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Pop-up craft shop opens at the Belgrade

Local crafters and traders are invited to set up shop in our foyer throughout August

Creative Grants For Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent Artists

Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists in Coventry and Warwickshire are being encouraged to apply for grants to create new work or enhance their skills through an exciting new partnership from The Coventry City of Culture Trust and Unlimited.

People Like Us Creative Health Festival

Don't miss People Like Us' online community powered creative health festival this week, as they introduce you to the people of Coventry and Warwickshire who are using their art and creativity to make a difference on people's mind, body and soul.

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 announces May start date

Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture will now start in May 2021, beginning 12 months of events that celebrate the city and its people.

The Radical Body Network – connecting chronically ill and disabled artists

Belgrade Springboard company Radical Body launches a new online platform for creative collaboration

Sitting Rooms of Culture

Set up as a Coventry creative artists community response to the Covid19 lockdown, Sitting Rooms of Culture offers a place for people to connect through creativity and share their creative talents.

Groundbreaking digital TV series SeaView seeks local talent for writers’ room

Belgrade Theatre seeks Midlands-based writers to create an urban, sci-fi drama premiering in 2021

Generations exhibition shines a spotlight on Coventry’s Gypsy Roma Traveller Community

Belgrade Theatre and Coventry University team up to celebrate International Romani Day with an online exhibition

Judging panel announced for Young Choir Of The Year

Alexandra Burke, Jaymi Hensley and Mark De-Lisser announced as judging panel for Young Choir Of The Year

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.

CUSU All Staff Meeting 14/11/19

Photo's from the all staff meeting on 14/11/19

This Is Me campaign

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

Reps' Bulletin 10-04-2020

What have Reps done this week, and what's on the agenda next week?

Reps' Bulletin 03-04-2020

What have Reps done this week, and what's on the agenda next week?

Reps' HE Newsletter February 2020

What happened in the higher education sector in February 2020?

What have EEC Reps done for you so far this term?

What have Reps done for EEC students this term? Read on to find out about the work your Reps do for you...

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 June 2019

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

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.

Meet your 2019/20 Student Representatives!

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

Survey Assistance Volunteering Opportunity

During this time of national crisis, Carers Trust Heart of England are commissioning surveys to understand how Covid-19 has impacted on Carers. They will use the responses in the surveys to shape the services they are providing and ensure they are supporting Carers in a way that is tailored to their needs. They are looking for volunteers who will contact Carers and conduct surveys over the phone.

FBL Reps Newsletter - December 2018

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

Volunteers' Week - What volunteering means to me

I can never get tired or bored of making a difference in people's lives.

Update: Running towards 1st November

The Festival of Running team have an updated statement in relation to the new date and actions being carried out

Facebook offers to pay for your voice recording

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

Training Tips from Former Marathon Olympian Dave Long

Here are some training tips from Dave Long former Team GB Olympian.

Digital Volunteering - Volunteer from the comfort of your room!

We have opportunities to volunteer from the comforts of your own space! With a wonderful and diverse range of activities, from wildlife conservation to translations you can make a positive difference in the world from your fingertips.

Student Volunteering Week 2020 - Round up!

From the 10th - 16th of February the Student Life Department put together a full week's worth of volunteering activities for any staff and students to get involved in to help celebrate the national Student Volunteering Week. Here's what we got up to!

Provisional Rescheduled date announced

We have been working hard to bring you a rescheduled date for the Coventry Festival of Running 2020 which is provisionally the 1st November 2020. Click on the article to find out more about our recent activity.

Join our Board of Trustees - External Trustee Opportunity

We are looking for a finance specialist to join our Trustee Board! Applications are now open and close midday on the 19th August.

Coventry Festival of Running Reschedule

The organisers of Coventry Festival of Running have made the decision to reschedule April’s event.

Applications for Student Trustee now open!

Applications are now open for our new Student Trustee positions! If you are interested check out the rest of the article for details.

Creative Grants for deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent artists

The Coventry City of Culture Trust is inviting d/Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people who live or regularly work within a CV postcode to apply for ten micro commissions of up to £1,000 each.

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 Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum,, Julian Osley

Explore the numerous galleries in the Herbert, all showing a different aspect of Coventry’s culture and history.

Face Masks in England
Face masks

Today (Fri 24th July) new rules around face coverings come in to force in the England, make sure you understand the new rules, particularly in relation to shops and what to do if you're exempt

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.

Return to Campus
The Alan Berry building

The University have released more details about what return to campus looks like in September, we're putting your questions about September to Senior Leadership on Wednesday 1st July

Exam Support & Adjustments FAQ's

Wondering how you can access support, adjustments and individual arrangements for exams? See our FAQ's here...

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.

External Trustee

We are looking for an External Trustee to provide financial expertise to the board to ensure the financial sustainability of the organisation.

