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The early years

Those first students arrived on a campus that bore very little resemblance to what the College would eventually become. These photos give some idea of life at College over the first few years of its existence (click on images to enlarge).


The Westwood Archives include two films featuring the ‘College’.

The first, a silent movie made in 1947, is of the men’s Emergency Training College, the second made in the 1950s as a recruitment film for the City of Coventry Training College.

Both films are available on DVD (£10) including postage. Orders for copies can be made by contacting the External Affairs Office on +44(0)24 7657 4036 or at