Student Accommodation in Coventry

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Student Accommodation in Coventry

Well known for Lady Godiva’s infamous horse ride, being a target for bombing runs during World War II and contributing to the ‘golden age’ of the British automotive industry, Coventry now attracts thousands of students to its two universities.

Home to the University of Warwick – a Russell Group member and University Challenge winner – and Coventry University – the 9th largest uni in the UK and one of only a few UK universities with a course in Automotive Design – the city of Coventry has a student population of over 55,000.

Squeezing in such a large number of students is no mean feat, and that means student accommodation in Coventry is plentiful and varied enough to suit all requirements, and all budgets. From swanky studio apartments with modern on-site amenities, to cosy three-bedroom house shares, all the way up to massive shared houses for groups of eight or more students, there’s tonnes of student housing in Coventry. 

Spread across Coventry city centre and all the popular student areas including Spon End, Chapelfields and Bishopsgate Green, you’ll never be far from the action as a student in the city. As you move into these wider student areas, rents naturally become more affordable and the properties become larger. Just like a late-night takeaway, bus routes are fast and cheap, and stop at each university campus so if you’re after a great deal and don’t mind a little extra travel time, areas like Earlsdon or Leamington Spa might be just what you’re looking for.

Wherever you decide to live whilst at university in Coventry, UniHomes showcase the best private student accommodation provided by landlords and letting agents in the city.

Compare properties, add them to your shortlist and book viewings in a single click – plus, every single property shown on UniHomes is all-inclusive. That means the weekly rental shown includes your electricity, water, gas, broadband and TV license costs.

Being a Student in Coventry

With such a large student population, Coventry is a thriving university city, ranked in 2018 by QS Top Universities as one of the top five UK student cities. Easy to get to from any corner of the country and only an hours train journey from London, there’s plenty in Coventry to keep you busy as a student.

As you’d expect from any modern city Coventry has an excellent selection of spots for shopping, eating, and socialising. You can find all the major high street shops and chains at either West Orchards or the Lower Precinct shopping centres, as well as all of your favourite restaurants – plenty of opportunity to make use of student discounts. 

Explore a little further and you’ll stumble across Coventry Market, an expansive indoor market packed with stalls selling locally-sourced fresh food and other thrifty stores where you can hunt down a bargain or two. Fargo Village, located a little outside the city centre, is a hub of independent traders and creatives ready to satisfy your needs for something a bit more hipster including vintage clothing stores, micro-breweries, bookshops and vintage clothing stores.

Once you’ve thoroughly explored the endless restaurants, pubs, bars and shops littering the city centre, there’s plenty of opportunity to develop your cultural side too! After being bombed during the blitz in 1940, the ruins of Coventry’s original cathedral have been preserved alongside a newly built cathedral. 

If you’re after an Arts and Theatre fix, Coventry is aiming to become UK City of Culture in 2021 and thanks to the incredible diversity of cultures and ethnicities in the city there is an exciting and eclectic mix of experiences available. From comedy nights to touring West End shows to local music extravaganzas and intriguing exhibitions we guarantee you’ll never be bored during your days as student in Coventry.

If you still need more to do, there’s also plenty to do outside of the city boundaries. Located in the heart of Warwickshire, Coventry is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Filled with culturally-rich towns and villages, there’s always something new to explore. Check out attractions like Warwick Castle or Kenilworth Castle for a taste of medieval history or head out to Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare.

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