Enquirers and Applicants

 

This page contains the latest information for applicants and offer holders and those considering applying to the University of Bolton. Due to the rapidly changing situation we will try and update these pages as often as possible, however, in many cases we are reliant on provision of information from the UK government and other authorities. If you have a question please visit our Help Centre on our website or email study@bolton.ac.uk

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Open Days, visits to campus and finding out about studying with us

On-campus Open Days

Due to the current coronavirus restrictions in place, we are unable to host our regular on-campus Open Days. As soon as we are safely able to resume our on-campus Open Days we will do so.

Virtual Open Days

We are, however, offering virtual open days at regular intervals during the year and you can visit the virtual open day at any time https://www.bolton.ac.uk/open-days/virtual-open-day

Please visit www.bolton.ac.uk/open-days/ for information about the next Virtual Open Day dates and how to book.

Live Webchat

We are also hosting weekly live webchats with our academic and support staff. This take place every Wednesday afternoon during term time. Outside of these hours you can post a message to our staff or students and we will get back to you as soon as possible at the following links:

Chat to our Staff 

Chat to our Staff

Student Support Services


If you have a general enquiry about studying with us you can contact us at study@bolton.ac.uk or telephone +44 1204 903903

Students due to start in January 2021

The UK Government announced a national lockdown in England to control the spread of the coronavirus on 4th January 2021. This means that all teaching (with the exception of some critical health and education courses) is taking place online until the middle of February, 2021 at the earliest. Please see the letter from the Minister for Universities dated 31 December 2021 posted to this page. For full details of the current national lockdown see https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Students due to start a course with us in January 2021 will be able start and study for their courses remotely until these restrictions are lifted. Enrolment information will be sent to you very soon and completion of online enrolment will give you full access to all IT and learning systems and access to remote classes.


Until any further announcements, this means that students should only attend campus:

  *   If it is absolutely essential to do so to enable them to use a private study space individually where they do not have appropriate access to online study facilities at home or in their local accommodation. If it is absolutely essential to do so to enable them to use a private study space individually where they do not have appropriate access to online study facilities at home or in their local accommodation. This means that students in Halls at Orlando Village can use campus facilities individually when they wish.

  *   Where students need to attend campus individual study spaces for their own wellbeing and mental health.

  *   Students on courses in the Health Faculty will be able to continue to attend their scheduled on-campus teaching sessions as necessary for their clinical course as already planned from this week.

  *   Teacher education will also continue as planned.

If you are studying one of the critical health or education courses then you may join the face-to-face teaching planned and advised by your course tutors.

Testing before accessing campus facilities or on-campus classes

However, wherever possible, students should seek a Covid test local to where they are currently living, if available, prior to returning to campus. We would encourage you to also use the asymptomatic testing facility at Bolton One on your arrival at the University and before accessing any facilities or classes, via the online booking system located below . Students are strongly encouraged to take two tests ideally three days apart; if you choose not to take a test then government guidance is that you should self-isolate for 10 days prior to returning to campus.

Seat Availability - LibCal - University of Bolton Library


Shielding - If you are classed as extremely clinically vulnerable and are shielding then you MUST stay at home.

Academic and Pastoral Support
We want to assure all our new students that additional support is being put in place during this lockdown and that the University of Bolton will:

  *   Ensure that no student will be disadvantaged academically by this lockdown.
  *   Be as flexible as possible with students, within the Government instructions.
  *   Will offer as much academic and pastoral support as possible during what we recognise is a challenging period.

Advice for International Applicants due to start in January 2021

The UK Government announced a national lockdown in England to control the spread of the coronavirus on 4th January 2021. This means that all teaching (with the exception of some critical health and education courses) is taking place online until the middle of February, 2021 at the earliest.

The UK government advice is for all new international students, regardless of course, [SP1] to remain in their home country and to avoid travelling to the UK right now but to start their courses remotely and online until it is possible for you to safely travel to the UK. To this end, we have in place an opportunity for you to enrol and study your course remotely until February. We therefore strongly encourage you to follow this advice and remain where you are until we advise you of changes to this government advice. If you already have travel booked you are encouraged to try and delay this where possible.

We want to reassure you that, despite you not being able to travel to the UK right now, you will still be able to enjoy the benefits of enrolling and starting your course remotely and we will provide you with the full support and assistance you require to do so.

We have written to all new international students due to start with us in January with further details.

Applicants for September 2021, UCAS deadlines and interviews

Applicants should continue to submit their applications for courses to start in September 2021. We are continuing to process and issue offers in the usual way.

For undergraduate applicants applying for courses in September 2021 the UCAS application deadline has been extended to 6pm on Friday 29th January so applicants have additional time to receive support in light of the national lockdown. Although for most courses we continue to take applications beyond this date, many of our courses with limited numbers of places will close at this point. Please visit www.ucas.com for further information on the application and decision deadlines as these may change.

Applications for postgraduate courses are made through our online application forms, the links of which are provided at each of the course details on our website.

Applicants for courses that require an interview

Interviews will continue to take place but via video call such as zoom. Please keep an eye on your email for your interview invitation as this may come centrally from our Admissions Team or directly from the academic department. Full instructions on how to attend your interview will be provided.

Cancellation of GCSE and A-level assessments in Summer 2021

We understand that the government is planning to cancel the GCSE and A-level assessments for Summer 2021 as announced by the Prime Minister on Monday 4th January 2021. We will post further details of how this will impact our applicants as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we will continue to issue offers in the usual way and in accordance with our Student Admissions and offer making policy for 2021. We will advise if any offers will need to change accordingly when we know more from the Department for Education and OFQUAL.

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