Coventry University is not a closed off campus that secludes you from the ‘outside world’; having the university buildings spread out through a small section of Coventry City Centre lets the students breath for a short while and feel part of the bigger society during their University experience. Having the university building spread out does have its cons though as it makes it slightly more difficult to find where classes or meeting point are, especially if it is your first year; thankfully, the university provides an app/website called WayFinder that allows the user to type in a class of building name and then will give them directions to get there. As Coventry can be considered a ‘cozy’ place compared to big cities like Birmingham or London, for me, it is the perfect place to start off a new stage in your life and don’t want to get overwhelmed with the location change. For students like me who came from outside of England, being part of Coventry University helped make this scary change run a lot smoother, from the faculty to the students – they are always there looking out for you when you need them to be. The university also offer various societies for students to apply to with free taster sessions throughout the year, each society hold social events so the members are able to interact not only during society times but also outside to get to know everyone else on a more friendlier level. The societies however do have fees which could vary each year depending on how many members have decided to participate also if your club competes during tournaments, there could be additional charges.
Overall, my time so far at Coventry University has been amazing even with the ups and downs, meeting different kinds of people from my society and from university accommodation that several I am living with now in my second year and probably will be living with until I graduate.