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Protect Your Pocket with help from Student Money Week
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It’s no secret, being a student is expensive. With tuition fees, rent to keep a roof over your head, bills, food, and maybe even a little bit of money put aside so you can actually have some fun…the world of finances can be a complicated and overwhelming place. It doesn’t help when there are people out there who don’t always have your best interests at heart...

 
A Message From West Midlands Police
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Our friends over at WM Police have alerted us to the current rise in the selling and using of vapes that contain illegal substances such as cannabis and THC, which have recently been the cause of some cases of serious medical symptoms/reactions. Please read on for more information.

 
Sign up to Student Finance England mailing list

Do you want to be one of the first to know when you can apply for student finance for 24/25? Sign up to the Student Finance England mailing list!

 
Staying Safe on Socials: The Essential Guide
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The world wide web can be one big adventure. It makes it easy for you to connect with anyone and find out about anything. Unfortunately it also makes it easy to run into hidden dangers and get caught out. Check out the top tips below to help you make sure you’re doing all you can to keep yourself safe whilst socialising online.

 
Case studies: Academic misconduct and the impact on students

Have you heard the term “academic misconduct” but are unsure as to what this could look like? Here are some examples of academic misconduct and the real-life impacts on students.

 
Academic Misconduct: what to do if you're accused
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An accusation of academic misconduct, justified or not, can be very stressful. Your Advice Service is here to support any student going through this process.

 
Part-Time Officers Update - (December/January)

Find out what your part-time officers got up to in the months of December and January

 
The 2024 SU Awards Season... Explained
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Our annual SU Awards are coming soon! We're proud to host a series of celebrations recognising the amazing achievements of students and staff across all our campus locations. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved this year.

 
SU Awards - Kanishka's experience
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Kanishka won our EEC Student of the Year Award in 2023 and is now in his final year. Read about his experience of winning the award, and why students should get involved this year.

 
Standing Together: Support for Students Amidst the Cost-of-Living Crisis

An update from Your Welfare Officer Akhil Sha regarding the cost of living

 
LGBTQIA+ Staff Profile: Nat Walker-Laver
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Read on to learn about Nat Walker-Laver, who works for Coventry university Recruitment and Admissions as a student Success Coach.

 
LGBTQIA+ Staff Profile: Kayden J Schumacher
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Read on to learn about Kayden, a PhD Scholar for Global Learning and Attainment, and a Lecturer in Psychology at Coventry University.

 
Society Spotlight: LGBTQIA+ Society
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Read on to hear from members of the LGBTQIA+ society committee about why they got involved in the society, why representation matters and why we celebrate LGBT+ History Month!

 
Community Updates: February
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Find out what your community team have been working on this month!

 
2024 Leadership Elections: The Results!

Find out who your student leaders are for the 2024/25 academic year!

 
SU Awards - Alex's experience winning
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Alex won Student of the Year award in 2022 and is now working for the SU! Hear all about her experience of winning, and why other students should get involved in the awards to celebrate their achievements this year.

 
LGBT+ History Month Welcome Message

Read a welcome message from your LGBTQIA+ Community Engagement Lead Jack, and find out how you can get involved with activities at Your SU this History Month.

 
Saluting Our Sisters: Black History Month 2023
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Hannah Yusuf, Campus Officer for CU London, talks about what makes Black History Month so special.

 
How to Make Friends at University
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Mahbub Shuhag, the Coventry University London Campus Officer, has compiled his tips on finding your community at University.

 
Hannah's 5 Top Tips to Keep a Healthy Mind
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Your CU London Campus Officer, Hannah Yusuf, has compiled their top tips on how to prioritise your mental health whilst at University.

 
Your SU - 2023 Year in Review

Your Students' Union exists to support student success. Here's a summary of everything we achieved in 2023 to support this mission.

 
Your LGBTQIA+ Community Book and Film Recommendations
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We collected book and film recommendations from staff and students about LGBTQIA+ people's lives and experiences. Read on to find some new books to add to your reading list, and some films to watch too!

