Guide

# Students' Union

Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU) is a charity that exists to make your experience as a student the best it can be. It is led by students, designed for students.

All students across the Coventry University Group are automatically members and any student can get involved with running the SU.

# Setup your Cusu.org Account (opens new window)

Here you can find out more about what CUSU offers and get information on how to:

  • Join a club or society
  • Buy your Fresher's social pass
  • Find out how to contact your student Rep

Find out everything the students’ union offers and how you can get more from your Coventry University London experience at covunilondon.cusu.org (opens new window).

# A warm welcome and a sense of belonging

Some of the things we do to help you feel included, valued, listened to and represented whilst you study are:

  • Connecting you with other like-minded students through more than 200 clubs and societies
  • Providing hundreds of volunteering opportunities
  • Supporting liberation communities
  • Organising events and campaigns throughout the year
  • Giving free, confidential advice on housing, money and your course through the Students’ Union Advice Centre (SUAC)
  • Delivering student-led representation throughout your studies via our Reps

# The Welcome Desk

We are located centrally at University House (room 3.16, Student Lounge, 3rd Floor). We are here to answer any questions you have and connect you with our departments and services. We can help you to:

  • Make an appointment to speak to an advisor
  • Find your rep or officer
  • Access our website and services
  • Join student groups
  • purchase event tickets and official clothing
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If you are not on campus, please contact the Welcome Desk via telephone, email or livechat (opens new window) on the website.

# Join a club or society

Sports clubs and societies offer you the opportunity to continue your hobbies, learn new skills and meet people like you. Groups are led by students, so you can join an existing group or we’ll help you start your own.

To find a list of the clubs and societies that we currently run, go to our clubs and societies (opens new window) page on the website.

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If you can't find the club or society that you are looking for, contact us by email to find out how to create a new one.

# Students’ Union Advice Centre (SUAC)

SUAC is a professional advice and information centre that provides free, confidential and independent advice to students and prospective students on housing, money and your course.

We offer representation and support at hearings and tribunals including Examination Investigation Panels, Professional Suitability Hearings and Disciplinaries, and act as a referral service to other services when appropriate.

CUSU and the Advice Centre are independent of CU London and all advice is impartial and held in confidence.

To get in contact with your local SUAC service, email suadvice.london@coventry.ac.uk.

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We also maintain an online knowledge base which includes information and support for common issues that you may face. Check the knowledge base (opens new window) for more information.

# Equality and Diversity

CUSU proudly celebrates the diversity of its members and we work to make sure that all students have the ability to thrive - giving those who have traditionally been unheard a voice in a safe environment.

We run campaigns, events and activities to promote inclusivity and address issues affecting students across the Group. Our liberation communities also provide support and representation for students who identify as Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, Disabled, LGBTQ+, Self-Supporting, Students of Faith, Students with Responsibilities, and Women Students.

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Go to our diversity pages (opens new window) to join your community and find out about how you can take part in campaigns.

# Volunteering

Volunteering provides a chance to give back to the community and develop valuable skills. You can volunteer on a one-off or short-term basis, or commit to regular long-term volunteering with one of our community partners.

To find out more, contact us at london.su@coventry.ac.uk.

# Employability

We want to ensure that you get recognition on your CV for all of the extra-curricular activities that you do at Coventry University London and elsewhere. This can include: sports and societies, volunteering, work as a student rep and taking part in campaigns.

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To find out more, contact the central Employability team at employability.su@coventry.ac.uk.

# Become a student leader

CUSU is led by students. There are various roles for Student Leaders, including:

  • Sabbatical officers (elected to work full-time for a year)
  • Officers and Faculty Reps (who work alongside their studies to help improve the student experience)
  • Student Councillors

Each year, you have the chance to vote for who you want to represent you, or you can even run for election yourself.

Sabbatical Officers and Faculty Chairs make up the Executive Committee (a body that is given authority from Student Council to manage the day-to-day affairs of CUSU, represent the wider student body, and ensure that policies are adhered to). It is the Student Council’s job to make sure that the Executive Committee are functioning correctly, whilst representing specific student interests.

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You are represented by a team of Coventry University London officers providing focused activities, events, and representation where you learn. Meet the team at covunilondon.cusu.org/officers/ (opens new window). You are also represented by four full-time Sabbatical Officers who work on Education, Activities, Welfare & Inclusion, and student issues across the University Group, in Scarborough, London, Coventry, and Wrocław. You can meet and contact them at cusu.org/officers (opens new window). The Student Leaders office is open Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00.

# Have your say

Student Reps are here to give all students a voice. They will listen to your feedback and pass it on to academic staff in your school and Faculty. We want to make sure that your voice is heard in order to help make positive changes to your learning experience. All students can become a Rep - it’s a great way for you to develop your skills.

If you have any questions or concerns about your course or CU London services, contact your Rep for support and guidance. To get in contact with your Rep, call 024 7765 5200 or email london.su@coventry.ac.uk.

# Talk to us online

If you can't get onto campus and you want to talk to someone directly, go to covunilondon.cusu.org (opens new window) and use the chatbox in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

Last updated: 08/09/2021, 15:11:34