Birmingham

Birmingham is a student city: 65,000 students - studying at four universities and three university colleges - all drawn to a city that’s vibrant, affordable and welcoming.

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Birmingham  is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It has the second highest poplution in Britain. ( London being the highest ). It is a student city: 65,000 students – studying at four universities and three university colleges – all drawn to a city that’s vibrant, affordable and welcoming, hence  transforming it into a city for young professionals and is one Europe’s most exciting destinations. It is more than somewhere to study; it is somewhere to build an exciting future.

The city offers culture and diversity and around 40% of our graduates choose to make Birmingham their home.

Night Life

Birmingham has a bustling nightlife, whatever your taste; the city really does have something for everyone.

It is home to world-famous club nights: think Godskitchen, Miss Moneypenny’s and Gatecrasher. The big time DJs hit town every weekend. Or if your tendencies are to the more luxurious things in life, why not try Mechu, home to the ultimate in exclusivity. The private VIP club lounge has a stylish nod to the sixties and a champagne bar with ‘Dom Perignon By Night’ status, giving the venue an extremely luxurious atmosphere.

Chilled by day and buzzing by night Après’ distinctive red interior mixes elements of Scandinavian style with quirky ski-lodge details creating an overall ambience of warmth.

Broad Street is well known for being the centre of the nightlife action but it’s also worth venturing to The Arcadian and the stylish bars of The Mailbox.

Between The Mailbox and The Arcadian you’ll find the award-winning Island Bar.  With a focus on top quality drinks, a funky interior and a rock’n’roll music policy a good night is guaranteed.  Also check out the cocktail master classes for the perfect way to get your Saturday night off the ground.

Hidden in the leafy tranquillity of the Jewellery Quarter’s St Paul’s Square lurks the jumping Jam House – the live music bar whose musical director is none other than Rhythm and Blues maestro Jools Holland.  Boogie Woogie rules with duelling pianists and special guest artists giving their all.

Eating out

As a city packed full of different cultures and nationalities, eating out in Birmingham and the region is like a gastronomic tour of the world. Frankly, it’s foodie heaven. With enticing new restaurants popping up all the time (many offering student discounts ) – representing some 27 different nationalities and styles of cooking – if you love to dine out, then you are in the right place.

Shopping

Birmingham has every shop you would ever need, from famous brands to independent clothes, music and gift shops across the city.

The Bull Ring is the iconic image of shopping in Birmingham with Selfridges’ famous frontage; but there is so much more to find.

Birmingham offers smaller shopping complexes, The Mailbox, The Pallasades and The Pavilions but for a truly unique experience visit the 850 year-old Bullring markets.

For those that like to discover hidden gems, grab a bargain in Digbeth where you can explore a whole host of vintage and second-hand shops.

For bespoke handcrafted jewellery visit The Jewellery Quarter. The area boasts more than 400 shops and produces around 40% of the UK’s jewellery.

Sport

Birmingham and the region are home to two Premiership (Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion) and one Championship (Birmingham City) football clubs.

Watch a game of cricket at the world-class Edgbaston Cricket Ground, and The Warwickshire County cricket ground, a regular venue for international matches.

The National Indoor Arena holds international events such as the Davis Cup and the World Athletics Championships, while the famous Belfry golf course is a short drive away, four time hosts to The Ryder Cup..

Birmingham  is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It has the second highest poplution in Britain. ( London being the highest ). It is a student city: 65,000 students – studying at four universities and three university colleges – all drawn to a city that’s vibrant, affordable and welcoming, hence  transforming it into a city for young professionals and is one Europe’s most exciting destinations. It is more than somewhere to study; it is somewhere to build an exciting future.

The city offers culture and diversity and around 40% of our graduates choose to make Birmingham their home.

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