University of Bolton

Bolton | North West England

Town

Ucas code: B44

With a student body of around 13,000 you will get the best of all worlds at Bolton. You will be based on a modern, compact campus where no-one feels anonymous and, with small teaching groups on many courses, you can be sure you are a name, not just a number. Bolton itself is a friendly, thriving town close to the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
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What students say about this university

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    • The downside

      library text books need updating plus need more than 1 of everything - set texts tend to be permanently reserved!

      2012, 3rd year, English Literature

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    • The downside

      Dining facilities.

      2013, 3rd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      My course is given jointly with School of Sound Recording, so I have some lectures in Bolton Uni and others in SSR, and so far...

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      2012, 2nd year, Sound Design/Commercial Music Recording

      The downside

      My course is given jointly with School of Sound Recording, so I have some lectures in Bolton Uni and others in SSR, and so far I'm afraid to a lot of the lectures in the Uni have not been very well thought out as I don't think I came away from them and be able to say I learned from them.

      2012, 2nd year, Sound Design/Commercial Music Recording

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    • Everyday expenses

      Although there isn't a lot of variety of food on campus and it isn't necessarily cheap, Bolton has a great Market which I have...

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      2013, 2nd year, Accountancy

      Everyday expenses

      Although there isn't a lot of variety of food on campus and it isn't necessarily cheap, Bolton has a great Market which I have loved and can get great deals, I still shop there even though I commute from Chester. Job wise, I was offered a job at Asda as a christmas temp, but I generally found it hard to find a job. The cost of taxis in bolton is the cheapest I have ever seen anywhere which is great for getting to uni in a rush and getting around the town, although the student halls are at an easy walking distance.

      2013, 2nd year, Accountancy

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    • Sport

      they do like fitness injury recovery in bolton one

      2014, 3rd year, Automotive Engineering

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    • The upside

      Lecturers are nice, some are very helpful

      2012, 1st year, Visual & Audio Effects

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How students describe this university

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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 87% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

6,835

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

35%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

54%

of students are female

Young / Mature

32%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

8%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

69%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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