Scholarships & Bursaries
In order to ensure that promising students are able to study, even when their financial background might be less than favourable, the university provides a number of scholarships as well as having bursaries available to cover hardship.
These scholarships can be, in many cases, the difference between graduating with a valuable education or dropping out - or even being unable to begin a higher education at all.
To make an online donation towards scholarships and bursaries click here, and select Scholarships & Bursaries from the option menu.
To download a donation form for a postal gift, click here.
Clubs & Societies
One of the most important ways students can participate in activities that will enable them to broaden their interaction with one another is through the various clubs and societies run by the Student Union. These range from sports clubs to gaming and musical groups to political and religious societies and are an invaluable way for people from different walks of life to come together.
Each club or society gets an amount of funding from the university through the SU, but must raise money themselves to supplement this in order to pay for the activities they pursue, whether that be renting facilities, visiting places of interest, purchasing equipment or travelling to take part in competitions.
Most of this additional money tends to come from the students themselves in the form of membership dues, but recently we have had alumni making donations to the societies that they were formerly members of to help increase the scope for activities. The average alumni donation is just £5-£15 per month by direct debit, but can be worth £110-£340 each year to the society as money given by donors through the Phoenix Fund can be added to with Gift Aid.
Funds raised from donors are managed for the clubs and societies by the Student Union - the societies must put a proposal to the SU to use the money held for them as a measure to ensure that it is put to good use funding activities or purchases that would not otherwise be affordable, rather than being frittered away.
If you would like to contribute to a club or society then please visit our online donations page and select Sports and Societies from the options menu. Alternatively, download and complete this form and post it to the Development Office address.
The library has to cater for students of all faculties and subjects, with the result that its resources have to be spread widely to encompass all needs, however specialist. Inevitably a balance must be achieved between breadth and depth, which can result in shortages of particular titles at peak times of demand.
Particularly in the build-up to exams or dissertation deadlines some of the more popular books see a dramatic rise in demand, often resulting in students having to wait for their peers to finish with them – a source of additional stress for those involved at such crucial times and something you may remember from your own studies!
You can help improve this situation for current students by making a donation towards the purchase of additional copies of core reading list textbooks. Just £25 as a donation, once Gift Aid is added to it, will cover the purchase of a new book – and to show our appreciation we will insert a bookplate recognising your generosity.
You will also be recognised, naturally, as a Phoenix Fund donor, receiving an exclusive lapel pin badge, donor newsletter and invitations to selected university events.
To make a donation online just visit the donations website.
To donate by post please make out a cheque to Coventry University and send it with this form to:
Phoenix Fund, Development Office (ABG10), Alan Berry Building, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB