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“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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Our mission is to be a distinctive teaching intensive and research informed university known for the quality of our staff, our facilities and our links to employment sectors.
We will provide
The University of Bolton traces its history back to the foundation in 1825, of the Bolton Mechanics' Institute, one of the first to be established in the UK. Throughout its history and in its various incarnations, this institution's primary purpose has been to provide educational opportunities for those who wish to better their situation and their prospects.
The University of Bolton continues, in 2015, to offer programmes with a strong vocational, professionally focused orientation and it has a strong vocational, professionally focused, orientation and it has a strong applied research profile, which informs teaching.
The University of Bolton is in a strong position to capitalise on the challenges and opportunities of the current and future higher education environment. The University has implemented major academic initiatives and made recent investments in infrastructure development, including the £31m Bolton One building. This is part of the £150m transformation project which has been completed on campus to give effect to the Bolton Education Zone. A £10m University Technical College on campus is currently underway, contributing further to the growth of the University. The University continues to invest in and further develop its estate and has ambitious plans for its future.
By 2020 the University of Bolton will be a teaching intensive, research informed higher education institution whose distinctive high quality, student-focused, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes attract applications from all over the world.
It will offer an exciting and challenging student experience with high levels of proactive student support and with excellent facilities which match the quality of its academic provision. It will be a local resource, a regional asset and a national and international centre of excellence as well as a byword for exemplary vocationally focused undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered in Bolton and across the world. Where appropriate, our students will study in an environment which reflects as closely as possible, the working environment which they are likely to enter; with industry standard equipment. All students will be offered work-based learning through placements, internships or 'sandwich' gap years.
We will capitalise on our regional strength to build a national and international brand by enhancing the quality, reputation and perception of the organisation. This aim will be achieved through consolidation, focus, differentiation and the creation of the value through learning, teaching and knowledge exchange. The University and and all its programmes will present a distinctive competence and unique excellence. As an organisation striving for the highest quality in all we do, we will offer our students the very best teaching-intensive experience underpinned and informed by high-quality research which is directly linked to teaching.
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
As a teaching intensive, research informed higher education institution, we aim to provide, excellence in teaching, supporting our students' learning and in our assessment practices. Through the process of teaching and assessment, we will facilitate students' personal and professional development to help them achieve their goals and enjoy successful careers.
We aim to:
We aim to help our staff, through development, training and continuous dialogue on best practice to be outstanding professionals in support of excellent learning, teaching and applied research. To this end we will focus on our efforts on staff and organisational development in the following areas:
For the past few years, the University has generated both revenue reserves and cash from its operations every year. The University aims to continue to maintain its financial health through: