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Selfridges, BirminghamStudying in Birmingham

With London just one hour and 20 minutes away by rail, Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city, with a population of 70,500 students. Famous for: The Bullring shopping centre, the home of Cadbury’s chocolate, the ‘Brummie’ accent, car manufacturing, science and industry, Birmingham Comedy Festival.

A global city
  • Over 700 international firms include Jaguar
    Land Rover, Kraft, HSBC and BBC
  • £110 billion regional economy*
  • 35.5m visitors per year*
A centre for creativity
  • Over 50 festivals each year
  • Birmingham Hippodrome attracts over 500,000 visitors a year
  • 500,000 works of art in one square mile
  • Birmingham Opera Company is famed for performances in unusual spaces.
A great place to live
  • The highest quality of life of any regional UK city**
  • Excellent shopping
  • Arenas hosting international artists such as Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran and One Direction
  • Created the most jobs in 2014/15 - a total of 4,739
  • Europe’s youngest city with 40 per cent aged under 25
World-class sport
  • International cricket at Edgbaston Cricket Ground
  • English Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, as well as Aston Villa and Birmingham City
  • Alexander Stadium hosts many international athletics events.
  • The Belfry golf course has hosted the prestigious Ryder Cup on four occasions.

*Source: Business Birmingham/Marketing Birmingham **Mercer Quality of Living Report 2015

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