Coventry University has two campuses, one in the charming city of Coventry and one in pulsating London. Both cities are beautiful and amazing in their own way.
Coventry is a welcoming, friendly and safe city. Coventry is England's 11th largest city and is an exciting place to live with extensive arts, culture, heritage and plenty of events to keep you entertained. The low cost of living makes it one of Englands most affordable cities for students.
Coventry University is nestled in the heart of the city and occupies a compact, single-site campus. The University Square and surrounding area form a protected environment where you will find the old Cathedral ruins, the new Cathedral, the award-winning Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, cobbled lanes, Georgian architecture, speciality shops, pavement cafés, and restaurants. You will be amazed by the beauty of Coventry University's campus!
Coventry has a livly music scene. The city bosts massive arenas perfect for stadium rockers, as well as smaller underground venues. And to be honest, its the small ones that are the best. Head off to Taylor Johns for some cold beer and a chance to see the coolest up and coming bands before they make it big. If you like the more sofisitcated crowd, check out the Coventry Jazz Festival in May.
London is a lively city full of culture, entertainment and diversity. You can sample food from all over the world, enjoy plays and musicals at the West End or catch a fotball game at the local bar. London is a true melting pot of different cultures and bosts a magnificent nightlife, ranging from massive clubs and fancy coctail bars to worn down football pubs.
If you are into shopping, London is the place to be. Explore the city's many vintage shops to make your student budget last longer or splurge in one of the many high end fashion stores. As you get to know the city, you will quickly notice that every neighbourdhood has it's own special charactersiticsx. Keep this in mind as you start getting used to living in London. Challenge yourself to avoid getting stuck in the same neighbourdhoods every time. You won't regret it!
Both Coventry and London as excellent staring point for exporing England and the rest of the UK. Rail connections are abound and will take you to exciting cities like Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and many more. When you get enough of the cities, catch a train out to the countryside and explore quaint castles and colorful national parks.
Student life in England can be expenive as there are bountiful of temptations all around. There is however a way to make student life in England affordable, you just need to know the English life hacks. Check out these free activities:
If you have an ISIC card you will receive tons of discounts and benefits all over England and the rest of the world. Download the ISIC Benefits App for free and take advantage of all the cool student benefits! Read more about ISIC and purchase your card here!
As with the rest of the British Isles, both Coventry and London experience a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters. Average temperatures range from 24 °C in summer to 2.4°C in vinter.