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Society memberships now on sale!

As we get ready for the next academic year, we're happy to announce that society memberships are now available to purchase!

Meanwhile In Coventry

An Awesome Free Festival of Graphic Storytelling

Dozens of brilliant activities across 4 venues clustered around University Square; 18/19 September
2021.

An Ecstasy of Fantasy

Take on members of the Economics Society - and The Committee too! - in an epic battle to become the first-ever Economics Society FPL Champion!

VACANCY: Student Experience Coordinator

We are looking to recruit a Student Experience Coordinator for our Student Experience Team, who can increase student engagement in non-academic experiences including societies, events, campaigns and activities.

VACANCY: Employability Project Coordinator

Coventry University Students’ Union are looking for a motivated and committed individual to join our friendly Employability team. You will be supporting Coventry University students to access training opportunities and resources to enable them to develop valuable employability skills. You will be responsible for the coordination of Employability Services projects, ensuring delivery meets the needs of students and/or employers.

VACANCY: EMPLOYABILITY AND ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR (Scarborough)

Based at CU Scarborough (North Yorkshire)

VACANCY: Advice Services Manager

Coventry University Students Union has an opportunity for a motivated individual to manage the advice service and advisers at Coventry Campus including CU Coventry, ensuring the provision of high-quality, confidential advice and representation on welfare, education, money/financial guidance, benefits, housing and related matters in a client-centred way.

Isolating Past the End of Your Tenancy

As your accommodation contracts come to an end, you must be aware of your rights regarding isolation which lasts beyond the ending of your contract.

Full-Time Officer Team

Meet Your Full-time Officer Team!

The first look at your new full-time Officer Team. Get to know them via an introductory Zoom call hosted by our outgoing president.

City of Culture Orchestra

A Coventry University music graduate, Seb Farrall, is calling on all instrumentalists in the area to get involved in an exciting musical project to celebrate Coventry’s City of Culture.

VACANCIES: Business Support Unit Admin Assistants (Casual)

Are you a student at Coventry University and are looking for part-time work? Are you a confident student who can talk and can promote CUSU’s events and activities? Can you initiate conversations with students across campus to raise our profile and discuss the range of benefits we can offer to students? Then look no further and come and work for us!

Talk it Like a Man | Episode 7 | International Men's Health Week

Join Vice President for Sports & Wellbeing, Sam Ajoku and students Hristo Kirov and Josh McFadden as they talk about men's mental health issues.

In this episode:
We catch up about International Men's Health Week and the Euro's football!

Adam wins Covid Hero CUSU award

At the recent CUSU awards, a special category was added to recognise the wonderful work that Coventry University students have done to help others during they pandemic.

Lead The Way Programme

Calling all final year students!

Five Steps to Living More Sustainably

We’re full of admiration for those who have adopted a vegan diet, or pledged never to fly again – but we’ve come to the realisation that there are more realistic, manageable steps that, if taken by the majority, will make an immeasurable difference in tackling the climate crisis.

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CUSU Spotlight - May 2021

Join us as we reflect on the first month of CUSU Spotlight. Do you want to be featured in our CUSU Spotlight? Details are at the bottom of this article.

CUSU Secures Big Wins For Students

Find out the wins your officers have achieved for you

 

News

GEM Nominations Term 2 2020/2021

Look and see who has received a GEM nomination this term

 
CUSU 2020 Gender Pay Gap Report

The report attached is placed on our website for applicants to see.

 
Reps' HE Newsletter October 2019

Find out what has been going in universities this month!

 
VACANCY: EMPLOYABILITY AND ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR (Scarborough)

Based at CU Scarborough (North Yorkshire)

 
VACANCY: Employability Project Coordinator

Coventry University Students’ Union are looking for a motivated and committed individual to join our friendly Employability team. You will be supporting Coventry University students to access training opportunities and resources to enable them to develop valuable employability skills. You will be responsible for the coordination of Employability Services projects, ensuring delivery meets the needs of students and/or employers.

 
Reps' HE Newsletter June 2019

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

 
VACANCIES: Business Support Unit Admin Assistants (Casual)

Are you a student at Coventry University and are looking for part-time work? Are you a confident student who can talk and can promote CUSU’s events and activities? Can you initiate conversations with students across campus to raise our profile and discuss the range of benefits we can offer to students? Then look no further and come and work for us!

