Staff Stories

As part of our 10-year anniversary celebrations, we are collecting stories and memories from staff, students, alumni, partners, supporters and friends.

Here are some of the stories submitted by current and former members of our team...

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Coventry University London, Dr Socrates Karidis shares his story.

Nadiya Shah joined Coventry University London as a student in 2016 and never left. Read her story.

John Watkins joined in March 2010 and is now the Principal Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour. Read his story.

Fiona joined Coventry University London in 2011 and greeted the first cohort of students. Read her story.

Associate Dean of Internationalisation and Business Development, Dr Hanna Yakavenka shares her story.

Business Development Executive Ashley Coles joined Coventry University London in 2016.

Andreas spent six years at Coventry University London during our formative years,  before becoming the department’s head in 2013.

Priya Thadhani started as a temporary Receptionist at Coventry University London in August 2014. Read her story.

Chief Operating Officer Stephanie Edwards joined Coventry University London in 2012. Read her story.

Carole Still played a key role in setting up the university for its first students and is still with us over 10 years later. Read her story.

Gareth joined Coventry University London in 2013 and has made a huge contribution to the development of the university’s careers, employability and enterprise services.

Alid joined us in 2012 and rose up the ranks from tutor to Head of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Internship Manager Richard Moon has been a key part of the Talent Team since joining the university in 2011. Read his story.

The Queen's Award for Enterprise
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023