Fine Art To Wellbeing! FREE online digital Fine Art Workshops

It doesn't matter whether you are experienced or a complete beginner. The focus of this course is not on teaching traditional art skills, but on experiencing how mental stress can be relieved through art and to encourage creativity in everyday life.
There are multiple workshops available to join in with!

Vacancy: Membership Services Assistant Manager (London)

Join CUSU as part of our London delivery team. Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) have an exciting career opportunity within a values-driven, student-led, membership organisation.

Volunteering - With The Gen2Gen Project!

Hear what Mahdi has been up to with his volunteering work with the award-winning Gen2Gen project!

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.

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...

Wear It Pink Charity Event

Thank you for Friday 18th October (Wear It Pink, Breast Cancer Now). Everyone was so incredibly generous!

Vacancy: Student Advisor (Scarborough, North Yorkshire)

Our North Yorkshire team based in Scarborough have a fulfilling role for someone who is highly motivated with a genuine interest in working with and supporting students whilst they are at University. The post will be based at our CUSU University campus in Scarborough.

Student Media Shortlisted for National Societies Award!

We are excited to announce Student Media has been shortlisted for the Wellbeing Award at this year's National Societies & Volunteering Awards.

Supercook | Cook amazing food with what you have in!

By listing any ingredients that you have lying around Supercook will tell you how to turn these into a tasty meal! Waste less and shop less - everybody wins!

Trussell Trust | Warehouse Food Bank Volunteering

On Thursday morning members of the public as well as CUSU Volunteering Coordinator Kitt gave some time to assist with the issues being faced by Coventry's Trussell Trust Foodbank Warehouse.

Mental Health Matters - Coventry Safe Haven

Are you feeling distressed, frightened, overwhelmed, or that things are too much for you?
Don’t know where to turn to get mental health support?
Are your usual sources of support closed?

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.

The Do's & Don'ts of On-Campus Dating

For SHAG Week 2019 the LGBT+ Student Community worked with - 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.

CUSU Student Trustee

Are you a current student studying at Coventry University, CU Coventry, CU Scarborough, CU London or Coventry University London? Are you looking to expand your experience and build leadership skills? Do you have a drive for strategic and governing decision making? Can you critically discuss the future of a multimillion pound turnover charity and help to make the best decisions for our students?

Bereavement Support at Coventry University

Coventry University have launched a new webpage to support students who are suffering any kind of bereavement. The current COVID-19 situation can be unsettling for many and you may face loss due to this virus. Take a look at the support available.

Local MP calls for urgent action to underwrite the higher education sector

Local MP calls for urgent action to underwrite the higher education sector, agree a jobs guarantee & put a safety net in place for students.

New Commitment to Supporting Care Leavers

CUSU’s Self-Supporting Students Community have been assisting Coventry University, to create a whole institution approach to supporting care leavers. Most recently, this has involved Coventry University committing to the Care Leavers Covenant, with advice and input from the self-supporting students community. Read on to find out more about the covenant and support available…

Volunteer to beat Coronavirus

There are a range of urgent volunteer vacancies with local Good Causes to help with the fightback against COVID-19

Coventry Flames 2019-2020 Review

Coventry Flames Basketball complete their 2nd season in Basketball England's National League, finishing just outside the playoff spots.

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

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.

Digital Volunteering - Volunteer from the comfort of your room!

We have opportunities to volunteer from the comforts of your own space! With a wonderful and diverse range of activities, from wildlife conservation to translations you can make a positive difference in the world from your fingertips.

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 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.

Graduation Ceremonies

With the cancellation of July ceremonies we're happy to say that students will be able to have their degrees conferred in July and still take part in an informal ceremony when the university is able to.

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!


Buy one get one free *every day*! Just use PIZZA241 at the checkout.

Fashion in Fargo

The options that spring to mind when thinking about shopping tend to be places like New Look, Topshop and JD, however if you venture down a little further, there's a hidden gem, Fargo Village.

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!

Tenancy Agreement Checklist

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

Volunteering Case Study - Odion!

"Volunteering Has Given Me Friends For Life"

How I learnt to love student life

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

#StayInWorkOut from Sport England

The new Stay In, Work Out initiative from Sport England rounds up dozens of suggestions for keeping fit and healthy while trapped indoors

Become a Halls Rep!

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

Free LGBT+ Films & Content curated by Leeds Queer Film Festival

Leeds Queer Film Festival are curating a programme of LGBT+ fiction and non-fiction movies for all to enjoy.

Self-isolation Sing-along

Join In With A Traditional Cockney Singalong From Your Living Room Every Thursday. Musician Tom Carradine is best-known as the host of Cockney London based singalongs but that's all on pause for the time being, but he's still keeping people's spirits up by running weekly Self-Isolation Singalongs.