Bolton has enjoyed a large rise in applications in recent years, and has undertaken a multimillion-pound development programme. It offers a £2.5m social learning zone, student union and 24/7 computing facilities. A further £10m has been spent to create top-specification arts, media and technologies facilities and a £31m health, leisure and research centre. Sports and leisure facilities include a new sports hall, 50ft climbing wall, 25-metre swimming pool, dance studio and gym.
Bolton is one of the largest towns in the country and there’s a rich cultural heritage and plenty to do – not to mention the fact that Manchester is just a short hop away for some real big-city life.
£9,000 for UK and EU students studying full-time undergraduate courses in 2014-15.
The university owns and manages two modern purpose-built halls of residence, which provide 700 single study bedrooms.
Places are offered on a self-catering basis. Both halls are close to the town centre. Freshers cannot be guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence.
Weekly price of £78.50 for a 38-week contract in halls of residence, which includes gas, electric and water bills, 24-hour internet, £5,000-worth of personal contents insurance and free car parking.
A new business school, which include law courts, opened in March 2013, following a year of investment in building services and facilities. And a new tech zone offers a mix of PCs and iMacs, plus 60 self-service laptops.
The library is open six days a week with late-night and holiday opening times, and there is 24-hour access to computing facilities for all students.
Bolton train and bus station is half a mile away with frequent connections to Manchester. The free metro-shuttle that runs around Bolton town centre also stops at the university. The motorway network is also on the doorstep.