Coventry Uni Students’ Union (CUSU) is run by a Board of Trustees which includes five full time executive officers, two members of student council, two members of Coventry University Board of Governors and three external trustees who volunteer their time. There also around 100 staff employed by the university, which includes a large proportion of students. The Union is there to help with advice and help across a wide variety of issue areas, including employment, housing and financial worries. It also runs societies, clubs and social events.
There was high praise of the SU from our student reviewers – even from those who said they haven’t been involved!
“The CUSU come up with exciting ways to make student living more enjoyable. I am involved by being a course representative.”
“I have not been involved in Students’ Union activities, but I believe it is a great body that caters for the needs of the student and voice our concerns to the relevant authorities in the most appropriate way.”
“Students’ Union is very active with societies for almost everything. Very big involvement in student concerns and meetings regularly to update on any concerns to ensure student satisfaction.”
There are approximately 50 sports clubs and over 100 societies you can join as a student at Coventry University. There are usual sports clubs, including football, hockey and rugby, but also some more unusual clubs, such as lacrosse and mountaineering. Every year there is a Varsity tournament against students from the University of Warwick. If you can’t find a society you want to join, support and encouragement is given to set up your own.
Our student reviewers found clubs and societies provided a good way to socialising, meeting new people and letting off steam after studying.
“Clubs are plenty and societies often organise student events within the clubs to entertain and let loose from the study pressures that occasionally take hold.”
“Clubs and societies are very interesting. They always bring something new. I always enjoyed their club or societies fairs.”
“Really good choice. They put on lots of different events and opportunities to partake in activities.”
The main shopping area in Coventry is just a few minutes’ walk away from the university campus. There’s also an array of music venues and nightclubs, restaurants, bars and cafes. Museums and galleries are found in the city centre, and there are also theatres and sporting venues. With a large number of students living in Coventry, there’s lots of student nights hosted at city centre clubs and venues. Coventry is the 10th largest city in the UK and is in close proximity to other major cities including Birmingham, and just 95 miles away from London.
Many of our reviewers comment that Coventry can be quiet – but they also point out there is still plenty of stuff going on if you seek it out.
“Safe. Warm people. Generally quiet.”
“The nights out are mainly to clubs and are generally quite packed, there are nice restaurants in the centre and good places to shop, the city centre is modern and clean, the transport museum is excellent.”
“Very quiet, but a few good restaurants”