We are a dynamic and fast-growing university with our academic heritage dating back to 1825 when we opened as one of the UK’s first Mechanics’ Institutes, and we have a long a proud history of delivering top class industry-relevant courses.
We aim to help our staff through development, training and continuous improvement to be outstanding professionals in support of excellent learning, teaching and applied research.
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.
Fact 1: *A leader in world-class research and ground-breaking innovations with a focus on being Teaching Intensive, Research Informed.
Fact 2: Town centre location, surrounded by beautiful countryside, with great transport links to the rest of the vibrant multi-cultural North West of England
Fact 3: An institution proud of its heritage and history yet modern and dynamic in the 21st Century. Our stylish campus has state-of-the-art equipment and continues to expand each year.
Fact 4: Our average class sizes are smaller than most universities and our academics are constantly rated as ‘first class’ by the UK Government.
Fact 5: Our lively and diverse university community represents more than 60 countries; we are the North West University of Choice for students with disabilities.