Bolton is one of the UK's biggest and most vibrant towns and the university campus is right at the heart of it.
It is home to everything you would expect from a modern town centre. For the social animals the town centre is home to many pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants. From popular chain bars to specialist clubs, all your party-hard needs will be catered for. And for those who love to shop-till-they drop, all the high-street names you'd expect are from are there.
Even the most ardent of party animals and serial shoppers need to take a break. So why not join the culture vultures at one of the town's cultural hotspots, such as the famed Octagon Theatre or Bolton Museum and Art Gallery situated in the historic crescent.
The town also has a proud sporting heritage, Championship football club Bolton Wanderers play host to the country's top football teams at the impressive Reebok stadium.
So that's your social life sorted, shopping taken care off and sporting thirsts quenched – what next? The great outdoors, that's what. Put down your PSPs and i-phones because just a short journey away is The West Pennine moors, home to some of the country's most stunning countryside.