Our Centre - Coventry

Residential programmes will be running at Coventry University. We have picked this particular location as it provides a selection of services, residence, location and variety of activity courses which are exacting of our high standards. Our centre is available for four or more weeks between early July and late August.

If you need further information on the centre please click this link which will take you to the Coventry University website.

City Of Coventry

Coventry is a city and a metropolitan borough in the county of West Midlands in England. Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 11th largest in the United Kingdom. It is also the second largest city in the English Midlands, after Birmingham, with a population of 300,848, It is situated 95 miles (153 km) northwest of London and 19 miles (30 km) east of Birmingham, and is further from the coast than any other city in Britain.

The city became an early 'twin city' when it formed a twinning relationship with the Russian city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) during World War II. The relationship developed through ordinary people in Coventry who wanted to show their support for the Soviet Red Army during the Battle of Stalingrad. The city is now twinned with Dresden and with 27 other cities around the world. The famous Coventry Cathedral is one of the newer cathedrals in the world, having been built following the World War II bombing of the ancient cathedral by the Luftwaffe. The cathedral is ideally located in the centre and is in close proximity to our campus. It is a beautiful site and stands over the city. Coventry motor companies have contributed significantly to the British motor industry, and it has two universities, the city centre-based Coventry University and the University of Warwick on the southern outskirts. Furthermore, Coventry City has many historical sites on the outskirts of the city, the most famous being the Shakespeare Village, Warwick Castle and Kenilworth Castle.

Coventry is located in the centre of England, and enjoys access to all the major routes such as M1 and M6, which either run through or pass Coventry, making is very accessible to any part of the country, and also has very good coach service and rail links to major cities in the UK.

The city also enjoys being in the centre of three major airports. Birmingham International airport is just 17 miles and it takes approximately 30 minutes to travel by car from Coventry, and it will take 10 minutes by train to or from Coventry. Luton airport and East Midlands airport are also close - approximately 45 minutes to an hour from Coventry. Heathrow airport is approximately 90 minutes from Coventry.

Coventry University has a long history and dates back to 1843. The university was set up as Coventry College of Design in 1843. It was more than fifty years later in 1970 that Coventry College of Design merged with Lanchester College of Technology and Rugby College of Engineering Technology which became an institution known as Lanchester Polytechnic. The name 'Lanchester' was chosen after the Midlands automotive industry pioneer, Dr Fredrick Lanchester. In 1987 the name changed to Coventry Polytechnic. In 1992 the institution gained the status of a university and adopted the title Coventry University.

The university is internationally known for its excellence in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, and with the long tradition of famous Midlands automobile companies, such as Land Rover and Jaguar, it offers first class education and training for its students from all over the world. Coventry is also a popular destination for those wishing to study Business, Arts, Law or Social Sciences. It is a very accommodating institution and that is why students and alumni always have fond memories of their time at Coventry University.