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

      Well there is lidl sainsbury morrisons and many other diversed shops.provivong food from around the world and takeaways

      2012, 2nd year, Industrial Relations

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    • Everyday expenses

      well everything is availabve in cheap and golded prizes.

      2012, 1st year, Mechanical Engineering

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    • Student Union

      There seems to be a lot going on, but the SU bar is a bit too small.

      2014, 3rd year, Counselling

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    • The downside

      Time taken to return coursework and vagueness of exam questions - harshly marked (majoritively)

      2012, 2nd year, Social Work Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      My first year of teaching has taken place at an off campus partner college-I will complete my final two years at Bolton from...

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      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      My first year of teaching has taken place at an off campus partner college-I will complete my final two years at Bolton from September. The course requires students to attend a mixture of lectures and seminars approximately 3 days per week so there is a reasonable amount of teaching time. The academic challenges and standards are moderate although a keen student can always read more widely than proscribed texts. Assessments include essays and practical reports including statistical analyses using the computer program SPSS (available from the library for 5 per academic year). At the end of year 1 there is an exam with more to follow in years 2 and 3. For the first time this year revision lectures have been available online in the University's Second Life campus which is fun and enhanced the learning experience for me. My feedback has been given by the partner college and in some instances was poor-this is in part due to it being the first year of this off-campus venture (the course at Bolton is much more established and in my limited experience of it has a deservedly good reputation). When I requested feedback from Bolton directly it was comprehensive and enlightening. The Psychology Dept. is a bit grim decor and facilities-wise being housed in an older part of the campus-the friendly and approachable staff brighten up the dreary corridors considerably!

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      cost of living is relatively cheap compared to southern areas Good easy transport links into manchester

      2013, 1st year, Sport Coaching

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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 85% LOW
Average graduate salary £17.4k MED
Student score 77% MED

Overall student satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

8,690

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

48%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

52%

of students are female

Young / Mature

72%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

10%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

57%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • A student boxing

    A student boxing

  • Chancellors building

    Chancellors building

  • Sports rehabilitation

    Sports rehabilitation

  • Computer lab

    Computer lab

  • Bolton One building

    Bolton One building

  • Student bedroom

    Student bedroom

  • Hollins halls of residence

    Hollins halls of residence

  • Climbing wall

    Climbing wall

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