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Your Advice Service in Numbers

Find out the impact Your Advice Service has had on the student experience.

 
Joining a Society in January
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Wondering why you should join a society this semester? Or need to know how? Read on to find out!

 
Permitted Proof-reading
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Do you know what is and what is not considered proof-reading? Read this article to find out about how you can ensure that you are following academic integrity guidelines whilst proof-reading your work.

 
Even More Digital Badges Awarded
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Find out more about the digital badges awarded, Society Excellence Awards and Society of the Month

 
Free Sustainable Period Products and Free Condoms From Your SU!
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Your Students' Union has worked in collaboration with the University to provide free period products to all Coventry University Group students as part of our Cost of Living project. Not only this, but condoms will now be freely available to all Coventry University and CU Coventry students.

 
Strike Action - What it means for students
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Find out what the UCU (University and College Union) strikes are and what it may mean for you as a student.

 
New Review Scam Has Cost Students Thousands of Pounds
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A new scam aimed at people (particularly students) looking for part-time work reviewing hotels, shops and products has caused many to lose thousands of pounds. Read about the scam, how to avoid it, and what to do if you have been victim to it.

 
Contract Checking Service
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Did you know that Your Advice Service can check your student housing contract for you before you sign it? This article will help you to find out what to look for before signing a contract and how Your Advice service can help you make sure that you don't get caught out by any hidden terms and conditions.

 
How Does Your Advice Service Represent You?
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Do you know what Your Advice Service does? Read this article to find out about the range of advice, representation and support that we offer to all Coventry University Group students.

 
Why Is Academic Integrity Important?
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Academic integrity is fundamental throughout your time at University. Understanding its importance is key to ensuring that we create a respectful and knowledgeable environment where all students receive fair opportunities. Keep reading for the top reasons Your Advice Service believes academic integrity is important.

 
Leading a society

Leading a society couldn’t be easier but you don’t need to take our word for it when you could give it a go yourself!

Why should you adopt or start a new society?

 
Students vs. Landlords, Right and Responsibilities

When you sign a contract for your housing, you are agreeing to doing certain things and acting in a certain way and it's important you are aware of this. We also think its just as important for you to be aware of your landlords responsibilities and what they should be doing once you have a signed a contract with them.

 
Student Finance Announcement - what this means for you
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The government has recently made a few announcements about student finance and hardship support. We are deeply concerned about the lack of progress in supporting students in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, and will continue working with the university to see how we can best support our students.

 
Your Students' Union Cost of Living Update
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Find out about the work Your Students' Union have been doing to tackle the cost of living crisis and the impact on students.

 
Top Tips when Moving In
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Finding and moving into your own accommodation whilst at university can be a daunting prospect as you have to make a decision on where to live, who to live, what you can afford, what your rights are, what steps to take when moving in to protect your interests and more. Here, we help you with a list of the things you should be looking out for and doing when it comes to finding and moving in to your accommodation.

 
Common Scams Aimed at Students and How To Avoid Them
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As students, you are more likely to be targeted by scammers trying to steal your money. We have collected information on the most common scams aimed at students and, most importantly, how you can avoid them.

 
Don't Drop Out, Drop In Is Back!
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Are you not enjoying your course? Struggling financially? Worried about your job prospects after graduation, or something else? For whatever reason, if you're considering dropping out of University, come along to one of our online or in-person Don't Drop Out, Drop in events to find out what support is available from Your Advice Service and the University to help you make the best decision for you.

 
Planning to Protest?
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If you’re planning to attend a protest, march or demonstration in the coming weeks, it’s important to make the right preparations and to know your rights.

 
Rep of the Month January Nominations are open!
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Know a rep who has gone above and beyond for their peers? Then nominate them for Rep of the Month.

 
Rep of the Month- December Winners
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See who your Rep of the Month Winners are for the Month of December

 
How the SU represents you: Reps
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Learn about your Rep System and how it works for you

 
PGR Feedback contributes to PGR Teaching changes
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Feedback that has been mentioned in PGR meetings has led to changes in Teaching opportunities in Semester 3.

