The University of Bolton traces its origins back to 1824 with the founding of 'Bolton Mechanics' Institute. In 1887, the Committee of the Mechanics' Institute decided that the town's apprentices required technical instruction for the rapidly expanding engineering advances being made at the turn of the nineteenth century. This resulted in the creation of the new Technical School with student numbers rising to more than 1,500.

The University is commonly referred to as a ‘post-92’ institution which is a reference to the Further and Higher Education Act of 1992. It has approximately 11,000 students and more than 900 academic and professional staff.

UoBM is at the cutting edge of higher education. Partnered with the University of Bolton and situated within the centre of Manchester we are committed to fostering ambitious, intelligent and innovation-oriented students. Our unique degree curriculums have been designed carefully to provide students with programmes that are contemporary, stimulating, and employment focused. Regardless of which course students undertake, the syllabus caters to both mastering academic knowledge and practical tools for a successful career. Our focus on employability throughout our degrees is demonstrated by our excellent employability scheme, with workshops aimed to upskill students into their future careers.

Campus is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to support student teaching and learning. All Student Learning is supported by:

  • VLE (Virtual Learning Environment)
  • Digital Library
  • Leap Online
  • Programme Support Services
  • A dedicated Wellbeing Team
  • UoB Manchester Employability Office

Our campus is located very close to Oxford Road, Manchester's student hub and is a stone's throw away from the city centre. This provides a dynamic and accommodating environment for students to learn and flourish. Manchester has a thriving cultural scene and lots of history for students to explore in their spare time. In the past decade, as the city has expanded, so have extra-circular and career opportunities for students to pursue during their degrees and after graduating.

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