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Walk With Me #2 - Stoke

Talking Birds announce a selection of socially distanced, outdoor performances coming up through the end of August into September and October exploring the history of Stoke.

 
Judging panel announced for Young Choir Of The Year

Alexandra Burke, Jaymi Hensley and Mark De-Lisser announced as judging panel for Young Choir Of The Year

 
CUSU All Staff Meeting 14/11/19

Photo's from the all staff meeting on 14/11/19

 
This Is Me campaign

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

 
Reps' Bulletin 10-04-2020

What have Reps done this week, and what's on the agenda next week?

 
Reps' Bulletin 03-04-2020

What have Reps done this week, and what's on the agenda next week?

 
Reps' HE Newsletter February 2020

What happened in the higher education sector in February 2020?

 
What have EEC Reps done for you so far this term?

What have Reps done for EEC students this term? Read on to find out about the work your Reps do for you...

 
Highlights from 'An Audience With Your University Senior Leadership Team'

Check out the highlights reel from our recent Q+A event with university leadership!

 
Service Rep News: February 2020

What have your Service Reps done so far this term? Read on to find out...

 
Reps' HE Newsletter January 2020

What happened in the higher education sector in January 2020?

 
CUSU brings you an audience with the University Senior Leadership Team

Later this month, CUSU will host four members of the Vice-Chancellor's Office to speak about Coventry University and take questions from Coventry University students.

 
Reps' HE Newsletter: Election Special!

The 2020 general election is just a few days away, so the Reps Team has taken a look at the higher education policies of the major political parties.

 
Reps' HE Newsletter November 2019

What went on in the higher education world in November?

 
Could you represent Coventry on University Challenge?

Trials for our University Challenge team are running this week! Could you represent Coventry University on national television?

 
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!

 
Are you a woman making local change happen?

The Fawcett Society fund female activists whose ideas and experience have made positive change in local communities...

 
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.

 
Meet your 2019/20 Student Representatives!

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

 
FBL Reps Newsletter - December 2018

Check out Rep updates from FBL in this month's newsletter!

 
Volunteers' Week - What volunteering means to me

I can never get tired or bored of making a difference in people's lives.

 
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.

 
Festival of Running Update

With the event now just under two months away, we wanted to update you on the latest developments

 
Update: Running towards 1st November

The Festival of Running team have an updated statement in relation to the new date and actions being carried out

 
Facebook offers to pay for your voice recording

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

 
Training Tips from Former Marathon Olympian Dave Long

Here are some training tips from Dave Long former Team GB Olympian.

 
Student Volunteering Week 2020 - Round up!

From the 10th - 16th of February the Student Life Department put together a full week's worth of volunteering activities for any staff and students to get involved in to help celebrate the national Student Volunteering Week. Here's what we got up to!

 
Provisional Rescheduled date announced

We have been working hard to bring you a rescheduled date for the Coventry Festival of Running 2020 which is provisionally the 1st November 2020. Click on the article to find out more about our recent activity.

 
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!

 
Student Volunteers Making a Difference in the Local Community!

Make a Difference Days are one-off volunteering opportunities which are organised throughout the year and are a great way to get involved in volunteering with no long term commitment. You can make a positive impact in just a few hours and it's quick and easy to take part.

 
Aviation Society have a PODCAST

The Aviation Society have set up their very own Podcast, where they openly and honestly discuss all things Aviation!

 
Coventry University Karting Club win back-to-back Championships

Coventry University's Karting Club have won the British Universities Karting Championship for the 2nd year running, becoming the first ever team to complete the back-to-back accomplishment.

 
Treasurer Volunteering Role with Carers Trust Heart of England

To provide general financial oversight to ensure that tasks such as record keeping, the following of procedures, reports, accounts, and audits are being completed efficiently. Training will be provided which can be included on your CV whilst gaining practical experience of financial management.

