My Favourite Spots on Coventry Campus

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Some fun places on Campus that you can study or hang out

If you're a current student at Coventry University, or are hoping to join very soon - you may have heard about a few places on Campus that you can study or hang around with your friends at, but there are plenty of places you may not know about that you can visit. 

The Frank Whitlle, Richard Crossman, Ellen Terry, and Delia Derbyshire Buildings are particularly important to campus life along with the Hub, the Lancaster Library and the sports centre which is located within the Alison Gingell.

Whether you're a student, staff member, or visitor, these popular sites on Coventry's campus provide something for everyone.

Here are a selection of my favourite places (as a Reslife assistant) on Coventry Campus.

Lanchester Library

Lanchester Library is a great place to go if you have lots of deadlines approaching, or just feel the need to get out of your room!  The building has several floors, so whether you're planning on talking to others or getting your head down in some silent study, it has something for you.  There's also a cafe on the ground floor should you get peckish at any point!

If you've had enough of study, the library also holds several weekly events for your entertainment.  These can range from free nail painting to Mario Kart tournaments!  You can find all of their upcoming activities and workshops on their website, or by clicking here!

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The Hub Study Areas

If you find that the library is slightly crowded, there's a place in the Hub that not many people know about.  If you head up the stairs and to the first floor, a selection of group meeting pods and bean bag areas are available.  However, if you feel that you're in need of a desk, computer or printer, there's a selection of them to the right of the YourSU space.  So if you're in need of a place to do some work and the library is too crowded, always check back here.

The Hub's first floor is also the best place in Coventry for students to quickly get some lunch.  With a great range of different food items, from pasta to fried chicken, there's something for everyone.  If you would rather get yourself a nice hot drink, there is a Costa Coffee directly underneath on the ground floor.

a room filled with furniture and a table in a restaurant

CU Sports Centre

If you're looking to get into shape or just have a simple workout, the CU Sports Centre is the best value gym for students of Coventry University!  With offers available at the start of each semester, you can utilise an extensive range of equipment for all skill levels, alongside taking part in various classes (such as Zumba) and being able to book rooms for private games (such as Basketball and 5-a-side Football).

A 3-month full access membership to the CU Sports Centre costs £90, and for £170 you can get yourself a full 12-month entry pass.  Alternatively, passes for gym-only and recreation-only are also available.  You can find out more about the centre and their membership options on their website, or by clicking here!

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Richard Crossman Building

This was built in 1971 and is named after Richard Crossman, a political writer and Labour politician who represented Coventry East from 1945 to 1974. The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences uses it largely for psychology, criminology, and social science courses, and it features fake prison cells and psychology labs.

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It also has an amazing cafe where you can catch up on all your assigments and with friends.

 Frank Whittle Building 

The Engineering, Environment, and Computing Building (EEC) was completed in 2012. It employs a variety of sustainable technology, such as rainwater gathering, solar thermal energy, and biomass boilers. There contains a precise wind tunnel, a high-performance engineering centre, a Harrier Jump Jet, and three flight simulators.

a group of people standing in front of a building

This building is one of its kind and has very modern spaces to study and socialize. 

From the architechtural point of view it is very exciting to study about the structre and how the design helps to regulate the temperature using the thermal flow.

 Ellen Terry

Our Faculty of Arts and Humanities uses this, specifically for courses in performing arts, media, and music. Built in 1880, the art deco structure had a thorough renovation in 2000. Fittingly, it was once a cinema and is named after Dame Ellen Terry, a Victorian theatrical star and prominent Shakespearean actress.

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The victorian theatre structure is still intact and it is an exciting building for history and media enthusiasts.

Delia Derbyshire

The newest building with a state-of-the-art recording studios and sound labs advanced media production facilities, including green screen rooms and animation studios is home to arts and humanities. 

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It has wide open floor spaces for galleries, exhibitions and creativity.

The building also houses an amazing coffee shop.

Edible Garden

This is a space which grows vegetables and fruits along with fresh herbs and flowers.This space is very tranquil, fresh and green. It serves as the perfect spot to get sun, relax and catch up with friends. 

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The Edible Garden is open to students, staff and the general public who are welcome to harvest the fruit and vegetables as they become ripe.

Good luck studying at Coventry University!