Coventry Cathederal

Is Coventry a good place for students?

Coventry. Legend has it that the city was the birthplace of St. George, dragon slayer and patron saint of England. Coventry is also where William Shakespeare was said to have jilted a Coventry woman on the eve of their wedding to marry Anne Hathaway. History aside, the city is really accessible for students who might be on foot most of the time. Coventry has lots to offer students. So much, in fact that Coventry has been ranked the 5th best city for students in the UK.

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What Universities are in Coventry?

Coventry is a great place to attend University. It has great University campuses and local history, you’ll always find something to keep you busy.

Coventry University.

The University are a dynamic uni that provides high quality education to their students. They continue to invest in staff, students and facilities as part of their goal to become one of the UK’s leading universities. Their ethos is one of support, trust integrity and respect while valuing diversity.

Coventry students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centers.

What is Coventry University’s student union like?

Coventry Uni’s Students’ Union (YOURSU) is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of students studying at the Coventry University Group. They are a student-led organisation with students at the heart of their decision making.

YOURSU offer lots of activities to keep you busy and social during your time in Coventry. There are many events to attend, societies to join and sport groups to partake in as well as volunteering opportunities. To find out more visit YOURSU.

University of Warwick.

The University of Warwick is a public research university on the outskirts of Coventry between the West Midlands and Warwickshire, England. The university was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand higher education.

What is University of Warwick’s student union like?

Warwick SU is run by students, for students.

Their elected team of Student Officers works closely with the SU’s dedicated Staff Team and the Board of Trustees to ensure that everything they do is in the best interests of the student community as a whole.

Warwick SU have lots of societies and sports clubs to get in to.

What does Coventry have to offer students?

Places to shop in Coventry


From proper British pub grub to the chains that you know and love like Nandos, Pizza Hut, TGI Friday’s, Wagamama and Cosy Club, you’ll find them in Coventry. But what about those cool little independent places for those special nights out that only the locals know about? In no particular order, here’s our top 5:

  • Coventry Dining Club – the finest street food traders in all the land on rotation every week, alongside an impressive selection of good beers, wines, cocktails and spirits.
  • Metropolis – Contemporary bar and restaurant in the heart of the city. Something to suit every taste.
  • Taste Vietnam – Located on Spon Street (about 15min walk from The Apollo Works) you’ll find a wide choice of tasty, authentic Vietnamese food.
  • Playwrights Bar & Bistro – Just around the corner from Bayley Lane you’ll find Playwrights. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, delicious food cooked with fresh produce from local suppliers. Complete with an extensive vegan and gluten-free menu.
  • Bib Noodle Bar – For hand pulled noodles and dumplings.


As you would expect from a major city centre, Coventry has you more than covered when it comes to splashing out when the student loan hits your bank account. From the independent crafters at FarGo village and the friendly faces at the city market through to the high street’s biggest brands at the Lower Precinct and West Orchards. Plus you can always head out to the city outskirts for Central Six retail park.


If a little bit of adrenalin is your thing then you’re in luck from Climbing Walls to Go Ape adventures, Coventry has you covered.  Feel like cooling off? Head to Planet Ice, from cheering Coventry Blaze to those crucial Ice Hockey wins to a leisurely skate with your mates.

All that a little too intense? Then check out Coventry’s newest attraction Golf Indoors, where using in a state-of-the-art simulator you can take on some of the most prestigious golf courses in the world.

Green spaces.

A quick 20-minute walk through town and you’ll find yourself at the Canal Basin. The Bishop Street Basin was rescued from dereliction and is now a great place to spend an afternoon exploring. Find some quirky crafts in the old warehouses or relax in the cafes and bars and watch the world go by or take a walk along the canal and take in the art trail.

Student accommodation in Coventry.

Student accommodation Coventrry en-suite

There are many options out there for student accommodation. Maker sure to do your research first.

University Halls of Residence.

