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.
University of Warwick
University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. It is a campus university with a huge amount of green space as well as state-of-the-art buildings and facilities.
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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 £173/week.
Compare that with student accommodation in other cities: Leicester: £142; Bournemouth: £171; Manchester: £171.
(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, 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: £2.64
1L of milk: £0.73
A loaf of white bread: £1
Living costs in Coventry are comparable with Bristol but work out more expensive than Birmingham (7%) and Leeds (12%).
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 lives up to...
Coventry lives up to its reputation as a pretty awful place. It isn't necessarily that bad, but other UK cities beat it hands down, so why would you want to live here? read more
The cost of living is...
The cost of living is very dependant on where you go. Look around, visit numerous student accommodations and haggle, you'll find a good place. Eating out is iffy. Some good pubs, avoid the food court if you like your body un-stabbed. The food court is an interesting place if you are on your own. The same can be said of nights out. Don't do it alone, and you'll have a good time. Shopping, only one supermarket in Coventry and it's a Sainsburys. It's expensive but it's the only choice, deal with it or find some convenience store and pay more. Public transport, inside the city you won't use it. However, to leave/enter the city there is a train station and bus depot that is pretty handy. Can't really complain too much. read more
generally affordable costs of living with various places to go to. whilst the city is not big, it has sufficient places for night outs and eating. public transport is convenient. read more
I'm from Leeds, so the...
I'm from Leeds, so the city feels very small for nightlife and shopping but there's really beautiful parts of the city and it has everything you need. Leamington is close by too, which is really popular. read more
The city has tons of...
The city has tons of options for anyone looking to enjoy the weekends, there ar many restaurants, pubs and shopping centers that can be a place to hangout and have fun. I think the only downside is once it's night time the place changes it character. While coming back from nightshifts I have had bas experiences with people hanging out in groups shouting and howling. Some are drunk and under the influence. It's unsafe to walk out alone at nights here. read more
I love Coventry! It's...
I love Coventry! It's a student city. Even during the sad covid days, there was always things to do (in the limited free time that I had), from walks in the parks to going around the city centre! read more
Coventry is such a valuable...
Coventry is such a valuable city with a rich history. If you have a chance you must explore them by yourself! That would be fantastic I promise! Also, a study in Coventry is really enjoyable because this is such a peaceful city without chaos and noise, which promote everyone finds their inner peace. read more
Very nice student accommodation...
Very nice student accommodation with friendly reception and peaceful environment. The location is very convenient as well. By the way The staffs provide very thoughtful and well-rounded services! It must be the best choice for international students. read more
Coventry has loads of...
Coventry has loads of busses so public transport is available anywhere in the city. Plus close to Birmingham new street where you can then get anywhere in the country fairly quickly. Coventry is a very cheap city to live in, but I think that’s partly because of its socioeconomic difficulties and because of thah although it’s cheaper the people are not the most friendly. Half decent night out, the student nights are always busy and good fun, drinks are very cheap I have been out in a full night out and only spent £10-£15 some nights. read more
(Pre- and mid-COVID)...
(Pre- and mid-COVID) Location between both Coventry and Leamington Spa city centres. Huge choice of places to shop and eat out between the two, price only varies based on the brand name. Not much of a clubber, but great bars around Leam, even the more dingy places have something worthwhile. read more
I miss going out in Coventry...
I miss going out in Coventry so much due to Covid. Coventry has not got too many bars or clubs but the bars and clubs that are here are good enough for me. I love going to slug and lettuce with my friends and having 2-4-1 cocktails! The city is lovely and being improved. All cities have areas that aren’t so nice but I think in the last few years Coventry had made some good improvements. It is definitely a student city! read more
Lovely place for students....
Lovely place for students. It is close to the city centre as well as being in a private area, meaning no disturbances. Rooms are lovely as well as other communal areas. Staff are very friendly, helpful, caring and very beautiful. Would recommend. read more
Living in the UK in general...
Living in the UK in general is not the cheapest in the world. But Coventry is a student town full of possibities and opportunities. Unfortunately, due to covid restrictions the social life has been limited singificantly. However there are a lot of pubs, shopping centers, gyms, or even ice rink which you may want to try. read more
Study inn accommodation...
Study inn accommodation : Old, dark room, uncomfortable bed, sofa broken, worst desk chair ever, house keeping once 1 month, the fire alarm test every week scares me every time, tooooo many doors, otherwise staff are friendly. read more
Coventry is not the best...
Coventry is not the best city to live in the UK in terms of having fun. For me as a muslim, I found a lot of Muslims here who helped me in finding a place for my prayers and for my Islamic diet (Halal). So, I found a lot of support. read more
A warm city, if there...
A warm city, if there is a chance, I am willing to work and live here forever. It is a pity that I must continue to fight in other cities for my future, and wish me and Coventry better and better. read more
Not the most lively student...
Not the most lively student city, but I love that it is not overwhelmingly big yet has every shop you could need within walking distance of most accomodation. read more
City centre is very close...
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! read more
In terms of transportation,...
In terms of transportation, bus station was nearby my accommodation and from university campus making it convenient for me to go home. The clubs are useful nearby. Decent selection of food places in Coventry and shopping centre is within walking distance. read more
Coventry is full with...
Coventry is full with international students , from different backgrounds. However, there is a lack of entertainment and shopping centers. Sometimes it feels dull as well ,but this is more subjective. read more
Coventry is an awful...
Coventry is an awful city, sorry. Hardly any big stores eg tescos or asda. Sainburys is very expensive and low quality. Coventry is unsafe and if you explore outside of campus, please take someone with you as there are many people on drugs wondering the streets read more
has bus leave from the...
has bus leave from the campus, but still far from everywhere, though you could still find everything you need in those small shops, or just order a truck of Tesco with your friends read more
Coventry is grim. its...
Coventry is grim. its dark, depressing, and unfortunately the nearest town to Warwick University meaning we have no choice but to go there, unless we make the longer trek to Leamington Spa. Which is beautiful. read more
Great area, super close...
Great area, super close to the uni-so you're able to get them 10 mins extra in bed everyone needs ;) great people, really good nights out, music taste to suit everyone and cheap drinks-great for us students :) read more
The cost of living in...
The cost of living in Coventry is alright, it is expensive a times but cheap as well, the shopping centre here is good but not as good compare to Birmingham shopping centre. The night out not really sure because I don't go out the public transport the same thing because I use taxi to most places and the uni is really close to me so yeah that's all about Coventry. read more
Very student orientated...
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! read more
Everything is in walking...
Everything is in walking distance so it's easy to get around without a car. Loads of shops. Cathedral grounds are really pretty. Lots of good places to eat out independent and chain. There is a lot of good Chinese restaurants, and quite a few Italian restaurants too. read more
The city isn't all that exciting. There is not always something going on, but the city is what you make of it. The city could have more cultural events and festivals. There are not many clubs or bars. The clubs they have are quite good depending on what nights you go out, but after you have been to them a lot they do get a bit boring.
Coventry has a city centre...
Coventry has a city centre with all the high street shops you can imagine and also lots of independent businesses. There are loads of kebab, chicken and pizza takeaways available but if you're looking for more classy eating out, you'll struggle to find it read more
Theres only two real popular night clubs, these are Kasbah and JJ's but Birmingham is only £3 and 30 minutes away with hundreds of different options.