very affordable and friendly, safe University

By member1249930 On 16th July 20

Study in Bolton

The University of Bolton is right in the heart of Bolton town centre. A recent survey found that the local people of Bolton are some of the friendliest in Britain, so you’ll have no problems feeling welcome. 

 

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University of Bolton

The University of Bolton is home to approximately 6,000 students and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the UK with over 60 nationalities on campus. The university provides world-class facilities and in the past few years, has invested over £50 million, so students can expect to be using industry-standard equipment. 

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Bolton Student Life

Bolton is one of Britain’s largest towns and has more than enough happening to cater to all the needs of students at the University of Bolton.

Cost of Living

Accommodation

Student accommodation costs in Bolton range from £85 - £105 per week; the average is £97 per week. 

Compare the average elsewhere: Bradford: £96/week, Manchester: £171/week, Chester: £132/week.

(prices are for all purpose-built student accommodation (both private and university-owned) over the last 12 months, as listed on StudentCrowd)

The average price for:

A cheap meal at a restaurant: £13
A pint of beer: £3.22
A regular takeout coffee: £2.77
1L of milk: £0.88
A loaf of white bread: £0.87

(Source: Numbeo)

Nights Out

For nightlife, begin at Nelson Square where you’ll find a good cluster of clubs and bars. As you head towards Bow Street, you’ll find a good range of venues along the way too. It’s also worth mentioning that Bolton has more pubs per person than any other city in the UK, so a good brew is never far away. The oldest pub in Bolton is Ye Olde Man and Scythe, so pop in for a pint and you might get a story as well. If clubbing isn't your thing, then there are Cineworld and Vue cinemas on different sides of the town. There are also a couple of theatres, with the Octagon, Bolton Little Theatre and Albert Halls covering all the bases. Between them, they host a mix of comedy, music acts, drama and the occasional movie too.

Public Transport

Bolton is easy to get around by both bike, foot and public transport. It's a pretty big place so if you have a car it would be a great way to explore the surrounding area. The town is also well connected by train; there’s a direct link to Manchester which takes less than 20 minutes, as well as regular services to Liverpool and further afield. 

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Shopping

The Marketplace and Crompton Place shopping centres are both a short 15-minute walk from the main campus, with the main retail zone covering the area between the two. This is where you will find all your high street favourites and all the necessary amenities like banks, the post office, pharmacy etc.

Days Out

Liverpool and Manchester 

Head to the bright lights of Liverpool or Manchester for a day. Both are reachable by train in under an hour. You could also make more of a trip of it and go for a city break. 

 

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The West Pennie Moors

Just 2.5 miles away from the University of Bolton is the West Pennie Moors. Here you can experience some of England’s most beautiful countryside with moors, lakes and historic sites.

 

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Peak District

In under an hour you can be at the Peak District National Park. Perfect for a day of exploring or for a post-exam break adventure with your mates. 

 

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Bolton Museum and Art Gallery

A bit closer to home you can head over to the Bolton Museum and Art Gallery. Make a day of it and combine a visit to the aquarium, which is on the lower floor!

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Orlando Village Halls of Residence 3.09 /5

Great location for getting to uni. Staff always happy and helpful and always working on the site to make improvements...

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member1261600
6th August 2021

1 nightclub, a handful...

1 nightclub, a handful of small bars rest are scruffy old man pubs Be a good place to shop if you only shop at charity shops Cheap place to live to be fair but there is nothing there to make it expensive dead town read more

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member661274
23rd July 2021

It will very hard to...

It will very hard to move about if you don't own a car. Don't ever buy a bike or anything and think that nothing will happen to it. Someone I knew got its car smashed multiple time, I got stolen my 1.5k£ bike from my house. People kept harassing me and following me, as most of them were part of a Cultish Organization nearby. Most of the people there are toxic. I pray God everyday to have saved me from it otherwise I would have lost everything completely, even my mind. It's very difficult to go Manchester with Public Transports as most of the times they just strike and leave you on your own, where if you don't wanna lose your job you will be passively forced to pay 50£ worth of taxis. Hopefully, having a stable government will make you less impacted by the low life in there. read more

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member957713
13th May 2021

Bolton's alright but...

Bolton's alright but a bit violent after 1am in the town. read more

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member653793
30th January 2021

Wish I had chose a better...

Wish I had chose a better place and town its nice but is very boring read more

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member1249930
16th July 2020

very affordable and friendly,...

very affordable and friendly, safe University read more

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member849650
3rd July 2020

I've really enjoyed living...

I've really enjoyed living in Bolton read more

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member1347347
15th April 2020

Not far from Manchester...

Not far from Manchester to get into the city. The town has all the things you need and the student night life is good too read more

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member944026
26th November 2019

DO NOT COME HERE UNLESS...

DO NOT COME HERE UNLESS IF YOU ARE ON BENEFITS read more

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member1342894
23rd October 2019

I loved this place like...

I loved this place like meat loves salt read more

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member114568
29th April 2015

Bolton is actually quite...

Bolton is actually quite a nice place to live, (considering it looks abit industrial) its full of friendly people which is great! I feel really safe here and have made so many friends from all backgrounds. The uni itself is in the town centre with great places to eat and a really good shopping centre nearby. they even have a zara store. the fast food places such as McDonalds, KFC and Subway are literally next door to Uni. The night life isnt amazing but when you do go out, you have a good night. The club J2 is very popular with typical club music but if your into indie/rock music then blind tiger is the place to be with regular live bands. There are cheap pubs to eat like wetherspoons and the dragonfly so its a nice environment to be around. Manchester is only 20 minutes on the train so if you want a big night out its so close. Public transport is great, the bus station is 2 minutes down the road from uni by the market and shopping centre and the train station is nearby. read more

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