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The Welcome Village

The Welcome Village is the heart of your start at Coventry. If you're in Coventry it's not to be missed!

Centred around The Hub and University Square, there are events and activities running throughout the day every day from Sunday 12th - Friday 17th September with food and drink, freebies, info and support, music, games, sports & societies, and so much more...

The Welcome Village Marquee on University Square

Welcome Village Marquee

Fair by day, Party by night.

The Marquee is on University Square, in between the Alan Berry Building and the Cathedral. It's a one minute walk from The Hub and a four minute walk from the City Centre.

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Info Point

Mon-Fri between 10 and 4. The Info point can answer any question you might have and help you join clubs, societies, and communities.

Freshers Fair

Freshers Fair runs Tues-Thurs 11-3pm. Get freebies, offers, and discounts from local businesses and venues.

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Starley Gardens

Starley Gardens

Crazy Golf, Movie Screenings, or somewhere to just chill with a coffee

Starley Gardens is the newest part of campus, running along Cox Street next to The Hub. It's a six minute walk from the city centre.

Starley Gardens hosts Sunday Funday, Arcade Night, Movie Night, and Feelgood Friday during Welcome Week and is a great place to sit and have your lunch or a coffee.

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Welfare Tent

Support and signposting for safety and wellbeing services.

The Welfare Tent is in between The Hub and the Marquee, less than a minute's walk from each, and a five minute walk from the city centre. It will be there from 10am-3pm, Monday 13 to Friday 17 September.

We have free sanitary products, sexual health products and contraception. Drug and alcohol advice and support. Student safety products and advice.

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The Courtyard restaurant

The Courtyard

Downstairs in The Hub, The Courtyard serves hot food, snacks, and drinks, and hosts more than a dozen Welcome events! It's a six minute walk from the city centre.

The Courtyard takes up most of the downstairs area in The Hub, there's plenty of seating and tables to work, eat, or meet. Square One is at the western end of the Courtyard.

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Square One set up theatre style

Square One

Downstairs in The Hub, Square One is a dedicated venue for student events.

During Welcome Week, Square One will host Bandeoke (karaoke with a live band!) and The Big Quiz.

During the rest of term a range of club, society, and inclusion events will take place in Square One (you might even have lectures there!)

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Other places...

Mile Lane

CU Coventry student? Don't worry! We'll be at Mile Lane too and we have a walking bus to get you across town to Welcome Village so you don't miss out.

Mile Lane Campus

Assembly Festival Gardens

The Freshers Festival will take place in the official City of Culture Festival Gardens! A dedicated festival space in the heart of the city.

Freshers Festival

City Centre Venues

We've partnered with the best venues in town to bring you the official Freshers Events lineup, find out more and grab your Freshers Pass before they sell out.

