Awards and accreditations

The University prides itself on high quality teaching

We are delighted that recent teaching quality assessments conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), higher education's quality watchdog, have found our teaching to be in the 'excellent' range, ie 21 or more points out of a possible 24 for a wide range of our provision:


Building (22)

Sociology (21)

Languages (21)

Subjects Allied to Medicine (23)

Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research (23)

Psychology (21)

Nursing and Midwifery (22)

Economics (23)

History, Politics and International Relations (23)

Business and Management (22)

Art and Design (22)

Leisure and Tourism (21).

In addition, under a previous assessment method, the University was rated 'excellent' in Geography and in Mechanical Engineering.


Coventry University has a long tradition of research, consultancy and expertise

The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) reviewed the quality of research in all UK universities. Research units are judged on the basis of the quality of their research. Coventry showed a marked improvement in its results from the RAE 2001.


The University has seven subject areas which received the highest rating of 4* in the overall quality profile this year and 81 per cent of subjects assessed improved their scores.


Coventry University’s average grade is now 1.9* compared to 1.2* in 2001. In the same period, the proportion of researchers working at national/international level has significantly increased and numbers submitted in these units almost doubled.


Research areas which improved significantly for the RAE 2008 were:


Art and Design


Social Work


Applied Mathematics

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

For full details on the RAE 2008 visit ResearchNet.


Queen's Anniversary Prizes

Coventry University's Department of Industrial Design has won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher & Further Education for its work in automotive design.


The achievements of Tabeisa, a pioneering project to help reduce poverty in Africa, and in which the University is one of the main partners, were also recognised in this year’s awards.