Going to university in Coventry is a super exciting adventure. Not only is it a lively student hub that comes with plenty of opportunities to socialise and meet new friends, but it also has an excellent reputation when it comes to higher education. To give you a snapshot of what University life in Coventry is like, we at Collegiate UK have put together a quick and handy guide telling you all that you need to know.

Top Universities in Coventry

Coventry is known for providing top-tier education, with all three of its universities being a competitively firm choice for lots of students.

University of Warwick: Located on the outskirts of Coventry, the University of Warwick is a Russel Group university first established in 1965. The university enrolls more than 28,000 students annually from more than 147 different nationalities. Flying high in the rankings, Warwick University places as the 10th best university in the UK and the 69th best university in the world.

Coventry University: Coventry University is located at the heart of Coventry city centre. Classified as a campus university, the university has built a lively and super friendly student community. Each year, the CU takes on more than 30,000 students and is currently the UK’s fastest growing university.

Arden University: A very new and modern university, Arden University offers a blend of in-person and online learning. Despite having only been set up in 2015, the university welcomes a whopping 27,000 students each year. Arden University is also well-known for providing vocational courses, whether that’s a teaching qualification or health and care management.

Public Transport Around Coventry

Coventry is well-kitted-out with public transport, so you have plenty of options when it comes to travelling into town or university! Here are some of the best ways to get around the city:

Bus: The bus services in Coventry are run by Transport for West Midlands. They operate an extensive bus network with tickets easy to buy on the bus and passes available to buy on the Transport for West Midlands website.

Train: Coventry is easy to get to by train and is only a 10-minute walk from the main station. There are three other local stations, Canley, Coventry Arena and Tile, that all run regularly to other major cities, which is great if you’re planning a weekend away. Whilst you can buy tickets from the train station, it’s best to prebook tickets online using the trainline app.

Cycle: Lots of recent investment has made Coventry very cycle-friendly. If you don’t own a bike, that shouldn’t stop you either; the city has now launched a Cycle Hire Scheme where city bikes are available for hire across different locations around the city.

Walk: If you’re lucky enough to live in the city centre, walking will sure be the best and healthiest way to get around. Did you know that all four of our Collegiate UK student accommodations are less than a 10-minute walk to Coventry University and only a 20-25-minute bus ride to the University of Warwick?

The Go-To Student Bars in Coventry

One of the best parts of uni life is embracing the social scene. Luckily for you, Coventry has a great range of student hot spots. Here are some bars you should add to your Coventry go-to list:

  • KASBAH: Jam-packed with events throughout the week, KASBAH is one of the best student bars to go to for a night you won’t (or will) forget.
  • Samoan Joes: A popular tiki bar known for its whacky rum cocktails, Samoan Joes is the place to go if you’re looking for an instagramable daytime drink or a groovy night out.
  • Sky Blue Tavern: Filled with plenty of TV screens, Sky Blue Tavern is the only CCFC themed Sports Bar. With a range of pints to choose from, this is the place to sit back, relax and watch the football with your mates.
  • The Artisan Bar and Grill: Looking for something a little more upmarket? The Artisan Bar and Grill is a mouth-watering gastropub. Whether it’s a Sunday lunch you’re looking for or a chillax in the beer garden, this is the place to go.
  • Rose and Crown: Serving cocktails with a generous student discount, the Rose and Crown is a popular hot spot for students that won’t chomp down on your student loan – they also do karaoke on Thursdays!

Where to Live

Finding the right place to live can make all the difference to your uni experience. Collegiate UK has a variety of student accommodation available across Coventry, all designed to make you feel right at home from day one.

All of our Coventry locations are right in the heart of the city centre. With a range of budget-friendly options, you can choose from a comfy studio room or an en-suite room in a shared apartment. Our PBSA also comes with a range of exciting features such as a private gym, cinema room and student lounging spaces – all of which have been designed so you can get the most out of your university experience.

We have a range of four accommodations to choose from in Coventry, including:

  • Burges House: From £104 per week
  • Corporation Village: From £89 per week
  • Market Way: From £99 per week
  • Pillar Box: From £105 per week.

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