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

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    • Facilities

      there is northing good about it. that all there is to it.

      2012, 1st year, Mechanics

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    • Everyday expenses

      With regards to Bolton town centre itself transport costs are not really necessary everything is within a short walking...

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      2012, 3rd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      With regards to Bolton town centre itself transport costs are not really necessary everything is within a short walking distance and even if you do get a taxi the maximum you'll pay is 3 the most likely is 2.50 in and out of town and the supermarkets. There are plenty of opportunities for part time work, clubs and bars are always looking for staff and promotions teams. Many people I know have part time jobs, there are also a few available within the union such as bar work and working in the shop.

      2012, 3rd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • 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

      you get to meet some really good people

      2012, 1st year, Others In Creative Arts & Design

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    • Everyday expenses

      Bolton is a cheap place to live, my food costs me 20-30 quick a week, and rent is cheap to

      2013, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Student Union

      Club nights Days out

      2014, 2nd year, Accountancy

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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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