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A Student Audience With The Coventry University Senior Leadership Team

Your voice was heard! Last week, Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) presented the latest in 'A Student Audience with...' series of events. If you had a question that you wanted answered directly from the Coventry University Senior Leadership Team, we gave students a chance to have their voice heard by some of the top decision makers.

A Student Audience With The Coventry University Senior Leadership Team

Your voice was heard!

Last week, Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) presented the latest in 'A Student Audience with...' series of events.

Your VP for Education Obinna Okereke and other SU Officers put student questions to the Coventry University senior leadership team. This event is considered extremely valuable to both the students and the senior leadership team. You can catch up on the event by watching the videos below which answer your questions around pandemic Teir concerns, student support, academic and enrolement.

Joining us on the panel was:

Prof. Guy Daly - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) of Coventry University. 

Donna Kendall - Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Journey) of Coventry University. 

Steve Galliford - Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Coventry University. 

Prof. Richard Dashwood - Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research

 

Tier Related Questions

The discussion covers:

  • pandemic Tier 3 concerns
  • the scheduling of activities going forward
  • the opening of gyms on campus
  • the current availability of study spaces

Watch the video with the answers here:

 

Student Support Related Questions

Your SU Officers, led by VP for Education Obi Okereke, discuss student support related concerns with the senior leadership team, including:

  • how the university is exploring options for food provision for international students staying at university over Christmas
  • whether students can be released from their tenancy agreements if they decide to move to a purely online model of learning
  • how university accommodation has been made Covid-secure
  • support offered to those experiencing isolation
  • concerns about the cost of sports facilities – particularly Westwood
  • the promotion of mental health services at #covuni.

Watch the video with the answers here:

 

Academic Related Questions

Your SU Officers, led by VP for Education Obi Okereke, discuss academic related issues with the senior leadership team, including:

  • PGR students facing their whole study year delivered with an online model and concerns over their employability following graduation
  • the use of Vygo and online mentoring to boost employability and better support students
  • grading students using an average model to award fairer grades
  • the No-detriment Policy including current deferrals, extensions and appeals processes
  • the cost of fees in relation to the lack of traditional learning models
  • investment in online learning models and the variety on offer
  • the lack of financial government support and the impact on budget and resources
  • PGR supervision and waiving fees as well as extending stipends

Watch the video with the answers here:

 

Enrolment Related Questions

Your SU Officers, led by VP for Education Obi Okereke, discuss enrolment related concerns with the senior leadership team, including:

  • late enrolment and offering support to those starting late, as well as deadline extensions
  • the enrolment system for prospective students and gaining faster access to their accounts
  • the development of an updated IT system and plans to improve processes between departments

Watch the video with the answers here:

Be sure to keep your eye out on our website for the next event.

This event was powered by CUSU Reps and a collaboration of Coventry University and Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU).

If you are interested in becoming a CUSU Rep visit cusu.org/reps

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