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Accommodation & Campus Life


Campus life offers you all the facilities you need to enjoy University life. The University of Bolton is proud of its diversity and international appeal; perfect for making ‘friends for life’.

With a student body of around 6,000 full-time students you will get the best of all worlds at Bolton, learning at a compact, modern and friendly University where no one feels anonymous, in a thriving town close to the big metropolitan and vibrant cities of Manchester and Liverpool. Our main campus is only a 10-minute walk from Bolton town centre.

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Orlando Village is the preferred and only Halls of Residence recommended by the University of Bolton. The facility provides 381 single study, self-catering bedrooms and are popular with international students. It is a 10-minute walk away from our campus, close to both bus and rail links. For the full breakdown of what is included in the Halls of Residence, contract, methods and how to apply, please visit

Our Students' Union Office can advise you of how to search for private accommodation and what to look for when entering into a contract with a private landlord. Organising private accommodation would mean contacting the landlord of the property to make arrangements. You may wish to look at the UKCISA site for information and advice for international students finding accommodation in the UK.

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The University of Bolton is not only a great place for students who want to have a positive learning experience, but also those who like to participate in a variety of sports. The campus hosts the £31 million sports complex, Bolton One, which houses a 25m swimming pool, 15m tall climbing wall and newly refurbished gym. Whether you wish to play sport competitively, or just to keep fit, there are many free activities at the University of Bolton. The Student Union can also help you find a team or society if you wish, find out more information here.


There is no reason to leave the campus to grab a bite to eat, as the University of Bolton has a variety of choices for students. Whether it be a chilled-out drink and cake in the Athena café (serving Costa Coffee), a hot meal (from just £2.80) at our Eagle Restaurant or the bar-style menu of the Vista Meet and Eat, we have you covered! You always have the option to grab a quick sandwich, wrap or salad from our Student Union Shop or one of our café’s as well. The campus is surrounded by a variety of food outlets, from major supermarkets and fast-food chains.

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The University caters to all major religions, and we have our own Chaplaincy on-campus. There is also a quiet room, prayer room and resource area. There are many places of worship close by including: churches; mosques and temples.

For more information see our chaplaincy webpage.

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The International Society at the University of Bolton aims to bring Bolton's international students and interested UK students together in a social and recreational environment. It's a great way to make new friends and see more of the North of England and the rest of the UK.

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The weather in Bolton is constantly changing!

From June to August, it can be sunny and warm (25º C/77º F). However, from September through to May, you should be prepared for rain (not every day, of course!), but make sure you have an umbrella.

Winter can be quite cold (0º C/32º F). You'll need warm clothes like jumpers, jackets, coat, hat, scarf and gloves. Bolton winters can get cold, and you should be prepared with the right clothes; fleece/jumper. A waterproof jacket or raincoat is essential for the days when there is rain.


The town's train station is just a 10-minute walk from the University. It's a 20-minute train journey to Manchester stations and only 40 minutes to Manchester International Airport.

Bolton has excellent travel links. There are frequent buses to the heart of Manchester, Salford and MediaCity and the Trafford Centre Shopping Mall.

Bolton is just over 10 miles away from Manchester and is part of the county of Greater Manchester.

A train to London will take around 2.5 hours

Visit or for public transport information and journey planning.



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