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Meet Your New Volunteering Community Officer || Alexandra Nebancea

Alexandra has been a key member of the Volunteering Community, from project leading on Make A Difference Days, attending Volunteering Community meetings and being a leading member of the Student Volunteer Team

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

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

Sports Administrator

We are looking to recruit an Administrator to support the administration of sporting entries, fixtures, transport and other adhoc administration for Coventry University Students’ Union.

Autumn Election Question Time

On Tuesday 15th of October we hosted Question Time for the Autumn Elections. Click on the link within the article to watch the recording!

Volunteering Newsletter - 16th October

Get all the information about what's going on in the Volunteering Community! With new opportunities added every week, you won't want to miss out!

WIB tickets are on sale!

Women in Business Conference tickets are on sale now!
You can get them from CUSU Investment mini page or in the Hub. All proceeds will be donated to Coppafeel!

Bungalow life: The students living sustainably on campus

The Sustainability Bungalow at Keele University is home to students who spend a year learning to live sustainably.

As a new group of students move in at the start of the current academic year, photographer Alice Zoo meets last year's residents and learns how it changed their outlook.

Sustainability Skills Survey

Share your thoughts on where you study and your future employment to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic £500 or one of ten £50 second prizes!

Nominations now open for our Black History Month awards...

We're looking for nominations for our BHM19 awards. This year we are recognizing the achievements and contributions from staff, students and members of the Coventry community. We have a number of categories including Community Champions and Staff Recognition awards. Click here to find out more and nominate now!

We're Coming Out For LGBT+

Today is National Coming Out Day - And CUSU are coming out in support for LGBT+ ...
Read on to find out more about the day and support available for coming out.

Vacancy: Campus Engagement Manager

Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) have an exciting career opportunity within a student-led, value-driven, membership organisation. We are looking for an individual who will strategically deliver our activities, services and events at various locations in Coventry University London (Central London), CU London (East London) and CU Scarborough to produce high standards of delivery smoothly. This post will be based at our Coventry University London Campus.

Wellbeing & Mental Health Newsletter 08.10

Find out what's going on in the Wellbeing & Mental Health Community this week!

Help Us Change The Narrative This Black History Month...

Want to help close the attainment gap? Want to tell your story? Want the world to see what you do? We have a range of opportunities for you this Black History Month. Read on to find out more...

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

Vacancy: Student Social Media Assistants CU Scarborough

Are you a student at CU Scarborough and are looking for part-time work? Are you confident using social media to promote events and activities? Then look no further and come and work for us!

Become a Disabled Students Commissioner

The OfS (Office for Students) are seeking six commissioners for the Disabled Students' Commission (DSC). Read more to find out how to be involved with this amazing opportunity.

Reps' HE Newsletter September 2019

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

 
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SIMPLY THE BEST! Totally Tina celebrates its 10th year on stage at the Belgrade Theatre

30 Years after Tina Turner’s now iconic rendition of (Simply) The Best was first released, top tribute act Totally Tina is joining the celebrations with a welcome return visit to the Belgrade Theatre on Wednesday 6 November.

 
Belgrade Theatre gets Messy with Zoo Co’s fully relaxed family show

Developed in partnership with the ADHD Foundation, Messy is performed by a mixed Deaf and hearing cast with Sign Supported English, and runs for four 50-minute performances on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October.

 
WHERE’S WALLY? THE BIG MUSEUM HUNT

This half-term, look out for Wally who will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including a visit to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry.

 
Horrible Histories Live returns to Coventry with a half-term double-bill

Get ready for even more guts and gore this October when The Birmingham Stage Company return to the Belgrade Theatre with a Horrible Histories half-term double-bill.

 
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.

 
Experience a Spectacular High-Flying Performance in the City Centre

Come and see a spectacular performance – high above an audience on a building in Coventry city centre. HOME will combine high-flying aerial performance, choreography, projections and an electronic sound score.

 
A NEW programme to support rising business stars in Coventry & Warwickshire
Pictured (left to right): Megan Kaziow, Cheyenne Angliss, Sean Rose, Matthew Hammersley, Megan Snape

A new initiative has been launched to develop the next generation of business stars across Coventry and Warwickshire.

 
BISTROT PIERRE CELEBRATES 25TH BIRTHDAY WITH A MENU LIKE NO OTHER!

BISTROT Pierre is celebrating Coventry’s favourite flavours, with a special new menu – which has launched this week to celebrate the group’s 25th birthday.

