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Coventry University covers a large area of 33 acres and is still expanding – over the next 10 years, 160 million pounds is being invested into the University in line with their value of being an ever improving university. This money will continue to develop the esteemed Engineering and Computing school, a school that is world renowned. Coventry University is also known for its accolades in automotive design, being awarded the Queens Anniversary prize in 2007.
Other schools in the University include the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and the Coventry Business School. Students can already access high quality equipment and facilities including the 2,400 student computers on site. There are over 140 undergraduate courses to choose from.
Student accommodation is close to the university and the city centre so is ideally placed. Self-catered and catered halls are available as well as University owned houses. Coventry itself is close to some other major cities; Birmingham, London, Nottingham and Leicester are all within a short travelling distance by train.
For students keen to start their own businesses and ventures Coventry University was awarded the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the year, 2011’ in the Times Higher Education Awards. The University is also ranked number 1 at working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs), working with 9,500 SMEs in 2010-2011.
When not at work the Students Union offers volunteering opportunities, a student support and advice centre, over 100 sports clubs and societies, cafe bar, lounge and games room. If you can’t find something you like there is also the opportunity of starting your own club or society with a group of friends. There are plenty of opportunities to travel and go on trips via the students union and also the beautiful Warwickshire countryside close by to explore and relax in. Coventry also offers plenty of bars, cafes and clubs as well as the Belgrade Theatre for some great evening entertainment.
Coventry hosts over 3,000 international students, from over 100 different countries. With flexible entry points and start dates, Coventry University is an ideal University for international students with plenty of support and advice available, including helping to find somewhere to live. Free trips to the surrounding areas are also on offer for international students, to help with familiarisation of the locality. The ERASMUS scheme also offers the opportunity for UK students to go abroad and study, increasing a student’s employability.
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It's a city campus. Medium size. It's growing to be better. But I wouldn't recommend undergrates to come here bcoz it's not a top university. Postgrate is fine. If your result allowed you to apply for a better school, go. Internet was a pain in the ass when I first came here. Certain devices couldnt be connected and once I logged on it kept logging me out. Need to go to IT service. Sports hall could be bigger. Space is limited for sport that requires big move. Certain sports have to go other places like squash (at warwickshire), gymnastics, rock climbing, netball etc Good thing about this uni is that they have a lot of activities going on. Overall university is all about yourself.
VIVA LA COV UNI. Given the Student Union a 4/5 purely bc it's a city uni so doesn't really need a student union, so no one uses it. Clubs are so good, you have 3 great Cov clubs (the holy trinity) and then Leam clubs are amazing, not to mention BIRMS!! Their careers service goes above and beyond, always trying to give me advice even though I'm rarely listening (my bad). The campus is great and getting even better, it's right next to the town centre and the Hub is sick and really new. William Morris is cool af. Societies are great and seem to get a lot of funding for trips and stuff too. Cov Uni will look after you and you'll love it there.
as a student at Morton morrell college I hate it with a passion it is the most horrendous campus with no night life or social events the whole thing has no money so I am stuck with no hot water and my horse whom I brought with me has to live in a leaky stable with no turnout and very limited use of poorly maintained arenas with staff being exceedingly rude and obnoxious would not recommend !
Coventry University is a vibrant hub of life which, in all honesty, is the only thing that seems to keep Coventry alive. This city is run entirely by students which provides a real sense of community to the university experience. On the other hand, the uni does not have that many great clubs and societies and the hub - where the SU is - is just a cafeteria and a bunch of computers. At other uni's there are bars and clubs and fun events held at their SU, which is why CUSU is rather lacking.
University buildings and student union is all in one area so makes it easy to get anywhere. Plus it's in the middle of the city so the centre is really close (5 minute walk). Plenty of facilities for students and the library has tonnes of options for help regardless of your course. Student union and societies are always open and the variety makes it good since anyone can find something they like or would want to try.
Coventry university is rough around the edges but the facilities and campus are exceptional ( for computing/engineering), facilities are improving every year, and I'm not talking petty changes.. Admittedly the place needs more clubs/bars but you really can make the most of it !!!
Plenty of clubs and societies, I've always found that there are plenty that I want to join. The Hub is great and there are plenty of useful facilities in this university, especially in the Lancaster Library which is brilliant. I've never had to use the Careers Service.
