With a student body of around 11,000, students will get the best of all worlds at Bolton, being based in a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous. Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. Our teaching quality has consistently won the highest ratings possible from the Government's quality control agency and we have professional accreditation for more than 25 of our teaching programmes.
I have thoroughly enjoyed myself here, I've made friends that feel like family and although like every university there are flaws, this university will always be first in my heart and I can recommend anyone who wants more than just education to come here. I am very happy with the choice I made studying at Bolton, because the experience I've had I'm sure there is quite non like it. You can get a degree anywhere in the world but you can't get a degree and lasting bonds of friendship anywhere else other than Bolton.
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Visiting a University that you are planning to or have already applied to is a brilliant way to get a ‘feel’ for the place, helping you to make a well informed decision when it comes to making your choices.
We hold opportunities to visit the campus regularly throughout the year, from full open days to scaled down course advice days and campus tours.
To find out when the next Open Day is, take a look at the Open Day calendar here.
Student Life in Bolton
Bolton is a large and bustling town, friendly and a great place to live during your time at university. Surrounded by the stunning countryside, the city of Manchester is a mere 20 minutes away by train, home to international arts and sporting events,historical and cultural attractions, shopping opportunities and a vibrant nightlife. The University of Bolton’s convenient town centre location offers a dynamic and growing cultural scene, with the nationally acclaimed Octagon Theatre, award-winning music and comedy venues, cinemas, art galleries and museums.There are high street and independent shops, pubs, bars and nightclubs, restaurants, the brand-new Market Place development and the annual Bolton Food & Drink Festival. For football lovers, the town also has a proud sporting heritage, Championship football club Bolton Wanderers play host to the country's top football teams at the impressive Reebok stadium. Bolton is one of the UK's biggest and most vibrant towns and the university campus is right at the heart of it.
Bolton has great transport links and is perfectly placed in the North West of England. It is halfway between London and Edinburgh, within easy reach of Liverpool and Leeds, Sheffield and York. They are on the edge of the West Pennine Moors and not far from the Lake District and Peak District national parks. In addition, Bolton is only 40 minutes from Manchester International Airport. There are frequent buses to the immediate area as well as into Manchester, Salford and to the Trafford Centre Shopping Mall.
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