 
Talk it Like a Man | Episode 7 | International Men's Health Week

Join Vice President for Sports & Wellbeing, Sam Ajoku and students Hristo Kirov and Josh McFadden as they talk about men's mental health issues.

In this episode:
We catch up about International Men's Health Week and the Euro's football!

 
VACANCY: Advice Services Manager

Coventry University Students Union has an opportunity for a motivated individual to manage the advice service and advisers at Coventry Campus including CU Coventry, ensuring the provision of high-quality, confidential advice and representation on welfare, education, money/financial guidance, benefits, housing and related matters in a client-centred way.

 
Erasmus Student Network is celebrating Health & Wellbeing Week

Erasmus Student Network is celebrating Health & Wellbeing Week between 3rd and 10th of May 2021.

 
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.

 
SIGMA Free Mathematics and Statistics support for all Coventry University Students

SIGMA offers an amazing free service to all students and staff at Coventry University through mathematic module support. You don't need to be a specific faculty or course, any student looking for help can find it here!

 
Which online courses could help you succeed?
Future Learn logo

If you need help deciding which direction to take your career in, or want to boost your knowledge of your future sector, an online course can help! Short courses with Future Learn are designed to develop skills specifically relevant to certain degrees and careers. This article explores top careers and courses developed in partnership with Future Learn that can provide a pathway.

 
Adam wins Covid Hero CUSU award

At the recent CUSU awards, a special category was added to recognise the wonderful work that Coventry University students have done to help others during they pandemic.

 
Academic Wellbeing | FAH Graduate | Rachel | Freelance Data Analyst

Join us for a chat with recent FAH Graduate Rachel who is currently working as a Freelance Data Analyst.

 
How ParliaMentors helped Diana after graduation

Diana Lunca studied International Relations at Coventry University and graduated in 2018. Originally from Romania, she chose to come to Coventry because she liked the interesting programme of study, the diverse range of extracurricular activities and the cultural diversity of the city.

 
Academic Wellbeing | FBL Graduate | Zuza | Innocent Smoothies Graduate Scheme

Join us for a chat with recent FBL Graduate Zuza who has started a Graduation Scheme with Innocent Smoothies.

 
Volunteer for City of Culture!

Coventry needs you! Grab this once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of Coventry City of Culture 2021

 
Students bring history of our Coventry campus to life through City Tours

Students volunteering with Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) have helped to launch three tours across our Coventry campus and the city centre in partnership with the Historic Coventry Trust and Lanchester Interactive Archive.

The City Tours are aimed at helping students, staff and the community to get to know the city better, from wherever they are, by exploring some of its historical gems and learning about the rich cultural history that's inspired the names of many of our universit

 
Festival of Running Update - January 2021

Over the last few weeks, we have been carefully watching the direction of the pandemic and the likelihood of an easing of restrictions to enable the Festival of Running to proceed on March 21st.

 
PLAY: Christmas Blob Opera

Blob Opera is a machine learning experiment by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture.
This experiment pays tribute to and explores the original musical instrument: the voice. Play four opera voices in real time. No singing skills required!

 
CUSU Secures Big Wins For Students

Find out the wins your officers have achieved for you

 
Christmas cheer for children – thanks to YOU!

A big thank you to all of you who responded to our Christmas Shoebox Appeal, 2020.

 
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.

 
Full University Response To CUSU Suggestions

Full details on what the University has introduced as a result of students experience during the pandemic.

 
12 days of Uni Life....

Elizabeth Mullenger suggests the 12 days of Uni life inspired by her experiences so far....

 
Facebook offers to pay for your voice recording

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

 
Boost your Future Employment Prospects
Enhancing Futures graphic

With Coventry occupying the top spot IN THE WORLD for MOOCs, there's clearly much to gain from taking one of our online courses. And with Coventry University Social Enterprise and Coventry University Student's Union delivering a range of free and engaging courses with online learning provider Future Learn in the coming weeks, now is the time to do so.

 
MAKE: Non-alcoholic Mulled Wine

Get into the Christmas spirit with this festive recipe...

