My Journey After Graduation
01 Apr 21
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Bolton has a long and historical relationship with the textile industry that stretches back 650 years. Formerly one of the largest and most productive cotton spinning centres in the world, Bolton is still the home of textile innovation today, with the University of Bolton’s courses in Fashion and Textiles receiving international attention.
At the University of Bolton, our students are regularly in attendance at some of the world’s leading trade fairs such as Surtex New York, Indigo Paris, The British Craft Trade Fair and New Designers in London. We also continue to attract an impressive list of visiting speakers from across the commercial and craft led sectors, including Concetta Gallo MA Royal College of Art and designer for Habitat, Leigh Cooke designer for Salvatore Ferragamo and Hermes Paris, and Alison Willoughby MA Royal College of Art.
The University’s geography also plays an important part in allowing students to raise their creative profile, as our proximity and links to major galleries, workshops and the North West means students can take advantage of work placement opportunities. We encourage students to explore these institutions to gain inspiration as well as learn from successful creators.
As a leading centre of textiles and materials research, we understand how important industry experience is to support our student's future employment prospects. To ensure the best possible opportunities for new graduates, we regularly host industry-relevant live projects with external organisations and companies; designed to provide students with the experience of working to industry standards, alongside an insight into the realities of current design practice.
Our courses are designed with a student’s employability after graduation in mind, keeping a focus on attending industry events, taking part in real-life work briefs and of course, getting inspiration from some of the best creators in the country through gallery visits and guest lecturers. All the courses details and entry requirements are listed on our website. For more information, click here.