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Reps' Bulletin 03-04-2020

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

UCWH Charity Volunteer

As a small charity, UCWH rely on the skills and time of supporters to ensure they can continue with their vital work. Some of the roles can be carried out from your home, others require you to go to their office in University Hospital. From bringing in a few collection boxes from shops near to where you live to photographing our events, scanning documents to promoting our lottery there are many ways you can help.

Fareshare Volunteer

FareShare relies on volunteers and anticipates it will need many more people to help in the warehouses, vans and offices to create food orders and deliver them to charity and community partners. Anyone who is able to support those more vulnerable than themselves and is willing to help in the warehouse, office or on the vans, can register to show their interest.

Ideas Section Re-Launch

CUSU has re-released their Ideas Section, read the article for info on how to engage!

HackQuarantine

A people-focused hackathon bringing people together to use their skills to help combat the issues the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Alan Berry Building

No Detriment Policy Adopted

You asked us to pressure the University to adopt a No Detriment Policy, this afternoon they announced that they will. Full details on Monday.

Coventry Flames 2019-2020 Review

Coventry Flames Basketball complete their 2nd season in Basketball England's National League, finishing just outside the playoff spots.

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.

Sabb Q&A - April 1st

Join your President, and Vice Presidents for Education, Postgraduates, and Welfare with updates on the No Detriment Policy, Accommodation Contracts, NUS Conference, PGSU, and how to share Your Ideas.

Supercook | Cook amazing food with what you have in!

By listing any ingredients that you have lying around Supercook will tell you how to turn these into a tasty meal! Waste less and shop less - everybody wins!

Supercook | Cook amazing food with what you have in!

By listing any ingredients that you have lying around Supercook will tell you how to turn these into a tasty meal! Waste less and shop less - everybody wins!

Support & Guidance For Students With Disabilities

We know that as students with a disability or a long-term condition, the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic may bring additional challenges or concern. We have put together a list of resources, support and information specifically for students with disabilities, from how to get help with essentials to accessing medical and disability support remotely. Read on to find out more...

Volunteer in London against COVID-19

We have collated a list of organisations leading in each Borough the fight back against Coronavirus.

Recap of our time in Isolation

Here's some of the things we've been getting up to whilst the country is Isolating!

Societies Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

Our official Shortlist for the Societies Awards 2020 has been announced and you can find out all about it here!

Netflix: Crip Camp

Uncover the wonderful hidden history of the American disabled rights movement.

Reps' Bulletin 27-03-2020

What's on for Reps next week?

Become An Instant Volunteer

In a quick 8 minute video found at the link below, it will go through some tips and tricks that can help you become a UK Digital Buddy. The video will show how being aware and using the knowledge you may already have with technology can help a person reconnect to the world around them. Learning how simple efforts can make a massive difference for an elderly member of the public can literally change lives!

Mental Health Matters - Coventry Safe Haven

Are you feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed, or that things are too much for you?
Don’t know where to turn to get mental health support?
Are your usual sources of support closed?

 
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Shut Down but Scratching – Shoot Festival presents an online scratch night

Local artists invited to apply for £200 commissions to create new work.

 
Coventry Comedy Festival 2020 cancelled with a view to rescheduling

Coventry Comedy Festival 2020 announce cancellation with a view to rescheduling to a date later in the year.

 
Coventry Festival of Running Announces Rescheduling

Following discussions with authorities, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that the 2020 event is being rescheduled to a date later in the year. We want to bring the very best atmosphere and event to runners and spectators and current circumstances would prevent this.

 
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

 
Blood Brothers returns to the Belgrade Theatre

Lyn Paul leads her final tour as Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s emotionally charged musical

 
The Slightly Annoying Elephant stomps into Coventry

Acclaimed puppetry company Little Angel Theatre adapt David Walliams’ story for the stage.

 
AWARD-WINNING HARRY POTTER ILLUSTRATOR, LEVI PINFOLD @THEALBANY FOR ONE OF JUST THREE UK EVENTS

Celebrating the publication of The Goblet of Fire – House Edition, the Albany Theatre is delighted to be hosting just one of three UK events with illustrator, Levi Pinfold

 
Festival of Running 2020 Entries Now Open!

Organisers of the Coventry Festival of Running have opened early bird entries this morning for the 2020 event, which will take place over two weekends in March and April 2020.

 
Celebrate Black History Month at the Belgrade Theatre

Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre is gearing up for a series of celebrations next month as Black History Month returns in October 2019.

