Frequently Asked Questions:
Those who commenced an undergraduate degree course advertising ‘Flying Start’ in September 2012 or later and are paying the fee levels set for new students for 2020 will be eligible. Students repeating course stages and paying the fee levels set for new students for 2020 will be entitled to alternative equivalents.
Students who are Direct Entry to Stage 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree course advertising Flying Start and who are paying the fee levels set for new students for 2020 will be entitled to the same items as other students on the same course and stage.
Where ‘Flying Start’ is advertised, it applies to EU students, as long as the other eligibility conditions are met (see above). Please note that Erasmus students do not pay the higher level fees and are therefore not eligible for ‘Flying Start’.
Where ‘Flying Start’ is advertised for a course, it applies to International students, as long as the other eligibility conditions are met (see above).
Commencing on undergraduate degree programmes from September 2012 and paying the fee levels (pro rata) set for new students for 2020 are entitled to some ‘Flying Start’ items. What you will receive will depend upon your course.
Students receiving eBooks will be provided full details of "accessing your eBooks" training sessions and instructions following enrolment. Further information can be found by visiting our BibliU video tutorials.
Your course team have determined which format your books will be in and you cannot change to a different format. However, if you have a disability and cannot use either printed or electronic texts, we will do our best to obtain texts in an alternative format for you. This will be dependent upon your course and format availability. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are likely to require alternative formats. You can do this prior to arrival by emailing email@example.com with your name, intended course and the format required. Alternatively, telephone the Flying Start team on 02477 657465.
In some cases, software is supplied as a site license for Coventry University staff and students. The software packages SPSS and Minitab can be downloaded from the student portal (you will need to log in with your student ID to view this). Please remember to follow the instructions carefully. Software may need to be downloaded annually in order to get the latest license key. In other cases, software may be handed out on CD or DVD at an organised event. Licenses will be for an agreed period of time. In some cases, specific systems will need to be used, or usernames and passwords issued for an external system. Your Course Tutor will advise.
They are not free. Following compulsory fee rises, Coventry University made a commitment to ensure they provided the very best value for money. Your fees for the course cover the payment for these core items. This is why students who are not paying the current published fee rates for the course are not entitled to the ‘Flying Start’.
Brief details of what students will get will have been published in the Prospectus; however, details may change so please check the latest information on the website using the Course Finder to find the page for your course and clicking on the ‘Fees and Funding’ tab.
Details of hardware or software supplied as part of your course will be included on the University web site. Use the Course Finder to access your course. For these items, you will be contacted by your course teams and informed as to when and where to collect. Terms and conditions apply to some of these provisions.
No. At the start of each module, you will be given a reading list with additional suggested reading, and you will also be expected to read widely and to use a range of information resources. Additional books and books for wider reading or for optional modules, together with the other media forms, are available from the Lanchester Library.
The books are not free, but they are included in the fee you pay for the course. What you receive depends on the course and stage you are studying.
No deposit is generally required. Coventry University’s policy is that the Flying Start scheme will normally cover all the core items required for your course within payment of your fees. However, there may be some specific terms and conditions which apply to certain items promised for your course. See the Course Finder for more details.