Student life in Coventry

Student life in Coventry

Student life in Coventry couldn’t be simpler. It is easy to get around and is only one hour from London by train and 20 minutes from Birmingham.

Whether you want an endless shopping experience or a late-night adventure, Coventry can provide you with that with minimal effort. And it’s so much more convenient when your home at the end of it is just a few minutes away.


Universities in Coventry and the surrounding area.

Student life in Coventry

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.

Student life in Coventry

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.


Why Coventry is a great place for students.

Student life in Coventry

Places to eat in Coventry.

  • The Punjabi House – Colourful and vibrant food and a great location to enjoy a summers evening meal with friends.
  • Teriyaki, Japanese restaurant & Bubble tea bar – This gem of a restaurant offers sushi, katsu curry, bento boxes, noodles, ramen and more. Loved by locals and students this eatery had to be tried out.
  • Selminas Mexican Restaurant & Bar – Fancy a night in Mexico? Head over to Selminas and enjoy their array of fresh and vibrant Mexican dishes and cocktails. All meals are prepared from fresh ingredients and are cooked to order.
  • 7bone Burger Co. – You have to try their dirty burgers, thick shakes and delicious craft beers.
  • The Botanist – Great food to have solo or share, hand crafted cocktails, live music, beautiful interiors and a roof terrace, need we say more?

Places to shop in Coventry.

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.

Entertainment in Coventry.

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. Or get behind the wheel at TeamSport Indoor Go Karting and race your friends around the lanes. 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.

Green Spaces in Coventry.

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.


Choose from three student accommodation locations in the centre of Coventry City.

Gosford Gate.

Student life in Coventry

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.

And on-site you’ll find:

  • 24/7 on-site team with CCTV coverage
  • Secure key card access
  • Lift to all floors
  • 5-9 bedroom en-suite flats
  • Communal lounge
  • Games area
  • Study room
  • Fitness suite
  • Secure bicycle parking

Sky Blue Point.

Student life in Coventry

Studying at Coventry UniversitySky Blue Point accommodation 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.

A few minutes’ walk away you’ll discover Coventry’s cultural quarter, FarGo; home to a range of independent book and coffee shops, eateries, bars, a record store, a barbershop, a vintage emporium, and much more.

And on-site you’ll find:

  • 24/7 on-site team with CCTV coverage
  • Secure key card access
  • Lift to all floors
  • 6 bedroom en-suite flats
  • Communal lounge
  • Games area
  • Study room
  • Fitness suite
  • Secure bicycle parking

The Apollo Works.

Student life in Coventry

New style social spaces welcome you to The Apollo Works. Coventry student accommodation practically on the doorstep of both Coventry University and City College Coventry. The Apollo Works is ideal living accommodation if you love to hit the snooze button in the morning. If you have a car the University of Warwick is a 10 minute drive away or a short walk to the regular uni bus service.

And on-site you’ll find:

  • 24/7 on-site team with CCTV coverage
  • Secure key card access
  • Lift to all floors
  • 2-5 bedroom en-suite flats
  • Communal lounge
  • Games area
  • Secure bicycle parking


Book your room today and make the most of your summer.

If you leave booking your student accommodation until the last-minute, it’s likely the choice of rooms and availability will be limited. You might not find a room in the accommodation or area of your choice. You may even have to rent a room in a shared house if all halls of residence are sold out. That’s why it’s a good idea to book your room as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Plus, at Host you can secure your room today without worrying about the outcome of your results, under our No Place No Pay guarantee.

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What does this mean? Basically, you can book your room today so you know your accommodation is sorted for September. But if on results day, you don’t get the grades you need to attend your chosen university; and therefore no longer need the accommodation you have booked; you can cancel your room free of charge and your initial payment will be refunded.

And the best part about booking today? You can relax knowing your accommodation is sorted… you’ll only have 100 things left to organise!

Check out our availability in Coventry and book your room today.

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