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Coventry University was known as Lanchester Polytechnic and then Coventry Polytechnic until achieving university status in 1992. It is the larger of the two universities in Coventry, the University of Warwick being the other. Its three campuses are in Coventry city centre, Scarborough and London, although most of the students are based in Coventry itself.

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The University of Coventry as an educational institution can be traced back to the Coventry School of Design in 1843. This later became Coventry College of Art in 1954, which in turn was transformed into Coventry Polytechnic in the pivotal year of 1970. A Further and Higher Education act in 1992 transformed it into a fully-fledged university and it has gone on from strength to strength ever since, with a current student population of over 27,000.

An Award-Winning University in Coventry

Coventry University is an award-winning institution, having been the recipient of the prestigious Modern University of the Year award from 2014 to 2016 by the Good University Guide, published by the Times and Sunday Times. It also received the University of the Year award in 2015 from the Times Higher Education Awards, published annually.

Student Life at Coventry University

The Students Union at the university has its HQ at The Hub and offers its members a wide range of useful services, including the active support of numerous sports clubs and societies, and it also runs a volunteering department and free advice desk. The Union also runs its very own nightclub, an independent business on Far Gosford Street that opened in 2012, in the teeth of opposition from another local nightclub.

Accommodation at Coventry University

Student accommodation is provided both by private companies and the university itself. Some of the accommodation is exclusively for postgraduates, and all of it will be subsidised to some extent. When visitors come to Coventry they’re often impressed by the quality of accommodation provided, as it compares well with that available for tourists, and many of the rooms are the equal of what you’d expect in a decent hotel here.