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 Psychology v3

6 January 2022

10 Things Only Psychology Students Will Understand!

Psychology students are mind readers, right?

Are you doing your postgraduate in psychology? Or perhaps you’re an undergraduate with friends from others courses? From silly stereotypes to underestimating the amount of work you have, there are a number of things that may grind your gears over time.

If you’re a psychology student, here are 10 things that only you and your course mates will understa...

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6 January 2022

Applying for University as a Mature Student (A Survival Guide)

Being a mature student at university is a rewarding and career-changing experience. Here’s how to make the most of it! 

Are you a mature student trying navigate university life? Or perhaps you’re interested in returning to your studies and applying for a course? At the University of Bolton, we endeavour to be one of the best universities for mature students, and our campus is inclusive of everyon...

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6 January 2022

Are Early Risers More Successful in Business?

Are you a night owl or early riser? Who is more successful in the business world?

They say the early bird catches the worm in business. In fact, some of the world’s most successful leaders are morning people, including Tim Cook (Apple CEO), Howard Shultz (Starbucks CEO), Richard Branson, and Michelle Obama.

So is it true? Are early risers more successful than night owls? Well, there’s definitely...

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6 January 2022

Film Student Stereotypes: Have You Heard Any of These?

You’re studying a film degree. Therefore you must be a hipster. Sound familiar?

Are you studying a film special effects course at the University of Bolton? Or perhaps you’re interested in doing a film degree and hoping to get a job in the industry? Wherever you are in your career journey, you may have come across certain stereotypes to do with your chosen subject.

Here are some of the things tha...

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6 January 2022

How AI Is Changing the World of Dental Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming dental technology and the world of dentistry. Here’s how…

Thanks to advancements in technology, including AI technology, dental work of the future will be less invasive, less painful, and much more effective, with better long-term results for patients. Even today, we are already seeing amazing changes in dental technology for crowns, bridges and dentur...

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6 January 2022

How to Have a Strong Moral Compass in Business Law

Ethics and law are not the same thing, and in business law it’s important to practice both!

We live in a world where white collar crime is rife. From the famous case of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes to Enron, we’ve seen enough to know that effective governance is essential in corporate businesses.

Anyone wishing to enter into the legal profession must have a strong moral compass, and it all star...

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6 January 2022

Is Gaming Good for Brain Health or Not?

Love gaming? Here we look at the effects of gaming on the brain…

If you’re doing a game development or game design degree at university, you’ll be fully immersed into the world of video games. And the likelihood is you’re an avid gamer yourself, with many years of experience in the gaming chair.

But what are the effects of gaming on the brain? Is frequent gaming good for brain health and cogniti...

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6 January 2022

New Year Goals for Postgraduate Students

Do you have New Year goals or New Year resolutions for 2022? Here are some you’ll want to keep…

A New Year means new opportunities to do things differently. And we’re not just talking about dieting post-Christmas. Sure, it’s important to have a health kick to start off the year, but it’s also good to think about some longer term New Year goals.

If you want New Year resolutions that can help you ...

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6 January 2022

Silencing Your Inner Critic During a Creative Master’s

Are you studying a creative master’s? Do you need help silencing your inner critic? Here’s how…

Being your own critic can be good as a self-improvement technique, but sometimes creative folks have a habit of being overly critical of one’s own work.

Whether you’re studying fine arts, photography, animation or performance arts, it’s important to have a structured approach to critiquing what you’ve...

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6 January 2022

Student Mental Health: How to Stay Happy in Winter

Don’t let the cold season get you down. Here are some tips for better student mental health in winter!

January can be a hard time for many of us. It’s the coldest month of the year, with the fewest daylight hours. So you can say goodbye to the sunshine vitamin until springtime comes around!

For those who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), juggling university work and other responsibi...

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6 January 2022

Why Finance Matters: The Case of Theranos

Learnings from the Theranos scandal, and why internal financial controls are important in any organisation.

If you’ve been following the scandal with Elizabeth Holmes and her failed blood-testing startup, Theranos, you’ll know that money can very easily get into the wrong hands. If you haven’t, we highly recommend reading up on it here.

As one of the most famous trials of our time, the Elizabeth...

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6 January 2022

Winter Study Tips for a Master’s Degree in Engineering

How to breeze through winter doing your master’s in engineering!

 

Staying motivated in winter can be tricky, especially if you’re studying a complicated subject like engineering. All engineering disciplines require a great deal of concentration, and focused revision during exam time…but do you find yourself struggling when it gets dark outside?

In fact, there could be a link between gloomy wea...

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5 January 2022

8 Study Tips for Your MSc Health and Social Care Degree

Are you studying a master’s degree in health and social care? Here are some top study tips!

For students doing a postgraduate health and social care degree, time management is everything. This subject is extremely hands-on and won’t just take place in a classroom. For instance, if you’re doing a part-time master’s degree at the University of Bolton, you’ll be juggling work and study at the same t...

