Student Services will help you to find accommodation either in the University's Halls of Residence or in the private sector. We have a wide range of experience in all areas of student housing and we are well aware of the difficulties and problems that may arise when moving to a new town. Our service is at your disposal not only when you arrive at the University but also before you leave home. We deal with Halls allocations, private sector addresses and all other aspects of student accommodation in Bolton. If you want information or advice, we will be pleased to hear from you either by phone, prior to your departure from home, or in the Student Centre when you arrive at the University. We look forward to meeting you.
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Our Halls of Residence
The University owns and manages two purpose-built Halls of Residence, Orlando Village and The Hollins, which provide 700 single study bedrooms. Each bedroom is furnished in modern style and contains carpet, curtains, bed, bedside drawers, wardrobe, desk, bookshelves, easy chair, washbasin and mirror.
Halls places are offered on a self-catering basis which gives you the freedom to shop and cook as you wish. Both Halls are close to all the amenities of the town centre and are convenient for both road and rail links. There are facilities for disabled students, laundries and extensive free parking at each hall.
Our own staff are available throughout the day and evening to give information and advice on domestic matters. In addition there is a 24 hour security patrol service.
For the past six years we have been able to accommodate all first year students that submitted an application before August. We are also able to offer Halls places to many continuing students giving them an opportunity to return if their previous record of rent payments and conduct have been satisfactory.
The variety of the residents in Halls, in age, background and nationality reflects the diversity of the student population within the University.
Orlando Village consists of 383 single study bedrooms and is conveniently situated for both the University and the town centre. It has eight blocks, each containing eight six-bedroom flats. Orlando has a common room available for students to use.
Orlando Village Halls of Residence, Thynne Street, Bolton BL3 6BA Tel: 01204 903486
The Hollins consists of 317 single study bedrooms in three accommodation blocks. Two blocks have eighteen flats and the smallest contains six. There are between six and nine bedrooms per flat.
The Hollins Halls of Residence, Radcliffe Road, Bolton BL2 1NW Tel: 01204 903233
What is the cost of accommodation?
The cost of accommodation for the 2013/14 academic year will be £2,907. This covers a period of 38 weeks and includes the Easter and Christmas vacations. It includes costs of heating, lighting, hot water and the internet. Temporary Accommodation is not available in the Halls of Residence.
Methods of payment
There are three methods of payment available to students signing a 38 week contract, a one off payment for the full amount, termly instalments and direct debit. We will send you further details with your offer of accommodation.
Direct Debit Form
Please click on the link below for a 2013/14 application form, please note that rooms for continuing or returning students will be restricted initally to 250. The deadline for continuing students to apply for the Halls of Residence was the 31st May, 2013, applicants who hand in forms after this date will be added to our waiting list and considered after 1st September, 2013.
2013/14 New Student Application
2013/14 New Student Guidance Notes
2013/14 Continuing Student Application
2013/14 Continuing Student Guidance Notes
2013/14 Allocation Policy
It is anticipated that the Quiet Halls will be a single block of flats at the Halls of Residence where students can request to share with other students who have expressed a wish for a quieter living environment. It is expected that if you show an interest in Quiet Halls you will be allocated a room at The Hollins Halls of Residence. If there is not sufficient demand for Quiet Halls you will be allocated to a flat where the other residents had expressed an interest in Quiet Halls.
Student Services advertise private rented accommodation suitable for students at www.boltonstudentpad.co.uk. The website comprises all the accommodation that has been offered to students by private landlords. It includes bed-sitting rooms, shared houses and house shares with resident owners. The websiteis intended as a helpful source of information and a means of providing the widest possible choice of places and prices. The Bolton News, especially the Wednesday edition, and local estate agents are other sources of private rented accommodation.
Please be aware that:
* any private rented acommodation is not inspected by the University, so you must use your own judgement and ensure you have taken the necessary advice before entering into any legally binding contract with a private landlord.
* the University is not affiliated with any landlord, company or external property website and has not appointed any letting agent to act on its behalf in providing private rented accommodation.
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The 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.