Taking a Higher Education course is a big investment in your future, and you’ll want to be sure that you’re choosing the right course and the right university. So here are our top reasons to choose Digital Technology at Birmingham City University.
1. Outstanding infrastructure for Tech
An exciting building-ground for digital technology, Birmingham was chosen by the government as the UK's home region for 5G technology.
2. High job availability
There are over 38,000 digital jobs in Birmingham, with more being created every day. Your talent in this industry will always be in high demand when it comes to job prospects and building a career. *
3. Industry on the doorstep
Birmingham is home to a plethora of tech firms, and BCU itself has many close industry contacts which students can benefit from, for example, BBC Three in The Mailbox.
4. UK Transport hub
Birmingham holds a central location at the hub of the UK transport network, with HS2 bringing London less than 38 minutes away by 2026. This gives it a unique reach in terms of business, talent, and academia, and digital technology will always be at the forefront of this.
5. Youngest city in Europe
Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe with under 25's accounting for nearly 40% of its population so there will be plenty of opportunity to meet people your age.
6. Software galore
There are more software developers, programmers, and software architects in Birmingham than any other city in the UK.
7. UK's heart of all things digital
There are over 6,000 unique tech firms in Birmingham. This is perfect for students looking to begin their career after graduation, or looking for a bit of extra work experience. *
HackTheMidlands is an annual 24-hour hackathon hosted in Birmingham in Millennium Point. The event is a chance for people to come together to test their skills, share ideas and create new technological projects.
9. Entrepreneurs believe in tech
With 61% of Midlands entrepreneurs stating technology is a key business driver for them, there are plenty of opportunities for Computing students to seek out these professionals and provide them with tech support for their budding businesses. **
Located in Digbeth, STEAMhouse is a centre for innovation and creation. It is a place where you can explore a new product idea, network with industry professionals and have the opportunity to apply for an SME grant of £2,500 to go towards your materials and prototypes.
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**Birmingham Mail "Why the Midlands is fast becoming a booming tech hub and a magnet for businesses"