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4 January 2022

Designing Your Digital Future

Digital marketing has grown year on year as the world has gravitated to e-commerce. However, the pandemic has been responsible for a seismic shift in consumer behaviour with lockdown forcing more people than ever before to go digital. As a consequence, brands are dramatically increasing both spending on their digital channels and the number of digital marketers that they need to recruit. 

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14 December 2021

Kick-Starting Your Career as a Games Designer

California may be the world capital of games design but the UK’s gaming industry has long secured its place on the global gaming stage. British cities, including Dundee, Liverpool, Sheffield and Rotherham, have cemented their reputation as game development hubs but the UK’s top spot for gaming goes to Guildford in Surrey, which ranks alongside Silicon Valley, Vancouver and Stockholm as top games d...

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14 December 2021

Engineer a Bright Future in Motorsport

If the thrum of an engine can make you turn your head, then this is the degree for you. For so many of our engineering motorsport students, their desire to work in the motorsports industry has been driven by their love of watching sporting greats whizz round the track. The UK has a long and very proud motoring heritage, from Formula 1 to Rally, with a long list of motor sporting legends to inspire...

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14 December 2021

Fashioning your Future in Design

For some, it’s all about the Italian fashion houses of Gucci and Versace; for others, they love the sculpted lines of Britain’s Vivienne Westwood – or maybe you’ve been inspired by Yeezy’s futuristic designs? Our fashion and textiles degrees are your opportunity to design, experiment and explore your inner creative side and transform your ideas and concepts into wearable designs.

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14 December 2021

Get to Grips with Game Changing Dental Technology

Working in dentistry has long been considered a lucrative and secure career, but there is a range of specialist technical roles making a very real difference to people’s experience of dentistry that are equally rewarding. Dental technology is one of the most exciting and fast-moving parts of the profession, with the University of Bolton’s dental technology course helping graduates to excel in this...

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14 December 2021

Make 2022 Your Year of Transformation

When is Going Back Actually Going Forward?

Heading back to university for a postgraduate degree could take you further forward than you expected. With an undergraduate degree already in the bag, you might be considering a postgraduate degree for a number of reasons. While you’re considering your options, there’s one further point to think about – the University of Bolton has a diverse range of po...

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9 December 2021

Make Life Through a Lens a Reality

There’s something very special about capturing a real-world moment in time and reproducing it so that it can be viewed again and again. Photography, for some, represents their opportunity to immerse themselves in the world around them, to become one with the elements and the humanity that surrounds them and to create their version of the truth. For others, life behind a camera is the chance to pus...

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9 December 2021

Bringing Your Career In Animation To Life

Animation plays an enormous role in modern childhood, with characters, such as Elsa, Simba and Sponge Bob, forming the backdrop to everyday life. You might have been inspired by the characters of a graphic novel or Manga as a young adult. Our animation courses open up a world of creative opportunity so that your work can touch other people in the same way. You will develop skills and gain an under...

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9 December 2021

Explore Art and Design with the Experts

Art is as important as it has ever been, but the world has a renewed interest and respect for beautiful things in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. With a long heritage that stretches back over 150 years, the Bolton School of Arts has never stopped the promotion of fine arts and discovering the artists of the future.

With an Art and Design degree, we’ll help you to grow both as a person and a...

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9 December 2021

Inspire, Design, Draw – Shaping Your Career in Graphic Design

Ever had your attention grabbed by packaging in a supermarket, an infographic, a billboard or an online advert? That’s the work of a graphic designer you’ve just noticed. Communicating messaging through media lies at the heart of graphic design, and the career opportunities for a graduate with a graphic design degree are as wide and varied as the work they undertake.

From developing special effec...

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9 December 2021

Play Your Part in Developing the Learners of the Future

There’s something quite special about studying for your degree in early years and childhood studies at the University of Bolton. We’ve worked hard to create a friendly and supportive learning environment and this is something that you’ll spend time thinking about during your early years study. The educational space around early years and childhood study has changed dramatically in the last six dec...

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9 December 2021

Time To Shine On Screen

Where would we be without film? Movies can be watched in the palm of our hand while CGI creates universes for us to explore without having to leave the cinema. The pandemic showed us that, when the going gets tough, we all look for a bit of escapism and a break from the real-world.

At the University of Bolton, we help you to realise your full creative potential as you explore the worlds of possib...

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6 December 2021

What’s the Difference Between a Solicitor and a Barrister?

When you study for a law degree, there are several career pathways open to you.

Two of these career options are a solicitor and a barrister.

If you’re not sure how these roles vary, we’ve put together this guide to explain the key differences between the roles.

What is a solicitor?A solicitor typically works in an office and provides legal advice, drafting and reviewing legal documentation.

Th...

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6 December 2021

What Jobs Can You Get With a Medical Biology Degree?