 
Not Just Jams is jam-packed with flavours

Another fantastic article from Food Covolution. What’s really mind-blowing about Not Just Jams is that so much of what goes into the preserves is so hyper-local: grown or foraged

 
Education students are sustainably stylish

Thanks to Wyatt and Jack's generosity

 
Women in Engineering secure The Accenture Futures Grant

Women in Engineering Society have secured The Accenture Futures Grant following an application

 
The Shadow Minister For Sport says inclusive sport is key to support future generations

What works is celebrating the magic of sport: the unbeatable combination of anxiety-battering physical activity and the company of other people.

 
Sexual Health Warwickshire - Free NHS Service!

Sexual Health Warwickshire is a free, confidential and easily accessible NHS service.

 
Could you help to support young people?

Carers Trust Heart of England need volunteers who are passionate in supporting young people to reach their full potential. They are looking for fun, enthusiastic and vibrant volunteers to assist with age-appropriate activities and sessions.

 
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, EnjoyCoventry.com, Julian Osley

Explore the numerous galleries in the Herbert, all showing a different aspect of Coventry’s culture and history.

 
Centre for Global Engagement's Virtual World Tour

Have you had any travel plans cancelled this year?

The Centre for Global Engagement are offering a new project that is open to all students.

 
Looking After Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

 
Student Volunteering Week Retrospective

Back in February the Student Life department put together a full week's worth of volunteering activities for staff and students to get involved as part of national Student Volunteering Week. Here's what we got up to!

 
What is Wellbeing & Mental Health at CUSU?

Wellbeing & Mental Health
CUSU Wellbeing & Mental Health is a space to share your ideas, campaigns and concerns about Wellbeing & Mental Health at Coventry University.
We organise events and campaigns, share resources and services to help those who are suffering from Mental Ill Health – have an idea for a mental health activity or fundraiser? Let us know!

 
Cyrenians Visit To Coventry Volunteering Fair!

On 16th October, Cyrenians attended the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University, at The Hub, Jordan Well. Our stall was staffed by Jo Page and Shukry.

 
CUSU awarded the Thrive At Work Bronze Award

We are delighted to announce that CUSU has been awarded the Thrive at Work Bronze Award!

 
Black History Month at the Lanchester Library

CUSU has been working with the Lanchester Library to ensure that Black History is represented within the Library resources. The Library have been gathering resources that you can explore, and share, as well as input your own that you think should be included in their lists.

 
BHM Your Story: Chidera on Black Maternal Mortality Rates

In this Black History Month Blog, hear from Chidera, on the topic of racial inequalities in pregnancy and childbirth, as they draw attention to this critical issue.

 
FAQ on the return to Sport and Exercise during COVID

Find out more regarding the big questions surrounding returning to sport and exercise, in the current COVID climate, and under 'the rule of six'!

 
You could be Customer Services lead for the Festival of Running

Coventry Festival of Running takes place on Sunday 1st November and includes a Half Marathon, 5k and more than 3000 runners. We need volunteers to manage event customer service and provide support to runners.

 
Three reasons why you should join a Cultural Society

Share your culture, celebrate the culture of others. Our international and cultural societies are for everyone!

 
Three great reasons to join a Music & Performance Society

We have award-winning dance societies and music societies for performers, aficionados, and everyone in between

 
Mental Health and Wellbeing at CUSU
The Wellbeing & Mental Health team

We know this year will be especially challenging for a lot of students but we're here to help! We're taking a look back at some of what we did last year to give you a taste of what might be to come.

 
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.

 
What is it like being a care leaver at Coventry University?

Hear from recent graduate and care leaver Robert Alego, our previous Self-Supporting Students Officer, as he discusses what life is like for a care leaver at Coventry University, his work with CUSU, and advice for other care leavers and self-supporting students.

 
Fatma Aboubakar Your CU Coventry Activities Officer

Meet Fatma Aboubakar your CU Coventry Activities Officer

 
BHM Your Story: Obinna on Education

In the second our Black History Month Blog series, Obinna discusses why inclusive education is crucial to tackling inequalities, and how Coventry University Students Union aims to improve the education experience of Black Students moving forward...

 
Returning to Sport and Exercise?

