Why Coventry?

Why Coventry?

Coventry has a history of reinventing and adapting itself. Coventry is a city of peace, a city of innovation. From the Cathedral to the ring road, we have stories to tell! The jet engine, watchmaking, football programmes, The Specials – so much has started here and ideas continue to grow and develop.

If you want to discover secrets about our city that only a few have the pleasure of knowing, you are in the right place. From Lady Godiva to World War II, or the major decline in the motor industry, take a look at what Coventry has endured over the years and how it has triumphed by reinventing itself.

Due to our position at the heart of the city centre, Coventry University has evolved alongside the town. A couple of years ago, we celebrated our 175th anniversary. Take a look at our timeline to learn about the key events that shaped us, or visit our social impact page find out how we aim to contribute to the city of Coventry on an economic, social, environmental and cultural level.

Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021