 
N. J. Crisp’s Dangerous Obsession comes to the Belgrade Theatre

Following their critically acclaimed UK tour and West End run of Anthony Horowitz’s Mindgame, Angela Browne Ltd return to Coventry this autumn with another compulsive psychological thriller.

 
Frankenfic: Belgrade Theatre and Big ComfyBookshop launch horror story competition

Fancy yourself as the next Mary Shelley?
Submit your Frankenstein-inspired films and stories for a chance to win.

 
Imagineer’s Bridge - A new outdoor experience

Bridge is a new outdoor experience created by artists and engineers and inspired by real
life stories of bridging divides.

 
Coventry Comedy Festival 2020

After leaving the city in stitches with it's 2019 line up, Coventry Comedy Festival is coming back bigger and even funnier - if you thought that was possible - for 2020!

 
Food and Drink

When it comes to Food and Drink you might be surprised by the amount of choice you'll find here in Coventry.

 
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 03-04-2020

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

 
NUS National Conference Staff Report

In early April we took 9 students to Glasgow to take part in NUS National Conference. NUS has had a difficult year so Grace, Paul, John and I attended also.

 
Reps' Bulletin 27-03-2020

What's on for Reps 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 September 2019

Take a look at what has been happening in the world of higher education this September!

 
Reps' HE Newsletter August 2019

Take a look at what has been going on in the world of higher education in August 2019!

 
Reps' HE Newsletter July 2019

Take a look at what has been going on in the world of higher education in July 2019!

 
Reps' HE Newsletter June 2019

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

 
The 6 Best Places to go in Coventry on your First Date

Are you ready to make a good first impression and have your best date ever? We're going to help you with some date ideas just a hop, skip and jump away from your front doorstep.

 
Reps' HE Newsletter May 2019

Find out what has been happening in the world of higher education this month...

 
Staying Social During Social Distancing

Check out our top 4 Apps for staying social!

 
Civil Service Internship for 1st Year Undergrads

The Civil Service are offering a 1 week expenses paid internship for 1st Year Undergraduates from diverse backgrounds

 
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.

 
Ding! Ding! Microwaves are coming to campus!
A graphic of a microwave is shown with a blue and orange background. The words "Ding! Ding! Mic

The wait is almost over - microwaves are coming to Coventry University London Campus

 
The Gosford Street Journal - Important Update

Take a look at what's going on at the Investment Society!

 
Meet your 2019/20 Student Representatives!

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

 
Fareshare Volunteer

FareShare relies on volunteers and anticipates it will need many more people to help in the warehouses, vans and offices to create food orders and deliver them to charity and community partners. Anyone who is able to support those more vulnerable than themselves and is willing to help in the warehouse, office or on the vans, can register to show their interest.

 
The Gosford Street Journal - Special Edition

Take a look at what's going to happen at the Investment Society!

 
UCWH Charity Volunteer

As a small charity, UCWH rely on the skills and time of supporters to ensure they can continue with their vital work. Some of the roles can be carried out from your home, others require you to go to their office in University Hospital. From bringing in a few collection boxes from shops near to where you live to photographing our events, scanning documents to promoting our lottery there are many ways you can help.

 
The Gosford Street Journal - Elections, Councillor George Duggins, David Glick

Take a look at what's going on at the Investment Society!

 
FBL Reps Newsletter - December 2018

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

 
Become An Instant Volunteer

In a quick 8 minute video found at the link below, it will go through some tips and tricks that can help you become a UK Digital Buddy. The video will show how being aware and using the knowledge you may already have with technology can help a person reconnect to the world around them. Learning how simple efforts can make a massive difference for an elderly member of the public can literally change lives!

 
Investment Society - Mark Slater, Trip to MFS Investment Management, Elections

Take a look at what's going to happen at the Investment Society!

 
Telephone Befriender for Age UK

With much of the population reducing contact and interactions to avoid spreading the Covid-19 virus, those of weak or of age will have minimal contact with people. This can quickly lead to very lonely people nationwide! The telephone befriender offers a service for people over 60 years old and will help schedule phone calls with volunteers just to check up and have a quick chat.

 
Investment Society - Jurga Zilinskiene, Mebane Faber, CUSU Awards

Take a look at what's going on at the Investment Society!

 
Volunteer against Covid-19

We have opportunities to volunteer in key roles to combat the effects of Covid-19. Can you help out at Trussell Trust Food Bank? Or become an NHS Volunteer Responder? Click the article to find out if you are eligible and sign up!

 
Facebook offers to pay for your voice recording

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

 
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.

 
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!

 
Investment Society - Financial Futures Conference

Take a look at what is going to happen in the Investment Society!

 
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.

