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University of Bolton legal name: The University of Bolton Higher Education CorporationUniversity of Bolton_table_caption_0
MottoUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_0_0 Latin: Sapientia Superat MorasUniversity of Bolton_cell_0_0_1
TypeUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_1_0 PublicUniversity of Bolton_cell_0_1_1
EstablishedUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_2_0 2004 – gained University Status
1982 – Bolton Institute of Higher EducationUniversity of Bolton_cell_0_2_1
EndowmentUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_3_0 £160,000University of Bolton_cell_0_3_1
Vice-ChancellorUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_4_0 George HolmesUniversity of Bolton_cell_0_4_1
Administrative staffUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_5_0 700+University of Bolton_cell_0_5_1
StudentsUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_6_0 6,945 (2018/19)University of Bolton_cell_0_6_1
UndergraduatesUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_7_0 5,605 (2018/19)University of Bolton_cell_0_7_1
PostgraduatesUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_8_0 1,340 (2018/19)University of Bolton_cell_0_8_1
LocationUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_9_0 Bolton, Greater Manchester, United KingdomUniversity of Bolton_cell_0_9_1
CampusUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_10_0 UrbanUniversity of Bolton_cell_0_10_1
ColoursUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_11_0 Gold, navy blueUniversity of Bolton_cell_0_11_1
AffiliationsUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_12_0 Million+

North West Universities Association Universities UKUniversity of Bolton_cell_0_12_1

WebsiteUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_0_13_0 University of Bolton_cell_0_13_1

The University of Bolton (formerly Bolton Institute of Higher Education, Bolton Institute of Technology or simply Bolton Institute) is a public university in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. University of Bolton_sentence_0

It has approximately 6,000 students and 700 academic and professional staff. University of Bolton_sentence_1

Around 70% of its students come from Bolton and the North West region. University of Bolton_sentence_2

The university is a member of the North West Universities Association, Universities UK and Million+. University of Bolton_sentence_3

History University of Bolton_section_0

The University of Bolton traces its origins back to 1824 with the founding of Bolton Mechanics' Institute. University of Bolton_sentence_4

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. University of Bolton_sentence_5

This resulted in the creation of the new Technical School with student numbers rising to more than 1,500. University of Bolton_sentence_6

In 1926, Bolton Technical School became a college. University of Bolton_sentence_7

Fifteen years later a new building was opened offering a wide range of technical education choices, with engineering the most popular. University of Bolton_sentence_8

In 1964, Bolton Technical College and Bolton Institute of Technology were divided into two separate organisations. University of Bolton_sentence_9

A J Jenkinson was Principal of the Technical College, Bolton College of Education (Technical) and then the first Principal of Bolton Institute of Technology. University of Bolton_sentence_10

Bolton Institute of Higher Education was formed in 1982 by the merger of the Bolton Institute of Technology and Bolton College of Education. University of Bolton_sentence_11

The first principal of BIHE was John McKenzie, who was succeeded by Bob Oxtoby. University of Bolton_sentence_12

Oxstoby began the campaign for university status. University of Bolton_sentence_13

An £8.3 million extension project began in 1991 with the purchase of the former Eagle Factory. University of Bolton_sentence_14

Bolton Institute was awarded the right to award taught degrees in 1992, with the powers to award research degrees in 1996. University of Bolton_sentence_15

In 1998, Mollie Temple became the third principal and successfully led the institution to achieve university status in 2004. University of Bolton_sentence_16

Campus University of Bolton_section_1

The university is primarily situated on an urban campus between Deane Road and Derby Street in Bolton. University of Bolton_sentence_17

There are two halls of residence, although the university intends to relocate all services on to a single site in the centre of Bolton. University of Bolton_sentence_18

There is an academic centre in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. University of Bolton_sentence_19

Facilities University of Bolton_section_2

Senate House University of Bolton_section_3

Formally known as Deane Tower, Senate House underwent refurbishment in 2004 to become a centre for design disciplines, research and consultancy services. University of Bolton_sentence_20

The Chancellor's Building University of Bolton_section_4

Following the remodelling and centralisation of the University campus in 2007, a new £2.5 million Social Learning Zone for student study and Students' Union bar was built. University of Bolton_sentence_21

The building also houses the university library, student services and coffee shop. University of Bolton_sentence_22

Eagle Tower University of Bolton_section_5

The five-storey building houses subject areas such as Art & Design, Photography, Graphics, Media Studies, Special & Visual Effects and Psychology as well as academic offices. University of Bolton_sentence_23

Bolton One University of Bolton_section_6

The Bolton One facility is a £31 million, three-way partnership with Bolton Council and NHS Bolton situated on the university's campus. University of Bolton_sentence_24

The university contributed around £7 million to the development. University of Bolton_sentence_25

The purpose-built centre houses new health, science and sports teaching and research facilities – as well as a sports complex. University of Bolton_sentence_26

Halls of Residence University of Bolton_section_7

The University has approved and recommends Orlando Village halls of residence, which is owned by McComb Bolton Limited. University of Bolton_sentence_27

Other accommodation is provided by private landlords. University of Bolton_sentence_28

The Cube on Bradshawgate was one such building; it was seriously damaged by fire in November 2019. University of Bolton_sentence_29

Eyewitnesses say the cladding on the building encouraged the spread of the fire. University of Bolton_sentence_30

Manchester metro-mayor, Andy Burnham said, “It does have a type of cladding which does cause concern. University of Bolton_sentence_31

There will be many people living in buildings with this cladding today who will be very worried.” Residents in buildings with the wrong cladding are very angry about lack of urgency for removing existing combustible panels. University of Bolton_sentence_32

