University of Bolton Vice Chancellor

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University of Bolton Vice Chancellor

Welcome to the University of Bolton- from Vice Chancellor Professor George E Holmes DL.

If you are a new student at the University, congratulations on taking this important step indeveloping your career. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your ambitionsand we are delighted you have chosen to join us.

We have fantastic facilities at our town centre campus, which I hope will enhance your learningand study experience as well as add to your social life at the University.

The £31 million Bolton One complex provides health, leisure, teaching and research facilities under one roof. This building is the result of a unique partnership between the University, the NHS and Bolton Council. Services for all students include:

  • a 25-metre swimming pool where studetns can enjoy free access, three times a day, during term time.
  • a smart gym and dance studio; and
  • a new sports hall and towering, 50-foot indoor climbing wall.

Other recent campus investments include building a Social Learning Zone with round-the-clock access to computing facilities and free laptops, access to the library and you will also have access to the Students’ Union bar and recreation area.

In February 2015 the University launched the Bolton Award for all students. It is already enjoying great success with more than 100 students enrolled. I would encourage all students to take part in the Bolton Award as it offers invaluable careers advice, work experience or volunteering, crucial employability skills and a wide variety of enrichment opportunities such as new contacts and personal development.

Do visit Student Services to find out more about this and the many other services we offer.

We have many athletic and sports societies on campus for you to enjoy. If you like to get out and about, our town has a host of festivals, fairs and parades running throughout the year – celebrating everything from the food and drink festival, Iron Man and the Sky ride. The University works closely with Bolton’s Octagon Theatre which offers a discount on tickets to students. Here we also host cultural events which are amongst those featured on the events section of our website, so please check the dates.

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The information on this website is correct at the time of publication in July 2016, but some changes may occur before or during the new academic year – please check for the latest information on the University’s website

I wish you an enjoyable and rewarding year.

Professor George E Holmes DL

Vice Chancellor