Medical biology – the study of anatomy and disease and how they can be analysed in a laboratory setting, is extremely popular with students.

Think of it as where the world of medicine and biology intersect with each other!

If you’re asking the question ‘what careers can I get into with a medical biology degree?’ Here are just some of the jobs in medical biology you can work in.

1. Medical biolo...

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6 December 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Adult Nursing

Adult nursing can be an exceptionally rewarding career, as you help a wide range of people with their health and wellbeing.

If you want to find out more about adult nursing or are considering moving into nursing as a career, we’ve put together this guide to help.

What is adult nursing?Adult nursing is when you offer nursing support services to adults. Anyone over the age of 18. It is sometimes r...

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6 December 2021

The Unsung Heroes That Support Our Athletes

2022 promises to be a fantastic year for sports, with the Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and the Rugby League World Cup. We can’t wait!

The sportsmen and women participating in these events give us hours of exciting entertainment. However, there are other people behind-the-scenes that we all need to thank too.

Here are just some of the unsung heroes working in the...

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6 December 2021

What is Psychology?

If you love listening to people and finding out how the mind works, a degree in psychology could be the perfect choice for you.

Psychology can open the door to a wide range of different careers including teaching, counselling, social work and of course, psychology or psychotherapy.

Not sure what psychology is? Here’s a short guide to what the study of psychology is all about, and how we use it i...

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3 December 2021

Five Computing Trends to Look Out for in 2022

Computing trends move so quickly, that it’s important to keep up-to-date. Think back to a decade ago when USB sticks, tiny smartphones and 4G were in fashion!

What are the emerging trends in computing for the year ahead? Let’s take a look...

1. Cloud computing 

Cloud computing is bigger than ever, and this trend will continue to grow year-on-year.

Cloud computing means businesses can access da...

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3 December 2021

How a Degree in Education Can Help You in Your Future Career

There’s no doubt about it; education helps shape lives. We can all name at least one teacher who made a real difference in our education and inspired us.

If you want to play a pivotal role in nurturing children and young people, a degree in education is a perfect career choice.

When many people think of education degrees, they think of teaching. However, there are lots of other career opportunit...

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3 December 2021

Is Working in Health and Social Care Right For Me?

Are you wanting to start the New Year, with a new career? Want to do something where you can make a real difference in people’s lives? If the answer is yes, then health and social care could be a fantastic option.

Health and social care is about looking after and supporting those in the society that need support, from older people and children to those with learning difficulties and physical impa...

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3 December 2021

What Exactly Can You Do With a Construction Degree?

You may read this blog title and think ‘a degree in construction? What’s all that about?’

However, a degree in construction can lead to a very fulfilling career and exciting job opportunities.

Let’s look at what you can learn with a construction degree, and the careers you can move into.

What you can learn on a construction degree courseThe exact nature of what you will learn on a construction ...

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2 December 2021

Why a Career in Accounting is a Lot More Exciting Than You Might Think

When you think of accounting and accountants, you may think of people locked away in rooms, spending your day at a computer working through spreadsheets.

However, accounting is a fantastic career choice with lots of brilliant opportunities.

Here are just some of the reasons why accounting is an excellent career choice.

1. You’re helping businesses to grow

Accountants are involved in a lot of i...

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2 December 2021

Five Different Engineering Career Paths You Can Take

One of the great things about engineering is that are lots of types of engineering sectors you can work in. From curing diseases to building the cities of the future and designing and developing electrical systems to race cars and bikes, there are so many different options.

So, what types of engineering degrees are there? Let's take a look at five of them.

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2 December 2021

Is Social Work a Good Career?

If you’re thinking about a career in social care, you’ll want to know the advantages and disadvantages of this line of work, as well as how to get started.

We’ve put together this brief guide to help you find out if social work is the right career path for you.

The pros and cons of social workSocial work is an extremely rewarding career, as you get to make a real difference in people’s lives.

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2 December 2021

The Biggest Business Trends for 2022

If you’re in business, it’s essential to keep ahead of the curve. Being aware of the latest trends can be the critical difference between having a successful business, or not.

So, what are the top business trends for the year ahead? Let’s take a look…

1. SustainabilityIt’s more important than ever to do business in a green and environmentally-friendly way. Everything from reviewing your supply-c...

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2 December 2021

What is Community Development?

If you’re looking for a job where you can help people and improve life in your local community, a career in community development could be an excellent choice.

People who can advocate for those who are most vulnerable are in high demand.

If you’re not sure what community development is, we’ve put together this short guide to explain more.

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2 December 2021

Arts Self-Study vs. Collaborative Study During Your Master's

Study alone or work with others? What’s more effective in an arts master’s?

There’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to finding the best study style in an art subject. Everyone is different, and there are benefits to both self-study and collaborative study. Plus, each art specialism is different, so how much time spent alone vs. working with others will depend on your chosen modules.

