Wolves is a pleasant city with a somewhat bad rep. It's in what is still called "The Black Country" because of all the industry that flourished here (the mining activity dates all the way back to the 16th century).
"The area is popularly said to have got its name because of pollution from these heavy industries, which covered the area in black soot and led to the name of The Black Country." (wikipedia)
Regardless of what people, both locals and visitors, say I quite enjoy my time here. I rather suspect much of the city's buildings and other facades were refurbished for the celebration of Wolverhampton gaining city status.
(It was one of three Millennium Cities in the UK, 2000)
The city currently has a population of about 240 000, but the population is declining.
The university I am attending (University of Wolverhampton) currently offers over 340 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I am doing my Bachelor in Graphic Communication here and will graduate (if all goes well) in June 2007. The picture is of the School of Art and Design (SAD) where you'll find me most days of the week ;-)
The student environment here is quite good as the Student Union (SU) is cheap and lively and well crowded every weekend. In addition you have a multitude of different courses and classes you can join.
For interntaional students it's worth checking if the international office is organising trips around the country. They're by bus and very cheap.
(Last years trips included Bath in Somerset, Landuddno in Wales and Startfor-Upon-Avon). It costs anywhere from £20 to £5.