Coventry University

Campus life at Coventry University

The University occupies a purpose built 33 acre campus in the heart of Coventry city centre. The campus buildings and environment are constantly being developed and enhanced. We are investing £160m in our campus facilities.

Location

Coventry University is nestled in the heart of the city and occupies a compact, single-site campus. The University Square and surrounding area form a protected environment where you will find the old Cathedral ruins, the new Cathedral, the award-winning Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, cobbled lanes, Georgian architecture, specialty shops, pavement cafés, and restaurants.

Facilities

The University occupies a purpose built 33 acre campus in the heart of Coventry city centre. The campus buildings and environment are constantly being developed and enhanced. We are investing £160m in our campus facilities.

This includes a new £55 million Engineering and Computing Building, designed by industry experts to be the most advanced technological learning space in the UK. The building is designed to support our innovative and exciting approach to learning and teaching which was recently highlighted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as emerging best practice in the UK.

The distinctive turreted building on campus is our £16m Lanchester Library, which has over 1,200 study areas, 450 computer workstations and a wealth of learning materials and information services. The award-winning design maximises the natural light and ventilation, and there's a bookshop and café on site too. At the centre of the campus is a £35 million new building which is home to the Students' Union and Student Services called theHub. There are a range of different services in theHub including Careers and Employability, a doctor's surgery, counselling and mental health support and welfare. The Spirituality and Faith Centre is also based in theHub and provides a chapel and prayer rooms. There is a food court, Costa Coffee a recruitment agency, campus convenience store, hair salon and night-club.

At the University's Sport and Recreation Centre you will find a recently refurbished Fitness Suite including a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines. You can hire sports halls to play football, basketball and much more. There are also fitness and relaxation classes. Adjacent to the campus is the city's sports centre housing an Olympic 50m swimming pool and leisure centre facilities.

Transport

Coventry is easy to reach by road or rail thanks to its central location in the county. The train station is a few minutes' walk from the University. The University is right in the city centre but for those needing to travel further comprehensive bus service from the central station located close to campus cover the rest of the city.

Accommodation

Living away from home in student accommodation is a great way for you to make new friends and integrate quickly into university life. Coventry University has a good range of comfortable, secure and reasonably priced accommodation. We know that our students want a choice of accommodation options to suit their preferred lifestyle. We offer that range and we have our own letting agency if you want to rent privately in the city. Our accommodation options include:

  • University-owned accommodation
  • Catered accommodation
  • Self-catered accommodation
  • Approved halls of residence
  • Private accommodation
  • thefuturelets (the University's own lettings agency).

Current accommodation costs range from £97.50 - £210 per week depending on the type of accommodation you require.

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