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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Our Teaching Awards
If you want to prove you're good at something, you need the facts to back it up. We're proud to showcase the teaching accolades we've been awarded, highlighting the fantastic work, skills and attitude of our staff.
Below you can find teaching-specific awards and what they mean for the University, as well as how we have been scored through student feedback on our courses.
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We have received a gold rating – the best award possible – in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
TEF assessed over 130 higher education institutions on the quality of their teaching, and looked at measures such as student satisfaction, student retention rates and graduate employment levels.
Our TEF results
Students overall satisfaction with the teaching at Coventry University NSS 2017
All of our awards and successes would not mean as much if our students weren’t satisfied. The independent National Student Survey (NSS) gives students a voice to tell us how well we're doing.
We’re proud to say that our students show high levels of satisfaction in the work that our staff do to teach and support them with their studies. But we’re never standing still – we’re always doing all we can to improve our students’ experience and give them a reason to be satisfied.
Our NSS results
Ranked No. 13 University in the United Kingdom (UK) The Guardian University Guide 2019
The QS Stars rating system assesses universities’ performance against a set of standards rather than against each other. We have an overall QS Stars rating of 4 stars, and we score the top mark of 5 stars in the following categories:
Our QS Stars rating
Of students are happy with the learning resources available at Coventry University NSS 2017
We rank 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019, and have held the position of top modern university for seven consecutive years since 2012.
Coventry is also in the guide’s top 10 across a dozen subject areas including film production and photography (1st); economics (6th); mechanical engineering (7th); hospitality, event management and tourism (4th); and nursing and midwifery (7th).
The Guardian guide also ranks us:
Our Guardian University Guide ranking
Our courses have been rated as among the best in the country in the Complete University Guide 2019 league table, and we’re ranked second in the West Midlands for graduate prospects and third for student satisfaction.
Coventry University also made the top ten across three subject areas across the comparative tables. These include hospitality, leisure, recreation and tourism (8th); occupational therapy (8th); and physiotherapy (7th) – with an overall placing of 47th. The complete University Guide ranks 129 universities by measuring student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects.
Our Complete University Guide ranking