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I really love the idea of studying the FdA Live event production at Bolton University, but I have no idea about the uni itself:confused:

As I am thinking of putting this down on Ucas as my only choice, I'm really hoping someone here could give me an honest opinion about it.

Cheers x
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It is reallyyyyyyy low down on the league tables, like in the bottom few if not at the very bottom. But that's only one aspect, having never visited could never tell you anything about it first hand

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/bolton

Here's a link about it. As you can see the graduate prospects, the amount they spend on academic services and the amount of ppl who actually finish degrees there is really low [66%!] but then again student satisfaction is average so maybe it's not all that bad. Unless you think you'll struggle getting a uni place, like if you have really bad grades, I'd look elsewhere.... do other places do your course?
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This?
http://www2.bolton.ac.uk/coursefinde...8-173821495aa2

The course seems very specialised and I couldn't find any information about tuition fees. Perhaps call them up with your queries? Is there nowhere else that offers this course or similar?
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Also not sure about this statistic I found about Bolton.... 'Women 55%, men 55%' lol whaa?
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Unscrew some bolts.
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the uni is very low down in the league tables but if it's a specialist course there's not much you can do! the uni isn't too bad, and bolton's not as rough as everyone thinks and it's really easy to get to manchester too. depends if the uni reputation really matters to you
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I'm studying at Bolton now, specifically biology. As people have said above, it's an extremely low ranked uni, I believe one of the listings (The Guardian's iirc) has it at the bottom, and the overwhelming majority (I would guess at upwards of 90%) or freshers here are here because of clearing (Granted this year was probably the hardest year to get in anywhere with the last chance to get a place before fees jumped up, but still). However as a place itself, I really can't complain. Teaching quality (On my course at least) is good, facilities are all nice and modern for the most part, halls are a lot better than most of the places I looked, a decent town centre, surprisingly good nightlife (I studied at Manchester before so was expecting to be bored stiff here, while it's quite the opposite), and generally a good place to live.
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it's a pretty good uni for people who want to go nowhere in life
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Hi Iola

Hope you don't mind a senior academic from Yorkshire contributing to your tread. I attended the University of Bolton about ten years ago to study for my first degree. Whilst the uni does arguably sit at the bottom of the league tables (not a representative picture) it is a really supportive and friendly little university. Ignore the previous reply, you can go along way with a Bolton degree, look at the inventor of the iteddy and the guy who builds supercars.

I was advised against this university before I went, but thanks to the support of the dedicated staff I acheived a first and have never looked back. Sometimes you must follow your head and go for it. Although I would love to suggest my own university instead of course!

All the best with your studies - Just a point of note - the course is subject to validation which means it does not exist yet so be careful putting this as your only course/university on your UCAS form. Have alook at Salford's offerings they have just opened a new centre at media city in Salford.

All the best.
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Hi Iola

Hope you don't mind a senior academic from Yorkshire contributing to your tread. I attended the University of Bolton about ten years ago to study for my first degree. Whilst the uni does arguably sit at the bottom of the league tables (not a representative picture) it is a really supportive and friendly little university. Ignore the previous reply, you can go along way with a Bolton degree, look at the inventor of the iteddy and the guy who builds supercars.

I was advised against this university before I went, but thanks to the support of the dedicated staff I acheived a first and have never looked back. Sometimes you must follow your head and go for it. Although I would love to suggest my own university instead of course!

All the best with your studies - Just a point of note - the course is subject to validation which means it does not exist yet so be careful putting this as your only course/university on your UCAS form. Have alook at Salford's offerings they have just opened a new centre at media city in Salford.

All the best.
Oh thank you

Great reply I have heard about Bolton's supportive staff and friendliness quite a lot, I think i might put down a couple more uni choices just in-case, but this is Definitely my first choice
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Hi Iola

Hope you don't mind a senior academic from Yorkshire contributing to your tread. I attended the University of Bolton about ten years ago to study for my first degree. Whilst the uni does arguably sit at the bottom of the league tables (not a representative picture) it is a really supportive and friendly little university. Ignore the previous reply, you can go along way with a Bolton degree, look at the inventor of the iteddy and the guy who builds supercars.

