My Pad


Over the past year students from Automotive and Transport Design have worked with tutors and staff from the Art Shop (our own specialist in-school shop) to produce new high-quality Coventry University branded bleed-proof paper that is comparable if not superior to stock available from established providers such as Schoellershammer and Letraset.

Students were encouraged to partake in this process by entering a competition for the cover picture. Two student’s renderings were chosen: Mitch Johnson and Nguyen Ho Dac.

The pads are now available in our shop to buy!

SH (TN ed.)

Foreign Correspondance


It’s always a pleasure to hear from our graduates, and it’s easy to forget how far students travel to study with us (and how far they go when they leave us!). A recent update from Sisi Xu (MDes Product Design graduate and ex-student rep extraordinaire) informed us about her business success, collaborations with Quanzhou Normal University and awards. Congratulations Sisi!


Top 5!

BIDA Design School Survey 2015


In a recent poll undertaken by BIDA (the British Industrial Design Association), over 1000 design practitioners were asked to share their experience. BIDA’s question was simple: “Which design schools create the most employable BA, BSc or BDes industrial or product design graduates?”

Respondents selected up to 5 design schools, from a list of the current 70 institutions in the UK. Participants included a good cross section of industry (31% being employers of industrial and product designers, a further 52% are employed as industrial or product designers, 8% freelancing, with 9% academics, students and others).

Coventry University placed 4th with 16% of the vote.