Wolverhampton is a friendly city in the heart of the Midlands, with a rich history in industrial power, famous golden football shirts and a very distinctive accent.
Slap bang in the centre is the main home to the city’s University of Wolverhampton, bringing higher education and learning to thousands of students. Bringing in way over half of its students from the surrounding counties, the uni has been praised for its record in university education to working class students who might otherwise have struggled to afford it.
The main academic campus is in the city centre, with various sites dotted around the city for specific faculties, all within easy reach and linked with a dedicated, cost-nothing bus service. The uni has a broad spectrum of courses and subjects, with some getting gold stars in teaching assessments, and some getting ‘could do betters’.
With Birmingham being the big city neighbour, Wolverhampton is always going to suffer from comparisons with England’s so called ’Second city’ and its reputation as one of the drinking and clubbing hotspots in Europe. However, the people and places in Wolverhampton certainly put plenty of effort in and many mad nights are enjoyed here by students and locals a like.
The venues here get a decent share of touring artists and trendy bands, with the proximity of ‘Brum’ meaning if your favourite band doesn’t come here, you can probably see them only a few miles away.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- The University of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton has the only police station in the country to be surrounded by a MOAT!
The Sunbeam motor car, built in Wolverhampton, became the first vehicle to hit 200mph when it broke the land speed record in 1927
The gold and black colours of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC originate from the city's motto 'Out of darkness cometh light'