 
Your Advice Service Faculty Outreach Sessions

Do you have a housing, academic or finance issue? Find out about Your Advice Services' Faculty Outreach Drop-In sessions and appointments.

 
PGR Officer Update- January 2023
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Your PGR Officer, Kirsty Harrod, provides an update on the month of January

 
Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Guidance for Students
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Are you pregnant or planning to get pregnant? Is your partner pregnant or planning to get pregnant? Are you becoming a parent through adoption? Find out what options and support are available to you during your time at Coventry University Group.

 
Officer Statement - Kahramanmaraş earthquake

We want to share our solidarity and condolences with those impacted by the Kahramanmaraş earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. As an Officer team and a Students’ Union, we know that there will be Turkish and Syrian students who will be concerned about friends, family, and loved ones back home.

 
What role could you nominate yourself for?

We have plenty of roles available however due to certain requirements not all roles are open to all students. This could be based on your location or year of study, read this article to find out more about those requirements.

 
LGBT+ History Month in London

February in the UK is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+ History Month and there's a lot going on across London to mark it.

 
Education Officer Update- January 2023
Bianca Andrei

Your Education Officer Bianca Andrei provides an update from January

 
Officer Statement in support of UCU Industrial Action

The following statement has been written to make you aware of upcoming industrial action being taken by some of your lecturers, researchers, and other University staff.

 
Election Rule Changes

Each year Your SU run election to determine who will be our next elected student leaders. We ensure to have rules and guidance in place to make the elections as free and fair as possible.

 
Education Officer Update- November 2022
Bianca Andrei

Your Education Officer Bianca Andrei provides an update from November.

 
Role Title Change

For the upcoming Your SU Leadership Election we have made a change to one of our role titles.

 
Rep Wins at Library Meeting
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Reps met with library staff to discuss feedback about their services. See below the wins that have come about from their feedback.

 
PGR Officer - November Update 2022
Kirsty Harrod

Your PGR Officer, Kirsty Harrod, gives an update on the month of November.

 
MAKE: Non-alcoholic Mulled Wine

Get into the Christmas spirit with this festive recipe...

 
Transgender Students: How to change your details and develop a support plan
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This article guides you through the process of changing your details and creating a transition support plan with the university.

 
Tips to tackle loneliness
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As 17% of students reported feeling lonely often or always (ONS 2022), being at university can be a challenging time, so here are 6 tips to combat loneliness and find your community.

 
Get Breakfast for £1 on Campus

You Said, We Did! To help support students and staff with current cost of living increases, the University is offering breakfasts for £1 on campus.

 
A Safe Welcome To Coventry
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Having a great night out with mates old and new is always fun - but it's important to make sure that everyone stays safe. Here are our top tips on how to look after yourself and your friends when you're out and about this January welcome!

 
Education Officer Update- October 2022
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Your Education Officer Bianca Andrei provides an update from October.

 
Your SU Needs You: Cost of Living Survey
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We are running a short survey to help us understand if there has been an increase to your cost of living as a student and what help you think we should be offering to support you.

 
Community Officer Update - November & December

Your SU Community Officer had a very busy first term. Here is Catherine's update from the months of November and December

 
LGBTQIA+ History Month 2023

Welcome to LGBTQIA+ History Month 2023! Your SU Community Officer discusses the theme for the month, events & campaigns, the LGBTQIA+ society, research to get involved with, and useful links

 
Education Officer Update- September 2022
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Your Education Officer- Bianca Andrei gives an update on the month of September

 
EQUIP: January

CHRISTIAN UNION IS BACK WITH MORE EVENTS, MORE SOCIALS AND MORE FUN PLANNED FOR 2023!!!

Read along to follow what the Christian Union has been doing for the month of January and future plans for upcoming months

 
EQUIP: December

As the Christmas holidays are approaching, the Christian Union host one final event before the holidays with their annual Christmas Carol Service.

Read along to follow what the Christian Union has been doing for the month of December

 
New Volunteering Excellence Programme is key to developing skills
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Your SU has introduced a Volunteering Excellence Programme which is brand new for 2022.

Volunteering has been part of university life for many years and is so important for gaining much-needed work experience.

 
Tabletop Society's One-Shot Week: A Week of TTRPGs!

