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International Office 2016 Trips

The International Office runs a varied social programme throughout the year including our Saturday excursions to iconic destinations in the UK. These trips are an ideal way to meet new friends, see more of the UK and experience British history and culture, all with the knowledge that a University member of staff is at the same location as you.

This autumn and winter, we have excursions to suit every taste, from beautiful Cathedral cities such as York to the vibrant, bustling capital London, the picturesque scenes of Oxford to the unique city of Manchester; home of the Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs. There is something here for everyone. All trips can be booked be completing the registration information below.

We keep the prices low, so you can take advantage of the opportunity of visiting new places during your time here.

Below is a list of the upcoming trips available to international students. To purchase any of the trips please choose your destination and register using the individual links provided.





12th November 2016 Manchester £20
10th December 2016 London £20


Saturday 12th November 2016


Depart Fairfax Street 8:30am

Depart Manchester 6:00pm

Journey time approximately 3 hours


Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the computer, the Football league and Top of the Pops, Manchester's heritage is impressive to say the least. Manchester is a city like no other and known by many as the capital of the north.

Manchester's museums can boast classic art, the campaign for social justice and the history of Football, as well more traditional displays and galleries ranging from the centre for Chinese contemporary art to Manchester museum itself.

Manchester's impressive architecture ranges from the classic medieval of Chetham's libraryand the Victorian Gothic of John Ryland's library to the spectucalar sporting venues of Old Trafford and the Etihad stadium. Manchester is one of the most popular cities in the UK for sports and shopping.

For more ideas of what to see and do in Manchester, click here. 

Place are limited so to avoid disappointment book early here.


Saturday 10th December 2016


Depart Fairfax Street 8:30am

Depart London 6:00pm

Journey time approximately 2 hours 30 minutes


Capital of England, London is home to some of the most famous and iconic attractions in the world. From Big Ben and the majestic Palace of Westminster to red telephone boxes and London black cabs. Take in the panoramic views of the nation's capital from the London Eye, or absorb some culture by visiting one of the many galleries located in the city such as the Tate Modern.

At this time of year, you will also be able to enjoy London's world famous Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, a spectular festive event where you can see shows, go ice-skating, shop for gifts and much more!

For more ideas on what you can see and do in London, click here.

Place are limited so to avoid disappointment book early here.



If you want to book a trip…

How do I book a ticket?

Tickets can ONLY be booked online via the links above.

  1. Select the trips you would like to go on
  2. Fill in your personal details
  3. Make the payment – (You can pay for more than one trip at a time but must pay when you book to guarantee your place)
  4. You will receive an email confirmation of your booking.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. If a trip is not on the list it means it has sold out and there are no more places left. You will only be able to buy trips for yourself and not for friends. They will need to book in their own name but only if they are Coventry University students.


Can I get a refund or swap my ticket if I change my mind?
No. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. 


What happens if I’m late for the coach?
The coach leaves promptly at the time shown on the website. Please make a note of this when buying your ticket. If you are late the coach will leave without you and you will not get a refund. If you are late back to the coach at the end of a trip you will have to find alternative transport to return to Coventry and we will not refund the cost of this.


Will there be an organised tour?

No. You are free to visit the places you find interesting on your own. Maps and a list of attractions will be provided.


How can I find out about more trips?

Be the first to find out about new social programme events and trips by putting yourself on the mailing list. To put yourself on the list please email with your full name, nationality, course title and level and your preferred email address. You will then be added to the list and will receive emails about trips, events and opportunities.


What to wear?

You should ensure that you wear suitable shoes that will be comfortable. Heels are not advisable as many old English towns will have cobbled streets, which are difficult to walk on. As the weather in Britain is very changeable it is advisable to keep an umbrella and a jacket with you, even throughout the summer months. For the trips in September - December, you will need winter clothes as it can be very cold.