City centre is very close to the university, so can always pop in if need too. Loads of places out to eat and bus services are everywhere. And if you ever want to go else where, Birmingham is only a 20 minute journey on a train or can get bus!
By member748666 On 25th May 2020
Study in Coventry
Coventry, a West Midlands city that prides itself on its ability to regenerate itself, is home to Coventry University in the city centre and the University of Warwick situated on the outskirts of the city.
Coventry University prides itself on high quality teaching which has been recognised with a gold award by the Teaching Excellence Framework. The university is particularly well-known for its expertise in health, peace building and agroecology, as well as its engineering and design graduates – especially in the automotive field.
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Coventry Student Life
Coventry is the second largest city in the Midlands region so it has a lot to offer students. It’s already renowned for its music and its sport, but Coventry is about to get a serious facelift and lots of investment in light of it being named City of Culture 2021 so now is a great time to be studying here.
Cost of Living
Student accommodation costs in Coventry range from £77 - £540 and the average is £172/week.
Compare that with student accommodation in other cities: Leicester: £144; Bournemouth: £177; Manchester: £187.
(prices are for all accommodation in August 2020, as listed on StudentCrowd)
The average price for the following in Coventry:
A cheap meal at a restaurant: £10
A pint of beer: £3.50
A regular takeout coffee: £2.69
1L of milk: £0.66
A loaf of white bread: £0.95
Living costs in Coventry work out a bit cheaper than both Birmingham (1.7%) and Oxford (about 6%) but more expensive than Leeds (7%).
Coventry has a few nightclubs to choose from: Kasbah, JJ’s, Scholars, Catch 22 and The Empire which doubles up as a live music and comedy show venue. Coventry also has lots of student-friendly bars and pubs. Popular picks are The Phoenix, which is right near the Students’ Union and campus buildings, and The Quids Inn, which is aimed at students with budget-friendly prices for food and drinks.
For Coventry University students, the campus is right in the heart of the city so you won’t need to use public transport if you live in halls as a fresher as they’re all within 15 minutes walk of campus.
Popular accommodation areas for returning students are Bishopsgate Green, Hillfields, Barras Heath, Lower Coundon/Radford and Stoke/Binley. Earlsdon is a very popular areas for students at both universities. Canley is also a desirable location for Warwick students as it’s so close to campus.
Coventry has an extensive and reliable bus network if you live slightly further away from campus or want to pop into the city centre. If you’re planning to use the bus a lot, consider a student bus pass to save a few quid.
Coventry is very centrally located with the UK and benefits from excellent transport links further afield by rail or coach. Birmingham is just 20 minutes by train and London is 1 hour.
Very student orientated city, food shopping a bit expensive if you don't want to do it online as only sainsburys is close by without a car but I love it here! Plenty of shops in west orchards and good night life, something going on most days of the week!
By AnonymousDuck On 21st April 2015
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Coventry is the UK’s City of Culture 2021 so now is the perfect time to be exploring Coventry’s history and culture. Expect a lot of events to happen between May 2021 and May 2022 but before then, here are a few ideas of places to explore.
Coventry Cathedral isn’t technically a museum, but we suggest you take some time out to visit it. Visit the garden of remembrance, inside the shell of the once impressive and grand cathedral which was heavily bombed in World War II. The rebuilt cathedral next door is a spacious and airy space and an architectural gem. Coventry Music Museum and the 2-Tone Village is an interactive music museum explores Coventry’s music in recent times with fun exhibits, loads of memorabilia and knowledgeable and passionate staff.
The Belgrade Theatre puts on a variety of live performances, including contemporary theatre and dance shows. A stripped-back approach to theatre, the Shop Front Theatre used to be a fish and chip shop, it now hosts regular plays for about 50 people. The Albany Theatre put on touring shows in its beautiful art-deco building. Warwick Arts Centre on the University of Warwick campus is also a hub for the arts with a concert hall, theatre, gallery and cinema. Criterion Theatre, a cosy amateur theatre based in Earlsdon, completes our list.
Coventry is a regular stop-off for touring bands and gigs so you can expect to see lots of mainstream bands and artists playing at the The Ricoh Arena. The Empire, recently relocated into a bigger space, hosts DJ and club nights as well as live music.
The Kasbah is a prominent feature in Coventry’s nightlife, hosting live music and club nights.
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Coventry is full with...
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Coventry is an awful...
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