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Winter Wellbeing

The Winter holidays can be a difficult time for some, and this year in particular will be different for many of us. Whether you're heading home or staying in accommodation, are looking for connections or ways to stay active, or just need some support we've got something for you.

Join the official Cov Uni & CU Running Club, and check out our support resources for students.

Running

Walking, Running or wheeling can be one of the easiest sports and activities to get involved with. Whether choosing to walk to the shops, wheeling around your local park or running cross country - being active can improve both your physical and mental health.

CUSU has set up a digital running club, a community of students and staff across the Cov Uni and CU Groups who are all sharing their love or running.

Join for Free

New to running?

If you're new to running you might like to access the NHS Couch to 5k programme which has a range of tools, tips and information to get you off the couch and moving more, in a gentle staggered way.

Join us on Strava

The official Coventry University and CU Group running club.

Support and Resources

The Students' Union has a programme of activity to support, connect and enable all students across the Coventry University and CU Group. We'll be operating a broad range of online activity all the way through the break, up to an including the start of the next teaching block/semester.


Students' Union Advice Service

The Students’ Union Advice Centre (SUAC) is a free, independent and confidential service for all students. We give advice and support, and provide representation when necessary, on a wide range of problems including housing, consumer law, cheating and plagiarism, internal disciplinary and complaints. If we cannot provide the help you need we will refer you on to an agency that specialises in your inquiry.

Access SUAC here

Tips and Support

Our Equity and Diversity team have published advice and links for getting through the Winter break, as a specific guide for LGBTQ+ students.

Tips and Support Winter Holidays as an LGBTQ+ student

University Support Services

Counselling and Mental Health service

Access short-term counselling with the Counselling and Mental Health service. You’ll receive an initial assessment where agreement will be made on the ongoing support needs.

Self-referrals can be made via the Student Portal.

Students who are supported by the Mental Health service are retained throughout their course and can contact or book online appointments as and when they feel a need for support.

Find out more and access the Counselling and Mental Health service.

Further information on health, welfare and disability support in your location

To explore a range of the welfare services we offer, please visit the appropriate site information:

Disability Services

The Disability team provide support for disabled students including; physical and sensory, long term medical condition, Neuro Diversity or a Specific Learning Difference (SpLD). Advice and support is available from Application to Graduation.

Disabled Students’ Allowance-funded support is available for specialist notetaking, dyslexia support tuition and mentoring. These services can also be made available for students who do not meet the criteria for DSA.

30 minute Specialist tuition sessions and advice and guidance are available for students registered with the disability team and those in receipt of DSA.

Find out more and access Disability services.

 

Further information on health, welfare and disability support in your location

To explore a range of the welfare services we offer, please visit the appropriate site information:

Welfare Support Services

Welfare covers all student issues including: care leavers, maternity, accommodation disputes, domestic and relationship issues, academic issues, academic appeals and temporary/permanent withdrawals.

The Welfare team work across the Student Support Services and support students one-to-one where necessary. Welfare staff can signpost to internal and external specialist support agencies, both statutory and voluntary.

Find out more about welfare services.

Further information on health, welfare and disability support in your location

To explore a range of the welfare services we offer, please visit the appropriate site information:

Connections Matter

A dedicated site on the Student Portal, updated every Friday with infromation and resources to support your mental and physical health and wellbeing, your studies, and to help you feel a engaged with the local and university community.

Explore the site each week and look out for regular emails with what's new.

Find out more and explore the Connections Matter site

International Student Support

Provision of immigration advice and support with Tier 4 visa applications for international students. General advice & guidance for International and EU students.

Find out more and access International Student Support.

Support Services

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