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Covid-19 Updates from the Employability Department

If you have any concerns or questions in regards to your CUSU Add+Vantage Module, Leadership Awards, or CUSU Awards, please refer to the text below.

CUSU Module Contacts

For Module help, please contact employability.su@coventry.ac.uk For the Attention Of the relevant lecturer:

Debra Jackson; 

  • A102CES & A202CES Teacher Training Taster
  • A202CSU Placements in Schools
  • A212CSU Work Experience & Graduate Employability Skills
  • A302CSU Placements in Schools

Mohammed Abdullahi;

  • A101CSU, A201CSU & A301CSU Volunteering in the Community
  • A201CES Effective Communication Skills
  • A204CSU & A304CSU Students' Union Work Experience: Project Placement
  • A301CES Effective Communication Skills

Ruth Randell & Marian White;

  • A109CSU, A209CSU & A309CSU Introduction to British Sign Language
  • A219CSU & A319CSU Intermediate British Sign Language

Kevin Coyne;

  • A201CAR Career Development & Employability
  • A206CSU & A306CSU Students' Union Work Experience: Sports & Societies
  • A302CAR Developing Your Career

 

CUSU Placement Students

Please find below answers to some of your frequently asked questions.

My placement supervisor has cancelled my placement, what do I do?

If your supervisor has contacted you directly to cancel or postpone your placement please forward the email to employability.su@coventry.ac.uk.

I haven’t done all the hours I need for the assessment, what do I do?

You can continue your placement remotely, please speak to your supervisors for further support.

You can also attempt the assessment from a theoretical perspective, based on the lectures slides, class discussions and reading material provided in the class. Furthermore, you could also do the assignment drawing on any previous placement you have done.

My supervisor is expecting me in for placement but I’m scared, what can I do?

No supervisor is expecting you to come during this period. But if you receive such an email, please forward it to employability.su@coventry.ac.uk.

I haven’t even started my placement yet, I was going to do the hours in an intensive week, what do I do know?

You can continue your placement remotely for some departments. Please contact your supervisor for further detail.

You can also attempt the assessment from a theoretical perspective, based on the lectures slides, class discussions and reading material provided in the class. Furthermore, you could do the assignment drawing on any previous placement you have conducted.

Our team will be posting guidance on CUMoodle over the next week to help you meet the learning outcomes in your coursework, as you should still attempt the coursework.

Volunteering Students

Please find below answers to some of your frequently asked questions.

My charity/organisation has cancelled my volunteering, what do I do?

If your charity/organisation has contacted you directly to cancel or postpone your volunteering please forward the email to employability.su@coventry.ac.uk.

I haven’t done all the hours I need for the assessment, what do I do?

You can still volunteer online for some organisations. Please search for organisations that offer these volunteering opportunities. We have also created a list for you to find some online volunteering opportunities here

You can also attempt the assessment from a theoretical perspective, based on the lecture slides, discussions and reading material provided in the class. Furthermore, you could do the assignment drawing on any previous volunteering you have conducted.

My organisation is expecting me in for volunteering but I’m scared, what can I do?

If you don’t want to continue your volunteering, you need to email your supervisor in the charitable organisation to inform them that you will be stopping your volunteering and thanking them for the opportunity. You also need to copy employability.su@coventry.ac.uk into this email so that we have a record of your decision. Finally, our team are working hard to provide guidance to support you to meet the learning outcomes in your coursework with limited volunteering experience.

I haven’t even started my volunteering yet, I was going to do the hours in an intensive week, what do I do know?

You can still volunteer online for some organisations. Please search for organisations that offer these volunteering opportunities. We have also created a list for you to find some opportunities here

You can attempt the assessment from a theoretical perspective, based on the discussions and reading material provided in the class. Furthermore, you could do the assignment drawing on any previous volunteering you have conducted.

Our team will be posting guidance on CUMoodle over the next week to help you meet the learning outcomes in your coursework, as you should still attempt the coursework.

BSL Assessments Support

After numerous emails from students regarding the completion of their BSL Module, this is the current situation.  As you will be aware all face to face lectures have been cancelled and replaced with pre-recorded PowerPoints.   Below is FAQ’s

What do I do now lectures have been suspended

If you go online when your normal lesson would have taken place, we will be available for an online chat providing advice for your theoretical essays (LO2 and LO3) and to answer any questions you may have.

Please keep an eye on Moodle as PowerPoints are available, there are links to videos which we recommend you watch.

Signing Skills Assessments

For those students who have completed this, feedback will be provided shortly. 

I didn’t do my signing assessment what do I do?

This will now be completed via a video chat at a mutually agreed date/time.  Please get in touch with me as soon as possible via email:  employability.su@coventry.ac.uk 

There are videos available on week 1 – week 6 on Moodle for you to review and refresh your signing skills.

How do I get more information about written assessments?

Please look at the assessment guidelines in Moodle.

You are welcome to contact us with any queries.

Leadership Awards

The Leadership Award is a great way for you demonstrate the skills you have built as part of the extra-curricular activity you have conducted as part of your time at University.

You don't have to wait until we are back on campus to access it. Our last applications were reviewed in March and will be released electronically by the end of the month, but it doesn't have to stop there. Use this time to reflect on the experiences you have had so far and get support for the Leadership Award. Not sure where to begin with your Leadership Award? Applied but got down-graded?

If you have any other concerns

If you have any academic concerns or concerns around any aspect of student life  please visit

https://share.coventry.ac.uk/students/Pages/coronavirus-advice-and-support.aspx

CUSU has been working hard to support you during this time please visit

https://www.cusu.org for more information.

Try these website, to access information about how you can access the library 

 https://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/student-support/academic-support/lanchester-library/locate/

https://libguides.coventry.ac.uk/LSFAQs

Also this could help you during this time also

https://libguides.coventry.ac.uk/online_teaching

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Digital Volunteering - Volunteer from the comfort of your room!

We have opportunities to volunteer from the comforts of your own space! With a wonderful and diverse range of activities, from wildlife conservation to translations you can make a positive difference in the world from your fingertips.

 

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