 
Start the season with live music at the Belgrade Theatre

As the summer holidays come to a close, the party is just beginning at the Belgrade Theatre, with another great live music line-up kicking off the Autumn 2019 Season.

 
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.

 
Godiva Festival takes over Memorial Park

Coventry’s biggest music festival returned for another year.

 
Plans To Take Robot Day International

After a hugely successful robot event at the weekend, the organizers behind a major event in Coventry are planning to grow it locally and internationally...

 
Do you laugh enough? It can improve your health...

They say laughter is the best medicine, and we're inclined to agree based on these facts

 
£1.3 million investment to create new entertainment complex in Coventry city centre

A Coventry-based entrepreneur is investing £1.3 million to create a major entertainment
complex in the city centre – and regenerate a city landmark.

 
This Is Me campaign

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

 
Stars of Nativity! The Musical visit the 'real' St. Bernadette's

Kids from the cast of Nativity! The Musical went back to school with a visit to the real-life Coventry primary school made famous by the smash-hit Nativity! film series.

First used as the main location for the original 2009 movie, Holy Family RC Primary School in Keresley has continued to appear in successive installations, becoming well-known to Coventrians as the real-life St Bernadette’s.

 
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' HE Newsletter September 2019

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

 
We're Coming Out For LGBT+

Today is National Coming Out Day - And CUSU are coming out in support for LGBT+ ...
Read on to find out more about the day and support available for coming out.

 
Reps' HE Newsletter August 2019

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

 
Nominations now open for our Black History Month awards...

We're looking for nominations for our BHM19 awards. This year we are recognizing the achievements and contributions from staff, students and members of the Coventry community. We have a number of categories including Community Champions and Staff Recognition awards. Click here to find out more and nominate now!

 
Reps' HE Newsletter July 2019

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

 
Help Us Change The Narrative This Black History Month...

Want to help close the attainment gap? Want to tell your story? Want the world to see what you do? We have a range of opportunities for you this Black History Month. Read on to find out more...

 
Reps' HE Newsletter June 2019

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

 
How do you spend your time between classes?

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

 
Reps' HE Newsletter May 2019

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

 
An update on University Brexit preparations
The Alan Berry building

A joint communication from CUSU and the University. Read on for more information about how you may be affected by a deal, no-deal or a delayed brexit.

 
New Chair appointed to Students' Union Trustee Board
Jacqui Clements CUSU Chair of Trustees

Jacqui Clements has been appointed to chair the CUSU Board of Trustees.

 
HLS Reps Newsletter - February 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from HLS!

 
Top Tips – Insurance and Competition

Heading off to uni for the first time can be daunting, but with over 50 years’ experience in student insurance, the team at Endsleigh know a thing or two about surviving freshers’ week.

 
FBL Reps Newsletter - February 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from FBL!

 
Understanding Your Contract

SUAC’s Housing Guide to Private Renting.

 
EEC Reps Newsletter - February 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from EEC

 
Our Top 5 House Hunting Tips

Over the next year you may start to think about where to live after you move out of halls. The Students' Union Advice Centre team offer their top house-hunting tips.

 
The Students' Union Advice Centre: City Guide - Where to Live?

Looking to rent a student house or flat but unsure where?

 
FAH Reps Newsletter - February 2019

Check out all the latest Rep news from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities!

 
Pass the Popcorn

Where's your nearest Odeon cinema and what are the best films out this autumn/winter? Make the most of your TOTUM discount at the flicks.

 
Having problems with your student accommodation?

The Students' Union Advice Centre team offer tips on taking swift action should a problem arise with your student accommodation.

 
A Guide to CU Careers events for students in autumn '19

CareersFest and The Big Fair are coming up this October.

 
HLS Reps Newsletter - January 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from your Faculty!

 
EEC Reps Newsletter - January 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from your Faculty!

 
New starter in Reps - Meet Jack!

Jack Harvey is the new Student Voice Rep Coordinator for EEC.

 
FBL Reps Newsletter - January 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from your Faculty!

 
FAH Reps Newsletter - January 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from your Faculty!

 
FAH Reps Newsletter - December 2018

The FAH December Reps Newsletter is here!

 
FBL Reps Newsletter - December 2018

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

 
Immi Annoor - #ThisIsCUSU

Meet our current Coventry University London Campus Officer as part of our #ThisIsCUSU campaign to raise awareness of the Students' Union.

 
HLS Reps Newsletter - December 2018

Check out the December HLS Reps Newsletter!