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2 December 2021

Today is World Computer Literacy Day!

There’s never been a more important time for computer literacy in today's world…

At the University of Bolton, we’ve been in the Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Computer Science* for the second year running. So computer is literacy something we’re truly passionate about.

Join us in promoting World Computer Literacy Day, a global event that raises awareness of the importance of comput...

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1 December 2021

University Life and Alcohol: Do I Need to Drink to Fit In?

Worried about your university social life as a non-drinker? Don’t be…here’s a guide to staying sober when socialising!

Life at university and going to parties seem to go hand-in-hand, but do you need to drink alcohol to make friends? The short answer to this is…absolutely not! There is nothing to say that you have to drink in order to fit in and enjoy a healthy social life. Plenty of people choo...

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1 December 2021

Best Books for Law Students Doing LLM (Master of Laws)

Studying law for the first time? Here are the books you’ll want to devour!

Whether you’re currently studying LLM (Master of Laws) at university, or you’re looking to apply to this postgraduate course next year, extra-curricular reading is something that you should make time for.

The great thing about LLM degrees is that you don’t need to have a law background to apply, making the practice of la...

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1 December 2021

What is a Flat Organisational Structure in Start-ups?

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Here’s the lowdown on start-up organisational structures…

If you’re studying (or are interested in) a business course at the University of Bolton, entrepreneurship may have been crossed your mind as a viable pathway. If you dream of starting your own company, you’ll need to consider the best ways to structure your company.

One of the most progressive ways of doing...

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1 December 2021

How to Get Along With Your Roommates: 5 Top Tips

Worried about getting on with housemates at university? Here’s how to maintain great roomie relationships!

Whether you’re in halls or moving into a student house for the first time, living with people other than your family can be a daunting experience. Even when you’ve made friends and chosen your housemates for second-year, it can still be scary knowing these friendships will be put to the tes...

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1 December 2021

PGCE Teaching: A Survival Guide

Anxious about teaching? Here’s a complete guide on how to survive (and thrive) during your PGCE!

Postgraduate degrees can often be more challenging than undergraduate degrees, as they are more intensive and require a lot of self-discipline. This is certainly the case when it comes to teaching, with PGCEs demanding a great deal of commitment from students.

On your PGCE, you’ll have a mix of both ...

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1 December 2021

What Are the Best Paid Computer Science Jobs?

Embarking on a computer science career? A master’s could lead to the best paid jobs in the industry.  

Doing a master’s degree in computer science is a fantastic investment for your career. As well as opening up more opportunities, it can also boost your earning potential.  

The University of Bolton has been in the Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Computing Courses* for the second-ye...

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1 December 2021

‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly (Green)

Christmas is traditionally a time for excess, for eating and drinking more than usual and for being a bit more extravagant – in all ways. However, as we approach Christmas and with COP26 still fresh in our minds, could this be the Christmas to make some small changes which could add up to quite a lot? Can we enjoy this Christmas and still meet the sustainability definition of ‘meeting our own need...

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30 November 2021

5 of the Best Finance Books That Help You Understand Money

Tired of text books? Read these eye-opening books about money and finance instead!

Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you security. It’s also the lifeblood of every nation, and every economy. So, in that sense, money really does make the world go round.

The word “money” is sometimes treated as a dirty word, but for finance and business students, it’s an important concept to understand...

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30 November 2021

How The Matrix Movie Changed Film Forever

In the lead-up to Matrix 4, we look back at the first ever Matrix film techniques.

When cinema took the red pill, everything changed. If you’re a movie buff who knows your special effects, you’ll know that The Matrix movie’s gravity-defying stunts set a whole new benchmark prior to the millennium.

Two decades have passed since the Wachowski siblings introduced the world to bullet time. And now w...

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30 November 2021

How to Improve Learning for an Engineering Master’s

An engineering master’s can be intensive…optimise your learning to get more from your course.

Whether you’re looking at electronic engineering courses, civil engineering courses, mechanical engineering courses or engineering of any other kind for your postgraduate training, there are some skills that benefit all fields. Knowing how to optimise these skills can dramatically improve your learning a...

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30 November 2021

How to Make the Most of Your Games Design Degree

Level up your game design degree with these tips!

Game design at university can be a competitive space, especially at postgraduate level when your modules are geared towards graduate employment. Once you’re out there, the competition doesn’t stop either. If you want to be one step ahead, embrace every single part of your training and make your portfolio stand out.

Here are some tips for making ...

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30 November 2021

How to Study Like a Pro in Psychology

Get the inside track on effective study methods for psychology students!

Studying psychology courses at university can be demanding, particularly if you’re doing your master’s. But it’s a hugely rewarding field to get into, and all you need are a few study tips to help you excel.

This subject is research-heavy and there’s a lot of text to get through. Not only do you need to store a huge amount ...