I was advised against this university before I went, but thanks to the support of the dedicated staff I acheived a first and have never looked back. Sometimes you must follow your head and go for it. Although I would love to suggest my own university instead of course!

All the best with your studies - Just a point of note - the course is subject to validation which means it does not exist yet so be careful putting this as your only course/university on your UCAS form. Have alook at Salford's offerings they have just opened a new centre at media city in Salford.

All the best.
^this is your only post? obviously a member of University's staff.
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^this is your only post? obviously a member of University's staff.
Dont really care if it was/wasn't, it was just a nice reply imo.:rolleyes:
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Hi Iola

Hope you don't mind a senior academic from Yorkshire contributing to your tread. I attended the University of Bolton about ten years ago to study for my first degree. Whilst the uni does arguably sit at the bottom of the league tables (not a representative picture) it is a really supportive and friendly little university. Ignore the previous reply, you can go along way with a Bolton degree, look at the inventor of the iteddy and the guy who builds supercars.

I was advised against this university before I went, but thanks to the support of the dedicated staff I acheived a first and have never looked back. Sometimes you must follow your head and go for it. Although I would love to suggest my own university instead of course!

All the best with your studies - Just a point of note - the course is subject to validation which means it does not exist yet so be careful putting this as your only course/university on your UCAS form. Have alook at Salford's offerings they have just opened a new centre at media city in Salford.

All the best.
Thank you , sorry to take so long to reply
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they have the best student satisfaction rate in greater manchester according to the radio

i might be going there too :ninja:
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they have the best student satisfaction rate in greater manchester
well that's convinced me.
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well that's convinced me.
good to hear bro, more the merrier
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Hi

Im the course leader for the FdA Live Events Production and I hope you don't mind me replying! If you would like to come and visit, talk to our current students and see for yourself what it's like, you are more than welcome to come see us.

We aren't actually based in Bolton, rather in Wakefield, Yorkshire. As far as I am aware the course is unique (both in duration and in where it's based - Europe's largest indoor rehearsal arena).

The fees for next year are £8,400 p.a. Do please get in touch or I can put you in touch with our students so they can tell you what they think!!

Cheers

Robin

PS - The course is fully validated and up & running!!
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It is reallyyyyyyy low down on the league tables, like in the bottom few if not at the very bottom. But that's only one aspect, having never visited could never tell you anything about it first hand

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/bolton

Here's a link about it. As you can see the graduate prospects, the amount they spend on academic services and the amount of ppl who actually finish degrees there is really low [66%!] but then again student satisfaction is average so maybe it's not all that bad. Unless you think you'll struggle getting a uni place, like if you have really bad grades, I'd look elsewhere.... do other places do your course?
Student mix

5,216 full-time undergraduate students.
5,112 part-time undergraduate students.
2,295 postgraduate students.
Women 55%, men 55%.
10% of our undergraduate students are from outside the UK, including other EU countries.
There are 5 applications to 1 place.
If they can't get a percentage to add up to 100% then I wouldn't go there
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If they can't get a percentage to add up to 100% then I wouldn't go there
It's possible that it's an error on the part of the website, but either way
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Hi Iola

Hope you don't mind a senior academic from Yorkshire contributing to your tread. I attended the University of Bolton about ten years ago to study for my first degree. Whilst the uni does arguably sit at the bottom of the league tables (not a representative picture) it is a really supportive and friendly little university. Ignore the previous reply, you can go along way with a Bolton degree, look at the inventor of the iteddy and the guy who builds supercars.

I was advised against this university before I went, but thanks to the support of the dedicated staff I acheived a first and have never looked back. Sometimes you must follow your head and go for it. Although I would love to suggest my own university instead of course!

All the best with your studies - Just a point of note - the course is subject to validation which means it does not exist yet so be careful putting this as your only course/university on your UCAS form. Have alook at Salford's offerings they have just opened a new centre at media city in Salford.

All the best.


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