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Current location: Coventry

 

About the Campaign

Engage to Achieve is a campaign designed to encourage students to keep engaging with their classes all throughout the year. 

For most of us, learning online might be something that is new and we would like to know how you have been getting on and if you have any top tips for your fellow students on how to get the best out of learning online.

As a little gift for participating, we will have lots of opportunities to win prizes throughout the campaign.

Take a look at last year's entries!
 

Ways to Get Involved:

 

1. Sign up for the Engage to Achieve virtual focus group

This will be your chance to talk about what it's been like to learn online this year, what motivates you to log into your classes and why you might choose to skip a particular class. It'll be totally anonymous. We just want to learn more from your experience to add to new research which will go towards improving your experience and the experience of others.

Click here to sign up for the upcoming virtual focus group.

Wednesday 18th March 4pm-5pm

 First 10 people to sign up and come to the event will get a £10 amazon voucher

2. Send us a Video or Orginal News Article 

This will be your chance to talk about what it's been like to learn online this year, what motivates you to log into your classes and why you might choose to skip a particular class. It'll be totally anonymous. We just want to learn more from your experience to add to new research which will go towards improving your experience and the experience of others. You video or original news article will be posted on cusu.org as an article written or recorded by you.

How to submit:

  • Submit a short 1 minute max video or short news article (500 word max) sharing your experience learning online with your top tips to help other students get the best out their learning experience! Nothing too formal just words from you to share with other students!
  • Submit your video or news article, click here to access the dashboard.
  • Need some inspiration? Check out the submissions made last time.

 First 5 people to submit a blog or video will get a £10 amazon voucher (Subject to approval)

3. Fill out a form to let us know your thoughts

  • We'll gather your feedback on what it's been like to learn online this year, what motivates you to log into your classes and why you might choose to skip a particular class. We just want to learn more from your experience to add to new research which will go towards improving your experience and the experience of others.
  • You can choose to give us your contact details or to be anonymous
  • Click here to access the form

Complete the survey to be entered into a prize draw to win 1 out of 10 £10 Amazon vouchers

Last entries: 23rd March 2021 at 23:59 

Winners announced: 30th March 2021

For questions email ac8515@coventry.ac.uk

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Support Resources 

Here is some useful information to support you with your studies:

The CUSU Academic Wellbeing Campaign 

Academic Wellbeing is all about equipping you with the tools, techniques and support to help you study. Click here to view the resources and sign up for the events!

Digital Kitbag

This kitbag will give you all the tools and knowledge you need to successfully get started with your studies. 

From downloading Microsoft office to planning your workload, it’s there to help all students feel empowered with technology and become more digitally savvy!

Click here to access the Digital Kitbag.

Digital Leaders

Student Digital Leaders will soon be delivering mini webinars and helping to creating resources to support you with your Digital Skills at Uni.  To find out more about Digital Leaders and to register your interest in joining in on the activities, please contact Deb on ab0018@coventry.ac.uk

Peer Mentoring

For further support, there are many programmes now available for you to connect with students for anything from finding your way around campus, to just talking to someone who knows how it really feels to be student at this time or for advice on how to study and learn more effectively. 

You can either download the VYGO app from the apple or playstore or visit http://coventry.vygoapp.com/ for direct desktop log through single sign on. There are hundreds of student mentors ready and eager to help support others!

Coventry.domains

Every student of the Coventry University now has free access to generate their very own web hosting space whilst at University.  They can get started by visiting: https://coventry.domains/students/ where there are also tools to help learn the skills needed to create an awesome website https://coventry.domains/support/

LinkedIn Learning

Every student has free access to LinkedIn Learning, this is a great resource full of learning paths, course and videos covering a whole range of skill areas.  Students can upskill, learn new skills or simply use to reinforce knowledge a topic they are currently learning. 

To get started they simply need to activate their account by visiting this website.

Digital Badges

In development are lots of different badges and pathways to recognise not only those who are taking on new roles and exceeding but also those who are pro-actively pushing themselves by reaching out for support and developing personally, as this takes courage too.

Your univiersty has been trying to help with is that no student should feel left behind or demotivated through not knowing how to engage to technology – the tools above aim to support everyone to not only feel more confidence in themselves but on a level playing field when entering the (virtual) classroom or any situation.

 

Further reading:

A link to useful help with IT and downloading apps: https://coventryuniversity.service-now.com/itservices?id=kb_search&kb_knowledge_base=3524952adb81ff40edfa9693db961923

Advice for Studying Remotely

https://files.coventry.aula.education/20fc2e42d009b485692f76be073b73f3our_advice_for_studying_remotely.pdf

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