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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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Accommodation

Accommodation

Living in university accommodation is a fantastic way to ease into university life and make new friends. To take advantage of this opportunity, we recommend that all first year students stay in our accommodation. With a wide range to suit everyone’s budget, we offer various options depending on your requirements. There are catered and self-catered halls, en-suite, single and cluster flats, self-contained studios and university owned private houses and flats. Our accommodation prices are all inclusive, with most of the fees covering utility bills, free membership to the University sports centre, fast broadband and personal possession insurance. Students also have the option (for an additional charge) of watching multi channel television in most properties (IPTV) via our Internet provider - Studentcom.

Where to stay

If you are visiting and need to stay over for a short period, we offer short-term lets in University accommodation. Alternatively, you can check out a list of where to stay in Coventry or view our list of hotels and guest houses (pdf, 90kb) in the area. Citybase Apartments provide short-term accommodation in the city centre as an alternative to a B&B or hotel: ideal for parents or visiting lecturers.

By clicking on the external links above you will be directed away from the Coventry University website. Coventry University is not responsible for and has no control over these sites and is not responsible for the accuracy of these sites. The presence of links to external sites should not be taken as a recommendation or endorsement of the external site's information, products or services. Please also see the Coventry University website terms and conditions.

We appreciate how important it is for you to know where you are going to live and to be happy with your accommodation. Please see our applicant guide for more information about applying for accommodation, and read our list of Frequently Asked Questions (pdf, 150kb). Our accommodation is open to both undergraduate, postgraduate students and international students. We also offer various payment plans such as direct debit, recurring debit/credit card payments and a full upfront payment. Our staff will work with you to help you find the appropriate accommodation. 


4 Simple Steps

Sorting out university accommodation is not as complicated as it may seem. Below are 4 simple steps you need to take, and that is it... welcome to Coventry University!

Step 1 - Find Out About Coventry

Our university has great connections to the transport network and is surrounded by popular high street shops, a range of independent boutiques, bars, clubs, café bars and restaurants. Students play a big part in shaping the city’s nightlife. With student discounts available most evenings, Coventry has a great live music scene. New eateries and bars are also springing up in the historic Cathedral Quarter, located right beside the University. 

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Step 2 - View Your Choices

If you want to see the type of accommodation we have on offer, you can use our accommodation search helper.

You can see a table of accommodation facilities (pdf, 550kb), or a map of the properties (pdf, 350kb) with details of what facilities each property has.


Step 3 - Find out How to Apply and Make Your Application

Whether you're an undergraduate, postgraduate or international student, applying for our accommodation is quick and easy. With a few simple steps you'll be on your way to enjoying your time at Coventry University.

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Step 4 - Join Us

Make Coventry University your first choice. Not only do we have great accommodation, but we have great facilities, courses and city life. Find out about some of our hidden gems and what we have to offer you.


Get in touch

The accommodation team are available at the following times for any queries you may have:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9.00am to 5.00pm 
Wednesday: 11.00am to 5.00pm 
Friday: 9.00am to 4.00pm

For students with special requirements, please contact us for more information: 
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 0650 
Email: accomm.ss@coventry.ac.uk

We have a dedicated Welfare and Disability team on hand, in addition to a team of Residence Officers. Accommodation support is also available from Customer Service Representatives during office hours from Singer Hall of Residence, Administration Block Reception.

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