Your benefits

Your benefits

As a member of staff you can enjoy an extensive range of benefits available on a huge range of products and services, including supermarket shopping, restaurants and visitor attractions. We also offer childcare vouchers, discounted rates on healthcare plans and advice on healthy living.

Annual leave

Coventry University offers generous annual leave entitlement, which is linked to your grade and length of service. Our current provision is a minimum of 28 days rising to a maximum of between 33 and 40 days dependent of grade (plus bank holidays).

Pension schemes

Coventry University offers two different pension schemes for staff:

  • Teacher’s Pension Scheme (TPS);
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS);

Help with travel

How to get to Coventry University

Cycle to Work scheme

Coventry University has teamed up with Cycle Scheme to offer you a fantastic saving of up to 40% on the cost of a bike and cycling safety equipment for work (and leisure too).  By ordering a bike through this scheme you can:

  • save up to 40%;
  • spread the cost over 12 months through monthly payments direct from your salary;
  • choose from any make or model available from a wide range of local bike shops;
  • save on the cost of safety equipment;
  • help the environment.

The University works with ‘liftshare’ to provide staff with its very own car share scheme. To use the scheme you need to register your journey details and you will be matched with other registered members who live locally to you.


University staff members can benefit from specially discounted membership rates on a cash plan.

The Sport and Recreation Centre

Coventry University prides itself on its excellent range of sport and recreation facilities, which comprise a fitness suite, dance studio, therapy clinic, two and four court activity halls as well as outdoor pitches which are ideal for football, rugby, hockey and American football.

We have a range of exercise classes and the timetable is updated regularly. Choose from Body Combat, Yoga, Cardio Tennis, Zumba and much more.  

Language programme

Want to learn to speak a foreign language? Mandarin, Russian, Hindi and French are just some of the languages taught on Coventry University’s Linguae Mundi foreign language programme. Our classes are an affordable and engaging way to learn a language in a fun group setting. You will learn how to communicate in a foreign language in everyday situations from ordering food in a restaurant to making new friends. The 10-week programme costs £89 for staff.

Discounts and savings

Coventry University staff have access to discounts on a huge range of products and services, from savings on everyday supermarket shopping to holidays abroad and dinner out for the evening.

The University has also negotiated discounts on a host of products and services in and around the Coventry area.

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