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We can’t wait for you to join us at #uniasitshouldbe. On this page you’ll find everything you need to know to get you ready for starting your University journey at Bolton. Watch our welcome video, complete your online enrolment (as soon as you’ve had your enrolment invitation), check out what’s going on at the Student Union and find out what teaching will be like when you start. You can even hear from some of our current students what it was like starting at Bolton before you arrive.

 

Student Handbook 2021

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Enrolment in 5 Steps

Once you have met all the conditions of your offer you will be send an enrolment invitation via email. Please read this and the attachments carefully as it forms the basis of your contract with the University.

Completing your online enrolment

Step 1 – Your Invitation to Enrol

If your offer is still ‘conditional’ then you’ll need to send any documents or qualification evidence to us at qualifications@bolton.ac.uk before we can make your offer ‘unconditional’ and send your enrolment invitation.

Your enrolment invitation contains all the important information you need about enrolling and step-by-step guidance. Enrolment is an entirely online process and you can follow the links in the documents sent to you or here on this page. Note: You will not be able to enrol until you have received this email invitation.

Please ensure you have read and understood the email, programme specification and policies and referred to Student Policy Zone | University of Bolton before you proceed to enrol.

Step 2 – Complete the Enrolment Form

You will be asked for your provisional student number (shown on your offer letters or enrolment invitation) and your date of birth. This will generate your account details to enable you to complete enrolment.

You will be asked to read the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment carefully and accept that you agree to them. There will also be a few short questions that we need to collect the answers to from you.

Step 3 – Upload your Photo

Once you have enrolled online you will be asked to upload a photo for your ID card and virtual ID card. Your virtual ID card will appear on the MyBolton app which you should download as soon as you can. Your physical ID card will be distributed as soon as possible after the start of your course.

Step 4 – ID Check

Once you have completed enrolment you will be asked to upload a copy of your ID. We need to see this in order to make sure you have the right to study in the UK and to confirm your attendance to Student Finance England.

Full details of acceptable forms of ID are provided with your enrolment invitation or you can check enrolment instructions.

Once your ID has been checked and verified you will receive a confirmation email and you will have access to the library resources, IT systems and your personal timetable.

Step 5 – Attend your Course Induction

You will be sent information about your course induction separately so please keep an eye out for this information coming through. It’s really important you do your best to attend your course induction as this sets you up for the start of teaching and provides all the essential knowledge you’ll need about how your course works.


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Enrolment Support Centre

If you have any problems enrolling you can contact us:

UK Undergraduate Students call : 01204 903394

UK Postgraduate Students call : 01204 903110

International Students call : 01204 903110

Don’t worry, if we are unable to resolve your problem on the phone you can visit the Student Centre when you arrive.

Download the myBolton App

The official app for the University of Bolton. providing useful information, tools. news. events and updates for enquirers, applicants, students, staff and alumni. For current students using the app will keep you up-to-date with all of the developments on campus and help you manage your day-to-day life on or off campus. You will be able to access your timetable. emails. moodle. library account. calendar. PC availability, advice and Support, campus maps, student hub and much more.

Download the myBolton App

The official app for the University of Bolton. providing useful information, tools. news. events and updates for enquirers, applicants, students, staff and alumni. For current students using the app will keep you up-to-date with all of the developments on campus and help you manage your day-to-day life on or off campus. You will be able to access your timetable. emails. moodle. library account. calendar. PC availability, advice and Support, campus maps, student hub and much more.

Get a head start

Take some time before you arrive to make sure you’ve applied for Student Finance and Accommodation and find out as much as you can about studying at Bolton, our friendly town and Student Union activities.

Sign up to - LEAP Online

LEAP Online is our award-winning digital development programme for new and continuing students. It supports your academic and personal development through online resources, videos and activities. You earn digital badges along the way as you progress through four key areas.

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Fees & Funding

If you are funding your studies through Student Finance England it’s important to apply as soon as possible as there may be a delay if you leave it too long. There is further information about Student Finance, budgeting and money management and contact details for our funding advisors if you have any queries.

 

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Accommodation

Living in Halls of Residence is the best way to make instant friends and get the support you need when moving away from home.

 

Destination Bolton

If you’re not a local then you’ll want to find out a bit more about our friendly town, the nearby city of Manchester and activities to keep you occupied outside of the classroom.

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University Student Travel Guide

The guide aims to help you think about your travel options, including free and discounted travel, and provide support around safe travel behaviour. Please consider going through the document in advance.

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Student Union

Get yourself lined up with a club or society or two or find out how to start your own. Make sure you don’t miss out of any of the SU’s Welcome Week activities too.

Access your timetable*

You will be able to view your personal timetable via the myBolton app once you are fully enrolled and your ID has been verified. Please download the app on App Store and Google Play.

However, you can check your overall course timetable right now by clicking here and searching for your course in the ‘Resources’ bar.

Please note all timetables are provisional and subject to change.

Welcome Week

Information about student services welcome week activities.

 

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International Students

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.

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What should I bring with me?

You will need to have the following documents in your hand luggage (we will require this for enrolment):

  • Passport
  • 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!

Covid-19

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)

Covid-19 Guidance

Accommodation

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

Information Advice

Getting Medical Care As A Student





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keep up to date with what’s going on at Bolton.

As a new student you can link with other like-minded new and current students via the UMII app. Download the app via Apple Store or Google Play and search for UMII. Please create your account using your Bolton ID.

Or find us on social media

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We’re following government guidance on the opening of universities and doing everything we can to make sure you have the university experience that you deserve in a safe environment. So you’ll be reassured to know that, whatever the situation, we have your wellbeing and academic progress in hand.

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Help Centre

We have the answers to your questions, find all the advice and support in one place.

Part of the University of Bolton Group

Bolton college
Alliance learning
Anderton centre2
Scheme Participant
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TEF Silver QQA