Why Coventry’s best at boosting confidence

Satisfied students at Coventry University have voted their place of study best in the country for personal development in a newly published league table.

Earlier this year our students were asked to take part in the National Student Survey (NSS). The survey is designed to cover all aspects of being a University student, including course content, teaching standards, the quality and quantity of feedback and/or assessments, the standard of our learning resources and everything else that goes towards creating a top student experience.

This year over 300,000 students took part in the survey, telling us what we can improve on and what you already love about us. This is especially important because your comments also give our prospective students a great insight into what it’s like to study at Coventry! So, what did you say?

Coventry University was voted the best place of study in the country for ‘personal development’. Over 91% of Coventry students feel that the University is top for improving confidence; improving communication skills and problem solving – Thank you!

We were also voted the leading modern university for our standard of teaching, the level of academic support we offer and how well our courses are run. We came joint-first for the quality of our teaching and for our level of academic support.

Finally, we are proud to say that Coventry University ranks seventh overall in the UK!*

Vice-chancellor John Latham said:

“We strive to make sure our students have a great experience during their time here and the results from this latest survey indicate that we’re getting things right on that front.

“We’re especially pleased to have been voted top for personal development as we believe that this is one of the most important aspects of university study. We put a lot of effort into ensuring our graduates are well prepared for the workplace, offering courses with a strong focus on employability and making placement opportunities, many of which are international, readily available. 

“But we’re also keen for our students to develop their interpersonal skills and to become more self-assured. Any lecturer will tell you that one of the most satisfying parts of the job is seeing their students come out of their shell and grow in confidence over time.

“This commitment to developing our students professionally and personally alongside our growing reputation for research and our links with industry are central to our continued success.”

Considering Coventry? We have Clearing places available on some courses starting this September (2015), or if you’re planning ahead, find out more about our 2016 applicant open days!

*amongst non-specialist higher education institutions. Non-specialist institutions include general university institutions which cover a broad range of academic subjects. References in this press release are based around benchmarking like-for-like against these institutions, and do not include colleges, private institutions or those specialising in specific fields.