 
Course Reps: Explained
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If you are thinking of applying to be a Course Rep for either Coventry University London or CU London, then carry on reading as we explain a little bit more about the role!

 
Introducing Hannah, your CU London Campus Officer
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Your CU London Campus Officer for 2023–24 is Hannah Yusuf. Here Hannah introduces herself and their role, and how they can help you make the most of your university experience this year!

 
Mahbub’s 5 Essential Tips Before Starting Your University Journey
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Your Campus Officer has compiled his top tips for new students!

 
National Insurance Numbers
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If you are going to work whilst in the UK you will need to get a National Insurance Number.

 
Introducing Mahbub, our Cov Uni London Campus Officer!
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Your Cov Uni London Campus Officer for 2023–24 is Mahbub Shuhag. Here he re-introduces himself and his role, and how he can help you make the most of your university experience this year!

 
We need student representatives!
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We are looking for more students to become representatives for their campus, college or course.

 
Student Guide: Summer in London
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Discover the ultimate student's guide to enjoying and exploring London during the summer months. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, unlock the secrets of a memorable summer in the bustling city.

 
International Students' Guide to Exploring London
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Discover the best of London as a new international student! From iconic landmarks to cultural experiences and vibrant neighborhoods, explore the city's diverse offerings and connect with fellow students. Get ready for an unforgettable journey in this bustling capital!

 
Earth Day 2023: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
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Curious about what a carbon footprint is and how to reduce it? Our guide can help!

We'll walk you through the basics and give you simple tips for making a big impact on the environment with small changes in your daily life.

 
Part-Time Officers Update - November

Find out what your part-time officers have been up to in the month of November

 
Gender Expression Fund applications now open
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Your Students’ Union offers a Gender Expression Fund to support queer students to access gender-affirming services and items.   Applications are now open.

 
Saving money on rail travel as a student
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Update from your Welfare Officer: Akhil Sha

 
How to Succeed During Exam Period

University exams can be scary and stressful for students. This article will give you some simple tips and strategies to help you cope with exams. You'll learn how to study better and take care of yourself during this time. These tips will help you do well in your exams, even if you're feeling nervous or unsure.

 
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.

 
Rep of the Month Winners - September

Check out which reps have been recognised for their work in the month of September

 
Launching Free Period Product Trial!
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Following student feedback and as part of our work supporting members through the ongoing cost of living increases, Your Students’ Union is working with the University to trial offering free period products at Liverpool Street Campus.

 
Dagenham: Help finding accommodation
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If you are a new student to Dagenham, here's some top tips to find affordable student accommodation

 
LGBT+ History Month x Varsity

Sport Coventry is proud to celebrate and highlight our LGBT+ community at Varsity 2024.

 
Sporting Successes

Three of Coventry's BUCS teams advance to tournament semi-finals, Karting season off to a great start and Archery wins medals in Coventry leg of TOUCAN tournament.

 
Team of the Month - Women's Volleyball
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Get to know about our Women's Volleyball team who have started their 23/24 BUCS with a 3-game winning streak, who are Sport Coventry's Team of the Month for October!

 
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

 
Coventry Flames Launches Black History Month Kit
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New kit highlights and celebrates the city of Coventry and the Black people who have contributed to the growth of the game in the city.

 
Part-Time Officers Update - October

Find out what your Part-Time Officers have been up to in the month of October

 
Student Guide: Community Sport
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Embrace a world of active opportunities in London! From local clubs to council-led activity and social leagues, there's something for everyone. Embrace an active lifestyle, make new connections, and enjoy the many benefits of joining community sports.

 
Meet Your New Campus Officer, Michael!
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Hello all, I’m Michael, a BSc Applied Psychology Student and your new Campus Officer!

 
Rep of the Month Winners - October

Check out which reps have been recognised for their work in the month of October

 
Celebrating Black History Month
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Read what Black History Month means to some of our student-athletes, who we shone the light on through the month of October.

 
Student Guide: Women's Safety in London
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Stay safe and empowered as a female student in London with these essential tips. Learn how to navigate the city, use reliable transportation, and build a supportive network. Prioritize your well-being and enjoy your time in this vibrant city.

