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About Coventry

Coventry sits in the West Midlands region of England. Built on the River Sherbourne the city is the 11th largest in the UK and the second largest in the West Midlands, after Birmingham. Known for its cathedral which was originally built in the medieval period but had to be rebuilt after the city suffered heavy bombing during the second world war.

The city is also known for its contribution to the British motor industry and was once dubbed the ‘British Detroit’. Coventry is home to three universities, Coventry University, the University of Warwick and Arden University.

Popular Student Areas of Coventry

Earlsdon

Earlsdon remains a popular student area with a large number of students from all universities residing here. Sitting just west of the city centre the area offers good access to both the larger universities by regular buses.

The area is mainly residential and home to generally terraced streets. Green space in Earlsdon is also at hand with Spencer Park and Hearsall common both nearby. Due to its proximity to the centre the area can also offer all the benefits and amenities of central Coventry.

Stoke

Situated to the east of the city centre is Stoke. Not the closest to the universities it still remains popular with students in Coventry. A more suburban area which brings with it more green spaces. It’s also got the immediate amenities you require, including a couple of popular pubs for students, as well as offering easy access to the town centre for bigger nights out or shopping.

Barras Heath

Sitting just northeast of the city centre is the area of Barras Heath. More convenient for students of Coventry University with bus journeys taking around 15 minutes. Offering a wide range of terraced and semi detached housing, there are lots of options for students. It’s also not far from the city centre which means it’s easy to enjoy all the benefits (and nightlife) the centre offers.

Coventry Central

Central Coventry offers it all; the history, the nightlife and easy access to the universities. Almost everything is within walking distance, including Coventry University, so you couldn’t ask for a more convenient location.

The University of Warwick is only a quick bus ride away so it’s still convenient and popular for Warwick students. Great for those looking for more of a buzz and a student vibe, due to its proximity to the university. The area is however more expensive and has a lot less options when it comes to house shares so it may be harder to find something for a larger group here.

Canley

An area more favoured by Warwick students is Canley - owing to its proximity to the University of Warwick campus. Offering larger housing options than the centre as well as the additional green spaces that a more suburban location has available. The nearby Canon Park Shopping Centre has almost anything you could need at hand. And when it comes to nightlife there are a number of popular pubs in the area as well as the nearby Warwick Students’ Union.

Stivichall

South of the city centre lies the area of Stivichall. A residential area with popular outdoor spaces such as Quinton Park to enjoy. A really student-focused area with lots of takeaways, shops and markets to explore. The area is also well connected to the city centre so a big night out is always on the card.

Bishopsgate Green

Sitting along the canal and home to lots of new developments is Bishopsgate Green. The area is north of the city centre so it’s a good location for Coventry University students. It’s proximity to the city centre also means you have all the required amenities on hand along with all the student nights.

Top Universities in Coventry

  • Coventry University
  • The University of Warwick
  • Arden University