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20 Reasons You Should Be Proud To Be A Brummie

From your first day as a fresher to the moment you graduate, if you go to uni outside of Birmingham, your Brumminess is always being questioned. Whether it be an over-exaggerated impression of your accent, or a shocked reaction to the fact that you ‘don’t sound like you’re from Birmingham’, people are always pre-judging your beloved home town.
 
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Here’s why you should be proud. 

1. Birmingham is the SECOND CITY.

Ignore everything your Mancunian mates try to tell you.

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2. The city influenced JRR Tolkien’s writing of The Lord of the Rings.

And it’s not just English students who can appreciate his literary genius.

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3. Amazing modern architecture like the bullring and the library of Birmingham.

The new library makes a very modern place to study… if you can find a seat.

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4. Award-winning BBC TV program Peaky Blinders is set in Brum.

So much swag.

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5. The Microwave was invented at Birmingham University during the first world war.

What would you eat without it?!

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6. The first computer was also created by Birmingham-born computer scientist Conway Berners-Lee.

Another essential.

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7. Birmingham was at the forefront of the industrial revolution.

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8. It’s the birthplace of the balti.

You can’t get a better curry than those in Brum’s balti triangle

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9. We have more canals than Venice.

Who said Birmingham isn’t pretty?

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10. Green spaces aren’t hard to come across either.

You’re not a true brummie if you haven’t had at least one walk in Clent or the Lickey Hills.

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11. The Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest* outdoor Christmas market in Britain.

*again, ignore your Mancunian friends.

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12. Birmingham created a number of musical greats.

Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, UB40, The Streets….

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13. The Bullring is an amazing place to go shopping and it’s right in the city centre.

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14. You can get the train to pretty much anywhere from New Street Station.

And because we’re in the middle of the country, it doesn’t take too long either.

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15. The famous number 11 bus route can take you anywhere around the city.

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16. We’re one of the biggest student cities, with 65,000+ students and 5 universities.

That means we have more student nights.

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17. The creative quarter in Digbeth

From Digbeth Diners Club to 24-hour raves, in Birmingham you can enjoy all sorts of nights out!

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18. Cadbury’s chocolate

Say no more.

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19. Birmingham has a pretty good music scene, too

NEC, NIA, O2 Academy are just a few places you can go to a gig.

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20. And overall, it’s one of the most cultured cities there is.

Why wouldn’t you be proud of our Midland capital?

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