Student Services are here to support you at every step of your student journey, this includes helping you find suitable student accommodation!
Our staff have a wide range of experience in this field and are well aware of the difficulties that may arise when moving to a new town (and out of home)! We deal with Halls allocations and all other aspects of student accommodation in Bolton. If you would like to speak to someone about the service offered by the University, or about student accommodation, please get in touch using the contact details to the right.
Our Halls of Residence
The University owns and manages Orlando Village which provide 381 single study, self catering bedrooms. It is close to both road and rail links, and our own staff are available throughout the day and evening to give advice on domestic matters with a 24 hour security patrol service.
So what is included in a bedroom?
- easy chair
Approximately a 10 minute walk away from the main campus and close to the town centre, rooms are split into eight blocks, each containing eight flats of six rooms. Orlando also has a common room available for student use.
The address to Orlando Village is below, and we recommend that you take a look round in person before signing your contract (contact details to the right). If this isn't possible, you can't make it, or you just want to have another look, we have a virtual tour available.
Orlando Village Halls of Residence,
As part of our dedication to providing the smoothest transition to university life we offer a guarantee of a place in Halls of Residence to all first-year undergraduates. The only condition is that you submit your application by Friday 28 July 2017.
If you submit an application after this date every effort will be made to place you in Halls, but we cannot guarantee that places are available. For more information get in touch using the contact details to the right.
How much does Halls of Residence cost?
The cost of 2016/17 accommodation will be £3,040.00, this covers a period of 38 weeks and includes the Easter and Christmas vacations. The Standard Contract will commence on 10th September, 2016 and end on 3rd June, 2017. It includes costs of heating, lighting, hot water and the internet. Temporary Accommodation is not available at the Halls of Residence.
Semester One study - Semester One contracts will only be offered to those students who are due to complete their studies in January 2017.
The cost of accommodation for students studying from September 2016 to January 2017 during the 2016/17 academic year is £1,520.00. The contract begins on 10th September, 2016 and covers a period of 19 weeks, including the Christmas vacation. Like any contract in accommodation, the end date of the contract is set and standard.
Semester Two study - Semester Two contracts will only be offered to those students who are due to commence their studies in January 2017.
The cost of accommodation for students studying from January 2017 during the 2016/17 academic year is £1,520.00. The contract begins on 21st January, 2017 and covers a period of 19 weeks, including the Easter vacation. Like any contract in accommodation, the end date of the contract is set and standard.
What does this cost cover?
- hot water
- internet and wifi
- £5,000 of personal contents insurance
- 24 hour security patrol service
- minimal cleaning of communal areas
We will send you further details about the methods of payment available with your offer of accommodation, including payment dates.
Full Academic Year
There are three methods of payment available to students signing a 2016/17 38 week contract:
- A one off payment for the full amount
- Termly instalments
- Payment in 8 instalments.
Students who have signed a contract for Semester One will be required to pay their accommodation in full in one instalment, the payment due date will be confirmed in your offer of accommodation.
Semestester Two study
There are two methods of payment. Students signing a 2016/17 Semester Two contract can either
- Pay the full amount of £1,520.00
- Paid in two instalments,
How to apply
September 2016 applications
Applications for new students commencing September 2016 are now available. You can apply for Orlando Village Halls of Residence using the form below, or by downloading the application form.
- Appliations for students already residing in Halls will be available soon -
Accompaniments to your application
In addition to a fully completed application form we also require:
- a passport sized photograph
- £200 deposit which is refundable at the end of your contract
Further information about how to submit/pay the above is outlined in the 2016/17 guidance notes.
We no longer advertise property to rent in Bolton however both the Accommodation Team and the Students' Union Office can advise you of how to search for private accommodation and what to look for when entering in to a contract with a private landlord.
There are many properties available within the Bolton area which range from private houses to private halls of residences. Organising private accommodation would mean contacting the landlord of the property to make arrangements.
Where to look for private accommodation
- TheBolton News (especially the Wednesday edition)
- online letting agencies
- estate and letting agencies (on Bradshawgate in the town centre)
Please note that the University is not affiliated with any external property website or agent.
Student Accommodation Code
The accommodation at the University of Bolton is operated under the guidelines of Universities UK Code of Practice for the Management of Student Housing.
Information on the code is available here.
The Student Accommodation Code has been designed to protect your rights to safe, good quality university and further education college accommodation, wherever you are studying, and to make sure you get the best out of your time living in university or college residences. It outlines everything you should expect from your university-managed accommodation as well as your responsibilities as tenants.
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