 
Coventry Festival of Running Reschedule

The organisers of Coventry Festival of Running have made the decision to reschedule April’s event.

 
From Zero to Masters Hero!

When Bashir Gharwal came to the UK in 2010 from his native country of Afghanistan, he could not speak very much English. Now he is recognised as the joint recipient of the Coventry University Students' Union - Student Of The Year Award.

 
Investment Society - Simon Zutshi and Upcoming Events

Take a look at what is going to happen in the Investment Society!

 
Coventry Half Marathon Award

Who’s the person you know who deserves to be at the heart of one of Coventry’s biggest events?
We’ve teamed up with BBC CWR to find out who YOU think should officially start the Coventry Half Marathon and 5k, in our Festival of Running event in April.

 
Myton, Management and Me

Sometimes our students go above and beyond to help others using their own sense of community and second-year business management student, Sumaiya Iftee is a prime example.

 
Investment Society - George Kinder, Winter Ball, Brian Harper CFA

Take a look at what is going to happen in the Investment Society!

 
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

 
Half Marathon Route revealed!

Take in the City Centre's medieval and modern streets before heading out into leafy countryside lanes and the highest point, then it's downhill to the finish!

 
I came to Coventry and saw the world!

Zuzanna Mleczak is a Business Administration student who rarely stands still and fills all her spare time keeping busy – in fact, she is a shining example of a student who is making the most of her time at Uni by packing in as much as she can!

 
Investment Society - Women in Business Conference, George Kinder

Take a look at what is going to happen in the Investment Society!

 
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.

 
Support & Guidance For Students With Disabilities

We know that as students with a disability or a long-term condition, the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic may bring additional challenges or concern. We have put together a list of resources, support and information specifically for students with disabilities, from how to get help with essentials to accessing medical and disability support remotely. Read on to find out more...

 
Top 10 Running Tips

A guest post from our partners at Coventry College to get you in shape for race day

 
Investment Society - House Party, Italian Society

Take a look at what is going to happen in the Investment Society!

 
Accommodation Contracts and Coronavirus

We have written to all accommodation providers in the city to make clear CUSU's position that students should not be penalised for taking precautions to protect their health and the health of others.

 
It's the moment you've been waiting for...

Time to unveil our Festival of Running 2020 T-Shirt reveal!

 
Exam Support & Adjustments FAQ's

Wondering how you can access support, adjustments and individual arrangements for exams? See our FAQ's here...

 
Coventry University - The Dream-Maker!

When Basel Dalatieh was a young boy growing up in Syria, his one big ambition was to visit Madrid in Spain because it is the home to the football team that he has supported all his life, Real Madrid.

 
Investment Society - Paris Update, Volunteering/Fundraising

Take a look at what is going to happen in the Investment Society!

 
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.

 
Supercook | Cook amazing food with what you have in!

By listing any ingredients that you have lying around Supercook will tell you how to turn these into a tasty meal! Waste less and shop less - everybody wins!

 
Coronavirus Scams

Sadly, there are people who will try to us the current situation to take advantage of others, especially via email, social media, and text. We've rounded up some of the current scams along with how you can report them.

 
Free tickets to the National Running Show for all entrants

We're delighted to invite all our runners to the National Running Show at the NEC on January 25/26 for free (price usually £10)

 
A Solo Journey From War To Peace

There is a song from Miss Saigon called ‘The movies in my mind’ and the life that Oil and Gas student Marcus Solo has led, would be worthy of any Hollywood script and while he was talking, the movie of his life was literally playing in my mind.

 
Investment Society - First Aid Training, Big Social, Halloween

Take a look at what is going to happen in the Investment Society!

 
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.

 
Recap of our time in Isolation

Here's some of the things we've been getting up to whilst the country is Isolating!

 
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!

 
Help Us Close The Gap

Want to help us close the BME attainment gap at University? We’d love to hear about your student experience.
Our research interviews are approaching the final stages and CUSU are looking for their last round of students to take part in research interviews with our student leaders, aiming to understand the experience of Black, Asian and Mintority Ethnic Students at Coventry University. Read on to find out more...

 
Wear It Pink Charity Event

Thank you for Friday 18th October (Wear It Pink, Breast Cancer Now). Everyone was so incredibly generous!

 
Investment Society - WIB, Elections, Socials, and Film Night!

Take a look at what is going to happen in the Investment Society!

 
No Detriment Policy Adopted
The Alan Berry Building

You asked us to pressure the University to adopt a No Detriment Policy, this afternoon they announced that they will. Full details on Monday.

 
Supercook | Cook amazing food with what you have in!

By listing any ingredients that you have lying around Supercook will tell you how to turn these into a tasty meal! Waste less and shop less - everybody wins!