Coventry University is amazing, excellent staff and lots of opportunities to take part in societies and events. The locations are quite spaced out are can be difficult to find at first however. The library is very large and the Hub is always full of life.
Campus is great, it's a shame they didn't do anything with it. Societies are limited, hardly anything is even there on the list, so it's sh*t. Student Union is sh*t, we don't even have a SU Bar, like proper one anyways. Careers services is meh. You get emails about things 1 hour before its about to happen and it's irritating because sometimes its interesting. Internet is great though!
About to finish my MSc at Coventry and it has been a mixed bag. If you're coming to this university to party you're going to have a bad times. Two clubs, Kasbah is the only good one. Not alot of great student pubs. The nightlife in the city really can't compete with anywhere. It is fairly safe though which is a bonus. The university itself is new, nice looking. The SU building is good but lacks a decent bar. It's open like once a week and that's it. The SU staff are pretty terrible. Load of unorganised posers who do it for the money. No student movement at all. The course I do in theory is good. Lots of good down to earth lecturers. Where the uni fails with its postgrad students is the admissions. I'd say 70% of the people who are in my class should simply not be there. The university lets in alot of international students because of the massive fees they pay. This totally devalues the course because the course has to be dumbed down so that these people will pass.
Coventry is definitely one of the best university experiences out there. I've visited many on nights out but always come back to Coventry by the end just because the atmosphere is so much better. The student union is very helpful and adaptable for whatever you need.
Coventry University has had a incredible ascension lately and it definitely makes huge steps towards the top of the rankings. However there are still lots of things to do if we talk about the student union and staff's e-mail response rating
Ive been really let down by the uni careers department this year. Completely inadequate and uncaring. Student support is minimal in areas such as counciling. Literally no nightlife whatsoever just a few pretty awful clubs and nowhere with regular live music or venues for people into other genres of music than dance. Overall pretty bad experience.
Fantastic university, really good lectures and students to be with. Has everything you need. Coventry city itself is small so don't expect much from that but if you come here to study then you won't be disappointed. Fun things to do too. :)
I have been there for less than a year, but the amount of kindness and nice people I have met makes up for all the new knowledge I have had to consume. If I had a choice to take my degree now, or continue on for 2-3 more years, I would stay, as a degree is worth nothing if you haven't had any fun. Because in the end, only 1 thing matters - to enjoy life to the fullest.
Coventry University is a good uni however, it would be useful if the companion books provided upon starting the course actually arrive on time e.g. my fellow peers and I are still waiting on a book which by the time we receive it, the module will be over. The uni really needs to sort out it's organisation.
needs to be more more events to and things to do in the area, some courses need better value for money, e.g. im paying £9,000 a year to go in once a week for a 2 hour lecture, and its just housekeeping -_- staff need to offer more individual support, teach those that want to be taught e.g. sit down and help with specific skills,and take into consideration the mentality of others, e.g. if students need guidance due to a lack of confidence or unsurity then they need to be helped
Good if you want to do well
With the 9 grand I spend a year on my course, I get tonnes of out-of-lecture support, free equipment I need for the course(tablet, raspberry pi, chromebook). My building itself is an amazing, filled with access to computers, an awesome careers advice team and a starbucks. The library has the basement area which in my expirience is always open, where students can go to relax and study with access to the uni's great book and software libraries. If you look hard enough in Coventry you can find accomodation thats cheap and will suit you (providing you're not in halls cause their prices are ridiculous).
There are two half decent clubs in Coventry: Kasbah and JJs, Kasbah is constantly being moaned about online due its over crowding and rude staff. The staff i've met are lovely but the main room is like a sardine can. Our student union "The phoenix" is part of a chain of scream pubs and offers overpriced everything along with mediocre food, rosie malones, quids in and the oak are a much better alternative if you want tosave some money- and theyre all next door!
The facilities are top quality and some of the best in the country. There is a real dedication to getting graduates employed once their degree is completed and so there is a focus on employability skills the entire duration of your course. Top lecturers, excellent opportunities.
It's a shame this university is shadowed by nearby Warwick even though it is clearly better as shown by league tables and student employment. Also, as a city, coventry is a bit irrelevant so location isn't great.