 
EEC Reps Newsletter - December 2018

Check out the December edition of the Reps Newsletter!

 
EEC Reps Newsletter - November 2018

Check out news and updates from Reps in your faculty here!

 
HLS Reps Newsletter - November 2018

Check out news and updates from Reps in your faculty here!

 
FBL Reps Newsletter - November 2018

Check out news and updates from Reps in your faculty here!

 
FAH Reps Newsletter - November 2018

Check out news and updates from Reps in your faculty here!

 
Leadership, organisation, resilience: how university societies boost your employability

Extracurricular activities are more than just an add-on to your studies. The ‘soft skills’ you learn are prized by employers

 
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

 
The Ultimate Bar Crawl

Shake up your nights out with the ultimate bar crawl. Visit all of Coventry's favourite bars and pubs using this guide. Never look back on those boring, standard nights out again with your new, tailor made crawl experience!

 
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.

 
Autumn Election Question Time

On Tuesday 15th of October we hosted Question Time for the Autumn Elections. Click on the link within the article to watch the recording!

 
Sports Administrator

We are looking to recruit an Administrator to support the administration of sporting entries, fixtures, transport and other adhoc administration for Coventry University Students’ Union.

 
Guide to choosing a role...Autumn Elections 2019

All the help you need when choosing a role for the Autumn 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.

 
Vacancy: Campus Engagement Manager

Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) have an exciting career opportunity within a student-led, value-driven, membership organisation. We are looking for an individual who will strategically deliver our activities, services and events at various locations in Coventry University London (Central London), CU London (East London) and CU Scarborough to produce high standards of delivery smoothly. This post will be based at our Coventry University London Campus.

 
Guide to choosing a role...Autumn Elections 2019

All the help you need when choosing a role for the Autumn Elections!

 
Flames prepare for 2019-20

Coventry Flames Basketball prepares for their 2nd year in Basketball England's National League

 
A patchy picture: support for care leavers in higher education

Universities minister Chris Skidmore recently outlined the government’s expectations on the level of support all universities should be providing for care leavers to help them progress to, and succeed in higher education.

 
Support for Commuter Students

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

 
Teezer's Teaser

NOW OPEN IN COVENTRY
A retro themed 18 hole mini golf course, served up with outrageous cocktails and delicious street food. Are you looking for a new kind of fun? Something you can get a bit active as well as having a few beverages? This is the place for you. Teezer's is the newest addition to Coventry's array of night life fun.

 
October Update

Find out what i've been up to over the month of October.

 
Volunteering Newsletter - 16th October

Get all the information about what's going on in the Volunteering Community! With new opportunities added every week, you won't want to miss out!

 
Vacancy: Student Social Media Assistants CU Scarborough

Are you a student at CU Scarborough and are looking for part-time work? Are you confident using social media to promote events and activities? Then look no further and come and work for us!

 
A new year a new start!
Really good looking and amazing people running the best society ever!

Big things happening this year!

 
Elections Guidance Autumn 2019

Guidance on how to be involved in the elections and a short breakdown of the rules

 
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

 
Snowball Street Party

Were you one of the Sugar Babes biggest fans back in the day? Well you're in luck, because this December Mutya Buena herself will be visiting The Yard located in Coventry's city centre for a night to remember. With lots of special guest appearances this is one even you do not want to be missing!

 
WIB tickets are on sale!

Women in Business Conference tickets are on sale now!
You can get them from CUSU Investment mini page or in the Hub. All proceeds will be donated to Coppafeel!

 
Bungalow life: The students living sustainably on campus

The Sustainability Bungalow at Keele University is home to students who spend a year learning to live sustainably.

As a new group of students move in at the start of the current academic year, photographer Alice Zoo meets last year's residents and learns how it changed their outlook.

 
Vacancy: Welfare Advisor

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and committed individual who has a genuine interest in working with and supporting students at Coventry University, including our CUSU University groups in London and Scarborough. The successful post-holder will join our Students’ Union Advice Centre comprising of skilled and experienced advisors who are committed to contributing to improved outcomes for our students.

 
Guide to choosing a role...Autumn Elections 2019

All the help you need when choosing a role for the Autumn Elections!

 
Coventry Student Media student reaches the finals of ITV's Breaking Into the News 2019

Coventry third-year student and Phoenix Radio presenter Karen Bucknall talks about her experience on ITV as one of 10 regional finalists in Media Trust’s Breaking into News competition.

 
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!

 
One World Week!

