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The University of Bolton was initially founded in 1824 as the Bolton Mechanics institute, before going through a number of changes and eventually being given taught degree awarding powers in 1990, and the title University of Bolton in 2005.
Over 30 University of Bolton courses are professionally accredited, including British Psychological Society and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Bolton is also a leading UK institution when catering for students with disabilities of all kinds.
Bolton offers some of the lowest fees in the country for students wishing to study at the University, even after all forms of financial support are taken into consideration. Bolton recently opened a small campus in the UAE, continuing its commitment to international expansion. Its student population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the UK with around 25 per cent coming from minority communities.
A meet and greet service is operated at Manchester Airport for new arrivals, while a dedicated Student Support Team also offer free advice once enrolled on finances, accommodation and health.
The University of Bolton has two Halls of Residence, providing 700 single study bedrooms on a self-catered basis. The weekly rent is among the lowest rates in the country, and includes heating, water, electricity and internet. A range of accommodation options are also available in the city, and the University can assist students in finding the right place to live.
Bolton is one of the UK's largest towns and the University is right in the middle of it. The town has a rich cultural and industrial history; while the West Pennine moors area is only 2.5 miles from campus and offers some of the most scenic views in the country. Liverpool and Manchester are both a short train ride away. The University of Bolton is served by Manchester Airport, which runs a direct train service.
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