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Wolverhampton Profile

Wolverhampton Guide For Students

Wolverhampton the “High Town” or Town on the Hill” is a town of great character with over a thousand years of recorded history.

Excellently located for access to the rest of the country, surrounded by beautiful countryside, a stones throw from Birmingham, yet still a lively and vibrant city in its own right. Wolverhampton, home also to the fifth largest university in the country, is a great place to live and study.

It's estimated that up to 25,000 people come into the city at the weekend for Wolverhampton's thriving pub and club scene. The university’s 24,000 students have contributed to the development of a nightlife scene rivalling that of the major cities in the UK. There is now a vast and expanding array of pubs and clubs to suit all music tastes and people of all ages.

The Grand Theatre built in 1893-4, a grade 11 listed building, has a diverse programme of entertainment. Some of the biggest stars in the country have performed here. Something to suit everyone; in plush surroundings where you can relax and forget that you haven't finished work due in to your toughest tutor tomorrow.

The Civic and Wulfrun Halls are the major concert venue for the Black Country hosting some of the best-known bands in the business.

The countryside surrounding the town is beautiful, if you are not familiar with this part of the world, it will astonish you. There are loads of interesting places to visit in the Black Country, some relating to its history such as The Black Country Living Museum in which you can discover what coal mining was like or just laze away the time reading a book in peaceful surroundings.

Transport is good with the Metro trams getting you into Birmingham within 30 minutes. The transport links in and around the city are pretty reliable and needn't cost a fortune. There are also plenty of cycle lanes to encourage you to keep fit and save the all-important money for serious things like food.

Finally shopping, well it has everything you'd expect from a modern city i.e.  Two shopping malls, pedestrianised streets and all the major stores but in addition to this you have an award winning market, on most days, which dates back to the 13th century.

Wolverhampton really does have something to offer everyone, check out the university’s open days, go, and find out for yourself.

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