One of my key priorities as the sabbatical officer for Internationalisation And Culture at CUSU was to create an event which celebrated the diversity of our student body as Coventry University is the home to students from various parts of the world.

 
CU Coventry Enhancement Wednesday Survey

We want your Feedback on Enhancement Wednesday!

 
Kasbah's Big Reveal

Kasbah, Kasbah, oh our beloved Kasbah. Once known as Colly we can all appreciate the ever growing changes blessed upon us. If you haven't heard already, Kasbah saw one of their biggest over hauls this summer, re-vamping all of their dance rooms one way or another and I think it's safe to say...we aren't disappointed.

 
'There's a lot of stigma': why do so few care leavers go to university?

The government is asking universities to step up their support for care leavers, but they can be hard to reach

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

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

 
Meet Your New Volunteering Community Officer || Alexandra Nebancea

Alexandra has been a key member of the Volunteering Community, from project leading on Make A Difference Days, attending Volunteering Community meetings and being a leading member of the Student Volunteer Team

 
Sustainability Skills Survey

Share your thoughts on where you study and your future employment to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic £500 or one of ten £50 second prizes!

 
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

 
Become a Disabled Students Commissioner

The OfS (Office for Students) are seeking six commissioners for the Disabled Students' Commission (DSC). Read more to find out how to be involved with this amazing opportunity.

 
International Day of Action against Contract Cheating - Poster Competition

The fourth International Day of Action against Contact Cheating (IDoA) organised by the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) is on 16th October 2019. Design a poster to combat Contract Cheating and be in with a chance to win a cash prize!  The deadline for entries is 11th October 2019.

 
Welcome to Black History Month 2019!
Black History Month

The theme this year is Changing the Narrative. We are set to get rid of the negative stereotypes associated with the black community and celebrate the wins of the black community; discuss topics such as mental health in the black community, improving the black student study experience and celebrating our roots and culture.

 
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)

 
Let's get pronouns right! Wear our pronoun badge!

CUSU are committed to respecting the importance of pronouns! The LGBT+ Student Community alongside the LGBTQ+ Staff Equality Forum have created free staff and student pronoun badges for 2019! Get yours now!

 
Top 10 Student Safety Tips - Out-and-About

CUSU’s Safer Living Team has compiled the following precautions to ensure your safety on the street.

 
Flames' 2nd year

Coventry Flames preapres for the 2nd year in Basketball England's National League

 
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.

 
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.

 
World Cancer Day Bake Sale

On Monday 4th February we hosted a bake sale for World Cancer Day

 
JJ's Glow Up

JJ’s (formerly Jumpin’ Jaks) has been a bastion of Coventry nightlife for over ten years. Famous for its atmosphere and huge events as well as its customer service, JJ’s packs in the crowds week after week and often reaches capacity. JJ's saw a cool new refurbishment to the outdoor area allowing for club goers to take a breath of fresh air after dancing the night away to some awesome tunes.

 
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.

 
Supermarket Food Waste Petition!

Are you sick and tired of seeing the astronomical amount of food that's wasted by supermarkets everyday??? If so, sign Fatima's petition today to help lobby supermarkets to be more green!

 
Best Decision I Ever Made...

When talking to 1st year student, Alexandra Nebancea, it was hard not to be caught up in her enthusiasm about life, the universe and everything!

 
Wellbeing & Mental Health Newsletter 08.10

Find out what's going on in the Wellbeing & Mental Health Community this week!

 
Protect your student ID card

Did you know sharing your ID card with another student could be a breach of the University regulation?

 
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

 
How recyclable is your food shop? - BBC News

New research suggests almost half of packaging used by major UK supermarkets can't be easily recycled or recycled at all.

 
From Student Volunteers to Sabbaticals and beyond!

At the Student Life Department, we've interviewed a few of our Sabbatical and ex-Sabbatical Officers to find out about their journey from Students, to Student Volunteers into the executive team and even further afield!

 
What can you do to support International mental health day?

A throwback into history and as to why this day celebrated is to raise awareness and educate the public to reduce the stigmas (negative attitudes and misconceptions) that surrounds mental illnesses.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Understanding Council Tax

Because you’re a student, when you move into your property you will be exempt from paying Council tax, something that will save you hundreds.

 
Go Sober For October!

Feeling the squeeze of your jeans, the emptiness of your wallet and haziness of your head after overdoing it this Welcome Festival? Join the Students' Union team for Octsober and help raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support

 
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.