 
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

 
Goodbye from Emmanuella!
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Hi everyone, it’s Emma and this is going to be my last Campus Officer update as I have now officially finished my studies and my time as Officer!

 
LGBT+ History Month: Yorkshire's Queer History
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Yorkshire, a region known for its picturesque landscapes and historical significance, also boasts a rich tapestry of queer history that often remains hidden beneath the surface. In honour of LGBT+ History Month, I wanted to delve into the diverse stories and milestones that have shaped the LGBTQ+ community in Yorkshire over the years.

 
Semester 2 starts with a BANG!

Semester 2 has begun with a recruitment drive, and the start of the final drive up until BUCS for the competitive squad. Less than two weeks - running, sparring, leading by example!

Come say hi!
Monday at 17:00-18:30 at Priory Sports Hall
Tuesday at Cov Boys and Girls Club (opposite the sports centre on Whitefriars St) 18:00-19:00 (19:00-20:00 for competitors)
Friday Sparring (invitation only - Apollo 18:00)

 
Society Excellence Award Winners 2023-2024

The society excellence awards recognise societies who have met the criteria to excel as a society.
Check out which societies have achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold standards.

 
Volunteering options at the SU
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Students can find out more about volunteering and what opportunities are available with a range of charities.

 
Everything you need know about digital badges
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Find out more about digital badges and how you can apply them to your personal and professional development.

 
Part-Time officers update - September

Find out what your Part-Time Officers have been up to in the month of September

 
Escape room Coventry

Escape reality Coventry, 2Nd Floor, East Entrance, Broadgate House, Broadgate, Coventry CV1 1NG.

 
Interview With Qisz (GK)

Want to find out what Futsal could hold for you? Let’s hear from previous Cov goal keeper

 
Staying Active Without The Commitment
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How to stay involved in sport and activity, without the need for a membership.

 
5 Budget Friendly Student Meals
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Fueling Success: The Perks of Quick, Healthy, and Budget-Friendly Recipes for University Students

 
coventry division 3 champions

An amazing return from the coventry university chess team gets first place in the 2022/23 division 3 coventry District league and getting second place in the knock out cup. The team did amazing and has established the university team as one to look out for in the future of the club. Congrats to the team and we look forward to bringing you more chess in the future

 
BUCS Track Championships 2023

A successful weekend at BUCS Track Championships 2023!

 
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.

 
Student Parents/Carers, Have Your Say!
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Your Students' Union in Scarborough is running a survey about the experience of students who are parents or carers, with the aim of finding ways we can help improve the student experience. Fill out the survey today!

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

 
Ten More Top Tips for International Students from Emmanuella
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Last week, Campus Officer Emmanuella shared ten top tips for international students coming to study at CU Scarborough. Today she's got ten more!

 
Ten Top Tips for International Students from Emmanuella
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Leaving home can be quite difficult let alone leaving to a new country! Here are ten top tips to help international students both new and old to assimilate to student life In Scarborough, from your Campus Officer Emmanuella.

 
Your SU Holiday Availability - Scarborough
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Find out when and how to access Your SU during the winter break.

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

 
Free hot water for students after 4pm
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Following student campaigning, hot water will now be provided to students throughout campus opening hours free of charge.

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

 
Nursing Students: Have Your Say!
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Calling all CU Scarborough Nursing students! You’re invited to attend the upcoming Your Course Conversation meeting. Here you can share your feedback with University staff and Students’ Union Reps, work resolve anything that’s not working for you about your course, and encourage more of what is!

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

 
Access libraries across the UK with SCONUL
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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.

 
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.

 
Got an Idea? Visit an Ideas Drop-In!
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Got an idea for something you'd like to see, do, or change at CU Scarborough? Share it with us at our new Ideas Drop-In sessions and we'll try to make it happen!

 
Represent CU Scarborough: By-Elections are Here!
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Would you like to represent CU Scarborough - potentially on a national stage - and earn a wage while you do it? This autumn Your SU is running a set of by-elections and there are some really exciting roles up for grabs for CU Scarborough students. Read on to find out more!

