Student Life in Coventry – things to do and see if you’re studying here

Did you know? Coventry was voted the 3rd happiest university city in the UK in 2017? Coventry students are happy because they live and study in a vibrant and diverse city, which offers plenty of things to do.

The Hub is the place to go if you want to know what’s going on or just meet and drink with friends. There’s a convenience store as well as coffee available from Costa Coffee.

Within the hub, you’ll also find a health and wellbeing centre, so if you have any medical needs or want to help with a disability or need counselling then this is the place to go.

The Hub is also home to the Spirituality and Faith centre where you can relax and take in some quiet time away from hectic student life. There are multi-faith chaplains also available should you wish to speak to them.

There is also a fully equipped multimedia studio within the hub that can be used for video production and live broadcasting.

There’s a career office where you can discuss future career options as well as an Enterprise Hub to provide help and support to entrepreneurial students.

The university has its own sports centre and AstroTurf and grass pitches for football, hockey, cricket and rugby. There is a buoyant number of clubs and societies you can join, and these are a great way to meet new friends. Chess, swimming and football clubs are just a few of the many available for you to join.

If you need to have a part-time job while at university, then there’s a recruitment agency on the university campus that can help you find suitable employment.

Working part-time during your studies can help with living expenses as well as giving you extra to spend. Working also gives you the chance to gain work experience which may be related to your chosen career path.

The university has a strong presence on social media, with accounts on all the major social channels, including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Accommodation

Accommodation needs are well supported with a range of student halls and houses on offer. Applications for accommodation can be made via the University website but check on closing dates to avoid disappointment.

Alternatively, there is private landlord accommodation available in and around the city. Check the various estate agents in Coventry for details of private accommodation available.

Open Days

Open Days are a great to way see at first hand what life is like at university. You can get to tour the various buildings, speak to lecturers and current students and ask any questions you may have. Check the university website for details of the next upcoming Open Day. If you’re unable to attend the Open Days, then an alternative is student led tours which last for around 90 minutes.

These give you the opportunity to have a tour of the campus buildings and ask the student leader any questions you have.

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Welcome to Coventry

Hi and welcome to this new site.

The site is the result of several Coventry residents deciding to help people get around the city as well as those who may be new to the area and in need of accommodation.

We’re still putting the website together but we wanted to get this post published to kick things off.

2018 is going to be great year as plans begin for Coventry as the City of Culture 2021. There’s lots to do and we plan to do our small part by highlighting and showcasing the best Coventry has to offer.

Thanks for visiting and would like to see you back soon.

The ITN Coventry Team…