 
Talk it Like a Man | LGBT+ History Month Special pt 1

Join students Hristo Kirov, Josh McFadden and special guest Donato Napoletano as they talk about men's mental health issues, and Donato's experience of coming out to friends and family, as well as LGBT+ inclusion on campus (Sam is away this week on some well earned holiday!)

 
MAKE: Origami Christmas Trees and more...

There’s nothing to dislike about making an adorable paper Christmas tree: no fuss, no mess and no money to spend.

 
Claudia's Creative Answer To Connecting Generations

One of the things that has arisen during the course of the pandemic, is the need to keep connections going. None more so than the connections between the generations; children not physically being able to be with their grandparents is one such connection that has been lost.

 
CONNECT: New Ways Catch Up Online

Here are some fun ways to keep in touch with your mates in lockdown (and no, you won't need to log into Zoom)

 
WATCH: Great Animations from Blender

A collection of free short animation movies that have each collected millions of views...

 
Isolating Past the End of Your Tenancy

As your accommodation contracts come to an end, you must be aware of your rights regarding isolation which lasts beyond the ending of your contract.

 
Talk it Like a Man | Episode 4 | Reflections moving forward

In this episode:
The hosts are one step ahead, but also now a week behind. Filmed just before the winter break, they look at resolutions and loss.

 
Meet Your Full-time Officer Team!
Full-Time Officer Team

The first look at your new full-time Officer Team. Get to know them via an introductory Zoom call hosted by our outgoing president.

 
Lead The Way Programme

Calling all final year students!

 
Lisa's Hero Arm Appeal

Hello! I am Lisa and I am crowdfunding for a Hero Arm and I really hope that you can support me with my campaign.

 
Talk it Like a Man | Episode 3 | Xmas Special

The boys are getting into the festive season - talking all things traditional and how to look after yourself this winter period!

 
CUSU Spotlight - May 2021
CUSU Spotlight branding

Join us as we reflect on the first month of CUSU Spotlight. Do you want to be featured in our CUSU Spotlight? Details are at the bottom of this article.

 
VACANCY: Student Experience Coordinator

We are looking to recruit a Student Experience Coordinator for our Student Experience Team, who can increase student engagement in non-academic experiences including societies, events, campaigns and activities.

 
Talk it Like a Man | Episode 1 | Men's Mental Health Podcast

*Article written by Ali Bushnell*

Join Vice President for Sports & Wellbeing, Sam Ajoku and students Hristo Kirov and Josh McFadden as they talk about men's mental health issues.

In this episode:
Come get to know the hosts as they talk through some of the stigmas attached to talking about mental health, discuss some of their own experiences with phrases and language, as well as the effects of social media and up-bringing on wellbeing.

 
Fatma Aboubakar Your CU Coventry Activities Officer

Meet Fatma Aboubakar your CU Coventry Activities Officer

 
SP-OT'ed Suicide Prevention, a talk by the charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)

SP-OT'ed, a talk on suicide prevention is an interesting and informative session that will be run by the charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide) on the 19th February from 6pm until 7:30pm.

 
PLAY: Lady Blackbird

Lady Blackbird Is An Adventure Module For 2-6 People. It Contains A Starting Situation, Setting, Pregen Characters, And Quick-Play Rules Perfect For A No-Prep Game Of 1-3 Sessions Or More.

 
MAKE: The Best Hot Chocolate

Four different ways to make the World's best hot chocolate ever (probably)

 
LISTEN: Pitches for Cheesy Christmas Movies!

One hour to come up with as many movie pitches as possible. (NSFW)

 
WATCH: Christmas Magic

Best Zach King Magic Tricks Merry Christmas Ever

 
WATCH: 10 seconds of Christmas Joy!

Take less than ten seconds to put a smile on your face this Christmas

 
LISTEN: The Real Story of Frozen

It's the original story of the Snow Queen. The original, though, is incredibly different, and contains much more violence, kidnapping, and weirdness than the adaptation.

 
LISTEN: The real story of St Nicholas

The story behind the transition from Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus is one that includes murder, priest-punching, and ominous, demonic-looking companions.

 
LISTEN: Vikings, Zombies & Christmas

The story of a few violent, zombie-filled Christmases from Norse legend.

 
MAKE: Best Brownie Recipie...ever?

Food guru Lorraine Pascale offers up her superb recipie for Oreo Brownies - delicious!

