Find out what our students say about our courses below.

Jade Gibbons
BA (Hons) English, studying year 3 in 2016

Jade Gibbons‘I wasn’t going to go to uni, but my cousin recommended Bolton and after visiting and meeting the staff it just felt right. I’ve always loved literature and enjoyed reading but this course has helped me take it to another level. It’s added new heights of enjoyment and enables me to peel back the layers of meaning in poetry and prose.

I’ve studied a huge range of genres and time periods, from renaissance poetry to contemporary prose – my personal favourite is gothic fiction. The variety of teaching and assessment methods helps ensure that all learning styles are catered for – it’s not all long critical essays and sitting in the library. Presenting in front of my classmates was terrifying at first, but the experience has given me a great deal of confidence. So much so that I’m starting a PGCE here at Bolton this September so I can teach English to teenagers and adults in the future.’


Tracy Greenhalgh
BA (Hons) English, studying year 3 in 2016

Tracy Greenhalgh‘Studying at the University of Bolton has enabled me to follow my dream of becoming a teacher. I’m starting my teacher training in September and I feel my degree has given me a wide range of skills that will help me succeed – a high standard of written and verbal English, time management, organisation and, of course, resilience.

The University’s staff are extremely supportive and knowledgeable. I’m a single parent, but they’ve completely understood the extra pressures this involves and have helped me to overcome these challenges. Choosing to study at Bolton was the best decision I’ve made!’


Laura Adamson
BA (Hons) English, studying year 3 in 2016 

Laura Adamson‘I visited on an open day and met the staff – I was really impressed and knew Bolton was the place for me. I wasn’t wrong – I’ve had a fantastic experience and my tutors have always gone the extra mile. For instance, I chose to do a final year dissertation called “Representing 9/11 in fiction: writing trauma and identity”. I wanted to challenge myself and it was something we hadn’t tackled before on the course. My tutor went to the trouble of reading the books I’d chosen to critique so that she could fully understand my work and support my studies. I’m so grateful. In fact, she has inspired me to choose a career in teaching for myself.’