 
Societies Awards 2020 Shortlist Announced

Our official Shortlist for the Societies Awards 2020 has been announced and you can find out all about it here!

 
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.

 
Mental Health Matters - Coventry Safe Haven

Are you feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed, or that things are too much for you?
Don’t know where to turn to get mental health support?
Are your usual sources of support closed?

 
RATE YOUR PROPERTY

We want to know what you think of where you live. Is it safe? Well-maintained and Value for money?

 
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.

 
Getting home using a taxi or minicab

Whether you are coming home from a night out or getting about the city in the evenings, getting a taxi or a minicab is a sensible choice. To help you stay safe, here are some tips…

 
The Do's & Don'ts of On-Campus Dating

For SHAG Week 2019 the LGBT+ Student Community worked with Gaydar.net - the online-dating specialists for LGBTQ people, to bring you some advice when it comes to dating on-campus! Read on to find out more...

 
Crisp Packet Recycling
Crisp packet recycling box

Your empty crisp packets don't have to go to landfill.

 
Volunteering Gave Me Confidence

When Randa Alsomali (pictured) from Saudi Arabia was considering where to do her Master’s degree, she did a lot of research before choosing to come to Coventry and, in the end, she is really glad she did!

 
HackQuarantine

A people-focused hackathon bringing people together to use their skills to help combat the issues the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
Coventry Flames 2019-2020 Review

Coventry Flames Basketball complete their 2nd season in Basketball England's National League, finishing just outside the playoff spots.

 
Sabb Q&A - April 1st

Join your President, and Vice Presidents for Education, Postgraduates, and Welfare with updates on the No Detriment Policy, Accommodation Contracts, NUS Conference, PGSU, and how to share Your Ideas.

 
Student Media are HIRING!

We're looking for passionate students with a strong interest in media or communications. Sounds like you?

 
Volunteer against Covid-19

We have opportunities to volunteer in key roles to combat the effects of Covid-19. Can you help out at Trussell Trust Food Bank? Or become an NHS Volunteer Responder? Click the article to find out if you are eligible and sign up!

 
Student Minds - Coronavirus - Mental Health Resources

We understand that the outbreak of COVID-19 can create worry and distress for people in the university community. At Student Minds we are collating guidance and developing resources to support you with this. We hope to update this page regularly with new information as it becomes available.

 
Erasmus Society become ESN Coventry!

We have officially become a part of ESN UK!

 
Society Award Nominations now open!

The Society Awards recognise the amazing achievements of societies, events, committees and members this year. Nominations are open now, winners will be revealed on Friday 24th April at the Society Awards Night.

 
From Nothing To The World At Her Feet

If you had to sum up Elena Miron in five words, you’d be hard pressed to find them because there are so many that would apply, but the five that truly suit her are: inspirational, motivated, grateful, compassionate and visionary.

 
Travel as often as you like this Easter

Whether you’re a fresher or a third year, being a university student can mean little time (or money) to see the ones you love.

 
Introducing your NEW Campus Executive Team!

Your new Representative Team!

 
BUCS qualification shoot

Stage one in the BUCS qualification shoots. Additional shoots will be organised over the next few weeks.

 
Festival of Running 2020 Entries Now Open!

Organisers of the Coventry Festival of Running have opened early bird entries this morning for the 2020 event, which will take place over two weekends in March and April 2020.

 
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 12th – 19th October 2019

To mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week we want to let you know that if you have experienced or witnessed harassment because of your race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, faith or any other reason you can report it online at www.coventry.ac.uk/harassment

 
Welcome Week Beach Clean

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the Welcome Week Beach Clean. Find out how we got on (and what the most littered item on the planet is)

 
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.

 
Volunteer in London against COVID-19

We have collated a list of organisations leading in each Borough the fight back against Coronavirus.

 
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.

 
Elections Guidance Spring 2020

Some guidance on the rules and regulations of the CUSU Spring Elections 2020. Nominations open on 30th January!

 
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.

 
From 22st junk food addict to Ultra-Marathon runner

How running and healthy eating changed Trevor's life.

 
Ideas Section Re-Launch

CUSU has re-released their Ideas Section, read the article for info on how to engage!

 
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!

 
Why student volunteering matters

Volunteering is a great way to enhance skills and give back to the community. During Student Volunteering Week, students are encouraged to find opportunities that best suit their interests

 
Career expectations are ‘matching reality’ among MBA graduates, global survey finds

Group announces Access MBA tour in London on 8 February which will bring together top international business schools from across Europe and North America

 
TOTUM

The new name for NUS Extra, a national student discount platform. It includes over 200 discounts and includes a 1-year free ISIC Card. Get your TOTUM card now, or install the TOTUM app to find out more.