Thinking of returning to sport, exercise, after a bout of quarantine, or restricted activity? Check out all the up to date information from Sport England!

 
Volunteering - Come Get Involved!

We host hundreds of opportunities from local and national charities to groups and events on campus. And CUSU Volunteering is here to support you on your journey into volunteering and beyond!

 
4 Reasons to join an Academic Society

We have dozens of Academic Societies, but why should you join yours?

 
Disability History Month 2019

Today is the start of Disability History Month. Disabled history month begins on the 22nd of November and ends on the 22nd of December every year. The aim of disabled history month is to promote disabled people’s rights and to make people aware of the struggle for disabled rights both now and throughout history. We have a range of information, events and campaigns throughout the month. Read on to find out more...

 
Support for Commuter Students

Discover how CUSU is planning to help commuter students...

 
Sport Coventry make their 'Return To Play'!

Sport Coventry sports teams make their return to physical activity, following NGB and government guidelines

 
Why be an NUS Conference Delegate?

Nominations are open for NUS Conference Delegates but... what do they actually do? And why might you want to be one?

 
BHM Your Story: Olugbemi on Isolation

In the first of our Black History Month Blog series, hear from Olugbemi on what Black History Month means to her as she discusses how we can tackle loneliness, make meaningful connections, and get involved in local activities such as volunteering.

 
HARMONIES FROM HOME

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

 
Join the CUSU LGBTQ+ Inclusion Student Research Group!

Passionate about LGBTQ+ inclusion in higher education? Join our research group!

 
What Are Reps?

Find out what Reps do and how you can get involved.

 
Psychology Society Members Group

Psychology Society's new Facebook group for 2020/2021!

 
LGBT+ History Month 2020 Is Here! Come Out & Get Involved!

LGBT+ History Month takes place during February every year. We're going bigger than ever for 2020 and have a range of events, activities and opportunities across campus throughout the month. Read on to find out more about LGBT+ History Month and what we have in store ...

 
‘Hardest time of the year’: the students who will spend Christmas alone

‘Hardest time of the year’: the students who will spend Christmas alone
When university halls empty as students flock to their families, care leavers face a different festive season

 
Sport Coventry & Akuma Showcase

The new partnership between Sport Coventry and Akuma Sports was celebrated with a visit from our kit suppliers.

 
National Care Leavers Week 2020

At CUSU, National Care Leaver’s Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the successes of care leavers at our university, and to highlight the support and opportunities available to care leavers across the Coventry University group. It’s also an opportunity to challenge negative perceptions and change the narrative of the care system. Find out what we'll be doing this week ...

 
Parasoc 20/21 Committee

Meet the Parasoc 20/21 Committee!

 
CUWS FAQs

Over the last few weeks we've been asked quite a few questions about our society, so here are a few main ones that we've been asked frequently since the start of the year.

 
The Digital Divide

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many students lacked access to appropriate technologies to support their online learning. We believe that all students should be able to access the technology they need to thrive at university. We are committed to ensuring that no student is disadvantaged when learning online.

 
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!

 
Trussell Trust | Warehouse Food Bank Volunteering

On Thursday morning members of the public as well as CUSU Volunteering Coordinator Kitt gave some time to assist with the issues being faced by Coventry's Trussell Trust Foodbank Warehouse.

 
Survey open to all students – closes 15th December!

CUSU and the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations have launched a survey to help the university understand and respond to religion-related hate incidents. The research will help to make campus a safe place for all students.

 
Volunteer for the EDI Committee

We're looking for student volunteers to participate in the Equality Diversity & Inclusion Committee on campus.

 
Welcome to the Enterprise Society

The Enterprise Society has been recently adopted, click the article to read more.

 
Let’s just face it: University will be different this year - Student Wardens

Adjusting to online University life can be difficult. Here are some tips on staying positive and finding support.

 
BADMINTON Return To Play (Club Reopening 19/10/20)

We are delighted to announce that our club is reopening Monday 19th October!