Tabletop Society will be running a full week of one-shots every day from the 27th of September, finishing off with an in-person meetup and games session!

 
Join a Faith Society

We have a range of societies where you can meet fellow students who share your faith

 
EQUIP: November

Coventry University Christian Union, Warwick Christian Union and Northampton Christian Union all came together to Cefn Lea, Wales for the annual Weekend Away.

Read along to follow what the Christian Union has been doing for the month of November

 
Vacancy: Director of Human Resources

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team at Coventry University Students’ Union.

 
EQUIP: October

From Dial-A-Doughnut to Crazy Golf ... The Christian Union has it all!

Read along to follow what the Christian Union has been doing for the month of October

 
Welcome to the Spring Term with Your Skills Team

Your Skills team has lots of opportunities coming up this term that you can get involved in all of which are free. So why not take a look to find out how to can get involved with our events, workshops, and activities to help boost your skills!

 
President Update - September

A summary of what your Students Union President; Desmond has been working on so far!

 
5 tips to staying well during Welcome

Your Wellbeing & Inclusion team are here with our top tips to remind you to look after you during Welcome 2022.

 
Give Phoenix Radio a go!

Read here about Tobi's experience with Phoenix Radio and why you should give it a try!

 
Tabletop's Main Hangout: Discord!

We've been consistently hanging out in our Discord server almost every single day since March 2020;
You can even join if you're not a member yet just to take a look around!

 
We are back!

The CU Aviation Society Committee

 
Have Your Say By Completing The NSS Today
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Find out what the NSS is and how you can complete it

 
LGBT History Month
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February is LGBT History Month. All month the society, alongside the SU will be running events based on LGBT History Month. Keep an eye on our socials and the SU events page to keep up to date on all the events.

 
London Membership Services - Assistant Manager

Join “Your Students’ Union” – Coventry’ University’s students’ union as part of our London delivery team! We have an exciting career opportunity within a values-driven, student-led, membership organisation.

 
Your SU Vue - Episode 2 Now Live
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Watch the second instalment of Your SU Vue, the Student Media Team's block-by-block showcase!

 
EQUIP: September

New Year, New Students, New Committee ... SAME CHRISTIAN UNION

Read along to follow what the Christian Union has been doing for the month of September

 
Get involved with Your Students' Union LGBTQ+ Inclusive universities research!

Passionate about LGBTQ+ inclusion in higher education? Get involved through participating in a research interview or join the student research group!

 
I Love My Course Submissions Are Now Open
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Get your hands on up to £500 in prizes.

 
Campus Officer Update - Blocks 1 & 2
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Find out what your CU Scarborough Campus Officer has been up to during Blocks 1 & 2 this year!

 
London’s Free Museums

Discover the history and culture of London for free…

 
WANTED: Passionate Students to Make a Difference

Course Reps are vital to ensuring the best possible student experience at CU London and Coventry University London. There a group of courses that are under-represented and currently do not have Reps!

 
Christmas Jumper Week: 5th-9th December
Save the Children Christmas Jumper Week

​Don your Xmas jumpers at Dagenham in aid of charity ‘Save the Children’!

 
Southport Sailing Trip 2022!

Last weekend (12/11/22 - 13/11/22) CUWS took a bunch of our members up to Marine Lake in Southport to try some sailing and kayaking with quality coaches. We stayed on lakeside and had a blast learning to Sail and Kayak properly as well as going to explore Southport and the amusements, a great weekend with some incredibly memorable moments.

 
Activities Officer Update - September

Check out the progress your Activities Officer; Chisom Ezeanochie has made so far in her role.

 
Coventry league games 2022/23 round 1

Amazing result in the first round of the league with Coventry university winning all of our games

Board 1
M.Juanroyee (Warwick) 0 - M.Singh 1
Opening: Sicilian defence, closed, traditional line
A strong and solid performance with few mistakes from our player, the game ended in a nice rook sacrifice resulting in checkmate

Board 2
B.Read (Coventry) 1 - E.Pacuraru (Warwick) 0
Opening: Open Sicilian, Franco-Sicilian variation
A bishop blunder at the start put our player at a disadvanta

 
Free things for Students to do

Explore 100 free things for Students to do in London.

