Arriving in the UK
The closest airport to the University of Bolton is Manchester International Airport.
Airport Taxi service – we have a free taxi service for all new international students arriving at Manchester Airport to an address in Bolton.
AIRPORT PICKUP SERVICE BOOKING FORM
What should I bring with me?
You will need to have the following documents in your hand luggage (we will require this for enrolment):
- Offer letter
- Copy of your CAS
- Tb certificate (if required)
- Evidence of finances supplied with your visa application
- Original certificates/transcripts for qualifications listed on your CAS
You also make sure you have enough money to support yourself for the first few weeks or if you have a debit/credit card you can use in the UK for the first few days. Please remember there is a limit of how much cash you can bring to the UK and ensure you have a range of denominations – you may have difficulties using £50 notes in a shop so it is a good idea to have some £10 and £20 notes as well.
Please see below a link to UK Visas and Immigration top 10 tips on arrival to the UK
First Time Student Arrivals 10 Top Tips (publishing.service.gov.uk)
It is a good idea to have a warm jumper or Hoodie or a coat and an umbrella when you arrive in Manchester. The weather can be unpredictable and whilst March to October the temperatures may be warm there is still a chance of rain!
You must ensure that you are aware of an follow the UK Government regulations with regard to Covid-19 when arriving in the UK. Up to date information for international arrivals to the UK can be found on the webpage below:
Entering the UK - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
McComb (Bolton) Ltd provide accommodation for University of Bolton students at Orlando Village
Orlando Village is the only accommodation approved and recommended by the University of Bolton
The rooms are offered on a self-catering basis with a communal kitchen, WC and washing facilities. For more information about Orlando Village please see a link below to their website
Student Accommodation Bolton University - Orlando Village
Please note that you should live within a commutable distance of the university.
Opening a bank account
You will need to show photo ID, ideally, your passport, your BRP and proof of address, which can be any utility bill or most of the banks will also accept a letter from the university’s student services section.
Further Useful Links:
Biometric Residence Permits
Getting Medical Care As A Student