These are traditional dorm-style accommodation options which are managed by the Universities. Halls offer various room types, single and shared rooms, and include communal areas such as kitchens, lounges, and laundry rooms. These types of accommodation are a good option for students who are new to Coventry and want to be close to campus and other students.

Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA).

All-inclusive student accommodation is a great way to live comfortably in uni and not have the added stresses of paying student utility bills. You can can live in most PBSA’s for any year of study. They tend to offer options of either en-suites with shared facilities or private studios. PBSA typically includes a range of facilities that cater to students’ needs, such as communal areas for socialising and studying, laundry facilities, and secure access. PBSA sites are usually situated close to city and town centres and have great transport links close by.

Private Renting.

You can choose to live in a shared houses or flats with other students. Some places will come with additional responsibilities such as paying bills and cleaning, but several private companies.

Live at The Apollo Works, Gosford Gate or Sky Blue Point.

The Apollo Works.

Whether you’re embarking on your university journey as a first-year student, or you’re heading into your final years, we have just the room for you at our PBSA The Apollo Works.

Benefiting from all-inclusive living, you won’t need to worry about sorting utility bills as they’re taken care of for you. And the same goes for maintenance problems. Don’t wait weeks for something to be fixed, with an on-site maintenance team, any problems are seen to straight away.

In terms of the living space, if you want to live with friends or meet new people, our en-suite bedrooms are the perfect choice. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom and bathroom but can socialise with flatmates in the shared kitchen and living areas.

If you’d prefer a bit more privacy for your final years, our studios come with an en-suite bathroom as well as a fully fitted kitchenette and living space.

Our student accommodation in Coventry is right in the middle of town and right on the doorstep of Coventry Uni.⁣ This means you can roll out of bed and be in uni in under 10 minutes.

Gosford Gate.

With new style social spaces including communal lounge, games area, study room and fitness suite, Coventry student accommodation doesn’t get much better or convenient than living with Host at Gosford Gate.

Coventry University is a 5-minute walk away and the Business School is directly opposite so getting to lectures won’t be a problem. When it’s time for some downtime, you can be in the city centre within 10 minutes; where you’ll find everything that a major city has to offer. Shops, bars and restaurants hide around every corner, while several nightclubs and the students’ union provide ample entertainment once the sun goes down.

Sky Blue Point.

Studying at Coventry UniversitySky Blue Point is the perfect place to call your student home. It’s located just a short stroll from the uni and not much further to the city centre either. If you have a car the University of Warwick is just a 15 minute drive away or under 30 minutes by bus.

And after a day on campus, you’ll come home to our new style social spaces including communal lounge, study room and fitness suite, and then relax and unwind in our fully refurbished en-suite bedrooms and shared kitchens.

Reasons to live with Host.

As a resident at our Coventry student accommodation, you’ll join a community with like-minded students from both the Coventry University and University of Warwick. And you’ll benefit from all of the below too:

  • Secure access – Electronic door systems with key fob entry. Intercoms and 24/7 CCTV ensure everyone who lives with us enjoys a high standard of security.
  • 24/7 reception – Rest assured knowing that there will always be someone on hand to help you if needed.
  • Communal lounge – After a busy day, relax, socialise and catch up with friends in the on-site common room.
  • Games area – A space to unwind and meet friends alike.
  • Outdoor courtyard & garden space – Whether you want to soak up the sun or you need to escape the hustle and bustle of student life, get some fresh air and make the most of our outdoor space.
  • Free High speed internet/Wi-Fi – Face-timing home? Streaming the latest series? Coursework? You’ll find it all easy with a superfast Wi-Fi connection and a 100Mb wired connection.
  • Central location – The Apollo Works is situated in the centre of town. It is only a stone’s throw from Coventry University.

Want to find out more about our Coventry student accommodation or look at our current offers? Find out more information on our website

Getting serious about the environment we live in.

To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.

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