 
We're back!

The mechanical engineering society is back!

 
Introducing Jax

Tips and tricks on how to help guide dog Jax do his job around the SU

 
You Said, We Did: Taking Action on Cost of Living
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This block we want to show you how your feedback is making a difference. You told us you wanted us to take action around cost of living increases - here's what we're doing about that.

 
Free Things to do in London at Christmas!
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Save money this Christmas but don’t scrimp on the experiences!

 
Introducing Your Campus Officer, Michael
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Your Campus Officer for 2022 – 2023 is Michael Kendall. Here he introduces himself and his role, and how he can help you make the most of your university experience this year!

 
Get Breakfast for £1 on Campus
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To help support students and staff with current cost of living increases, the University is offering breakfasts for £1 on every campus.

 
VISIT: London Museums & Galleries

London's national museums are all free to enter. Here's what you need to know

 
New Student Discount at Sanctuary Bar
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Sanctuary Bar in Scarborough has just launched their brand-new student discount!

 
The Importance of Reaching Out - World Mental Health Day
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Being a student isn't easy, but there's always help out there. On World Mental Health Day, CU Scarborough Campus Officer writes about the importance of reaching out whenever you need support.

 
Student "Oyster Card" from TfL
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Get discount on travel all across London if you're a full-time student...

 
Tell Us What You Think: Welfare and Disability Support at CU Scarborough
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We're running a short survey about the welfare and disabilities services at CU Scarborough. This is your chance to help shape and improve the support available to you!

 
200 Free Things to do in London

You won’t even have to spend a penny with this roundup of free things to do in London.

 
Your SU Vue - Episode 1 Now Live
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Watch the first release by the Your SU Media Team in Scarborough here!

 
Staying Safe in London

We want you to enjoy London safely. Whether you're a first-time visitor, regular traveler or local, here are our top tips.

 
Black History Month at CU Scarborough
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From film nights and music to virtual webinars, see how we're marking Black History Month 2022 at CU Scarborough.

 
Access libraries across the UK with SCONUL

SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to study spaces or books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. Some library users may be able to borrow print books from other libraries too.

 
Tips to getting around London

Many of you might be new to the city, or might not have had much chance this year to travel around. To give you a head start, here are some of our top tips and things to know when travelling in London.

 
I Love My Staff Awards

A Student-Led Staff Award! This is your chance to recognise staff who have made a positive impact on your student experience.

 
Are you in your final year?

We are here to help!

This video features services that can help you as a final year student during the last half of your academic year and beyond.

 
Get Your Student Oyster Card

Make sure you're getting discounted travel in London with CUSU's guide to getting your TfL Student Oyster photocard

 
 

Your Advice Service in Numbers

Mon 06 Feb 2023 Your Advice Service
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Permitted Proof-reading

Mon 06 Feb 2023 Your Advice Service
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Rep of the Month January Nominations are open!

Tue 31 Jan 2023 Your Education: Coventry
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Strike Action - What it means for students

Tue 31 Jan 2023 Your Advice Service
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New Review Scam Has Cost Students Thousands of Pounds

Mon 30 Jan 2023 Your Advice Service

Student Volunteering week is coming

Fri 27 Jan 2023 Volunteering
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Contract Checking Service

Fri 27 Jan 2023 Your Advice Service
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Why Is Academic Integrity Important?

Fri 27 Jan 2023 Your Advice Service
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How Does Your Advice Service Represent You?

Fri 27 Jan 2023 Your Advice Service

Holocaust Memorial Day

Fri 27 Jan 2023 Your SU
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Rep of the Month- December Winners

Wed 25 Jan 2023 Your Education: Coventry

Students vs. Landlords, Right and Responsibilities

Tue 24 Jan 2023 Your Advice Service
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Student Finance Announcement - what this means for you

Tue 24 Jan 2023 Your Advice Service
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Your Students' Union Cost of Living Update

Thu 19 Jan 2023 Your Advice Service

Accommodation Types and Options

Thu 19 Jan 2023 Your Advice Service
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Joining a Society in January

Tue 17 Jan 2023 Societies: Coventry
 
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