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From Michelin starred restaurants to street food at a free arts festival; a kick-about in a local park to high stakes Premiership football; one of the largest urban parks in Europe to the Arts & Crafts perfection of a quiet retreat; one of the finest collections of ancient coins to the world’s largest collection of album covers.
Indoors, outdoors, participate, watch or find space and quiet to get away from it all. You will always be able to relax and unwind.
Birmingham and the region provide broad and deep education and training opportunities. Pre-school to post-graduate the region can cater for your needs and aspirations.
The West Midlands is a region with the future fixed in its sights. High academic standards show a commitment to future generations – an investment in a workforce from the grass roots. Based on A-level results alone Birmingham has two of the top fifteen schools in the country. Birmingham also has more schools receiving an ‘outstanding’ OFSTED inspection rating of any regional city. Birmingham is about investment in the future.
Birmingham itself has five universities; Aston University, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham and Newman University College. Aston University and University of Birmingham achieve higher than the UK average for 2:1 or 1st class degrees and Aston has the highest employability scoring of all regional UK cities – 82% get jobs within six months of graduation.
There are 15 universities within an hour of Birmingham, including the following Russell Group Universities:
Exceptional educational institutions alone are not enough – we need to offer our regions’ people the opportunity to specialise in skills and crafts that interest them and also provide future employment. That’s why in the West Midlands there’s a strong emphasis on apprenticeships.
But, before school, university, college or apprenticeships in the region we also recognise the need for excellent pre-school and childcare provision.
Already committed to developing businesses and its workforce, the region supports residents in other areas of their lives. One of those is childcare. Young families can easily access the quality care they require. Ofsted publish regular inspection reports on registered providers.
Monitoring and maintaining standards, contributes hugely to the high quality of life people can expect living in the West Midlands.
Living in the highest ranking English regional city according to the Mercer Quality of Life Report (2017), being in or on the doorstep of a top 20 international destination to visit (New York Times) and always having space to relax and breathe (600 parks and one of the largest urban parks in Europe) – all combine to make setting up home in our region make complete sense.
As well as the above, consider the following:
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