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CU Coventry, part of the Coventry University Group, offers career-focused courses. Degrees are designed to be flexible enough so that students have the opportunity to work while studying.
Degree courses taught include:
Foundation Year courses include:
CU Coventry moved to a new £33 million campus in March 2019. Designed with input from both staff and students, the new building offers a state-of-the-art learning environment that supports and enhances collaboration and creativity.
A modern approach has been taken throughout the building. It is equipped with the latest technology, bright open-plan spaces, as well as high-quality catering facilities. Students benefit from collaborative learning areas, IT suites, engineering and science labs, a moot court, on-site parking and bike storage.
Coventry University received a Gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This high rating of teaching is reflected in the positive reviews from student reviewers: from social life to lecturers, facilities to the city, students seem to be very happy with CU Coventry.
97 per cent of Coventry University Group graduates gained employment or are in further study after they graduated (DLHE survey 2016/17).
A dedicated Careers Zone is available to help students secure work experience and internships. This could be as part of the course itself or through a placement year. Help with CV and cover letter writing, as well as interview and application techniques is also available.
Often, employers are looking for more transferable capabilities such as being enterprising, having a global outlook and having good communication, problem-solving and analytical skills. Students have the opportunity to develop these characteristics throughout their studies at CU Coventry.
As a CU Coventry student, you will have access to the following services and opportunities:
The mentoring scheme can place students in direct contact with an employee working in the same industry they aspire to join, providing extremely valuable insight into that particular career.
The annual month-long careers programme provides students with the opportunity to meet and network with employers and organisations. The centrepiece Big Fair event attracts around 70 employers seeking to recruit students and graduates.
At CU Coventry, students have access to Coventry University Students’ Union who can provide voluntary work opportunities. These benefit employability by improving transferable skills and allow students to make a positive contribution to issues they care about.
Coventry University Degree
CU Coventry courses are awarded by Coventry University, meaning that when students graduate, they receive a Coventry University degree.
Degrees are chosen for their demand in industry. This creates graduates with the skills and knowledge needed by employers.
Small class sizes
The classes are appropriately sized so that students can get the most out of their contact hours.
There is a dedicated Careers Zone team who can assist in preparing students for their chosen career.
Study one module at a time
To ensure students have the best chance to succeed, only one module at a time is taught. This means more focus can be placed on each assignment.
No end of year exams
Students are assessed as they go, rather than having to revise for multiple exams at the end of the year, where your mark rests on your performance on a few days. Assessment techniques are modern and relevant. This eases academic pressure and allows students to reach their full potential.
Students have access to Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU). The Union is there to help with advice and support across a wide variety of issue areas, including employment, housing and financial worries. It also runs a wide range of societies, sports clubs and social events.
CU Coventry students have access to halls of residence style accommodation across the city. Some even include gym access, free Wi-Fi, pool and ping pong tables.
The FutureLets team manage accommodation on behalf of CU Coventry. They can help find something suitable, including single bedrooms, en-suites, studios or apartments, and even houses with up to twelve bedrooms. This means that, subject to availability, students can choose which accommodation to apply for based on budget and requirements.
CU Coventry’s new £33 million campus, located on Mile Lane in Coventry, provides an extremely high-quality learning experience that supports students with both their academic and professional lives.
Campus facilities include:
Library & Learning Services (LLS)
The Library is based on the light and airy ground floor and is open to all students enrolled on a course at CU Coventry. Friendly staff are also available during opening hours to help support learning needs.
The Library provides:
• computers with internet access
• laptops available for hire
• access to both essential and recommended course reading
• silent study areas
• skills sessions for students
• 115,000+ eBooks
Students have access to a range of course-related facilities:
• IT suites
• media studio
• 83-inch teaching screens
• engineering and science labs
• computers with internet access
• loanable laptops
The Sports and Recreation Centre is located centrally on campus. It contains a fitness suite with cardiovascular and resistance machines, free weights and a core and stretch area.
There are two indoor sports halls that are available to book for games of basketball, indoor football, badminton, netball and other sports. There’s also a therapy clinic to help students with any sports-related injuries.
Students can also take advantage of the gym and fitness classes in the dance studio. There are classes to suit all levels of fitness and experience from low-intensity yoga to spinning and many more.
Outdoor facilities, including several full-sized football, rugby and hockey pitches and an AstroTurf training facility, are a short bus journey away at Westwood Heath.
Students benefit from a light, airy and spacious café. Here students can relax, grab a coffee or bite to eat, and spend time socialising or collaborating with friends.
CU Coventry is located right at the heart of the modern, lively city of Coventry, a city that is set to become even more exciting, as it embraces the opportunities of being named City of Culture 2021.
There are plenty of things to keep students busy within walking distance of the campus, including:
Arts and culture
Coventry is home to a number of cultural hotspots, including the Belgrade Theatre, the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, and the Coventry Transport Museum. Students can also explore Coventry cathedral, with its WW2 history and stunning architecture.
Coventry has a buzzing music scene. The Ricoh Arena is a great concert venue for big name acts such as The Killers, Bon Jovi, and The Spice Girls. The Kasbah nightclub has also hosted top acts such as Jess Glynne, John Newman, and Clean Bandit. There are also plenty of smaller venues hosting up-and-coming acts.
Coventry also hosts two popular music festivals – the Godiva Festival and the Coventry Jazz Festival, which are extremely popular.
Coventry has an eclectic offering for sports fans. From ice hockey to rugby, athletics to football, swimming to speedway – there is something for everyone to enjoy.
For those who want to venture further afield, Stratford-upon-Avon (home of Shakespeare) is just 30 minutes away. Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick (famous for its castle) are also nearby.
If you’re looking for somewhere even bigger for the weekend, Coventry is only an hour from London by train, or 20 minutes from Birmingham.
From magic tricks to pole fitness, CUSU has all kinds of activities for students. Extra-curricular activities are a brilliant way to build a CV and make new friends.
Student reviewers found clubs and societies provided a good way to socialise, meet new people and let off steam after studying.
Students have access to support services that can help with academic needs such as writing, referencing, maths and more.
CU Coventry has a dedicated Student Wellbeing Team who can support you with:
In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, CU Coventry keep tuition fees competitively priced. In addition, their model aims to provide students the time to work alongside their studies if they wish.
Fees do vary for each course – please see individual course pages for details.
Student loans are available to help with fees and living costs.
No one knows it better than the experts, that’s why CU Coventry employs academics and industry professionals. This ensures that you learn the necessary theory and practical elements needed to enter the workplace.
CU Coventry teaches its courses in a way that is focused on the needs of its students. It’s forward thinking and career focussed, with expert academic staff equipping students with the skills needed to be employable after graduating.
Entry requirements vary across courses, but there are lots of options for students to choose from depending on their grades. HNC, HND and Honours Degrees are all offered.
If students don’t quite meet the entry criteria, Foundation Year courses are available to help students access a degree.
Access to Higher Education courses aim to give mature students the opportunity to prepare for an undergraduate degree course at CU Coventry.UCAS TARIFF CALCULATOR
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