 
MAKE: Christmas Cocktails

Make some festive cocktails at home this Christmas

 
WATCH: Lockdown Alpine Adventures

See if you can recreate this alpine adventure at home!

 
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.

 
Society memberships now on sale!

As we get ready for the next academic year, we're happy to announce that society memberships are now available to purchase!

 
We are back!

The CU Aviation Society Committee

 
Parasoc 20/21 Committee

Meet the Parasoc 20/21 Committee!

 
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!

 
Meanwhile In Coventry

An Awesome Free Festival of Graphic Storytelling

Dozens of brilliant activities across 4 venues clustered around University Square; 18/19 September
2021.

 
An Ecstasy of Fantasy

Take on members of the Economics Society - and The Committee too! - in an epic battle to become the first-ever Economics Society FPL Champion!

 
City of Culture Orchestra

A Coventry University music graduate, Seb Farrall, is calling on all instrumentalists in the area to get involved in an exciting musical project to celebrate Coventry’s City of Culture.

 
I’ve been able to enhance my leadership skills in so many ways through volunteering

Catherine is studying BA Sociology at Coventry University and is spending her third year as a Volunteer Mentor with City Year UK in a local Coventry secondary school, allowing her to put what she has learned so far into practice. She tells us what it was like finding a role during the pandemic, and what she has gained from working in a school during such an uncertain time.

 
Mental Health & Wellbeing Support Resources

Click here to find web links to activities and resources to help out with your Mental Health & Wellbeing

 
Academic Wellbeing Support Resources

Click here to find web links to activities and resources to help out with your Academic Wellbeing

 
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 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.

 
 
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.

 
Five Steps to Living More Sustainably

We’re full of admiration for those who have adopted a vegan diet, or pledged never to fly again – but we’ve come to the realisation that there are more realistic, manageable steps that, if taken by the majority, will make an immeasurable difference in tackling the climate crisis.

 
PLAY: Discworld MUD

Go old school and play this addictive multi-player text based game based on the famous Terry Pratchett books "Discworld". You're just in time too as it's the start of Hogswatch the most festive time of year...

 
Academic Wellbeing - Supporting you through your assessments!

Your wellbeing and mental health is heavily influenced by your academic success. Make sure you are prepared for upcoming examination and deadline period with our academic wellbeing activities and resources; from revision resources to workshops - let's help get you ready.

 
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!

 
Ride for free as West Midlands Cycle Hire comes to Coventry

Try a fun, healthy and greener way to travel this spring as West Midlands Cycle Hire goes live in Coventry!

 
FRAUDULENT SCAM CALLS

There is a new wave of fraudulent scams that appears to be targeting students in particular. We are therefore urging all students to be extra careful and read through the following guidance on identifying and reporting these scams.

 
Volunteering as a Student Warden

With Student Volunteering Week soon approaching (February 8th - 14th), Hafeezah is here to tell you about what volunteering as a Student Warden is like!

 
VISIT: London Museums & Galleries

London's national museums are all free to enter. Here's what you need to know

 
Meet Your Sustainability Champions

Over the last few months, a diverse team of Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) Sustainability Champions has been going above and beyond to deliver online content, activities and events to their fellow students. This Green Week (8-14 March) is no exception.

 
Turn Off Thursday - How to Save on Energy!

This week has been Green Week, so what better time to share 4 easy tips on how to save on energy!

 
Is Volunteering The Secret To Being ‘Unapologetically Happy’?

Happiness seems to be what everyone’s end goal in life is, but one thing we fail to realise is that happiness is a journey and there may be a secret to it.

 
MAKE: Eco-Wrapping

Save the planet whilst making your Christmas gifts look stunning with these 10 eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas...

 
Top tips on how to care for your mental wellbeing

Public Health and Community Studies student Elizabeth Mullenger reflects on why caring for our mental wellbeing is so important, and shares her top 5 tips for coping during this tricky time.

 
Green Week Challenges & Activities

Green Week is all about celebrating sustainability as well as taking action to make our lifestyle habits that little more sustainable! Throughout the week we have been offering a range of challenges, competitions & activities for you to get involved in too with prizes to be won! Read on to find out more ...

