Your City, Your University
Coventry University - we're at the heart of the city!
We're based in the city and we're here for the city, so we are committed to working with the local community to help Coventry thrive. Our aim is to build links with residents, schools, charities and voluntary organisations to improve the lives of everyone in Coventry. We have more than 1,000 volunteers, both students and staff, who take part in community projects all year long.
Some examples include:
- Visiting schools to support local children with English, mathematics and sport.
- Working in local streets to improve the area, from litter picking to giving security advice with the Student Wardens scheme.
- Working with older people in libraries to improve their computing and digital skills with the Gen-to-Gen project.
- Holding regular Computing, Design and Engineering sessions to inspire and upskill children and adults of all areas in Fab Lab Coventry.
- Running the weekly Saturday Art Club in art and design for teenagers.
- Our researchers work with local groups to tackle issues, solve problems and build relationships that help local communities and the University.
Let's Be Friends refugee project
- Coventry and Warwickshire schools worked with a Coventry graduate to link up with young people in refugee camps.
Delia Derbyshire schools workshop
- We are working with local schools to inspire children to a career in maths and music, just like Coventry electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire.
We want to hear your suggestions!
Do you have ideas about how we can support the community? Are you working with the University on a project?
We want to hear your stories about how you're working with the University and your suggestions about how we can give back to the local community of Coventry so don't hesitate to email us!