 
Black History Month 2020

Black History Month isn't just about celebrating the history of Black communities; now more than ever, it's about amplifying Black voices and shining a light on rich and diverse cultures. Our celebrations this year, will not just be a routine celebration of Black communities. We make a commitment today to continue this far beyond Black History Month. Read on to find out everything we have coming up for you...

 
10 effects of sport and exercise has on your physical and mental health

Head to our article to find out the 10 different ways sport and exercise affects your physical and mental health

 
The Unintentional Mystery Of Student Media Society

Get to meet the Student Media committee and see what we're all about! Events, photographs, videos, radio shows, varsity, and much more!

 
Be the change

Welcome/welcome back to Coventry University from the WhatNext? Coventry team. If you are passionate about making a change in society and tackling social, racial and educational inequalities faced by young BAME and otherwise under-represented youths then check us out!

 
Quickfeet Dance School Back for Another Year!

Quickfeet Dance School is back for another fun-filled year! Come and try out something new with us, meet new friends, keep fit and be part of a dancing community!

 
Welcome Members of the CU Aviation Society!

We are a group of students with a keen interest in flying, aircraft and aviation!

 
WELCOME AND MEET THE COMMITTEE!

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

 
Helping you settle in Coventry!

A new city, a new routine, a new start! Coming to University can be a big change, whether you're moving somewhere completely new or commuting from home. We've got some tips to help you...

 
Welcome to Photoclub!

Introduction to our society, run-through the previous year's activities, and introducing this new year's committee!

 
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 CUWS 2020/21 !
[Image of CUWS logo]

2020 has proven to be a tough year for all. Unfortunately all societies will have to change and adapt to muddle our way through the coming semesters, however it provides a great opportunity to try new things, meet new people as well as hopefully developing CUWS in as many ways possible. We are all in the unknown but as information changes, we will endeavor to let everyone know what's happening. As, at the end of the day, it's not just our club, it's your club.

 
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.

 
Join our NFS team!

Coventry is now joining the National Futsal Series (South division) and taking a shot in the National stages under the banner of Flames Coventry.

 
Elections Timeline

Have a look at whats coming up regarding the CUSU Elections

 
 
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.

 
Excess Welcome Boxes donated to London Foodbanks to stop half-term hunger and give treats to kids!
Stopping Half-Term Hunger #EveryKidMatters

This week, Coventry University Students’ Union London Team has donated its excess Welcome Boxes to London Foodbanks to stop half-term hunger and give treats to kids!

 
Sustainability Week

The new Sustainability Champions Team will be launching their first online Sustainability campaign of the year this October! Read on to find out more ...

 
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!

 
Elections Guidance Autumn 2020

Some guidance on the rules and regulations of the CUSU Autumn Elections 2020. Nominations open on 19th October!

 
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!

 
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.

 
Fee Refund Debate

What did your elected student officials think on the topic of Fee Refunds?

 
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!

 
What is NUS?

Find out more about the National Union of Students and why you should run for NUS delegate!

 
THE PROTECTION SERVICE UNCOVERED

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

 
Tenancy Agreement Checklist

Have a read of out top tips on what to look out for before signing your tenancy agreement!

 
Keep Halloween Green!

Did you know that in the UK, 8 million pumpkins are binned after Halloween? That is the equivalent of enough pumpkin pie to feed the entire nation! Find out how you can ditch that trend and move towards a more sustainable Halloween this year.

 
Take Part in our Black History Month 'This Is Me' Campaign

We love when our students wear their pride and we are constantly working to ensure that we create an environment where students can celebrate their Black culture, whenever, and however they want! This Black History Month we want Black students to join in our #CUSUThisIsMe Instagram Campaign, read on to find out more...

 
How Elections Work

An overview of the elections process

 
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 …

 
Using My Skills To Help Others
Hanea, sat on a bench smiling at the camera

Hanea Tamer is a second year law student at CU Coventry. A member of the Student Warden Team, Student Wellbeing & Mental Health Team and the Co-Officer for the Safer Living Community. Hanea is also a REP and a member of the new student staff team for the University Ambassadors!

