Published: 12 Sep 2016
Going to University is one of the biggest, life-changing experiences in your early adult years. Many people struggle in choosing the right University for them and rely on all the help they can get when deciding where to move and live their student life.
Coventry University, (http://www.coventry.ac.uk) established in 1992, is spread across three campuses around the country. The University has around 27,000 students from across the globe and with hundreds of courses available for study; students are guaranteed the best possible learning experience at Coventry.
The main site, based in Coventry, is located in the heart of the city and is made up of over 20 main student buildings. Not only is this campus currently undergoing a £160 million redevelopment programme, it is also in the perfect location for students to succeed in their studies and fall in love with the University’s social life. Nutrition related courses are taught at this main campus, meaning food inspired students have the greatest of opportunities to succeed with the brilliant facilities at their fingertips.
In 2000, the University opened its £20 million library, opening up a fantastic learning space for the students of Coventry. It is clear that students have made the most out of the learning resources, due to Coventry University being ranked at an outstanding 15th out of 199 other universities in The Guardian’s 2016 University League Table. (http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2015/may/25/university-league-tables-2016) This exceptional position in the tables makes it evident that both the staff and students at Coventry University work their very hardest to achieve success, making it the perfect place for future students to choose to study.
Food Courses at Coventry University
At Coventry University, students wishing to study food related degrees are given the opportunity to undergo a BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/course-structure/health-and-life-sciences/undergraduate-degree/2016-17/food-and-nutrition-bsc-hons/) course. This specific course runs for either 3 or 4 years, depending on whether the student chooses to take a year out of full time education to complete a placement or year abroad. Students who choose to experience a placement year are in a brilliant position when graduating, with the hands-on practice they will get in the food industry; these students will be pushed above the rest.
A variety of units are learnt throughout the years studying this degree, with modules such as the basis of nutrition, food safety and public health being taught. In the final year, students are required to apply their knowledge to case studies and projects, meaning they are fully prepared for the challenges of working life once they have graduated. Each day will be varied for students, helping each individual develop, no matter what their preferred style of learning is. There will be a series of lectures, workshops, seminars and practical classes over the course of the degree, all of which will support student development.
Why Choose Coventry?
Coventry (http://www.visitcoventryandwarwickshire.co.uk) is a city located in the West Midlands, England and is a brilliant student city that is easy to reach and get around. One of the big factors for students deciding to move to Coventry is that the city itself is situated only an hour away from the capital of London and is a short train ride away from other major cities around the country. This therefore makes the city easily accessible, a huge support system for young people moving away for the first time.
3Coventry has a variety of art, culture and musical entertainment throughout the city, attracting visitors from all over to experience it.
- The Belgrade Theatre and Herbert Art Gallery and Museum are key influents for art, dance, drama and music
- For the literature fanatics, only 30 minutes away from Coventry is Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon (http://www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk)
- The Coventry Transport Museum has one of the world’s largest collections of British road transport
- Coventry is home to the beautiful 20th century cathedral
- The Godiva Festival, the Midlands’ biggest family music festival, is held annually
For the sporting enthusiasts, Coventry is the perfect place to spectate and take part in activities around the city.
- Coventry Football Club is the city’s biggest team
- Fans can go to the Sky Dome Arena to watch Coventry Blaze ice hockey team
- The city’s Ricoh Arena host Wasps Rugby Club’s home games
- Coventry is one of the few cities in the United Kingdom to have an Olympic sized swimming pool
Student Life at Coventry University
Students at Coventry University are spoilt for choice when it comes to their social life outside of studying. Coventry University Students’ Union (http://www.cusu.org) is the home of entertainment at the University, with their headquarters, The Hub, being the centre of student life on campus. The Hub has a range of facilities, whether it’s a place to relax and grab lunch in between lectures or if it’s partying at themed club nights – there is something for every moment of time. The Students’ Union at Coventry also prides itself on hosting its regular world cinema screenings in the newly built student 3D cinema.
SportCoventry (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/life-on-campus/student-life/sport-coventry/) is the name for all the sporting opportunities and activities available on campus. Westwood Heath Sports facilities is the home to all the sporting events at the University, with a floodlit AstroTurf and grass pitches for the likes of football, hockey and cricket. There are nearly 100 clubs and societies available for students of all abilities to join whilst studying at Coventry University. It may be Ice skating or rugby you are interested in, or attending the book club and law debates may be more your thing. Whatever you fancy, Coventry University has it all.
Yourfoodjob.com – Food Jobs and Careers
Choosing to become a student at University is not the only way to achieve a career within the food industry. Yourfoodjob.com (http://www.yourfoodjob.com) is a brilliant website to gain fantastic career advice and create experiences within the food sector. Our Job Board (http://www.yourfoodjob.com/jobs/) offers a huge range of jobs in a variety of locations, the West Midlands being one of them.
Our careers advice page (http://www.yourfoodjob.com/careers/) is also easily accessible, providing the latest news and information about the food industry, with relation to University courses and job opportunities within the sector.
Choosing to study at Coventry University is a fantastic decision for aspirant students, with the Food and Nutrition course providing the perfect knowledge to prepare students for the demands of the food industry. With both the education at Coventry University and the social life surrounding campus and the city centre, future students are in a great position to succeed in their future.