Aspire Days at the University of Bolton

Perfect for year 12 students, or those just started in yr 13, an Aspire Day is a more student focused opportunity to visit the University before applying, than an open day. Designed to sit alongside visiting an open day, the programme for the day will be filled with practical workshops, mini lectures, tours of the departments and campus, and shorter optional sessions about other aspects of University Life.

How to book

If you are a parent, teacher or advisor in a college or sixth form, please book your place for the 11 October or the 18 October. Please note that group booking for students from colleges cannot be made through this form, please get in touch directly with 

If you are a prospective student, you can book your place for the following days:

Wednesday 11 October 2017

  • Accountancy, Business and Law
  • Community development and Early Years subjects
  • Dental Technology
  • Education and Psychology subjects
  • Health and Nursing

Wednesday 18 October 2017

  • Art and Design subjects
  • Civil Engineering and Construction
  • English and Creative Writing
  • Engineering subjects
  • Games and Computing subjects
  • Mathematics and Science subjects
  • Motosport and Advanced Performance Engineering
  • Special and Visual Effects subjects
  • Sport subjects
  • Theatre and Performance

What happens at an Aspire Day?

A typical day will involve subject specific sessions, tours, UCAS information, with information available for teachers and parents who wish to come along too.

Optional sessions may include:

  • Campus tours
  • Halls of Residence tours
  • How to apply through UCAS and Personal Statement advice
  • Information about the Career service and Bolton Award
  • Parents info sessions
  • Student's Union information

Who should attend?

These days will be most helpful to those in yr 12 and 13, and those who have not yet made their UCAS choices, and priority will be given to these potential applicants. Younger students are welcome to attend open days and events organised through their school or college, the content of these days is not appropriate for students studying year 11 and below (or equivalent levels of study).