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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

 
Ongoing partnership will see more internationally important art coming to Coventry

‘Radical Drawing: Works From Coventry And The Courtauld’ is the latest collaboration between the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and The Courtauld Gallery, and will be on show from now until Sunday, January 19.

 
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.

 
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

 
This Is Me campaign

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

 
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.

 
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!

 
Reps' HE Newsletter May 2019

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

 
HLS Reps Newsletter - February 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from HLS!

 
FBL Reps Newsletter - February 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from FBL!

 
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

 
EEC Reps Newsletter - February 2019

Check out the latest Rep news from EEC

 
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.

 
FAH Reps Newsletter - February 2019

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

 
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 I Love My Staff Awards

Has a member of University Staff had a positive impact on your experience as a student? The I Love My Staff awards are here to recognise those staff members who have made a difference to students, nominations close February 24th

 
Election Nominations are open

Nominations for Spring Elections are open until midday on February 17th. Each Spring we elect the officer team that will lead the Students' Union and represent the views and voice of students across the University Group.

 
Meet your 2019/20 Student Representatives!

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

 
FBL Reps Newsletter - December 2018

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

 
City of Culture Leadership Programme

Coventry City of Culture Trust are looking for 15 Coventry people of all ages and experience levels to take part in their 2.5-year City of Culture Leadership Programme. Make big arts and cultural changes in your community.

 
Immi Annoor - #ThisIsCUSU

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

 
Investment Society - Jurga Zilinskiene, Mebane Faber, CUSU Awards

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

 
Sabbatical Officer Update - January

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

 
Investment Society - Financial Futures Conference

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

 
Why Should Students Volunteer?

Student Volunteering Week, our national week of celebration across the UK for all student volunteers, is nearly upon us from 11th-15th February.

 
Investment Society - Graeme Carling and Final Social of the Year

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

 
Happy International day of Education

Ronke reminds us of the many reasons to celebrate International day of Education.

 
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!

 
A Statement on the issues experienced by students at Callice Court

If you are a student resident in Callice Court who has been affected by any of the issues this year we want to hear from you.

 
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

 
Entrepreneur & Paralympian recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List

Rob Smith who was a key speaker at our 2019 Disability History Month panel talk, has been recognised in Her Majesty The Queen's 2020 New Year Honours list ‘For Services to International Trade and People with Disabilities.’ Read on to find out about his incredible work with 'The Active Hands' Company and see our panel talk....

 
NATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY (NSS)

Find out more about the National Student Survey, why it's important to fill it out and the difference your feedback can make.

 
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.

 
Top 10 Running Tips

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

 
Welcome Back

Ronke has some helpful tips to make the most of your time in the new semester!

 
Cyrenians Visit To Coventry Volunteering Fair!

On 16th October, Cyrenians attended the Volunteer Fair held at the Coventry University, at The Hub, Jordan Well. Our stall was staffed by Jo Page and Shukry.

 
Investment Society - House Party, Italian Society

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

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

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

 
BBC Update on the coronavirus

Find out more about the recent coronavirus outbreak from BBC News.

 
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.

 
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!

 
LGBT+ History Month 2020 Is Here! Come Out & Get Involved!

LGBT+ History Month takes place during February every year. We're going bigger than ever for 2020 and have a range of events, activities and opportunities across campus throughout the month. Read on to find out more about LGBT+ History Month and what we have in store ...

 
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...

 
Festival of Running Unveils New Look for 2020

Organisers of the Coventry Festival of Running today revealed a totally new look for 2020, and a brand new website.

 
Become a Halls Rep!

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

 
It's been an honour to be a Kairos Volunteer

One of our amazing volunteers, Shamima, recently completed her time volunteering with Kairos at our Evening Drop-In during her University studies in Coventry. We asked her about her experience, and here’s what she had to say:

 
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!

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

Big things happening this year!

 
Support & Advice Regarding Student Sex Work

The red umbrella is a symbol of the sex workers rights movement. CUSU Equity & Diversity were recently interviewed by BBC Cov & Warks regarding student sex work & sugar babies. We discussed students rights to bodily autonomy and spoke about the support that we offer at CUSU for students who engage may engage with this industry from drop in sessions to consent training. Read on to find out more and read our Q&A with Turnaround West Midlands.

 
Sport and Event Management Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering opportunities at the Festival of Running on Sunday 5th April 2020

 
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!

 
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!

 
 
Elections Timeline

Have a look at whats coming up regarding the CUSU Elections

 
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.

 
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.

 
Fake HMRC Email !

Beware of the latest email scam going round Coventry University emails!

 
Become a Equality and Diversity Champion!

Are you passionate about equality and diversity? Want to make real change on campus? Want to be part of something huge? Read on to find out how you can have a real impact on your student community and be a part of this incredible opportunity ...

 
Student Sex Work Q&A with Turnaround West Midlands

As part of SHAG Week 2019, the Equity and Diversity Communities conducted a Q&A with Turnaround West Midlands, who provide support to sex workers in Coventry & Solihull. National Student Money Survey showed around 5% of students turn to sex work to fund their studies and an additional 6% said they would try adult work if they needed emergency cash. Turnaround West Midlands can offer support & advice, read on to find out more ....

 
Sexual Health & Guidance - Check your sensitive bits!

A few tips we want to share with you about self-checking for some of the common forms of cancer.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
From 22st junk food addict to Ultra-Marathon runner

How running and healthy eating changed Trevor's life.

 
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!

 
The Time to Change Employer Pledge
Abbey Ojo (VP Welfare and Community) and John Abell (Chief Executive) with our Time to Change Employ

CUSU is committed to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace.

 
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

 
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!

 
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.

 
How to choose your Role! (Coventry University)

A breakdown of which roles you can nominate yourself for!

 
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.

 
How to choose your Role! (CU Coventry)

A breakdown of which roles you can nominate yourself for!

 
Tenancy Agreement Checklist

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

 
How do you spend your time between classes?

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

 
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"

 
How to choose your Role! (CU London)

A breakdown of which roles you can nominate yourself for!

 
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.

 
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.

 
How to choose your Role! (Coventry University London Campus)

A breakdown of which roles you can nominate yourself for!

 
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.

 
How to choose your Role! (CU Scarborough)

A breakdown of which roles you can nominate yourself for!

 
Understanding Your Contract

SUAC’s Housing Guide to Private Renting.

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
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

 
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!

 
How I learnt to love student life

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

 
Sport Relief Winners

Take a look and see who came out on top in the Sport Relief challenges!

 
5 Steps To Mental Wellbeing

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