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Study in Coventry

Unpretentious and surprisingly charming, this old industry city offers multiculturalism and great nightlife to its much-welcomed student population.


The first ever potato grown in England – bought back by Sir Walter Raleigh – was planted in Coventry.

City life – Second year student at University of Warwick, 2017

'There is a huge variety of accommodation, ranging dramatically in price and quality.'

Lady Godiva

The famous naked tax protester trotted through the streets of Coventry on Market Day 900 years ago.

Nightlife – second year student at University of Warwick

'Kasbah is Coventry's best club by far. Cheap drinks, good music and a decent venue!'


Coventry lost its medieval centre in devastating WWII bombing. The cathedral ruins stand as a memorial.

Student life in Coventry

Local gems, tips, and things to do, as recommended by students.
Low on cash
Explore the world of pop for £3 at the Coventry Music Museum.
When family visit
Discover the city's motoring history at the Transport Museum.
Catch up with mates
Enjoy homemade scones and a proper brew at the cosy Rising Cafe.
Feeling cultural
Get your art fix – for free – at the Herbert Gallery and Museum.
Grab a bite
Fill up on lush pizza and pasta at street food stall, Millie's Kitchen.
Sunday chilling
Take a hike to Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve.

Coventry transport museum

Free to all residents of the local area, and housing the largest collection of British-made road transport, the transport museum is a must-see. 

Nightlife – second year student at Coventry University

'Coventry is fantastically multicultural and as such the range of leisure and nightlife venues has adapted to match this.'

War memorial park

Since opening in 1921 in tribute to the people of Coventry who died fighting in the First World War, the war memorial park has provided city-dwellers with some green space, and is now used for everything from sports events to music festivals.

Second year student at Coventry University

'Very easy to find a house using Rightmove. Students started looking in November. Always view the houses, and read the contract carefully.'

FarGo Village

Come check out Coventry's creative quarter, made up of artistically repurposed industrial units, and home to music venues, restaurants, independent shops, and more! 


Second year student at Coventry University

'Coventry is fantastically multicultural and as such the range of leisure and nightlife venues has adapted to match this.'

Ricoh Arena 

From it's use as the home ground for the Wasps rugby union club, to large-scale concerts, and even the Arena Park shopping centre which is home to one of the UK's biggest branches of Tesco, there's something for everyone here.

Living in Coventry

Housing, travel, and budgeting tips.

Local transport*
  • £14.50
  • Mticket
  • (Bus)
Where you'll find students*
  • Earlsdon
  • Barras Heath
  • Coventry Central
*Average mean rents via (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

Student money tips

Coventry Market offers cheaper and better meat and veg than supermarkets.

The cost of living as a student soon adds up, us our budget calculator to find out roughly how much you'll need each month.

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