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Coventry University accommodation

Coventry is a diverse and cultural city with a compact size that makes it easy to explore and enjoy all of what it has to offer. 

Finding the right accommodation is crucial to enjoying your student experience in this English city. Student.com will help you find the best student accommodation in Coventry. 

Many of our Coventry University accommodation options are located close to Coventry University campuses and within a short walk from the city centre and its cafes and culture spots. 

We have a range of rooms available, ranging from ensuite rooms in shared flats to private studio apartments. 

If you need any additional information, just give us a call or talk to us via Live Chat.

Where is Coventry University located? 

Coventry University is located on Priory St in Coventry City Centre, in the West Midlands area of the United Kingdom. Vibrant, multicultural, affordable and safe city with low crime rates, Coventry is a fantastic place to study.

It is the ninth largest city in England and the UK’s most central city. This makes other parts of the country very accessible and easy to explore.

With a central location, a diverse culture and friendly people, Coventry is a great place to study and live for domestic and international students alike.  

Unpretentious and surprisingly charming, this old industrial city offers a lot to its much-welcomed student population. With a live music scene, museums, theatres, cinemas, sports venues and a range of shops, cafés and bars, there is something for everyone. 

Things to do in Coventry

There is plenty to do and see in Coventry for students, whether you are into music, art, fashion or sports. Plus, the university’s central campus will put you right at the heart of the action.

Nightlife

Nightlife is an important part of the university experience and Coventry is not short of it. There are several bars, cafes, pubs and clubs for different tastes around the city centre including Kasbah, Coventry's main nightclub club; JJ’s, which usually plays electronic, rap, R&B, and pop music; and Catch Twenty Two for a Latin feel. Most of these venues have dedicated games and social activity nights and are within walking distance from the university campus. 

Music

Coventry is home to a range of music venues in the city-centre such as the Empire Coventry, and The Tin Music and Arts. The Ricoh Arena also hosts stadium shows from big-name music and comedy acts.

The city also hosts the annual three-day Godiva music festival.

Culture & history

Coventry was awarded the title of UK City of Culture 2021 for a reason. The city is highly cultural with several theatres, museums and art galleries dotted around the city.

The Belgrade, Criterion and Warwick Arts Centre, one of the largest arts centres in the UK, all show a wide range of productions and events. William Shakespeare’s nearby hometown Stratford-upon-Avon is a huge hub for theatre, while the Odeon shows all the latest blockbuster films. The Showcase Cinema is a great hit with students showing the latest films at student discount prices.

The majority of the city was destroyed during World War 2 but some of Coventry’s most symbolic historical landmarks such as the Cathedral remain. To learn all about the history of the city you will be living in, the Blue Badge Guided Tours will allow you to discover its past whilst being sociable walking in groups. 

You can also get a good taste of the city’s history by attending the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum for free. 

Getting around

What’s more, all of this will be easy to explore because of the city’s compact size. Coventry is small enough to get around easily by foot or bike.

Also, all university campuses have good transport links and are easily accessible by road, rail and bus. Coventry’s bus station is also nearby.

And whenever you want to venture outside of the city, Coventry’s central location gives easy access to many other major cities in the UK. Birmingham is only 20 minutes away while London is just within an hour by train. Manchester and Liverpool are also just over two hours by direct train.

Food

A wide variety of cuisines from around the world can be found in the city including Middle Eastern, American, Caribbean, French, Asian and British from restaurants, street food stalls or the iconic green food vans.

Studying at Coventry University

The university has approximately 35,000 students studying over 250 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spread across four faculties: 

  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Engineering, Environment and Computing
  • Business and Law
  • Arts and Humanities

This dynamic, forward-looking university has a tradition of high-quality education, impactful applied research and bold international partnerships.

Coventry University is one of the highest-ranked universities in the UK. It ranked 26th in the 2021 Guardian University Guide Best UK Universities and 54th in the Complete University Guide League Tables.

It is also one of the foremost modern universities in the UK placing in the Top 200 in the 2020 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

Teaching and research quality

Coventry’s gold rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is testament to its exemplary teaching quality. The university’s student satisfaction levels are also rated amongst the best in the UK. It was top in the UK and 3rd in Europe for student engagement in the 2018 Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings.

