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Working at Coventry University

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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What happens after you have applied

If you have applied online you will be able to log into your PGR+ account and track your application progress at any time.

The Doctoral College may contact you if they have any queries or require further information relating to your application.

As part of the decision making process the Research Centre/Faculty will contact you directly if they wish to invite you for an interview.

Once a decision has been reached this will be communicated to you through PGR+

Accept your offer

If your application is successful you will be sent an offer letter which you will need to respond to. Please ensure that you read the letter carefully as it contains lots of information and useful links. The acceptance link is contained within the offer sent to you or you can accept online here

By accepting your offer you will be agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in your offer letter; if you are funding your studies privately you should only confirm acceptance if you have secured sufficient funding for your studies.

Changing the start date

To request a new start date you should contact us by email at and we will forward your request to the Faculty or Research Centre for their consideration and decision. If they are happy to accommodate your request, a new formal offer letter will be issued with your revised start and end date. You will have to accept this new offer as outlined above. 

Please note that:

  • deferrals are not allowed for funded studentships
  • deferrals are to the next available entry point
  • only one deferral will be permitted