UCADEMICS

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Birmingham

Birmingham is a student city with a multicultural vibe, being the largest university centre after London. Every year, more than 60,000 students from all over the world are attracted by the city's exciting atmosphere and affordable prices. Birmingham boasts one of the highest employability rates in the UK

Birmingham

Study in a city with one of the highest employability rates in the UK

Birmingham is a student city with a multicultural vibe, being the largest university centre after London. Every year, more than 60,000 students from all over the world are attracted by the city's exciting atmosphere and affordable prices. Birmingham boasts one of the highest employability rates in the UK, so studying here means you'll have plenty of chances to get a job during your studies and also after you graduate.

Attractions & Things to Do

Birmingham has anything you would expect from a student city so vibrant nightlife is part of the package. The diverse clubs and pubs cater for all musical tastes. You'll find anything from Indie Rock clubs (Propaganda) to Pop & Retro (Minted@Mechu), R&B, Hip Hop and Techno (Gatecrasher).

If you like going to concerts, you should check out Birmingham O2 Academy, a super lively venue in the city centre which hosts concerts of big bands on a regular basis. The Digbeth area is also a great spot for students with live street performances and nice coffee shops.

If you love chocolate, you're in for a treat. Birmingham is home to the Cadbury Chocolate factory, the best-seller chocolate brand in the UK. You can take the factory tour and discover the fascinating journey of chocolate from cocoa beans to the final product. You may soon feel like Willy Wonka in the Chocolate Factory. 

If you are into shopping, you should know that Birmingham is famous for its Jewellery Quarter, home to the largest chain of jewellery shops in Europe. Many of the stores have bargains for students.

Living costs per week

Accommodation Transport Food
£79 £13 £21

Transportation

The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport, well connected to many locations across UK, Europe, North America and Asia. From London, it only takes one hour 15 minutes to reach Birmingham by train (National Railway) and three hours by bus (Megabus or National Express).

Travelling across the city is simple and cheap and there are various transport methods such as bus, metro and train. Most students use the bus services to get from one place to another.

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