Coventry University

Institution Profile

Coventry University is a dynamic, global and transformational ‘modern university’ whose roots can be traced back to 1843 to the Coventry School of Design. With a proud tradition as a provider of innovative teaching and learning and a focus on impactful research, the university has established a robust reputation for pushing the boundaries of higher education regionally, nationally and across the world.

Through its links with leading-edge businesses and organizations in a variety of countries and industries, Coventry University’s 30,000+ students enjoy access to placements and international opportunities which ensure that their employment prospects are enhanced by the time they graduate. Its students also benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities – including on its London and Scarborough campuses – in all academic disciplines, from health, business and performing arts to industrial design, engineering and computing.

In recent years Coventry’s student satisfaction levels and teaching quality have been rated amongst the best in the UK, which in turn has led to impressive rises in every major university league table. The combination of these successes and its unique approach to developments in the sector – including the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering and a new campus in Scarborough – earned Coventry a gold rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017, and saw it labelled “perhaps the most innovative university in the UK” by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

It ranks as the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2019 for the seventh year running – and was in 13th place overall in the table. It was in the top 100 of universities in Europe for the quality of its teaching and learning in THE Europe Teaching Rankings 2018. In the same table it ranks top in the UK – and third in Europe – for how well it engages with its students. The university was named ‘Modern University of the Year’ by the Times and Sunday Times for three years running from 2014 to 2016. Coventry also places in the top 200 in the THE Young University Rankings 2017.

The university is recognised internationally for its expertise in health, peacebuilding and disaster management, and for the world-leading calibre of its engineering and design graduates – particularly in the automotive field. It was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2015 in recognition of its international growth and success over the past six years.

Coventry’s city centre campus itself is continually developing and evolving, and a £500 million-plus investment in a new student centre, engineering and computing building and science and health facility is playing a key role in modernising the entire learning experience.



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