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30 November 2021

Apply Now: University Courses Starting in January

Looking for January intake universities in the UK? Look no further than the University of Bolton!

It’s not too late to apply for university if you have missed the September intake. Whether you weren’t able to make the application deadline or you’ve had some time off, January 2022 is a great time to enrol.

Not all universities have university courses starting in January, but there are some that d...

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30 November 2021

New Dental Implant Crowns Made of Cellulose-Based Nanocomposites

The latest in dental implant crowns…and why now is the time to upskill in dental technology!

Dental implant crowns can make a big difference to people with damaged or missing teeth. Not only do dental crowns make it easier for people to eat while supporting jaw structure, but they can improve their smile.

They are vital to dentistry with regard to both aesthetics and functionality and can seriou...

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25 November 2021

What Can You Do With a Law Degree?

Your law degree may be the first step on your way to a legal career, or it might be the opportunity to take a new subject that allows you to develop your critical thinking skills and reasoning before you embark on a non-legal career.

An LLB (Hons) Law Degree with the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester, offers you the opportunity to experience all aspects of learning about law, with clearl...

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24 November 2021

What Can You Do With a Special Effects Degree?

Special Effects courses are highly practical and explore a huge range of specialist skills and techniques for creating both physical and digital effects to add so much more sensory stimulation to what is seen on screen.

At the University of Bolton, our BDes (Hons) Special Effects for Film and Television degree can help you create scenes and characters that drive the most inspiring and jaw-droppi...

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24 November 2021

What Can You Do With a Dental Technology Degree?

A question we are commonly faced with when considering a career in dentistry: is dental technology a good degree?

Dental technology beautifully combines technical skill, the ability to care for people and a surprising level of artistry. Dental technology degrees are dedicated to the unwavering pursuit of cultivating the next generation of dentistry experts, honing their skills and passions and t...

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24 November 2021

What Do I Study in a Social Work Degree?

Are you passionate about making a change in people’s lives? Do you strive to improve the situation of others? If so, the University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Social Work course could be perfect for you. Approved by Social Work England, this course nurtures your talents and cultivates new skills and knowledge that will support you in a successful and enjoyable career working with those in some of the m...

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23 November 2021

Soft Skills You Can Use for Future Employability

When it comes to getting the skills you need for a career in your chosen field, people often think that the only thing you need to do is learn your subject. They could assume this means continuing your education in order to achieve those goals. While this is certainly vital for many roles, it is important to consider the soft skills, or employability skills that you might need as well.

These are ...

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23 November 2021

Crimes That Were Solved In Crazy Ways

From DNA to criminal profiling, we know all about the typical techniques that are used when solving crimes today. However, there are some crimes that have been solved in ways that are anything but “normal.” So, let’s take a look at some crimes that were solved in crazy ways.

The Use of Playing CardsIn 2010, an experimental new method of attempting to identify perpetrators was used by the Departme...

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23 November 2021

3 Ways a Supportive University Can Help Students Thrive

For many young people, making the decision to apply to university can be an exciting step on their path to completing their education. However, it can also be a daunting one as well, which is why it is vital to choose a university that offers an excellent level of student support.

University can bring with it a whole new range of challenges. Not only is it the chance to study something that you r...

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23 November 2021

Overseas Placements – Can University Students Still Go Global?

 

Since the 1980s students have been able to take part in the Erasmus Scheme, an exchange programme that allows students to study at universities in other European member states with an international placement year. Brexit, however, made it necessary to make changes to the system that was in place for UK and overseas students and from September 2021 a new scheme - the Turing Scheme - was put in p...

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18 November 2021

How Dental Crowns are Changing Dental Care

Is dental technology a good career? With a growing dental crown market, there’s never been a better time to get your degree.

Are you interested in becoming a dental technician or dental technologist? One of the jobs that dental technicians do is to make dental crowns that improve patients’ appearance, speech and their ability to chew. And there’s never been a better time to explore this career p...

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18 November 2021

Healthcare in a Post COVID World

How will hospitals and GP surgeries operate as we navigate COVID today and in the future?

Almost 90% of scientists believe that coronavirus will become endemic, while posing less risk over time. And while low-income countries have a much bigger battle than high-income countries like the UK, COVID will still be around in the West for many years to come.

When we look at healthcare in a post-COVID...

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18 November 2021

Krystina Emmanouilides Paves the Way for Female Engineers in F1

Are you a female student with dreams to work in F1 racing? Let Krystina Emmanouilides be your inspiration.

The world of F1 is undoubtedly male dominated. Not only has it always been considered a masculine sport, but the people who work behind the scenes have been largely men. But things are changing, and in recent years there has been a rise in women working in the pit lane.

One of these women...

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18 November 2021

LLM Graduates: Global Mergers and Acquisitions Soar

As the world of corporate law ramps up, there’s never been a better time to upskill.

