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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.
Source:University of Bolton website

What students say about this university

Dialog 175 comments (51 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      Costs are easily manageable as long as you sort out your priorities first; what is more important a night out or a decent meal...

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      2012, 1st year, Imaginative Writing

      Everyday expenses

      Costs are easily manageable as long as you sort out your priorities first; what is more important a night out or a decent meal for a week? There are plenty of supermarkets around Bolton offering great value for food and many have a lot of job offerings. We also have a lot of department stores/shops in general offering jobs that are flexible around uni. I've been working and living life without having give much up for the past year. It is doable.

      2012, 1st year, Imaginative Writing

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    • The upside

      Very well cared for campus, good lecturers and facilities

      2013, 1st year, Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      n/a don't live in student accommodation

      2012, 1st year, Equine Studies

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    • Creative scene

      I don't believe there is one. Things aren't organised and information sent out to the general student population. There maybe...

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      2014, 3rd year, Forensic Psychology

      Creative scene

      I don't believe there is one. Things aren't organised and information sent out to the general student population. There maybe things organised within courses but non that I'm aware of.

      2014, 3rd year, Forensic Psychology

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    • Everyday expenses

      The careers service works closly with prospects to advertise job vacancies.

      2012, 3rd year, Modern History

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    • The upside

      Pupil/staff relations are fantastic. Almost every member of staff will do their best to help in any way they can.

      2013, 3rd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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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 £16k LOW
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

6,320

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

31%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

56%

of students are female

Young / Mature

35%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

8%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

71%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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