There’s a lot of history in Birmingham with bands like Slade and Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Photo: British Council

There’s a lot of history in Birmingham with bands like Slade and Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Photo: British Council

There’s a lot of history in Birmingham with bands like Slade and Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. Photo: British Council

Every Friday, we present the best in new UK music through our global radio show, The Selector. In our latest show, indie rockers JAWS from Birmingham play three of their songs live and speak about their home city, Birmingham. Scroll down to listen to the interview and songs.

'Many are familiar with the story of how more Indian and Chinese students came to the UK as their countries’ economies grew.' Still from the British Council's animated infographic on student mobility

'Many are familiar with the story of how more Indian and Chinese students came to the UK as their countries’ economies grew.' Still from the British Council's animated infographic on student mobility

'Many are familiar with the story of how more Indian and Chinese students came to the UK as their countries’ economies grew.' Still from the British Council's animated infographic on student mobility

September is when the UK will be welcoming new and returning students from all over the world, while sending out a few of its own. The British Council's Michael Peak runs us through the trends in recent years (link to data visualisation), as UCAS releases figures

'I try to draw out the unexpected physicality of each performer, helping them find new ways to work with their bodies.' Photo by Roswither Chesher

'I try to draw out the unexpected physicality of each performer, helping them find new ways to work with their bodies.' Photo by Roswither Chesher

'I try to draw out the unexpected physicality of each performer, helping them find new ways to work with their bodies.' Photo by Roswither Chesher

Since 2008, UK-based contemporary dance company Marc Brew Company has been changing the way disabled artists are perceived. As we launch Disability Arts International, a new website to promote the work of Deaf and disabled artists, Marc Brew explains how he works and what promoters need to keep in mind

'Many children in Zambia face obstacles to complete their education.' Photo by Alex Berger on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'Many children in Zambia face obstacles to complete their education.' Photo by Alex Berger on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'Many children in Zambia face obstacles to complete their education.' Photo by Alex Berger on Flickr under Creative Commons.

What's it like to teach in a school in Zambia? How much do Zambian children value education? Eloise Skinner answers on her return from a trip to Zambia through the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme, which partners UK schools with schools around the world.

'Good agents are important in looking after the interests of both the students and the universities.' Photo of University of the Arts, London, by Ed Webster under Creative Commons licence.

'Good agents are important in looking after the interests of both the students and the universities.' Photo of University of the Arts, London, by Ed Webster under Creative Commons licence.

'Good agents are important in looking after the interests of both the students and the universities.' Photo of University of the Arts, London, by Ed Webster under Creative Commons licence.

Why do students and universities use agents and what regulations are in place? The British Council's Helen Obaje explains before her appearance on a panel at the International Teachers and Advisers Conference on 12-13 June.