We can’t wait for you to join us at the University of Bolton. On this page you’ll find everything you need to know to get you ready for starting your journey.


After you have completed your enrolment, please explore your Online Induction and take some time to learn about university life and support available to you.

Make sure to access your course induction tile, where you can find important information added by your Programme Tutors.

This information will always be available to you throughout your time at the University so you are always kept up to date.

Remember, you need to complete your enrolment before you can access your online induction.

Prearrival checklist

Now that you’ve received your official offer from the University of Bolton, here is a checklist of the important documentation you’ll need to bring with you to the UK.

Valid passport, with visa/UK entry clearance

Original documentation to prove financial support for tuition fees and maintenance

Original offer letter from the university stating your home address

Original documentation of your academic qualifications as listed on your CAS

Travel and health certificates

Details of your destination, including where you plan on staying in the UK

British currency – you must make sure you have enough money to support yourself for the first few weeks. Please remember there is a limit of how much cash you can bring to the UK so you may also want to bring a debit/credit card

You will also need to collect your BRP card before enrolment. You can collect this at the Post Office located in Bolton (Oxford Street) near the train station. More information on BRP cards can be found here

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.

Want to know more about student life?

Chat to our students!

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

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.

Find out more information on Student Finance, budgeting and money management and contact details for our funding advisors if you have any queries.

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 and much more.

Find out which essentials you need to bring with you to University, including kitchen items, study devices and home-comforts to get you settled.

If you are not local to the area, it's really important to register with a GP as soon as you know your term time address. GPs provide a range of non-emergency services by appointment which include examinations, medication prescriptions, vaccinations and referrals

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.

The Library provides access to a huge range of resources to support your studies. Start searching with Discover@Bolton and explore over 200,000 eBooks, a huge selection of online journals and databases, and print book collections at our library sites. The Library also provides a range of study spaces and help and support and runs LEAP Live workshops on a wide range of topics throughout the year.

The University of Bolton is proudly working towards solutions for a better life and is constantly evolving its practices for the good of the students, staff, and community. Together, with small changes, we can make a large enough impact to change the future of sustainability and respond to and manage climate change.

Anderton Centre

Feeling adventurous? Book a session to the Anderton Centre, an outdoor activity centre based in Rivington.

There are a wide range of activities available including archery, kayaking, paddle boarding, problem-solving and orienteering.

Book a session

Familiarise yourself with our campus and facilities before you arrive

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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
QQA Scheme Participant