Our awards and accreditations

Shortlisted for

University of the Year

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

TEF Gold logo

Awarded Gold for outstanding Teaching and Learning

Source - Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)

University of the Year

for Student Experience

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

At Coventry University, we're proud of our outstanding teaching, staff, facilities and student experience. Our quality teaching and learning gives our graduates the skills they need to find work across the world.

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Student experience

We aim to give our students a great all-round experience.

We have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and offer students simulated hospital wards, design and engineering laboratories, studios and computing centres.

  • Shortlisted for University of the Year (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • No 1 Modern University in the Midlands (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • Joint top modern university for career prospects (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • 97% of our graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation (DLHE Survey 2016/17 (published 2018))
  • Seven subject areas rank in the top 10 (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • 1st for overseas student experiences 5 years running (Based on student trips abroad from HESA 2014/15-2018/19 UK data)
  • Top 250 in QS World Rankings for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings 2020)
  • First in the World for Massive Online Open Courses (MoocLab's World University Rankings by MOOC Performance 2021)

Teaching and learning

We aim to inspire our students with our teaching and learning, and to support and develop them to achieve their careers goals.

  • Ranked 26th in the 'Teaching Quality' category published in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
  • 82.5% overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020)
  • 86% of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course (National Student Survey 2020)
  • 92% of our research was rated as 'world-leading', 'internationally excellent' or 'recognised internationally' (REF 2014 – assessed every seven years)

The QS Stars Ratings 2020 gave the university 5 stars overall and 5 stars specifically for:

  • teaching (including 100% for teaching satisfaction)
  • employability (including 100% graduate employment rate)
  • innovation
  • facilities
  • internationalisation
  • inclusiveness
  • QS Stars Online Learning Award (the only UK university to win this)


We also gained maximum points for how our faculties engage with students, student interaction, student services and technology, and our commitment to online learning.

Global ready

At the Centre for Global Engagement, our students have the opportunity to go abroad* and learn extra skills they may need to become more employable.

Students can:

  • learn a new language
  • study or work abroad
  • gain leadership experience
  • get a better understanding of how businesses operate across different cultures
  • access workshops, talks and other events

We gave 2,818 students a learning experience abroad in 2015/16, according to HESA's student mobility data for 2015/16 - more than any other UK university.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regards, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

The city

Coventry is a lively student city with diverse cultures and ethnic groups. Our city-centre campus brings students into the heart of the city, and affordable student accommodation is just a stone's throw away. .

Coventry has a rich history and heritage, with the world-famous Coventry Cathedral alongside exciting, newer developments like Coventry Transport Museum and Fargo Village. It also hosts a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment and nightlife venues.

  • Coventry is the UK City of Culture in 2021
  • Coventry ranks in the top 5 best student cities in the UK, and the 42nd best student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities 2022)
  • We are 7th in the UK for sustainability (People & Planet University League 2019)
  • In 2018, we celebrated 175 years of providing education in Coventry, having started life as the Coventry School of Design in 1843
  • Our Coventry city-centre campus won the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2016, from leading environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy

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Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021