Where do Coventry students live? | The most popular Coventry student accommodation locations

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No matter where you decide to study, if you are looking to live near the university, you must compare the different types of accommodation available. In Coventry, there are three universities: Coventry University, Warwick University, and the private Arden University. When choosing student accommodation, consider the most popular areas, and places close to Coventry nightlife and other places of interest.

This guide will explore the most popular student housing areas in Coventry, and how Mansion Student can help.

Is Coventry a good place to live as a student?

Coventry is seen as a vibrant student city, due to its cultural diversity, various things to do, and highly rated universities. Warwick University has remained in the top 10 of the Guardian University rankings for several years, and Coventry University has been acclaimed for its forward-thinking courses prioritising employability.

The West Midlands city is at the heart of England, making it easy to explore other parts of the country, such as London, Manchester and, of course, Birmingham. With a multicultural community, Coventry is also popular with international students.

Cathedral ruin in coventryCoventry also has a lively nightlife, with an array of pubs, bars, and nightclubs across the city, in addition to its impressive music venues and galleries.

Mansion Student provides Coventry student accommodation that is centrally located. Singer Hall is just a 10 minute walk from the University of Coventry and a 20 minute walk from Coventry city centre. Our Coventry student housing consists of various non-ensuite rooms and 1 bedroom apartments.

Arrange a viewing at Singer Hall, or contact Mansion Student today to speak to one of our staff.

Where is the best place to live as a student in Coventry?

Choosing the right place to live as a student in Coventry is essential for a fulfilling university experience. Coventry offers a range of student-friendly neighbourhoods, each with their own advantages and disadvantages:

Barras Heath

Located in the North East sector of Coventry, Barras Heath is one of the more budget-friendly options for students. Rent tends to be lower compared to other areas in Coventry. The area also has local amenities like shops, takeaways, and cafes. Barras Heath may be suitable for students who are looking to live in a quieter region, and is relatively close to both Coventry and Warwick universities.

However, as Barras Heath is a heavily residential area, it lacks vibrant nightlife and entertainment options compared to the Coventry city centre.

AffordabilityLimited transportation
Close to Coventry and Warwick UniversitiesLack of Coventry nightlife and restaurants

Bishopsgate Green

With homes built along the canal, Bishopsgate Green has recently improved, and offers reasonably priced student housing. It is an attractive option for budget-conscious Coventry students.

Similar to Barras Heath, Bishopsgate Green also has a lack of nightlife, which may be a disadvantage for students looking for a lively social scene.

Close to the city centreFewer local amenities
Suitable for Coventry University studentsLimited nightlife
Quiet environment


For Warwick University students, Canley may be more suitable as it is in close proximity. The area boasts several parks and green spaces, providing a more natural and relaxing environment. Canley also has good transportation links to the rest of the city, including its own train station; making it easier to travel to Coventry University and the city centre.

While there are a few shops and eateries, Canley is a highly residential area and, therefore, lacks things to do. For those wanting a variety of entertainment, such as pubs and leisure activities, you may need to travel elsewhere.

Good transport linksFar away from Coventry city centre
Suitable for Warwick University studentsFewer shops and restaurants

Coventry city centre

Coventry city centre is at the heart of the city, encompassed by a vibrant student life and local history. There are various activities to do, including the historical Spon Street, and a lively social scene of bars and nightclubs. Student accommodation in the city centre is within walking distance to Coventry University, and a short bus to Warwick University.

Like other cities, Coventry city centre can be noisy and crowded, which may put some students off. There is also a lack of green spaces, such as parks, to relax in, and higher rent costs due to its popularity.

Vibrant nightlifeMay be noisier than other areas
Cultural things to doHigher costs
Conveniently located

It is important to start searching for student accommodation as soon as possible, particularly between September and February. This ensures that you receive your first preference for room type and capacity.

To arrange a viewing at our Coventry student accommodation, contact Mansion Student today.

Singer Hall, Canterbury Street

Our Coventry student accommodation, Singer Hall, is located a short walk from the city centre. Centrally located, Singer Hall offers a sense of community, with a variety of communal spaces to socialise with other tenants. This includes study spaces, games and social areas, and an outdoor space.

Book now for october 2023/2024 at singer hall coventryWith a range of premium non-ensuites and 1 bedroom apartments, make sure you book this student accommodation as soon as the booking window opens, to ensure you obtain your first preference.

Arrange a viewing at Singer Hall today, or contact Mansion Student to speak to one of our hospitality team.

How Mansion Student can help

Since 2007, Mansion Student has acquired, developed and maintained modern student accommodations throughout some of the most popular student cities in the United Kingdom. We prioritise your welfare during your stay, and will help you through every stage of the booking and tenancy period. Browse through our different student accommodation locations below:

If you are interested in staying at any of our student accommodations, arrange a viewing here to ensure you are completely happy with the property before booking.

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Contact Mansion Student today for more information about booking accommodation, or call us at 0800 652 7844

Frequently asked questions

Does Coventry have a good nightlife?

Coventry has an array of popular student bars and nightclubs that make up the city’s vibrant nightlife. Bars include The Kasbah, which is a renowned music venue, and The Old Windmill on the historical Spon Street.