Do you have a degree in law or another relevant subject? The LLM courses at the University of Bolton are available to graduates from both legal and non-legal backgrounds looking to develop their skills in specialist areas such as corporate law and international business law.

If you’ve been thinking of pursuing ...

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18 November 2021

Record £36 Billion Investment to Reform NHS and Social Care

The Prime Minister has pledged to tackle NHS Covid backlogs with a £36 billion investment boost.

Right now, there’s great news for those working in healthcare and social care, as the UK Government lays down plans to take “responsible, fair and necessary action” to deal with the backlogs caused by the pandemic.

This is set to be the biggest catch-up programme in history, with a huge injection o...

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18 November 2021

What Makes a Great Games Designer?

Want to be the next big game designer? Follow these steps for greatness!

Designing games for a living is fun, exciting and lucrative. And for avid gamers, it’s a fantastic way to make money while pursuing a life passion. Too good to be true? Not at all…

Being successful in the gaming industry is a very real possibility, and the right education will help you get started. But this is a competitiv...

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17 November 2021

4 Tips for Success During Your Accountancy Degree

Need help breezing through your accountancy degree? Here are our top tips for success!

It’s not unusual for postgraduates studying accountancy to worry about workload, exam stress and other challenges associated with this field of studying. Accounting can be demanding, but also highly rewarding, with those at postgraduate level enjoying much higher earning potential and amazing job prospects when...

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17 November 2021

10 Books to Inspire Graduate Success

Want to know how to be a successful graduate student? Here are some must-read inspirational books to help you achieve greatness! 

At the University of Bolton, we focus on providing a positive and supportive learning environment, so you can reach your potential. If you want to know how to be a successful graduate student, try becoming a bookworm and immersing yourself into must-read inspirational...

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17 November 2021

How to Build a Good Routine at University

Want to know how to make university better and more enjoyable? It starts with the right routine…

Juggling studies and a social life doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, a few small tweaks to your daily habits could make all the difference. Whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student, having a routine is essential in helping you get the most out of your time here.

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17 November 2021

Studying With Friends vs. Studying Alone

Should you study alone or in a group? Here’s our guide on how to find the best way to study.

Everyone is different when it comes to learning, and knowing how to find the best way to study starts with understanding your own personal study style.

So how do you know what’s right for you, and what are some good ways to study? We believe it helps to mix it up, with some modules or projects better s...

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17 November 2021

Why Do Startups Fail? 4 Reasons Things Go Wrong

Want to be an entrepreneur? Here are the pitfalls to watch out for!

Business is one of the best subjects to study at postgraduate level because it teaches you about every aspect of a commercial business, and enhances your skills in this area. So what jobs can you get with a business degree? And can you become an entrepreneur?

Our business management courses are the ideal platforms for entrepre...

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2 November 2021

What Are The Highest Paying Jobs You Can Do With An Accountancy Degree?

Any aspiring accountant needs to be clever when it comes to their finances, and so it makes sense that you would be interested in discovering the highest paying jobs for an accounting degree.

Do you need a degree to be an accountant?Before we dig deeper into the highest paying salaries, you may be wondering whether you really need a degree to be an accountant.

It is not a necessity to have a de...

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2 November 2021

How to Be Successful in Computing

How hard is a computer science degree, and what tips are there to ace the course?

Computing graduates are in high demand. This is a field with plenty of job prospects, and computing skills are needed across every industry. But how hard is a computer science degree and is it suited to everyone?

At the University of Bolton, we’re in the Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Computing Cour...

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2 November 2021

How to Make it as an Art Student

Studying art and design? Here’s some advice on how to become an outstanding art student!

Art and design courses offer a great deal of freedom, allowing students to explore a range of mediums and creative concepts. But art students have their own battles while studying their degrees. When you’re a postgraduate student, your work will be more autonomous, and that means to an extent you’ll have to ...

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2 November 2021

How to Survive Your Psychology Master's

How to get your master’s in psychology with a spring in your step!

At the University of Bolton, we’ve been in the Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Psychology Courses* for the fourth year running. So we know how to look after our psychology students!

Nonetheless, this field can be mentally challenging, with so much to learn and a lot of work to do. So it’s important to have a few tr...

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2 November 2021

Sports Science Graduates: Where Are They Now?

Here’s a look at different sports science graduate jobs, and how much graduates earn after university…

So you want to study sports science…but you’re not sure where this degree will take you and what to do after graduation? There are many career options with this subject, and plenty of job prospects once you finish university. 

Read on to find out about the types of sports science graduate jobs...

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2 November 2021

What is an Undergraduate Degree? (Degree Names Explained)

We explain everything there is to know about undergraduate degrees, what they mean, and what to expect…

University lingo can be confusing. If you’re starting to research different universities and look into what degrees you can do when you leave school, there’s a lot of terminology to get your head around.

You’ll most likely be looking at undergraduate degrees. But what is an undergraduate degr...

