About Coventry University
Founded by entrepreneurs and industrialists as the Coventry School of Design in 1843, and in 2018 celebrating 175 years, Coventry University is a dynamic and outward-looking institution with a tradition of teaching excellence, impactful research and bold international partnerships.
Through Coventry’s worldwide network of collaborators in academia and industry, the 68,000 learners studying its degrees in different countries enjoy access to global opportunities which ensure their employment prospects are enhanced.
The university is recognised internationally for its expertise in health, peacebuilding and disaster management, and for the world-leading calibre of its engineering and design graduates – particularly in the automotive field.
In recent years Coventry’s student satisfaction levels and teaching quality have been rated amongst the best in the UK, which has contributed to impressive rises in every major university league table and a gold rating in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Central to this success has been the university’s bold approach to higher education developments, including new campuses in Scarborough and London, and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering – its ‘faculty on the factory floor’.
Coventry ranks 15th in the Guardian University Guide 2020, and is top in the UK – and third in Europe – for how well it engages with its students according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Europe Teaching Rankings 2018. It also earned the title ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide; the guide describes it as “one of the most innovative modern universities, bold with its vision of what the 21st century student experience should be”.