Leamington vs. Coventry. It's still about class.
When it comes to off-campus accomodation, the predominant opinion seems to be "Leamington or death." Coventry is a zone only ventured into on saturday nights to get to the collosseum.
Leamington of course has a lot to show for, flashier bars, clubs and restaurants, and simply more of them. And they are neatly stacked all closely together.
Coventry in turn seems to have less of all that. Has it really? Once you start looking, night life venues keep on popping up. Though it seems to be impossible to get information on them from the Warwick student crowd.
Also the CovUni students do not seem to have a problem to entertain themselves in Coventry. So it's Coventry to CovUni and the Coventrians and Leamington to Warwick students.
To me it smells like the old class division.
Britain has an (I believe unfortunate) tradition to bash its own cities ( crap towns ), but maybe it is worth noting that in all those towns, including Coventry, there are people who actually choose to live there and enjoy it. And why are people so eager to brand places as "shitholes" ?!