 
Cleaning Hints and Tips

Cleaning and housework, those are two words most people hate to hear but living away from home means taking responsibility for the dreaded task of housework. We’ve put together a basic guide on cleaning tips and managing housework.

 
Simone Biles opens up on taking anti-anxiety medication

Simone Biles talks about her career, ambitions and how she copes with anxiety.

 
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!

 
Where to Live in Coventry

Coventry is a great place to live.  It is really easy to get around, has a good, simple bus system and many of the areas popular with students are in walking distance of Uni.

 
Road Safety Week

The 19th - 25th November is National Road Safety Week and it's a great opportunity for us all to take a moment and think about out own road safety practices.

 
Climate change: Answers to your most asked questions

Find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions on Climate Change - BBC News

 
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.

 
Deposits

Landlords are required by law to protect your deposit in a deposit protection scheme. Make sure your deposit is being secured correctly and legally.

 
Welcome to Coventry University!

Your Vice President for Education at Coventry University Students' Union personally welcomes you to the city.

 
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.

 
You get out as much as you put in

Kate Lawson is a second year student from Leicestershire who came to Coventry to study sociology. She lives in Coventry, even though it would be commutable from home because she didn’t want to ‘miss out on the full student experience’.

It wasn’t until her second year that Kate took up some of the volunteering opportunities through the University but even before she came here, she was already an active member of the guiding community.

 
Keeping Your Home Secure

It’s so important to make sure you keep your accommodation secure, it’s something to think about when you’re home as well as when you’re out!

 
CUSU’s Student Buddy Scheme: embracing new cultures

The pioneering Students’ Union Buddy Project not only welcomes EU and international first-year students to Coventry University, but is a vibrant cross-cultural exchange.

 
Student Volunteering Week – You smashed it!

It has been something we’ve known for ages, but after the huge success of Student Volunteering Week, it has been confirmed – our student volunteers are totally AWESOME!

We set you a challenge at the start of the week to see if we could get pledges of 1,000 volunteering hours and we reached it in three days, hours pledged in total reached 1963 which is amazing!

 
Your Rights and Responsibilities

As a tenant, you have certain rights and responsibilities. The majority of students will have ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancies’ which allow you certain legal rights but other rights and responsibilities may be added to your contract after discussion with the landlord.

 
Money & Debt Advice – What the Advice Centre can do for you

Experiencing any finance issues or difficulty? Our Students' Union Advice team offers free, independent and confidential help and is based in The Hub, Coventry.

 
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!

 
Making Coventry your Home

We’re here to help you keep your home safe and secure as well as letting you know how you can get more involved with our services and what Coventry itself can offer you.

 
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.

 
Have you registered to Vote?

As a student you are able to register at home and at your term-time address. So no matter where you are on Election day, you can vote. Registering also carries some other benefits.

 
Food bank work was a blessing for Blessing

Blessing Akhigbe is a Masters student studying Information Technology and she has recently been helping out at the Coventry food bank.

 
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!

 
Volunteering is a way of life for Bethan.

Bethan Ellis is a third year Sociology and Criminology student and also part of the Student Volunteering Team.

 
A shopping guide to The Burges & Hales Street

All hail! Check out the £2m regeneration project about to reinvigorate one of CV1’s oldest shopping streets. Discover some great hidden independent retailers and historic attractions.

 
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

 
Wanting to serve the community!

Sarah Yusuf is a postgraduate student doing a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery.

She is an international student and her reason for volunteering came about from her desire to serve the community in the city she is studying, and we are very fortunate indeed, that she came to Coventry!

 
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!

 
Week of events to promote volunteering

It was the annual Volunteering Fair on Wednesday 31 October 2018, which formed part of the University’s Get Involved Week.

 
How I learnt to love student life

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

 
Why volunteering matters

We all have our own reasons for wanting to volunteer our time to help others and if there is an excellent example of how much volunteers are needed, then we don’t have to look much further than our student ranks at Coventry University.

 
Post Study Work Visas
Blessed Pepple - President of CUSU

CUSU's response to the latest government announcement.

 
5 Steps To Mental Wellbeing

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

 
Tax Refund Scam - Don't Get Caught Out

Students are being targeted with fake Tax Refund Emails in an attempt to get student bank account details. Make sure you don't get caught out.

 
Happy International Men's Day!

In case you didn’t know 19th November is international Men’s Day. Each year the world raises awareness and aims to make a difference to issues men may face including toxic masculinity and mental health.