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Working with Coventry University

Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Did you know we are the oldest part of Coventry University? We’ve been educating some of the world’s leading artists, designers and creative thinkers since 1843.  

As part of our 3500-strong student body, you will emerge as a talented professional ready to work in both the UK and global cultural and creative industries. 

Within the Faculty there are three schools: 

  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Media & Performing Arts 

Individuals in our Schools flourish with courses that encompass the Arts, Architecture, Design, EnglishHistory, Languages, Media and Communication, Performing ArtsPolitics and Sociology.

Our vision 

We believe that arts and humanities have a transformative effect on our lives. Our three schools promote and facilitate collaboration and access to specialist resources in response to an increasingly diverse technological and geographical workplace.

We have won a number of prestigious awards such as the Sir Misha Black Award and the Queen’s Award for Further and Higher Education and our students are continually recognised for achievements in their fields during and after their time here. 

We have a strong commitment to Research and were ranked 6th in the UK for impact in the REF2014 for Art, Design, History, Theory and Practice. We make a real contribution in the cultural, political and social spheres. 

Creativity and innovation have become a means to providing solutions for some of the world’s most deep-rooted social and cultural problems, so the Faculty combines our subject expertise and knowledge to continue the impact of arts and humanities.

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From winning awards, achieving seniority in international organisations, to being successful entrepreneurs, we have helped our students to follow their dreams of becoming cultural and creative professionals.  

You may already use our students’ products in your home, drive a car designed by them, have enjoyed their feature films, visited famous museums to see their work or joined the crowd at their concerts. 

Our alumni inform, mediate and shape the world around us. We support our alumni throughout their academic and professional journey, and they forge links with current students through outreach, events and, even projects with the media team at Fresh@CU. 

We encourage our students to build networks, gain exposure, and increase their confidence whilst at university and we nurture potential through our close industry links including collaborative projects, local and international placements, guest speakers and visiting professors.

We offer state-of-the-art facilities including: 

  • A dedicated language centre
  • Converted Art-Deco media and performing arts building
  • Commercial quality fashion workshops
  • The largest automotive clay studio in the UK
  • And top of the range production suites. 

Established practitioners who are leaders in their fields teach our students, from renowned photographers to performers, to internationally acclaimed designers and artists.