The University of Bolton is one of the principal sponsors of University Technical College (UTC) Bolton.
The University of Bolton was created in April 2004 when the Privy Council approved a university title for Bolton Institute of Higher Education. However, the University can trace its origins back over 190 years to the Bolton Mechanics Institute, founded in 1824.
The University prides itself on its close links with the community and is a public resource for professional knowledge and learning, working with and on behalf of people and organisations to solve practical problems.
The University currently has approximately 11,000 students and 192 academic staff of which two thirds hold a PhD.
The University of Bolton focuses on preparing its students for their professional futures, but there is no typical University of Bolton undergraduate student. Undergraduates here are studying for a wide range of qualifications in different academic and vocational subjects, they are of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. Some are studying full-time, others part-time.
UTC Bolton is the only UTC that is on a University campus giving young people a clear line of sight from GCSEs to a PhD and a daily insight into life at a university.
UTC students will have the opportunity to use the state-of-the-art University and UTC facilities and have master class lessons from University Professors and employers.
“health sciences and engineering technologies are a strength of the University of Bolton and we are delighted to be able to use our staff, experience and facilities to create a unique educational opportunity for young people in Bolton combining GCSEs or A-levels with practical projects provided by employers.”
Dr George Holmes – Vice Chancellor