with any tips to share with other students for the #EngageToAchieve Campaign. They will each be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 amazon voucher. We invite you to read this blog submitted by Lisa Maema.

 
Jan's Online Learning Experience #EngageToAchieve

Students are welcomed to submit a blog and/or video sharing their experience learning online together with any tips to share with other students for the #EngageToAchieve Campaign. They will each be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 amazon voucher. We invite you to read this blog submitted by Jan Siara

 
Kinga's Learning Online Experience #EngageToAchieve

Students are welcomed to submit a blog and/or video sharing their experience learning online together with any tips to share with other students for the #EngageToAchieve Campaign. They will each be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 amazon voucher. We invite you to read this blog submitted by Kinga Ambrozkiewicz

 
Amisha's Online Learning Experience #EngageToAchieve

Students are welcomed to submit a blog and/or video sharing their experience learning online together with any tips to share with other students for the #EngageToAchieve Campaign. They will each be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 amazon voucher. We invite you to read this blog submitted by Amisha Amisha

 
A Student Audience With The Coventry University Senior Leadership Team

Your voice was heard!

Last week, Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) presented the latest in 'A Student Audience with...' series of events.

If you had a question that you wanted answered directly from the Coventry University Senior Leadership Team, we gave students a chance to have their voice heard by some of the top decision makers.

 
#StayInWorkOut from Sport England

The new Stay In, Work Out initiative from Sport England rounds up dozens of suggestions for keeping fit and healthy while trapped indoors

 
 

What's it like to be deaf in the workplace?

This article talks about two high-profile deaf employees experiencing discrimination within their workplace or during the application process. How did they achieve the job they were aiming for?

International Spotlight; One World Week

Alexandra Nebancea (President of ESN Coventry) chats with fellow student Elodie about her experiences at Coventry University, and how international students can make the most of their experience.

Student Minds | Student Content Creator

Student Minds are currently leading on the development of a mental health support programme for students across England and Wales during the coronavirus pandemic; Student Space. On Student Space we are developing a number of resources created by clinicians and students.

FUNdraiser Fest 2021

Seven Coventry University societies including Art Society, WES, WhatNext? Coventry, Windband , Criminology , Debating and Politics have all come together with the aim of supporting mental health, a topic at the forefront of conversations for students surrounding the pandemic. With this in mind they are putting on an event called FUNdraiser Fest, to raise money for two mental health charities, PAPYRUS and Involve Coventry. Read on to find out how you can get involved!

SIGMA Free Mathematics and Statistics support for all Coventry University Students

SIGMA offers an amazing free service to all students and staff at Coventry University through mathematic module support. You don't need to be a specific faculty or course, any student looking for help can find it here!

The Benefits of Volunteering

Through volunteering not only can you help a worthwhile cause, but also have personal benefits for yourself

Advice & Support For Leaving Lockdown

As lockdown restrictions start to ease, it is completely normal to feel anxious, scared or stressed. The next few months may bring a mixture of emotions, and it's important to take care of your wellbeing during these transitions. Read on to see our top tips for coming out of lockdown safely, and the support services available to you.

Update on Open Letter to University

The Students’ Union has met with several senior members of the University to discuss the open letter signed by over 5000 students asking for action to redress some of the major issues facing students over the pandemic and for partial tuition fee refunds.

Society Spotlight- Gender Equality

The Gender Equality society has just recently been adopted and is looking for members!