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2 November 2021

What Can You Do With A Biomedical Engineering Degree?

Do you want to combine your love for engineering with the ability to design medical products that could save people’s lives? If so, a career in biomedical engineering could be just the thing you need! Here at the University of Bolton, our BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering degree can help you to achieve your dream career. Read on to discover more about the kind of doors this degree could open.

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2 November 2021

What Are The Most In-Demand Cyber Security Jobs Right Now?

We live in a world that is heavily reliant on technology, and data security is more important than ever as a consequence. Protecting our digital assets, programs, and data has become critical now that everything is stored online. Cyber security specialists play a critical role in the security of organisations and businesses, and you can play a key role in this as well.

It is estimated that the c...

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2 November 2021

How To Become A Play Therapist

A play therapist is someone who helps children and their families to work through challenging experiences and life issues through play. If this is a career you are interested in, read on to discover more about how to become a play therapist.

A play therapist helps children to make sense of complex psychological issues or difficult life experiences through play. You can get into this job via an a...

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2 November 2021

What Makes Oliver Twist One Of The Greatest Pieces Of Literature Of All Time?

If you’re looking for an incredible piece of literature to inspire you, it doesn’t get much better than Oliver Twist. Oliver Twist is an iconic piece of writing, and in this blog we will explore what makes it such a true masterpiece.

Of course, Oliver Twist was Charles Dickens’ second novel, following The Pickwick Papers. A true literary genius, Dickens is regarded by many people as the greatest...

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1 November 2021

The Most Rewarding Things About A Career in Nursing

If you want to work in a rewarding role, you will struggle to find a better option than a career in nursing. While there can be difficult days, there can also be heartwarming moments that make it all worthwhile.

Over the past 18 months, we’ve been reminded of how important the UK’s medical frontline workers are. Faced with unprecedented times, our incredible nurses and doctors have given us all ...

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1 November 2021

Employability Matters - Why University Study isn't all Academic

Making the decision to continue your education with a university degree is not something that should be taken lightly. For many individuals the biggest worry is what will the employment rate after university be? Students want to know will a university degree better equip them for the world of work, or will this just add to the challenges facing students for employment after graduation?

Whilst en...

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1 November 2021

What is a Sustainable University and why Should you Choose one?

For many students, when they start to look at how to choose a university, one of the important factors they are now considering is sustainability. But what exactly is a sustainable university and how do you choose one?

What makes a University Sustainable?Universities contribute to sustainability in a number of different ways. The most significant are the way in which they impact on water and ener...

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1 November 2021

Why Diversity Matters to the Student Population

The term diversity is one that we are hearing more and more and rightly so. Diversity matters is as multifaceted as the people who it applies to. Cultural diversity in universities is of particular importance and is something that many universities choose to highlight as part of their continuing mission or even as a selling point to potential students.

You might be wondering why diversity matter...

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1 November 2021

3 REASONS TO STUDY DENTAL TECHNOLOGY

Dentistry is creating smiles. As a dental technologist you would be in one of the fastest growing health professional fields and at the forefront of dental advancements. You will be working by hand to fine tune the teeth of the UK. If working with specialist equipment, combining technical skill with artistry and consulting directly with patients and dentists to create perfect smiles sounds like yo...

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22 October 2021

Can A Psychology Degree Help Me Become A Therapist?

Are you considering studying a psychology degree but not sure of the potential career prospects afterwards? Choosing the right degree is key, and there’s lots to consider before you are ready to apply. There are many different psychology degrees offered in the Greater Manchester area, but we’re going to cover why you should study a psychology degree at the University of Bolton and to help shed som...

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21 October 2021

What is a Health and Social Care Degree?

With a health and social care degree, you can make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable people.

Here, we will look at how you study for a BSc in Health and Social Care, what you will learn and your potential career options post-graduation.

What are health and social care?

Health and social care are about helping people who may not be able to help themselves. Some of the people you may ...

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21 October 2021

What can you do with a business degree?

Business is one of the most popular degree subjects in the UK right now. The reason behind this is because it opens up many different career paths after graduation.

A business degree gives you transferable skills that you can use in future employment as well as many graduate study opportunities should you wish to enhance your knowledge and employability chances further.

If you’re wondering what ...

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20 October 2021

Study Motorsport & Automotive Performance Engineering

Are you looking for a career in the automotive industry?

Studying motorsport and automotive performance engineering is the perfect way to enter the dynamic and challenging automotive industry. You’ll learn how cars are designed, built and tested, as well as how they work on the racetrack. With this degree, you can go anywhere in the world to work with some of the best engineers in motorsport and ...

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20 October 2021

Make Your Mark As A Mature Student

Mature students are an important part of campus life at the University of Bolton. Often offering a different perspective, our mature students help to make the student experience so much more diverse and inclusive.

Flexible Mature Study

As a mature university student, your degree may be connected to your career progression; you may combining it with work, or you may be pursuing an entirely new ar...

