Located in the heart of central England is Coventry, a city once ruined by the bombs dropped during the Second World War, but now a thriving metropolis that’s consistently voted one of the best places to work and live in the country. Just a few hours from London, this developing city grows from strength to strength each year with ongoing rejuvenation projects for new arts and retail developments, as well as honouring the unique historical architecture that survived the war. Find out what this city has to offer with our accommodation for students in Coventry.

Student accommodation in Coventry at a glance

A must-see on your list when looking for Coventry student accommodation is 33 Parkside. This sophisticated accommodation is just outside of the Ring Road, which means you’re only a short walk to the city centre where you’ll find lots of shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as only being a seven-minute walk from Coventry University. This modern student halls in Coventry offers both private studios and two-bedroom apartments and has beautifully designed study spaces, a cinema room, a fitness room, as well as a rooftop terrace and courtyard for when it’s too nice to stay inside.

If you’re looking for accommodation for students in Coventry that is right in the city centre, check out City Village. This contemporary accommodation offers studio and en-suite apartments and has great break-out spaces for studying and socialising, as well as a gym, cinema, and games room. Only a 14-minute walk from Coventry University and an 11-minute car ride to Warwick University, this conveniently-located accommodation even has a Pizza ExpressCafé RougeBella Italia, and the Belgrade Theatre all on its doorstep.

For modern student flats in Coventry located right in the city centre, have a look at Calcott Ten. Less than a five-minute walk to the University of Coventry and a three-minute walk to the bus stop that takes you straight to Warwick University, this convenient accommodation offers everything from seven-bedroom shared living with ensuites all the way up to single-occupancy studios.

For students looking for accommodation that is minimalistic and elegant, look to Eden Square. These unique student apartments in Coventry offer a beautifully-designed space that you can decorate to make the space your own and offers a selection of room types from ensuites and studios to modern townhouses. Built in a 19th-century listed building, Eden Square has a multimedia lounge and dining, game, and cinema rooms, as well as beautifully-designed breakout spaces to hang with friends or hit the books. Location-wise, you’re only a 15-minute walk to the city centre and an 11-minute walk to Coventry University.

Coventry at a glance

  • Home to higher educational establishments such as Coventry University, Coventry College, and just down the road, Warwick University, all near accommodation for students in Coventry.
  • During the Second World War, on the night of 14 November, 1940 Coventry survived one of the most brutal bombings England saw. The aim was to knock out Coventry as a major centre for war production. Sadly, much of the beautiful city was destroyed but has since had heavy investment to bring life back into the ruined city.
  • Coventry Cathedral was left in ruins, however, those ruins are still standing today, with the Cathedral being an important cornerstone of the Coventry community, hosting events and community initiatives such as the iconic Coventry Dining Club, a popular food market with students.
  • Only a ten-minute drive from Coventry is the beautiful town of Kenilworth. Here you can visit one of England’s most impressive medieval castles, Kenilworth Castle.
  • In 2017, Coventry was awarded the designation of City of Culture, meaning it has access to specialised funding to improve its infrastructure and arts facilities. As a result of this designation, the city is set for ongoing huge redevelopment projects over the coming years. This is an exciting time to be a student in Coventry.
  • Coventry is home to the first-ever immersive digital art gallery in the UK. The Reel Store opened in April 2022 and is located in the former home of the Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper, not far from some popular Coventry student accommodations.
  • Catch a show at the beautiful Art Deco Albany Theatre, or if you fancy your theatre in a modern venue, look at the Belgrade Theatre’s upcoming schedule.
  • Coventry has some amazing nightlife with notable late-night haunts, such as Kasbah Nightclub and the popular student hangout, The Aardvark pub.

Student travel in Coventry

Coventry has two main public transport systems, buses, and trains, both with convenient and cost-effective solutions for students to get away from their student accommodation and visit further afield. There are discounts available to students such as the Young Persons Railcard and the National Express Student Coach Card.

By Bus

For students, the bus network is one of the easiest and most cost-effective solutions to get you from your student apartments in Coventry to campuses or social activities. The bus network is coordinated by Transport for West Midlands, with many bus routes taking you directly to both Coventry University and Warwick University campuses and student accommodation in Warwick.

By Train

There are four main railway stations in Coventry: the main Coventry Station and three local stations at CanleyCoventry Arena, and Tile Hill. You are also only a train ride away from other major cities such as LondonBirminghamManchesterGlasgow, and Edinburgh.

Featured neighbourhoods around student accommodation in Coventry

Hillfields

Hillfields is a popular area for student flats in Coventry as it is right around the corner from the University of Coventry and is an affordable area to live. Thanks to a now buzzing student population and rejuvenation initiatives, this area is now a sought-after location with local shops and delicious takeaways.

City Centre

Although it costs more to live right in the heart of Coventry, students tend to gravitate more towards this area due to its proximity to everything you need. Plus, it has the most options when it comes to student halls in Coventry. You’re never more than a short walk or bus ride to university campuses, and a night out doesn’t result in a bus or taxi home. It’s also the perfect area for those wanting to emerge themselves in student life while maintaining your student well-being.

Lower Coundon

To the northwest of the city centre is Lower Coundon. More popular amongst the second and third-year students, it is about a 20-minute walk from the universities and has a large Morrisons which helps keep that student budget in check, plus many corner shops and takeaways to tempt you with treats.

Royal Leamington Spa

For Warwick University students looking to be a little closer to their campus, it’s worth heading 15-minutes down the road from Coventry to Royal Leamington Spa. This beautiful, Georgian town has a buzzing student population with lots of student bars and clubs, as well as great options for student accommodation near Warwick. If dancing the night away is your thing, check out Smack, a popular student drum and bass club. There’s also Fizzy MoonBedford Street as well as the hugely popular burger place, Libertine Burger.

Student accommodation in Coventry FAQs

Where do Coventry University students live?

Hillfields is the most popular area for Coventry student accommodation as it’s close to the University of Coventry, but that doesn’t mean it is the only area. Other popular suburbs include the city centre, Coundon and Lower Coundon.

Is Coventry good for students?

Coventry is considered a great place for students, and was voted the fifth best student city in the UK. Most Coventry student accommodation has easy access to shops, restaurants, bars and clubs on its doorstep, so you really can’t go wrong!

Is Coventry expensive for students?

Popular with students due to its lower cost of living, Coventry ranks as one of the most affordable student cities in the UK. Food and drink prices and accommodation for students in Coventry are some of the most affordable in the country, especially when compared to nearby London or Birmingham!

Is Coventry good for international students?

Coventry is a great spot for international students, and Coventry University boasts a high ratio of international students. This means living in student accommodation in Coventry is a vibrant and diverse experience, and all the institutions around are well set up to support international students.

What is there to do in Coventry for students?

Aside from the obvious pubs and clubs, there is plenty to do during the day (when you don’t have lectures). Head over to The Wave for award-winning waterslides, check out Planet Ice to test out your balance on skates, grab a Krispy Kreme doughnut at West Orchards shopping centre, or take advantage of the amazing transport links for day trips across the country. There’s plenty to keep you occupied!

Can I share my student accommodation in Coventry?

Some student flats and studios in Coventry offer dual-occupancy as an option, meaning that if you’d like to live with your partner all you have to do is ask. Dual occupancy may be offered as an extra charge, but some providers offer it for free.

What’s the best way to search for student accommodation in Coventry?

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