Matt Wrack of the Fire Brigades Union said, “It’s deeply troubling to see fire spread rapidly up a building’s exterior again – a shocking indictment of the government’s shameful inaction after Grenfell. University of Bolton_sentence_33

This is not how any building should react to a fire in the 21st century, let alone a building in which people live. University of Bolton_sentence_34

We need to end the deregulation agenda and the disastrous cuts to our fire and rescue service. University of Bolton_sentence_35

It’s time for a complete overhaul of UK fire safety before it’s too late.” University of Bolton_sentence_36

University Collegiate School University of Bolton_section_8

UTC Bolton, a university technical college sponsored by the University of Bolton was established at the university campus in September 2015. University of Bolton_sentence_37

In November 2015 the UTC was officially opened by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and named the 'Stoller Building' after the philanthropist Sir Norman Stoller. University of Bolton_sentence_38

In September 2020 the schoolwas renamed University Collegiate School. University of Bolton_sentence_39

It is now a full secondary school sponsored by the university. University of Bolton_sentence_40

Growth and future plans University of Bolton_section_9

The university has also announced plans for a new £10m facility for Science and Engineering, which will house its Centre for Advanced Performance Engineering. University of Bolton_sentence_41

Construction was set to begin following the completion of the UTC building in September 2015. University of Bolton_sentence_42

There was also to be a renovation and expansion of the current campus through to 2017. University of Bolton_sentence_43

In 2015 the university and Bolton Council announced plans for a new £40 million student village, which was planned to accommodate up to 850 students in the heart of Bolton town centre, facing the iconic Le Mans Crescent. University of Bolton_sentence_44

International presence University of Bolton_section_10

The University has an academic centre in Ras al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates and established international links with a number of overseas academic establishments in (Germany), China, Singapore, Malaysia, Malawi and Greece. University of Bolton_sentence_45

Since 2009 the University of Bolton has had a partnership with Western International College Ras Al Khaimah with programmes available at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. University of Bolton_sentence_46

In December 2011, the University of Bolton launched its academic centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in partnership with the KES Group of Institutions. University of Bolton_sentence_47

Organisation and administration University of Bolton_section_11

Chancellors University of Bolton_section_12

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On 11 July 2016 the Board of Governors announced the appointment of Lord St. Andrews as Chancellor. University of Bolton_sentence_48

The Earl commenced his responsibilities in January 2017. University of Bolton_sentence_49

Vice-Chancellors University of Bolton_section_13

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  • 2005–present: George E HolmesUniversity of Bolton_item_1_3

On 21 February 2015 The Bolton News reported that the Vice-Chancellor George Holmes had been provided with a bridging loan of £960,000 from University funds to assist him in moving home. University of Bolton_sentence_50

Academic profile University of Bolton_section_14

Reputation and rankings University of Bolton_section_15

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RankingsUniversity of Bolton_table_caption_1
National rankingsUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_1_0_0
Complete (2021)University of Bolton_header_cell_1_1_0 127University of Bolton_cell_1_1_1
Guardian (2021)University of Bolton_header_cell_1_2_0 50University of Bolton_cell_1_2_1
Times / Sunday Times (2021)University of Bolton_header_cell_1_3_0 118University of Bolton_cell_1_3_1
Global rankingsUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_1_4_0
British Government assessmentUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_1_5_0
Teaching Excellence FrameworkUniversity of Bolton_header_cell_1_6_0 SilverUniversity of Bolton_cell_1_6_1

As well as offering research opportunities, Masters and PhD degrees, it is known for its vocationally focused and industry-relevant taught degree programmes. University of Bolton_sentence_51

Its courses include Business and Media programmes. University of Bolton_sentence_52

The Guardian ranks the University of Bolton in the top 50 universities in the United Kingdom and within top 5 based on students' satisfaction with teaching. University of Bolton_sentence_53

The Times states: "The university is not research-driven, but engineering, architecture and the built environment, social work and social policy all contained some 'world-leading' research in the 2008 assessments". University of Bolton_sentence_54

The Times made this statement despite the fact that The Times ranking favors research driven universities. University of Bolton_sentence_55

In November 2014, it became the first University in the North West to become a Living Wage employer. University of Bolton_sentence_56

On 17 February 2016, it was announced that the University of Bolton would become the principal shirt sponsors of the Manchester Giants basketball team for the 2016 season. University of Bolton_sentence_57

On 2 April 2016, the University of Bolton became again the sponsors of the Bolton Wanderers, in an agreement which was initially planned to last until Summer 2016. University of Bolton_sentence_58

Student life University of Bolton_section_16

The University of Bolton has a diverse student population. University of Bolton_sentence_59

Around 13% of home students are from ethnic minority communities, with about 7% of its students being classed as international. University of Bolton_sentence_60

This portion of students come from 70 countries outside the UK. University of Bolton_sentence_61

The university also has a Chaplaincy that accommodates several different faiths. University of Bolton_sentence_62

Students' Union University of Bolton_section_17

The main Students' Union building is on Deane Road at the centre of the University Campus. University of Bolton_sentence_63

As well as being home to the SU bar (The Vista) and the hub of many social events, the union provides numerous other roles, such as student support and advice (The Advice Unit), representation and sporting societies. University of Bolton_sentence_64

Sport University of Bolton_section_18

Bolton has many different sports teams competing in the BUCS leagues. University of Bolton_sentence_65

Teams include: Basketball, Netball, Football, Hockey, Rugby League and Rugby Union. University of Bolton_sentence_66

Bolton One also offers students an eight-lane, 25-metre competition swimming pool, 50 foot climbing wall and sports hall. University of Bolton_sentence_67

See also University of Bolton_section_19

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