Coventry University London News

Coventry University Group Student Voice

by Luke Mullender -

A big thank you to all of you who took part in last week’s survey, the third in a series of weekly surveys, where you told us about your routine and how you were settling into online studying.

Here are the results:

Infographic r.e. settling into studying online

For further resources and support, see:

The next survey on assessment will be released on Thursday 23 April, so do look out for it.

Coursework extension arrangements

by Mara Arts -

We have agreed today that Coventry University London students, across all year groups, will now have an automatic 2 week extension from the original published submission date, on all coursework deadlines from 27 March 2020. This will apply to all written coursework and all final year projects (including dissertations, internship reports, consultancy reports etc). It will not apply to any presentations that you are still due to undertake. It will also not apply to any exams that have been changed to online exams or coursework.

1: Coursework

You do not need to apply for these extensions, they apply to all students whose assessment deadline is from today, 27th March 2020 until 1 May 2020.  Simply submit your work in the usual way and we will do the rest. It will take us a few days to update all submission links, so if your regular submission link is not working for you, please submit your coursework under the ‘late submissions and extensions’ link and it will be accepted as on time (as long as you submit within 2 weeks of the original submission deadline).

If your submission deadline was between 16th March and 26th March 2020, and you were unable to submit your work, you can still take advantage of this 2 week automatic extension from the original submission deadline date (e.g. the new date for assessments due on Monday 16th March will be Monday 30th March). To do this, please submit your coursework under the ‘late submission and extensions’ submission link.

If your coursework assessment is not ‘written’, ie, it is not usually submitted via Moodle, further advice will be provided on the module Moodle page.

If you are unable to submit by the revised deadline, you can still apply for a deferral in advance of the revised deadline date in the usual way. If your deferral is granted, you will be asked to submit your assessment at the end of the next semester. Please note it will not be possible to apply for an additional extension on top of the 2-week extension granted today.

2: Final Year Projects and Dissertations

This applies to all final year Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in relation to their project and dissertation modules (including portfolios and group projects). We had already agreed and informed you of an automatic extension previously, but this has now been extended so the new deadline for these assessments is 1st May 2020.

If you are unable to submit by the revised deadline, you can still apply for a deferral in advance of the revised deadline date in the usual way. Please note it will not be possible to apply for an additional extension on top of the 2-week extension granted today.

3: Exams

Where your formal exams are now being assessed via an online exam, or replacement coursework, these will still take place on the scheduled dates, as previously advised. Details can be found on the respective Moodle pages in due course. The submission windows remain the same. 

If you find that you are unable to submit during the relevant submission window, you can apply for a deferral in advance of the scheduled date in the usual way.

4: Presentations

Any presentations you are still due to undertake this semester will be due on the same date as previously advised. Your module leader will have informed you if there are any changes to the assessment; for example if you can submit a pre-recorded presentation rather than doing a live presentation. If you are unable to undertake your presentation by the deadline, you may apply for an extension or a deferral in the usual way.

If you have any questions about the content of this message please contact the Registry team at registry.london@coventry.ac.uk.


Important reminder for students

by Arif Khan -

Dear Students, 

 

Please note it is a disciplinary offence to share your personal login details with one another, this also applies to your student ID card. For further information, please click here for the General Regulations.

 

Thank you,

Registry

 

FOR ALL STUDENTS: The Home Office Will Never Ask You For Your Details

by Amanda Gyimah -

Do not give your passport details or visa (BRP) details to anyone

The Home Office will not call you, text you or e-mail you about your passport or visa (BRP). We have been made aware that a number of students across UK universities have been targeted by fraudsters and have lost large sums of money.

This dishonesty is targeting Chinese students in particular and involves WeChat and mobile contacts. Students are contacted on their mobile phones by people claiming to represent their bank, the embassy, police or other government agency and they are told they owe funds.

DO NOT give out any payments or personal information.

Coventry University London and the Coventry University Group will not call you for money or send you texts or e-mails asking for money unless you are contacted by our student fees (studentfees.culc@coventry.ac.uk) department to your Coventry University e-mail account.

Contact the Visahelp team if you are unsure about any calls, e-mails or texts.

 

Important Notice to all students

by Jodie Sewell-Piper -

 Student ID cards

 

All students are reminded that your student ID card should be displayed on the Coventry University London lanyard at all times whilst on campus

 

Temporary pass


Please ensure that you visit the Reception Desk as soon as you enter the building to obtain a temporary pass

 

These will be issued after your identify has been verified. Please allow sufficient time for this. The Reception Team is not responsible if you are unable to attend your classes on time

 

Please ensure that you have your Student ID number handy when you visit the Reception Desk

Please Note:  No temporary passes will be issued after 18:00


 

 

 

Charges

Each student will be issued with temporary passes twice. On every 3rd occurrence – you will be charged £5.00 and issued with a new ID card

 

 

£5.00 fee is payable by card only. We also contactless payments, including Apple Pay

 

 

 

Visa Drop-in session

by Deborah Cornfield -

Visa Drop-in Session

Date: Thursday, 13th August 

Time: 11.00 am to 12.00pm (BST)

The Visa Help Team will be on hand to answer any visa related queries. 

Please be aware that there may be a short wait, as the team may be on another call and will respond as soon as they are available.

Drop-ins will still adhere to 10 minutes per student.

TO ACCESS THE DROP- IN SERVICE, please click here.

Take some time to browse the student portal as it may provide you with the answers to your question(s) including on 'your visa and coronavirus (COVID-19)'.

Of course, you may also e-mail your enquiry to visahelp@culc.coventry.ac.uk for a response.


Visa Help Drop-in session

by Deborah Cornfield -

Visa Drop-in Session

Date: Thursday, 6th August 

Time: 10.00 am to 12.00pm (BST)

The Visa Help Team will be on hand to answer any visa related queries. 

Please be aware that there may be a short wait, as the team may be on another call and will respond as soon as they are available.

Drop-ins will still adhere to 10 minutes per student.

TO ACCESS THE DROP- IN SERVICE, please click here.

Take some time to browse the portal as it may provide you with the answers to your question(s) including on 'your visa and coronavirus (COVID-19)'.

Of course, you may also e-mail your enquiry to visahelp@culc.coventry.ac.uk for a response.


Teaching and Learning Survey

by Luke Mullender -

We want to know what you think about remote teaching and learning

Remote teaching offers huge opportunities for effective learning, but also presents concerns around loneliness and lack of interaction.

Researchers from the Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment and Academic Development would like you to share your experiences of this delivery mode during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This survey - which is completely anonymous - is designed to help us understand how we can improve current remote teaching practises, helping us enhance the student learning experience across the whole Coventry University Group.

Complete the survey here before it closes on Thursday 6 August 2020.

BAME attainment gap research

by Luke Mullender -

Coventry University Students Union are conducting research to understand the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student experience, to address inequalities and take action.

They are looking for a wide range of students who would be willing to take part in a 1-hour interview about their experience as a Coventry University student to understand the key areas of the student experience that may influence a student’s sense of belonging. Interviews will be conducted virtually over Microsoft Teams or Zoom, at a time and date that suits you.

If you're a current undergraduate student, over the age of 18 and a student of either Coventry University, CU Coventry, Coventry University London, CU Scarborough or CU London - Then click here to fill in the quick survey to register your interest -  https://coventry.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cusu-attainment-research-2019

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