 
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 we thinking about volunteering all wrong?

Organisations need to better understand how they provide value to individuals and the broader network, not just meet the needs of a specific program, as we move towards a more decentralised world of doing good, writes Ebony Gaylor from REDxFutures.

 
Dominos

Buy one get one free *every day*! Just use PIZZA241 at the checkout.

 
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.

 
Netflix: Crip Camp

Uncover the wonderful hidden history of the American disabled rights movement.

 
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!

 
Working for the UN is my dream

It is so hard not to be impressed on a first meeting with Loretta Obour, an MA student in International Relations. She lights up the room with her smile and her love for life and living is self-evident.

 
Protect Our Species

Nature is beautiful and thus it should be protected and sustained. Some of the major lessons I learnt from the animated movie Rio in 2011 is the beauty of nature and the importance of protecting endangered species.

 
Tenancy Agreement Checklist

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

 
Volunteering Gave Me Confidence

When Randa Alsomali (pictured) from Saudi Arabia was considering where to do her Master’s degree, she did a lot of research before choosing to come to Coventry and, in the end, she is really glad she did!

 
Volunteering Case Study - Odion!

"Volunteering Has Given Me Friends For Life"

 
Things to Do!

We want to keep you happy, healthy, and entertained! We've launched the Lockdown Lounge as place to host things for you, but we also want to collect all the things you've found that look fun, interesting or educational so we can share them with everyone else.

 
10 Top Tips to Protect Yourself against Identify Fraud
Someone holding a red credit card looking at a computer monitor with an online shopping site

Lots of students do not realize that their identity has been stolen until they receive a bad credit report or notice charges that they didn’t make. Here are 10 top tips to protect yourself against identity fraud.

 
Sheep run amok in the Hub

It was like a scene from “Carry on Farming” when the sheep from CUSU’s stress-busting event went berserk and did a runner in The Hub on Monday 29 April.

 
A coronavirus update for our members

There have been significant changes to how the University delivers its services. We want to update you on what we have been doing, what the University is doing, and how you can contact us.

 
Students want parents to be told in mental health crisis

Two-thirds of students support universities being able to warn parents if students have a mental health crisis, an annual survey suggests.

 
Spring Election Results

Time to meet your new officer and rep team for 2020-21

 
Suspension of face-to-face teaching

A statement from the University on the suspension of face-to-face teaching.

 
Student Wellbeing - Illustrations Content!

We spoke with two 3rd year illustration students Brittany and Carlo - who have created amazing content and workshops for our Wellbeing Community!

 
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.

 
Coronavirus Advice and Support

The university now has a dedicated page on the Student Portal for advice and support in relation to the new coronavirus outbreak.

 
Night Sky: Spot the International Space Station

The International Space Station will be viewable from the UK in the couple of weeks... can you spot it from your back garden?

 
Beat your exam stress by running for success

Come find out about the groups running and revising to beat the exam stress. Opportunities are available for War Memorial Park!

 
Sabbatical Officer Update - January

Some video updates from your Sabbatical Officers on what they have been working on recently!

 
How to deal with exam stress

Exam season can bring on levels of stress and burnout that can hinder your studies. Here are some handy tips on how to manage your anxiety

 
5 Tips for Self-Isolation and Social Distancing

We know that self-isolation & social distancing can feel challenging, read our 5 tips for self-care during this time and how we'll be supporting you with them

 
Dancing away stress!

If there ever was an example of how ‘the Coventry way’ has influenced our students, then Roman is a prime candidate.
The well-being of a student is something that Roman is passionate about. Talking to him coming to the end of his final year, and probably the most stressful time for a student, you couldn’t meet a more relaxed person. Why? Because his philosophy is to dance away the stress!

 
#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

 
How I learnt to love student life

Beth reveals how seeking help about her mental health problems transformed her university experience.

 
Become a Halls Rep!

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

 
5 Steps To Mental Wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.

 
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.

 
Self-isolation Sing-along

Join In With A Traditional Cockney Singalong From Your Living Room Every Thursday. Musician Tom Carradine is best-known as the host of Cockney London based singalongs but that's all on pause for the time being, but he's still keeping people's spirits up by running weekly Self-Isolation Singalongs.

 
Join the International Buddy App

Are you an International Student who would like a friendly voice to offer guidance and support? Or maybe you'd like to be that friendly voice?

 
How do you spend your time between classes?

You probably have gaps between lectures, are you making the most of them?