I'm going to be the bearer of bad news and tell people going Cov Uni that you will get bored in Coventry, simply for the fact the city doesn't have anything going for it. The nightlife here is an absolute embarassment. Considering the city's size you'd expect better but it's a joke.
Lava/Ignite aka Ikon/Diva is for the cheese and R&B lovers you can get in any city, Colosseum for the Indie lot, Dog and Trumpet for the freaks and outcasts, Dogma for those with some cash (they have Breakbeat and House in there so it's not that bad), Careys for House music lovers/posers and Release for Hip Hop/R&B/Dancehall/etc. You have more places like Jailhouse (live music), Jumping Jacks (pulling your mate's mum), etc but really ain't worth mentioning. At least with Cov there's enough roads to get out, and you can get to Warwick Uni, Leamington, Birmingham, Leicester, etc really easily and quickly but otherwise nightlife is just standard chain bars like Wetherspoons, Yates's, etc and rubbish clubs (mentioned above).
Can't really say much more about Coventry. The city centre looks like a concrete Blade Runner set in Kosovo sometimes and the local radio stations are still crap 20 years later. Memorial Park is nice I guess and the taxis are cheap(er) then other big cities... oh yeah and the Coventry Cathedral is quality, has to be visited by absolutely everybody. Some of the city centre is being done up and looks proper slick like the bit where the Transport Museum is, plus it's getting some new hardcore restaurant where the old fire station is. More bars are getting opened up as well last time I checked. No complaints from all my mates either who stayed home about Cov Uni itself so you'll definitely enjoy it. Just can't recommend the city or it's nightlife too much, but this is one man's opinion. You'll probably go and it be the complete opposite of what I've rambled about. Explore the place is all I can really say. Sorry to piss on everyone's bonfire
hmmm id say im abit bias cuz im from leam and go to cov afair bit,
cov is good, i wouldn't want to go to uni there, theres plenty there but not that much choice if you know what i mean, seems pretty cheap
as for leam its a lovely small town but not as a student id hate the idea of spending 3 years there as a student, only 4nightclubs (2 are so crap its unreal noone goes there), few trendy bars and a scream pub,afew shops not lots, keep you entertained for afew hours,leams a very trendy 25age place everyone knows everyone, mainly locals
cov/leam are nice but not for students in my opinion but its horses for course at the end of the day
"At least with Cov there's enough roads to get out"
I went the open day today for the 2007 entry next year. It is also my 'insurance' university if i fail to acheive the grades needed to get into Manchester University proper. It looked ok today and i saw all the clubs you mentioned...guess that's it then.
Then again, i'm not expecting Ibiza.
Any others gonna be staying at Apollo House? Anyone have any opinions on it?
I'm in the process of transferring from Durham to Cov for this year and i'm really looking forward to it. It's got to have more going on than Durham, which is tiny!
I was just wondering if any of you who are going this year are mature students? I'm 23 and scared of feeing like an old man!
Also, are any of you interested in American football? There is a great team in Coventry who i'm looking to join (one of the deciding factors of picking Cov!) and i'm sure they'll be pleased with more new players.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Hey. Did you all get the grades you needed to get into coventry? I cant wait now! Does anyone know when we actually start...i got the starters pack but i was abit unclear about it all. I know i definatly need to be there on monday 25th september but not sure when we actually move into the accommodation? x
I shall be ringing them up soonish (here's to hoping there is someone there to talk to) I shall let you know the results of the conversation.
Uh, I paid all my fee up front as I was going in without needing results, sorry for not being any help.
I got my accommodation pack through the door today....woo! Just gotta get some passport photos done and then will be sending it off tomorrow.
cjmcnair when did u send off your money? I sent mine off about 2 and a half weeks ago, if that gives you any more idea as to when you should recieve yours.
Still waiting for my accommodation pack through the post, but hopefully will be going into Liberty Park. Any others?