“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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Over the last decade, the University has had a major redevelopment programme creating new and exciting facilities for study and recreation. In early 2012 we opened a moot Law Court and Bolton One, as well as a purpose-built, £31 million health, leisure and research centre, in partnership with NHS Bolton and Bolton Council.
It is home to premier teaching and research activity, including flagship health and sports courses and services which are open to everyone. These include an Athlete Development Centre, Sport and Physical Activity Rehabilitation Centre, climbing wall, Centre for Research for Health & Wellbeing and a Clinical Simulation suite.
In late 2017, the Business School was re-branded the Institute of Management and opened its state-of-the art facilities adjacent to Bolton’s transport inter-change. It is now known as the Greater Manchester Business School. There is also a purpose built £10 million National Centre for Motorsports’ Engineering.
In August 2018, the University acquired Bolton College which provides vocational training (particularly BTEC qualifications) to some 10,000 learners. This transaction was the first of its kind in England and, coupled with the formal acquisition of Alliance Learning Limited, allows for a ‘one-stop-shop’ within the University Group for Apprenticeships all the way from Level 2 to Level 7. We believe this will be of significant benefit to students and employers. The University acquired the outdoor activity charity, The Anderton Centre, in March 2019, contributing further to the growth and of the University, and aiding student recruitment, retention and employability. The University continues to invest and further develop its estate and has ambitious plans for its future, including the development of the Bolton College of Medical Sciences in conjunction with Bolton NHS Trust, building commenced in late 2022.
The development of the Bolton Education Zone as a clearly differentiated quarter of Bolton has resulted in the regeneration and transformation of the town. The University aims to continue to contribute the economic development of the town of Bolton and the wider region, as it will continue to be an engine for regional growth through education, training and knowledge exchange. The University is, therefore, very well placed to embark on the next stage of its evolution, to consolidate and develop its existing areas of strength and to identify, invest in and grow new centres of potential excellence aligned with industry needs.