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The Vice Chancellors of the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick believe the track record of universities in attracting investment, creating new jobs and providing local employers with skilled workers means they have the experience and capability to drive a rapid recovery as the region looks to bounce back from Covid.  

As members of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, they are among the UK’s top universities and bring a range of benefits to the local area.

It has been announced that international students are worth £28.8 billion to the UK. The in-depth analysis reveals the huge contribution of international students to the UK's economic prosperity finds the benefits of hosting international students significantly outweighs the costs.

The analysis comes as international student numbers at UK universities have been hit by uncertainty caused by Covid-19 and Brexit, as EU student acceptances to undergraduate degree courses were 56% lower in September 2021 than at the same time last year.

Civic Leaders from cities across Europe came together online for the first ‘EUniWell Mayors' Meeting’.

The event united leaders from the home cities of the seven universities which form the European University for Well-Being (EUniWell). It gave them the opportunity to meet each other, learn more about the alliance and develop first ideas for cooperation.

The UK boasts world-renowned universities which is why as a country we have so many international students joining us to study every year. For the students themselves, moving to another country can be a daunting but exciting experience – studying abroad creates an independence that is matched with invaluable life experience.

However, one dilemma many international students face is which university is right for them?

Vision Centre for Actors is offer acting classes for free, taking in a cohort of 32 actors over the next year. This actor training centre is the first of its kind in Birmingham, targeting those coming from financial hardship.

Vision will address the disparity in class within the theatre and television industry by providing young people with the tools they need but may not be able to afford, to pursue a career in the arts.

A Birmingham-based structural engineer who supported the 9/11 rescue effort in New York is to use the 20th anniversary of the attacks to share her experience with aspiring engineers at an online public event.

Asha Devi, recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University, assessed and mapped routes for emergency services following the collapse of the Twin Towers in 2001, allowing rescuers to navigate safely through the rubble.