Coventry is an historic city dating back to Saxon and Roman settlements as well as developing significantly during medieval times, and has a proud history in weaving, watchmaking, cycle manufacture and the automotive and engineering industries.
Following devastating bombing during World War II, the city became a symbol of hope and regeneration and was the first city to ‘twin’ with another city in the world – the city is now twinned with 27 other towns and cities internationally. This also paved the way for the city to become a centre for peace and reconciliation and at its heart is the modern Cathedral designed by Sir Basil Spence, right next to the University campus.
More recently, the city has enjoyed taking part in the Olympic Games, hosting international football matches at its Ricoh Arena; and artists and performers in the city created the incredible 6 metre cycle-powered Lady Godiva puppet which travelled to London to take part in the Olympic opening Ceremony. Coventry is currently designated European City of Sport 2019 and will become the UK City of Culture in 2021 – exciting times! The region has a diverse range of activities to enjoy, including major pop concerts, ice hockey, rugby, football, theatre and has some interesting local attractions including the British Road Transport Museum, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and a wide range of restaurants and cafes.
Coventry enjoys excellent public transport links and close proximity to major road networks – London is just under one hour by train and the city is easily connected to the surrounding countryside of Warwickshire. Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and Warwick are all within commutable distance of the school from the South, while Solihull and Birmingham lie to the East.
Easy commuting to Coventry means that you will have a wide choice of areas to consider living if you need to relocate to join our team – there is the city itself with many multicultural suburbs, thriving towns and villages located in beautiful nearby countryside.