Birmingham takes third place in this year’s Graduate Hotspot list


    As almost 2 million students graduate this year they will be faced with the inevitable question; ‘what are your plans after uni?’ While this may seem like such a simple question, it is dreaded by many graduates who will now have to prise themselves away from the bank of mum and dad and face the real world.

    Thankfully, property marketplace, TheHouseShop, have done the research for them and collated all of the appropriate data to give this year’s graduates a shortlist of answers. TheHouseShop has calculated average house prices, monthly rent, utility costs, disposable income and that all too important price of a pint, to find the best location for graduates to start their lives.

    Rising 3 places from 6th position in 2017, to 3rd place this year, Birmingham’s investments have been well worth the money.


    With the smell of chocolate drifting through the air and having recently been named one of the leading English cities, outside of London, for quality of life (perhaps due to the abundance of chocolate), Birmingham is certainly an appealing city.

    Birmingham is currently undergoing some incredible and impressive change. Millions of pounds have been invested in the city, as redevelopment has gone from strength to strength, proving the city to rival London. In terms of opportunities, Birmingham does mirror the capital in many ways, except, perhaps for price.