 
Fashion in Fargo

The options that spring to mind when thinking about shopping tend to be places like New Look, Topshop and JD, however if you venture down a little further, there's a hidden gem, Fargo Village.

 
Support in light of the recent student death

Many of you will have heard the recent tragic news that a Coventry University student has died in a hall of residence. We want you to know there is support available for anyone affected or experiencing distress.

 
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.

 
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.

 
How to choose your Role! (Coventry University)

A breakdown of which roles you can nominate yourself for!

 
What is CUSU Sustainability?
A stand at our Green Fair 2019

CUSU Sustainability is all about making it easier to be greener and raising the profile of environmental issues locally and nationally. Last year our work earned us a Green Impact Award, we can't wait to see what you help us achieve this year!

 
Volunteering Case Study - Odion!

"Volunteering Has Given Me Friends For Life"

 
Quick 5 Minute Survey - Tell us How You Are and Have a Chance to WIn £20 in Amazon Vouchers!

How are you settling in this term? Complete this survey to have your voice heard and influence how universities and students’ unions support you during your studies.

 
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!

 
Get Connected with a CUSU Peer Mentor!

Want to make the most of your university experience? Want to gain insight & support from existing students?
We have fantastic Peer Mentors waiting to meet you!

 
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!

 
Get Your Student Oyster Card

Make sure you're getting discounted travel in London with CUSU's guide to getting your TfL Student Oyster photocard

 
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!

 
#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

 
Volunteering has given me friends for life

Odion Ibadin is a 3rd year law student from Nigeria and for the past few years, she has been one of the University’s most prolific student volunteers.

“It all began in my first year when I saw the variety of volunteering opportunities that were open to me,” said Odion.

 
Become a Halls Rep!

Are you living at Godiva Place, Bishop Gate, Priory Hall or Cycle Works Halls of Accommodation? We need you!

 
Free LGBT+ Films & Content curated by Leeds Queer Film Festival

Leeds Queer Film Festival are curating a programme of LGBT+ fiction and non-fiction movies for all to enjoy.

 
 

Why be an NUS Conference Delegate?

Nominations are open for NUS Conference Delegates but... what do they actually do? And why might you want to be one?

Sport Coventry & Akuma Showcase

The new partnership between Sport Coventry and Akuma Sports was celebrated with a visit from our kit suppliers.

National Care Leavers Week 2020

At CUSU, National Care Leaver’s Week is an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the successes of care leavers at our university, and to highlight the support and opportunities available to care leavers across the Coventry University group. It’s also an opportunity to challenge negative perceptions and change the narrative of the care system. Find out what we'll be doing this week ...

Volunteer for the EDI Committee

We're looking for student volunteers to participate in the Equality Diversity & Inclusion Committee on campus.

Stopping Half-Term Hunger #EveryKidMatters

Excess Welcome Boxes donated to London Foodbanks to stop half-term hunger and give treats to kids!

This week, Coventry University Students’ Union London Team has donated its excess Welcome Boxes to London Foodbanks to stop half-term hunger and give treats to kids!

Take Part in our Black History Month 'This Is Me' Campaign

We love when our students wear their pride and we are constantly working to ensure that we create an environment where students can celebrate their Black culture, whenever, and however they want! This Black History Month we want Black students to join in our #CUSUThisIsMe Instagram Campaign, read on to find out more...

Are you a woman making local change happen?

The Fawcett Society fund female activists whose ideas and experience have made positive change in local communities...

Quick 5 Minute Survey - Tell us How You Are and Have a Chance to WIn £20 in Amazon Vouchers!

How are you settling in this term? Complete this survey to have your voice heard and influence how universities and students’ unions support you during your studies.

BHM Your Story: Chidera on Black Maternal Mortality Rates

In this Black History Month Blog, hear from Chidera, on the topic of racial inequalities in pregnancy and childbirth, as they draw attention to this critical issue.

BHM Your Story: Obinna on Education

In the second our Black History Month Blog series, Obinna discusses why inclusive education is crucial to tackling inequalities, and how Coventry University Students Union aims to improve the education experience of Black Students moving forward...