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With a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research Coventry University is changing the way world works, thinks and lives.
A West Midlands institution with a global impact, Coventry’s innovative approach has made, and continues to make, a significant contribution to challenges facing the real world.
Continually investing in staff, students and facilities is part of its goal to become one of the UK’s leading universities. Students at Coventry benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres.
Coventry University has four faculties:
In the Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which measures factors including teaching quality, graduate employability and student satisfaction over research capabilities, Coventry was awarded Gold (2017).
Coventry’s campus sits right in the heart of the city centre, which means the University is well connected via public transport to local areas and provides fantastic transport links to further afield.
Helping to change the world through new discoveries and the spread of knowledge, Coventry University is renowned for delivering research that makes a significant contribution to a number of global challenges, with its Research Centres focusing on a range of real-world issues under five key themes:
Intelligent products & processes – Harnessing the latest science and technology to pioneer new and more intelligent ways of doing things is a cornerstone of the university’s research.
Health & wellbeing – Coventry is working to achieve a healthy and happy population, which benefits all facets of society – from early years education to social justice policy.
Creative cultures – Coventry’s world-leading expertise in vehicle innovation and styling has led to the creation of a unique national centre for transport design in Coventry in support of the UK automotive and design sectors.
Sustainability & resilience – Researchers at Coventry University are meeting head on at a national and international level, helping communities and habitats to shore up and regenerate themselves by engaging with citizens, with businesses and with technology.
Safety & security – Coventry University is tackling the challenge of protecting the security and freedoms of citizens and of those most in need in society through research which explores and combats threats posed by technologies that have become integral to our way of life.
Coventry University is an active member of the local, national and international business economy. As a strategic member of the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce it is committed to supporting and encouraging growth and prosperity in the region.
The university’s business support teams are the gateway for businesses to access industry expertise, academics and research centres, quickly assessing the needs of a business or a particular project and unlock the most relevant knowledge and expertise.
Some of the services available to businesses include:
Small business & social enterprise – Coventry University offers a wide range of services and bespoke business solutions for SMEs including gaining access to grants and funding, support for companies that are looking to take steps into international markets, innovation management support, providing help developing ideas and take your innovation into new markets, delivering tailored workshops and much more
Coventry University operates a dedicated Careers Service, which runs a number of programmes and initiatives that can reduce the cost of recruiting and help businesses find the right employees.
The Employer Engagement Team works with local, national and global employer partners, offering tailored recruitment services to help them reach the University’s student talent pool. This includes a a range of employer events during the academic year, from large careers fairs designed to help raise employer profiles on campus, to tailored networking events designed to help employers reach their target audience.
With recruitment services bespoke and tailored to the needs of the business, Coventry is able to support all sizes of companies, whether a large enterprise, SME or start-up business.
In addition, Coventry University provides talent development to companies through an array of business CPD and short courses to enhance the skills of employees.