As confirmation for its breadth of excellence across teaching, research and other key indicators, the university earned its first five-star overall rating in the QS Stars awards system in 2019. Its globally recognized online learning program also received a five-star rating, the only UK University to get the coveted mark in the 2020 QS Stars Online Learning Assessment.

Coventry University is also renowned for conducting impactful research on a number of global challenges. Significant areas of Coventry’s research were deemed ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). In particular, its allied health professions work was ranked joint 5th in the UK, and the vast majority of its work in the art and design category was rated either four or three-star quality.

Student experience and global connections

This, its bold approach to higher education developments, and vision of what the 21st-century student experience should be, is central to the university earning the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide University of the Year for Student Experience award.

The university is also recognised internationally for its expertise in health, agroecology, peacebuilding, serious games and disaster management. Its engineering and design graduates, particularly in the automotive field, are seen as world-leading calibre. 

Coventry University student life

If you study at Coventry University, you will have plenty of opportunities to interact and make friends with people from all over the world. Almost half of the institution’s student population (45%) are international students from over 150 different countries. 

In recognition of this diverse, vibrant population and overall success in recent years, the university won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2015, the highest official UK awards programme for British businesses and other organizations that excel at international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity.

Outstanding students’ union

Coventry University takes pride not only in its academic and student experience prowess, but also its outstanding student support. 

Run by students for students, Coventry University Student Union (CUSU) offers many services to all students including a bar, a nightclub, volunteering, an advice centre and several sports clubs and societies. It has a diverse range of clubs and societies (approximately 150 of them) including performance, campaigning, networking, culture, language, hobbies, media, gaming, charity events and community engagement like volunteering and networking.

The Students' Union organises a wide range of entertainment events from live music to themed entertainment nights throughout the year.

TheHub

Student experience is a major priority for the university which is demonstrated in this state-of-the-art social facility, which is the heart of student life on campus. TheHub is the perfect social space for students to meet like-minded people and potentially life-long friends. 

It comprises of a fantastic food court where students can enjoy world cuisine, pizza, pasta, deli, or coffee; a convenience store for essential shopping; the Students’ Union and Square One that provides entertainment from quizzes to live music.

History of Coventry University

Coventry University’s long history as an education provider can be traced as far back as 1843 with the founding of the Coventry School of Design.

It went through several name changes (Coventry School of Art and the Municipal Art School) before it became known as Coventry College of Art in the 1950s.

To meet the high demands of technical training which the then Coventry Technical College (now City College Coventry) could not meet in the late 1950s, Lanchester College of Technology was formed in honour of automotive industry pioneer, Dr Frederick Lanchester.

In 1970, it combined with the College of Art, and the Rugby College of Engineering Technology to form Lanchester Polytechnic. It kept this name up until 1987 when it was changed to Coventry Polytechnic before the final change to Coventry University after it was granted university status in 1992.

To further attract international students, the university established its London campus in 2010. Two years later Coventry University College was set up within the main campusoffering programs up to degree-level at a lower cost.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Coventry University

H3:How can I find the best student accommodation in Coventry for me?

Our intuitive and robust search features will allow you to make an informed decision about the best student accommodation in Coventry.

Our website allows you to compare our Coventry University accommodation options by price, property type, amenities, and renting policies. You can also use our map feature to find properties in a particular area of Coventry you might be interested in.

How do I apply for an apartment near Coventry University campuses?

After using our search and mapping features to choose your property, go to the property page and choose your preferred room type. Then click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our booking consultants will then contact you to guide you through the next steps of the booking process and/or answer any further enquiries you may have.

What are the different room types you offer?

Student.com offers three different room types.

In a Shared Room, you will share a bedroom with a roommate. Other living areas such as bathroom and kitchen will be shared with occupants from other rooms. 

In a Private Room, you will get a bedroom to yourself. Depending on the property, your bathroom might be private or shared. You’ll have to share additional living spaces with occupants of other rooms. 

With the Entire Place, you will get a fully self-contained studio flat all to yourself and won’t have to share anything with anyone. This will include your own bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette for preparing meals.

My friend and I will both be attending Coventry Uni and would like to live together. Is this possible?

Sure! After submitting your application, log into our system and go to ‘manage your preferences’. There you can state that you’d like to live with your friend. Make sure your friend also does the same and states that they want to live with you.

Will I have to pay a deposit to secure my booking?

Yes. To secure your booking, you’ll have to pay a deposit to the landlord.