 
Preparing for an Event Management career through volunteering

In the run up to Student Volunteering Week, final year Event Management student Beth Allcock tells us what she got up to, and what skills she learnt from her previous volunteering experience!

 
Wellbeing Wednesday - Why Sustainability is important to our wellbeing

By taking ownership of the world we look after, we can find ways to reconnect and enjoy nature.

 
LIVE: Laplands Northern Lights

Can you catch a glimpse of the northern lights from Santa's home Lapland?

 
Fashion Friday - A Bigger Price Tag than you Think

Hear from Sustainable Mindsets as they explore the deeper meaning and costs associated with fast fashion!

 
Is volunteering the secret to being ‘unapologetically happy’?

Happiness seems to be what everyone’s end goal in life is, but one thing we fail to realise is that happiness is a journey and there may be a secret to it.

 
Graduating and securing a dream job during a global pandemic

The final year of university is always ‘taught’, so, while making the most of your student life, you have to study and apply for graduate jobs at the same time. That was me earlier this year. I was finishing my dissertation, had bought tickets to the Summer Ball, and had several interviews and assessment centres booked.

 
Virtual Volunteering - Overcoming the challenges of the pandemic

The effect that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the University and its activities has been far-reaching and we have all had to get used to a new way of working, learning and volunteering!

 
Book Your Lateral Flow Test
Stay Safe logo

As restrictions ease, we must Stay Safe. Book your asymptomatic rapid lateral flow test to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

 
Celebrating Women

Hear from Andrea as she shares her personal thoughts from International Women’s Day this year while considering the pandemic we all find ourselves in.

 
MAKE: Die Hard Decorations

Is it a Christmas Movie? Of course it is! Now make your very own Die Hard Christmas Decorations...

 
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!

 
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!

 
I Love My Staff Awards

A Student-Led Staff Award! This is your chance to recognise staff who have made a positive impact on your student experience.

 
Home study tips during lockdown

With the move back to online learning Jesse, one of the CUSU Sustainability Champions, is here to offer some tips to help you better cope and make the most of the experience.

 
THE PROTECTION SERVICE UNCOVERED

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

 
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 …

 
Sustainability & Covid-19

Alexandra is here to tell you about some sustainable choices you can make during the pandemic.

 
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.

 
Isabelle's Tips for Studying Online

Isabelle shares tips they have found useful while adjusting to learning online. #EngageToAchieve

 
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!

 
Moodzones - Audio Guides To Boost Your Mood!

On this page you'll find a series of mental wellbeing podcasts or audio guides you can listen to in your own time, in private, to help you through times when your mood is low or you're feeling anxious.

Each audio guide gives you simple, commonsense advice on what you can do to boost your mood. You can try the mood self-assessment quiz to help you decide which audio guides could help you the most.

 
Jada's Tips for Online Learning #EngageToAchieve

Jada Thomas shares tips they have found useful while adjusting to learning online. #EngageToAchieve

 
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.

 
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!

 
Random Acts Of Kindness Day
Explore The Good - make kindness the norm

Random Acts of Kindness Day is a time for everyone to do something good for the benefit of others (and, it turns out, the benefit of ourselves). Everyone could do with a reason to smile at the moment and being kind has been proven to boost mental health and wellbeing in those that carry out kind acts. Find out how you can get involved in a very simple but uplifting campaign.

 
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!

 
Are you in your final year?

We are here to help!

This video features services that can help you as a final year student during the last half of your academic year and beyond.

 
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!

 
Pancake Day - 'what's your flavour' with Favour!
Pancakes on a plate beside flour and eggs

Shrove Tuesday marks the day of feasting before the 40 days of lent begin. It is traditional to eat sweet things on this day before giving them up for lent and nothing is more traditional than the pancake. Read on for recipes and a range of fillings with international influence. And there's options for vegans too!

 
Letter to student accommodation providers
apartment block of blue and yellow apartments

Your VP for Welfare and Inclusion Abbey Ojo, MP for Coventry South Zarah Sultana and Warwick Students' Union Welfare and Campaigns Officer Izzy Bourne call on accommodation providers to offer students rent waivers and releases. You can read the contents of their letter here.

 
Adaptability, Endurance and Digital – just a few skills that set pandemic students apart

If you’ve been losing sleep thinking that this pandemic will hold you back – think again.

 
 
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