Freshers Pass
Rep Info Points
20th September 11am - 24th September 2pm
Ground Floor - The Hub
Come visit your Reps in The Hub and find out how CUSU is representing your academic interests.
l: Coventry University: Coventry | u: Welcome / Freshers | i: Academic Reps
This is CUSU stall
20th September noon - 25th September 3pm
Student Lounge, 3rd Floor, University House
Find us in the Student Lounge from 12 - 3 each day through Welcome Week!
l: Coventry University: London | u: Welcome / Freshers
Beach Clean
22nd September 12:30pm - 3pm
In collaboration with the health teaching department and local community action groups, join us for a beach clean on South Bay.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
Welcome Fair - Coventry University London
22nd September 1pm - 4pm
Student Lounge, 3rd Floor, University House
Welcome Fair is one event you don’t want to miss for the ultimate introduction to student life at Coventry University London Campus. Grab some freebies, get to know local businesses, and join student societies all in one place.
l: Coventry University: London | u: Welcome / Freshers
Film Night
22nd September 6pm - 8pm
Student Lounge, 3rd Floor, University House
Sit back, relax and enjoy a family-favourite film with CUSU.
l: Coventry University: London | u: Welcome / Freshers
District 4 Student Night
22nd September 10pm - 4am
District 4, 4 St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HF
Visit District 4 for discounted entry and discounted drinks.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
#ThisisCUSU Stall
23rd September 11am - 2pm
Social Seating, CU Scarborough
Come along to pick up your Welcome boxes or chat to a dedicated CUSU staff member about everything you can get involved with whilst at CU Scarborough.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
Employability Team Coffee and Meet
23rd September 11am - 1pm
The Courtyard, The Hub
Come along and meet the Employability Team to find out what opportunities we have to offer and how you can get involved!
l: Coventry University: Coventry | u: Welcome / Freshers | i: Employability | i: Volunteering | x: Homepage
Fitness First: Mobility
23rd September 11am - noon
Fitness First, Spitalfields Tower: 7 Frying Pan Alley, London, E1 7HS
l: Coventry University: London | u: Welcome / Freshers
Cake Decorating
23rd September 11:30am - 2pm
Social Seating, CU Scarborough
It's the first week of teaching, you've been busy all morning and you need a snack - why not decorate your own? We'll be set up in the social area 11:30-14:00 offering up cupcakes, icing and sprinkles for you to make your masterpieces.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers
Mindfulness afternoon
23rd September noon - 3pm
Student Lounge, 3rd Floor, University House
We know the start of a new year can get overwhelming, so drop in for an afternoon of mindfulness colouring, quiet time to reflect and friendly conversations with our dedicated CUSU team.
l: Coventry University: London | u: Welcome / Freshers
BSL Cafe
23rd September 2pm - 3pm
The Courtyard, The Hub
The BSL Cafe is back for the new year, and is a great chance for you to learn some sign language skills!
l: Coventry University: Coventry | u: Welcome / Freshers | i: Employability | x: Homepage
Beach Yoga
23rd September 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Scarborough Star Disk, Old South Bay Pool Site, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD
After the fun of Welcome Week, come relax with a free, outside yoga session suitable for all levels run by Happy Seal Yoga.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
London Speed Friending
23rd September 6pm - 7pm
Virtual - Gatheround
l: Coventry University: London | u: Welcome / Freshers
#ThisisCUSU Stall
24th September 11am - 2pm
Social Seating, CU Scarborough
Come along to pick up your Welcome boxes or chat to a dedicated CUSU staff member about everything you can get involved with whilst at CU Scarborough.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
Fitness First: SHRED
24th September 11am - noon
Fitness First, Spitalfields Tower: 7 Frying Pan Alley, London, E1 7HS
l: Coventry University: London | u: Welcome / Freshers
Gaming afternoon
24th September noon - 3pm
Student Lounge, 3rd Floor, University House
Come up to the Student Lounge and flex your gaming prowess!
l: Coventry University: London | u: Welcome / Freshers
Meet your Officers
24th September 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Social Seating, CU Scarborough
Come along to meet your Scarborough Officer team for Academic Year 2021/2022. Chat about their plans for the year and share your student feedback, fears and hopes for the academic year ahead.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
Board Game and Pizza Night
24th September 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CU Scarborough, Ashburn Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JW
Monopoly, Jenga, Dobble - we've got it all. End the week with us over some pizza and friendly competition.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
Speed Friending (In-Person!)
24th September 6pm - 9pm
The Courtyard, The Hub
Are you a new Coventry University student? Looking for an international friendship? If answer is yes, then look no further! Join us on Speed Friending event and meet amazing people :)
l: Coventry University: Coventry | l: CU Coventry | u: Welcome / Freshers | i: International Culture | x: Homepage | u: Friend-making
Alpamare Waterpark
25th September noon - 6pm
Alpamare Waterpark, 28 Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PH
Bag yourself a heavily discounted ticket to Scarborough's famous waterpark.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
District 4 Where's Wally? Party
25th September 10pm - 4am
District 4, 4 St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HF
Join us at District 4 for a Where's Wally? Party! With discounted entry and drinks, don your stripiest outfit and FIND your new group of friends.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
Beach Football
26th September 1pm - 3pm
RNLI Scarborough Lifeboat Station, West Pier, Foreshore Rd, Scarborough YO11 1PB
Finish off the fun of Welcome Week with a game of beach football suitable for all ages and abilities.
l: CU Scarborough | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
Rep Taster Session
28th September 2pm - 3pm
Fancy joining one of the largest communities on campus?
l: Coventry University: Coventry | l: CU Coventry | u: Welcome / Freshers | i: Academic Reps | x: Homepage
PGT Coffee Morning
30th September 11am - 12:30pm
Come and network with other PGT student whilst enjoying some refreshments on us!
l: Coventry University: Coventry | u: Welcome / Freshers | x: Homepage
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