 
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

 
Campus Officer Update - Block 2
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Find out what your CU Scarborough Campus Officer has been up to during Block 2!

 
Sunflower Lanyards Now Available from Your SU
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Sunflower lanyards are a tool allowing individuals to voluntarily share that they have a hidden disability, and therefore might need extra help. Your SU has a limited number of lanyards available for free for students with hidden disabilities.

 
Course Reps: Join the Team!
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Joining the Course Rep team is one of the easiest ways to meet other people, gain new skills, and make a difference on campus. Read on to find out what it's all about and how to join the team! Already know you're interested? Scroll to the bottom of the article to sign up!

 
Let's Talk Money
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Share your views with North Yorkshire Council to help shape the council’s budget!

 
Your Vision for Scarborough: Have Your Say
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The Scarborough Town Centre team are developing the future strategy for Scarborough. They want to work with residents in Scarborough to develop an ambitious and visionary action plan for the town centre - and they want your views on what that looks like!

 
Meet Your New Campus Officer, Emmanuella!
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Your Campus Officer for 2023-2024 is Emmanuella Akatah. Here she introduces herself and her role, and what she'll be working on this year to help improve your university experience!

 
Scarborough Lights 2023
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Scarborough Lights will see the whole town sparkle and shine from 15 November through to 23 December, with many free light displays to enjoy!

 
Goodbye from Your Campus Officer, Michael!
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Outgoing CU Scarborough Campus Officer Michael shares his highlights, challenges, and feelings as he ends his time in office.

 
West Pier Regeneration: Have Your Say
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North Yorkshire Council is asking for your thoughts and opinions on the plans to regenerate Scarborough's West Pier!

 
North Yorkshire Council
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In April 2023, the eight borough and district councils in North Yorkshire were replaced with one singular council, now called North Yorkshire Council.

 
Campus Officer Update - Blocks 3 & 4
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Find out what your CU Scarborough Campus Officer has been up to during Blocks 3 & 4 this year!

 
Rep Awards - CU Scarborough
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We celebrated our amazing team of Course Reps at CU Scarborough with a chilled celebration and awards evening.

 
I Love My Staff - CU Scarborough
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Our annual I Love My Staff Awards provide an opportunity for students to recognise university staff members who have made an outstanding contribution to the student experience.

 
CU Scarborough Hoodies Now Available from Your SU!

After Course Reps came to us reporting that students would like to be able to purchase a CU Scarborough hoody, we got to work to see what could be possible. We’re thrilled to announce that a very small number of CU Scarborough hoodies are now available to purchase from Your Students’ Union!

 
Free Period Products Now Available on Campus!
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Following student feedback and as part of our work supporting members through the ongoing cost of living increases, Your Students’ Union is working with the University to trial offering free period products on campus.

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

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

 
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.

 
 
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Protect Your Pocket with help from Student Money Week

Tue 27 Feb 2024 Your Advice Service
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A Message From West Midlands Police

Thu 22 Feb 2024 Your Advice Service
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SU Awards - Kanishka's experience

Tue 20 Feb 2024 Your SU

Sign up to Student Finance England mailing list

Tue 20 Feb 2024 Your Advice Service
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Staying Safe on Socials: The Essential Guide

Tue 20 Feb 2024 Your Advice Service

Sporting Successes

Thu 15 Feb 2024 Sports: Coventry
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Society Spotlight: LGBTQIA+ Society

Mon 12 Feb 2024 Your SU
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Community Updates: February

Tue 06 Feb 2024 Your SU

Oxfam Volunteers

Mon 05 Feb 2024 International Disaster Concern Society

Join our Discord Server!!

Sun 04 Feb 2024 K Pop Dance Society

We are now officially back!

Fri 26 Jan 2024 Art Society

KDSCU February Schedule

Thu 25 Jan 2024 K Pop Dance Society
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Housing Fair - everything you need to know

Wed 24 Jan 2024 Your Advice Service

Your SU - 2023 Year in Review

Wed 24 Jan 2024 Your SU

KDSCU January Schedule

Mon 22 Jan 2024 K Pop Dance Society
 
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