Coventry is 'University of the Year for Student Experience' in latest Times and Sunday Times league table


Friday 21 September 2018

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Coventry University has been awarded a major accolade in recognition of the quality of its student experience in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, to be published in full on Sunday.

It has been named ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ and ranks in the top 50 in the 2019 edition of the prestigious league table, with the guide’s editors describing the university as “innovative” and “bold” in its vision for students.

The news comes just weeks after a Times Higher Education magazine Europe-wide league table ranked Coventry top in the UK – and third on the continent – for how well it engages with its students.

Times and Sunday Times editors cite “consistently outstanding” student support services and the transformation of its portfolio of courses – including through campuses in London and Scarborough – as factors in Coventry’s strong performance in this weekend’s guide.

Coventry University is this year celebrating its 175th anniversary, and is opening its doors for a community open day this Saturday as part of the Festival of Imagineers activities.

 

University of the Year for Student Experience - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019


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Commenting on Coventry’s latest award, editor of the guide, said:

Coventry is no stranger to a place on the podium in our annual University of the Year awards. It has become one of the most innovative of modern universities, bold with its brand and its vision of what the 21st century student experience should be.

Students are responding: applications are up and once they get here, they give a ringing endorsement year in year out of the university’s outstanding efforts on their behalf."

Alastair McCall

A business management student at Coventry University, said:

Coventry University has so many opportunities to help you to become who you want to be. The staff on my course are great, they teach well and many have degrees in multiple subjects. If you engage in the course and with the tutors, the enthusiasm and knowledge they have can really improve your experience.

To walk out with a piece of paper that means something is a worthy investment of your time and money, and creates the best launching platform for you socially, financially and in terms of future employment.

Matthew Underhill

Coventry University Vice-Chancellor, said:

This is wonderful news and is especially welcome just as thousands of students are set to arrive at our campuses in Coventry, London and Scarborough this weekend to begin or resume their educational journey with us.

Moreover, it’s further vindication of the focus we place on ensuring an excellent experience for our students – be that through top quality teaching, excellent facilities or the availability of employment and international placement opportunities – which is at the heart of everything we do.

John Latham

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