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Student Accommodation

  • University-owned accommodation for Coventry University students includes self-catered options in a student village environment, or rooms in catered halls. Subject to availability, first-year students can choose the option best suited to their budget and requirements.
  • Most first-year accommodation is on or close to the university’s city-centre campus, so it’s a short walk to teaching buildings and other essentials such as the library, sports centre and the student support services and social facilities at TheHub.
  • Rent for university-owned accommodation often includes utility bills and contents insurance, making it easier for students to manage their finances.
  • Students at Coventry University London have various accommodation options close to campus. Halls of residence include studio and en-suite room options, with either private or shared communal facilities. The university also has a partnership with University of London Housing Services which assists students looking for private housing options.
  • First-year students at CU Scarborough also have several local accommodation options, all within walking distance of the campus, town centre and beach.

Accommodation Costs

Coventry Campus

Number of university/college beds 3,675
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,300–£6,000
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,600–£5,000

London Campus

Typical annual cost of private accommodation £7,400–£11,600

Coventry University Scarborough Campus

Typical annual cost of private accommodation £1,900–£2,900

Living Here

  • City Population: 319,000
  • Student Population: 30,000
A prosperous medieval town, modern Coventry's success was based on motor manufacture and engineering. The Phoenix Initiative, a multi-million-pound scheme, has revitalised an area of the city with a series of public squares and gardens alongside cafés, bars and shops. Town-gown relations are generally relaxed, and entertainment is in plentiful supply. Students from the two universities rarely cross paths. Coventry's students make the most of the city centre, which complements their own sports centre and students' union.

Getting Around

  • Coventry's central location and good transport connections makes it easily accessible by all modes of transport. The city is also easy to walk and cycle around.
  • The city is well positioned for the UK motorway network. It is 15 minutes' drive from the M6 and the M69, and 20 minutes' drive from the M42 and M40.
  • Coventry railway station is 10 minutes' walk from campus with regular local and intercity services. Trains reach Birmingham city centre in 25 minutes, London in 1 hour and Manchester in just over 2 hours.
  • Birmingham Airport is 15 minutes away by train.
  • Coventry is also served by National Express and other coach services. The main coach and bus station, Pool Meadow, is located close to campus. A frequent local bus service has discounted student rates available.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Coventry is one of the biggest cities in the UK and has a varied programme of cultural events and activities, many free to attend. The 3-day Godiva music festival has been running for almost 20 years, with a bill featuring both established artists and local musicians. City-centre music venues include The Empire, Kasbah and The Tin Music and Arts, providing for a range of artists as well as local open-mic nights. The Ricoh Arena hosts stadium shows from big-name acts.
  • One of a number of theatres in the city, the Belgrade is renowned for its programme of in-house, visiting and community theatre, informed by a distinctive and often ground-breaking artistic policy.
  • The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum has a wide-ranging permanent collection, from fine art to historical and archaeological artefacts to natural history. Coventry Transport Museum celebrates the city’s motoring heritage with the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles in the world.
  • The city has multiscreen Odeon and Showcase complexes, while the 3D screen at the university’s student centre, TheHub, runs a programme ranging from international cinema to blockbuster movies.