Membership of BAFA is "FREE", lifelong and worldwide. BAFA is working on a number of initiatives alongside other University departments, existing Alumni and business partners including membership growth, obtaining greater industry support, business networking and commercial discounts.

Membership Benefits


Invaluable networking and career development opportunities


Invitations to special Alumni events


Exclusive career development and careers advice and resources


The opportunity to mentor current students


Access to the Careers Job Shop


Sports & Leisure

Once registered as a member you will have the opportunity to:

Create your own personal web profile
Contact old friends and colleagues
Develop new contacts
Post news items for other members
Search for members in specific industries

Library for Life and other CPD benefits

When your course has finished your Library account will be valid until the October after your graduation. You may then apply for the Library for Life Alumni Scheme. Life members of BAFA may join the Library for Life Membership Scheme at a discounted rate of £10.00 between the 1st - 28th February 2015. Registration after the 28th February 2015 will be £20.00 ( Please note this is a once off payment only and is subject to having no loans or fines outstanding on your former student account. ) A library check will be made first through the Alumni Office before we process any Library for Life Application Forms. Library for Life Membership Scheme will also give you access to CPD course discounts and other benefits (subject to availability).

Library for Life - Terms & Conditions
Library for Life Membership Scheme Application Form |

How to join the Bolton Alumni and Friends Association (BAFA)

Former graduates are not automatically registered for the Alumni Association, but registration is quick and simple. Please click here to register| Graduates and friends of the University of Bolton, Bolton Institute and Technical College are invited to Register with the University of Bolton Alumni and Friends Association (BAFA).