Wolverhampton Student Guide

Posted at: 11:51 am,  09/21/2016

Location:

Located in the West Midlands, we have the city of Wolverhampton, which boasts a rough population figure of 252,000 The city specialises in the woollen trade and has for some time and is now remembered for it. The city even dates back as far 1381 according to some historical documents.

Culture:

The city of Wolverhampton is particularly proud of its history and have immortalised its history in some museums, with all said, museums being accessible and affordable for all members of the public including; Bantock House, Wolves Museum and Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

The world of cinema is still very much kept alive in the city as well with Wolverhampton offering a number of cinemas for you to watch the latest and greatest movies right now. You can make your way to the Cineworld if you so wish, which has tiered seating, however, if you’re looking for more independent releases then we recommend you join one of the city’s many film societies.

There are also many famous people from Wolverhampton too including; Eric Idle, Liam Payne, Maggie Teyte, Alfred Hickman and Denise Lewis.

Nightlife:

Part of going to university is going and enjoying the incredible nightlife that the city in question has to offer. There are a lot of places to go to in Wolverhampton, and we’d recommend them all if we could! But we have compiled a list of three places that we think would be perfect for you if you’re looking for somewhere to go.

First up we have Gorgeous Nightclub, which is one of the biggest and best nightclubs in Wolverhampton, with everyone coming from around the city to come and enjoy the awesome atmosphere inside. The club has live music, DJ sets, alcohol and professional photography too, so you’ll love it here!

Secondly, we have Popworld, which has appeared in some our city guides. The main reason people love Popworld is the huge amount of diversity regarding what you can find there, their world famous cocktails (poptails as they’re affectionately referred to in the club) and the fantastic atmosphere the club has too!

Thirdly and finally we have Fixxion Warehouse Project, which plays some of the old school bangers that you’re used to, whether it be Garage, RnB or Hip-Hop, the club has got you covered! We recommend that you make your way here and enjoy one of the most fun nights out possible.

Activities:

The city has a number of ways that the community comes together, one of which is the festival known as WV1Fest. It’s tribute concert to some of the biggest and best in rock music, and what’s more, it’s completely free of charge to go to, and we cannot recommend it highly enough for you.

Transport:

The city’s transportation routes are all very well efficient with bus services, cycle paths and train services too. The city also has it’s own airport too, so if you’re looking to take a mini-break airport, then we recommend using Wolverhampton Airport which is incredibly close to the city centre.


Wild Zoo

Wild Zoo has a huge diversity of animals and the Zoo hold presentations every day in which they educate customers on the wildlife they have at the Zoo. The Zoo only charges £4.50 for students with a valid NUS, or £6 without.

Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre hosts a variety of shows; musicals, comedies; concerts, dance, drama and more! Tickets prices vary on performances but usually start from around £15

Block Party

Block Party is an event not a club, its holds Wolverhamptons biggest Thursdays nights. It costs £5 for a Block party wristband, which allows you entry into 4 of the busiest clubs and also rewards you with £1.50 drinks all night!