Bolton: a hotpot of student fun and experience

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Sara Cox (Radio Presentor)
    Peter Kay (Comedian)
    Vernon Kay (Radio Presentor)

  • Population: 276,786

    • About Bolton

      Think of Bolton and what comes to mind? An industrial heartland? Its proximity to the bright lights of Manchester? The natural grace of the nearby Lake District? No, it’s more than likely much quoted Boltonian, comedian Peter Kay.

      But aside from comic genius Bolton has a lot more to offer the prospective student. As the newest institution in the North West, the University of Bolton employs a dedicated team to offer a range of degrees and courses. 

      Despite its youth, the university has recently been ranked in the top 20 for student satisfaction with the development of a new student union set to keep the kids even happier. Situated 20 minutes from Manchester, students craving big city nightlife are ideally placed, but that’s not to say Bolton can’t hold its own in the drinking stakes. 

      Students will be happy to explore the town’s ‘drunken mile’ of drinking holes, and like the majority of Britain Bolton has caught the ‘bar-bug’, with trendy new night spots opening frequently. The uni has been congratulated for opening higher education opportunities up to students from backgrounds with traditionally no university education, and this charismatic northern town has a lot of potential.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • The University of Bolton


      Student Accomodation in Bolton

        • 0.5 miles from centre

          Student Halls

          Prices from £115.00 p/w

        • 0.4 miles from centre

          Student Halls

          Prices from £95.00 p/w

        • 0.5 miles from centre

          Student Halls

          Prices from £85.00 p/w

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Bolton punches above its weight in sports and entertainment; with the Radio 1's Sara Cox and Vernon Kay, world class boxer Amir Khan and notorious comic Peter Kay all calling it their hometown

      • Bolton Wanderers FC are nicknamed 'the Trotters' - because their old stadium was close to a pig farm!

      • With over a quarter of a million people, Bolton in the biggest town in the country