University life offers so much more than just making notes in lectures and passing important assignments, you need to make sure the experience is memorable and worthwhile!

Choosing Coventry University doesn’t just equip you with a fabulous education, student living in Coventry offers brilliant surroundings, plenty of entertainment and bags of culture.

Whether you want to reflect at Coventry Cathedral, or fancy a spot of shopping at West Orchards, there’s something in this city for everyone.

Coventry University ensure your working environment is top notch, with plenty of fantastic learning facilities for you to utilise.

We’ve compiled a handy list of 10 reasons why you won’t regret choosing Coventry University, trust us when we say, you’re going to love studying in this colourful city.

1. The Student Experience

Coventry University have been recognised in the Complete University Guide League Tables for 2021, and as University of the Year for student experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Their Students’ Union has more than 55 sports clubs and 160 societies, making it super easy for you to spend time doing the things you enjoy.

On campus, TheHub is a place to meet up with friends, have some food in the food court or grab a coffee at Costa!

There’s also a convenience store, perfect for essential shopping, as well as the Students’ Union and Square One, providing fabulous entertainment from live music to quiz nights.

Fancy some exercise? The university’s Sports Centre is just across from TheHub and has a number of group exercise classes as part of their Active Life programme.

 

2. City of Culture 2021

The colourful city of Coventry won the title of UK City of Culture for 2021, and are currently working on an exciting programme of activity and events for 2021!

With this title, residents can expect big plans for music, dance, theatre and poetry as well as more intimate celebratory heritage and cultural experiences within the city.

This means students can expect plenty of fun packed events whilst studying here, with the city offering plenty of rich culture and arts.

3. Transport

Coventry is super easy to get around, in this city everything is within close proximity, so you needn’t worry about getting lost!

The best part is, there are plenty of cabs and buses destined to get you from A to B in a flash.

Did you know that London’s famous black taxis are actually made in the city of Coventry?

Scattered throughout the streets with registered drivers and responsible companies, they’re ready to get you home safely in no time.

4. Arts and Culture

The city of Coventry has played a huge part in the musical history of the UK, including bands like The Specials and The Enemy.

Kasbah, the atmospheric live venue and Warwick Arts Centre both host gigs, as well as the famous Ricoh Arena which includes a 32,609-seater stadium, an exhibition hall, hotel and casino.

If you choose to study at Coventry University, you’ll be surrounded by culture and plenty of great venues to watch performances.

The stunning Belgrade Theatre on Belgrade Square was the first civic theatre to be built after the Second World War in Britain.

There’s plenty of fabulous shows on offer, from musicals to intense dramas, all a short distance from your accommodation.

5. Famous Alumni

Did you know? There are plenty famous stars that once went to Coventry University!

Reality TV star Niall Aslam is currently studying at Coventry University (Love Island fans will know who we mean!)

Scottish journalist and television presenter Andrea McLean best known for being a weather presenter for GMTV and co-presenting Loose Women also attended the university.

Other notable students include Nick Buckles and Neil Carson and aerodynamicist John Illey.

6. Awards and Rankings

Coventry University has performed consistently well in national and international rankings, giving you all the more reason to study at this university!

Their awards and rankings over the last five years speak for themselves, including their most recent recognition in the Complete University Guide league tables for 2021.

They were also awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) and were the country’s top modern university for seven consecutive years in the Guardian University Guide 2013-2019.

In 2020, Coventry University were also ranked top 10 across nine subject areas in the Guardian University Guide.

7. A Good Night Out!

There are plenty of great places you can go for pre-drinks in the city of Coventry before your night out on the town, or at the Students’ Union!

With three Wetherspoons in the city centre, the cheap and cheerful drinks will be flowing nicely to get you in the mood for a boogie.

The aptly named “Quids Inn” is right at the heart of the Coventry Campus and open until 4am every day with a 2-4-1 happy hour from 5pm to 7:30pm, except on Sundays.

If you prefer more of a chilled vibe, The Phoenix on Gosford Street has a great range of cocktails, affordable wine and beer, and BT/Sky Sports, ace for footie fans.

Wherever you choose to party the night away, you’re guaranteed to feel safe and secure in Coventry.

8. Student Support

Another great attribute for Coventry University is their extremely strong support system for all students.

Some of the support services include their academic writing service, welfare, counselling, the Medical Centre and the Spirituality and Faith Centre both located in TheHub.

There’s also a handy Health and Wellbeing App for more information on support services as well as interactive maps, links to up to date public transport and university emergency contacts.

9. Employability

The Talent Team at Coventry University are dedicated to help you prepare for the world of work after your time at university!

Their team of career specialists are here to make sure you receive support to gain employability skills to enable you to compete for graduate level jobs.

If you want 1-2-1 career or placement advise, all you need to do is book an appointment with the Talent Team who will be there to offer you the best advise possible.

As well as this, there are plenty of guides online for you to take a look at including help with CV’s, interviews, career mapping, work experience and personal statements.

10. Global Opportunities

Fancy studying abroad? Coventry University are open to plenty of fantastic global opportunities for you to get onboard with whilst studying here.

Their Go Abroad scheme offers all students the opportunity to gain international experience and acquire knowledge to become globally employable graduates.

The fabulous study abroad programme gives you the chance to study outside the UK at one of their partner universities after you’ve completed your second year.