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Coventry University

About Coventry

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  • Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. It is the second-largest city in the West Midlands region, after Birmingham.
  • Coventry is 95 miles (153 km) northwest of central London, 19 miles (31 km) east-south-east of Birmingham, 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Leicester and 11 miles (18 km) north of Warwick.
  • Coventry Cathedral was built after the destruction of the 14th-century cathedral church of Saint Michael by the German Luftwaffe in the Coventry Blitz of 14 November 1940. Coventry motor companies have contributed significantly to the British motor industry.
  • The city has two universities, Coventry University in the city centre and the University of Warwick on the southern outskirts.
  • Coventry is a diverse and cohesive city with a relatively young population. The city has experienced a high rate of population growth in recent years, particularly amongst 18-29-year-olds. In the 2011 Census, 33% of the population identified as people of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background, compared to 22% in 2001
  • Sectors where Coventry has a competitive advantage include advanced manufacturing and engineering; energy and low carbon; connected autonomous vehicles; business, professional and financial services; and digital, creative and gaming

Coventry University Facts

  • Our city-centre campus is continually developing and evolving, and we have plans for further investment in it over the next few years.
  • Our students are able to access project and placement opportunities that enhance their employability on graduation.
  • The university is recognised internationally for its expertise in health, peacebuilding, and agroecology, and for the world-leading calibre of its engineering and design graduates – particularly in the automotive field.
  • The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated significant areas of Coventry’s research as ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’, with its allied health professions work being ranked joint 5th in the UK and almost three-quarters of its work in the art and design category being rated as either four or three star quality.
  • A gold rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • Coventry is also a serious contributor to its regional economy.


Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, United Kingdom

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£148 per month
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£171 per week
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Hales Street, Coventry

Hales Street, Coventry

£149 per month
This ensuite room comes with a 3/4 sized bed, study area and ensuite bathroom. You will al...
Far Gosford Street, Coventry

Far Gosford Street, Coventry

£165 per month
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