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20 October 2021

Careers in the Creative Industries With a Gaming Degree

In 2020, the global games industry was valued at $173.70 billion*, but you don’t have to leave the UK to fulfil your gaming career ambitions. With many key hubs of excellence around the UK, the British creative industries are worth approx £21 billion** and offer excellent graduate employment opportunities for students with a game design degree.

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The creative industry is full of int...

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19 October 2021

What Can You Do With A Civil Engineering Degree?

Did you know that 19 per cent of the UK’s workforce are employed by the engineering sector? For a career with many employment opportunities, civil engineering is certainly worth considering!

Civil engineering is an industry with so much potential and career choice. The fast pace of technological change is enabling civil engineers to revolutionise construction methods, boost sustainability, and at...

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15 October 2021

SFX Master Chris Corbould on James Bond

Shh…here are the secrets from James Bond No Time To Die, as told by the SFX maestro himself!

Daniel Craig gained international fame playing James Bond in Casino Royale back in 2006. He has since played 007 five times, and his interpretation of the agent has added a realism to the movie franchise, leading them to be the top-grossing James Bond movies of all time.

But the one who spotted his tale...

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13 October 2021

What jobs can you get with a computing degree?

We are all doing more and more online. From playing our favourite video games and retail therapy, to staying connected with family and friends, we’re all used to using computers and smartphones!

This means that a computing degree can be extremely valuable to support your career ambitions. When you study computing and information systems, you are guaranteed to work in an exciting and fast-paced in...

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12 October 2021

Why University Open Days Are So Important

The new university year may only just have started, and freshers may still be finding their feet, but it is already time for those students who are considering continuing their further education journey to start thinking about university and working out which university Open Days they’d like to attend.

Choosing a university is not always as easy a decision as you might think so it is important to...

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8 October 2021

Priory Group's Unique Apprenticeship Opportunity Underway

Here at the University of Bolton, we’re always looking for ways to help students and professionals progress their careers and gain real-life experience to boost their future employability. That’s why we were delighted to team up with the Priory Group to offer a unique health apprenticeship. Find out more about it below.

Background information on this exciting healthcare apprenticeship

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5 October 2021

It’s World Teachers’ Day!

Today is UNESCO World Teachers’ Day – let’s celebrate all teachers and trainee teachers around the globe!

Are you a PGCE student or doing a master’s in education at the University of Bolton? Perhaps you’re considering applying for a postgraduate course to hone your skills in the field of teaching? Or maybe you’re working in education right now and you’re interested in professional development?

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16 September 2021

What a career in Performing Arts and Theatre looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for a degree in the industry you want to head into.

This blog will discuss some of the realities of performing arts jobs, and what potential performing arts careers a...

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16 September 2021

Maths Teacher Jobs That Aren’t in Schools

There are so many reasons to become a maths teacher in the UK. Not only are there job opportunities aplenty, but maths can make a huge impact on young people’s lives and their employability.

There are many maths teacher jobs to consider too, not just teaching in schools. Our PGCE 14+ Mathematics course at the master’s level is designed to prepare you for a range of workplace settings. Here’s a lo...

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16 September 2021

Top Educational Leadership Qualities and Personality Traits

Leadership roles within education allow teaching professionals to expand their horizons, grow their earning potential, and make a difference at a bigger scale. But not everyone is cut out to be a leader. Common leadership personality traits tell us that it takes a certain type of person to bear the torch and drive forward change.

At the University of Bolton, our master’s in Educational Leadership...

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16 September 2021

The Most Famous Female Mathematicians to Inspire Students

Some of the world’s most famous mathematicians are women, yet they’re often overlooked in history. By empowering girls from a young age and challenging stereotypes, we can begin to change the way the world views gender equality. Working as a maths teacher is one of the ways you could transform young lives and alter their thinking. Being a female mathematician could inspire the new generation of bu...

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16 September 2021

Tips to Improve Creativity as a Performing Arts Teacher

Being a performing arts teacher plays a significant role in helping young people develop their creative skills for the workplace. Whether they move into an arts career or something entirely different, knowing how to improve creativity is a valuable trait to have.

If you want to inspire creative teaching and thinking in the classroom, a nurturing environment is key. Our PGCE in Education 14+ (Art,...

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16 September 2021

PGCE Upskilling: Do You Have What It Takes to Teach Students Aged 14+?

Using your PGCE to teach teenagers and young adults is hugely rewarding. Not only do you get to help the next generation reach their potential, but every day will be exciting and different when learning to teach in secondary school. Young people begin to really develop their skills and personalities in secondary school and beyond, and you’ll be a part of this pivotal stage in their education. But ...

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15 September 2021

10 Ways Students Can Save Our Planet

If you’ve ever wondered ‘what can I do to save the planet?’ then you’ve come to the right place. As you enter university life, you’ll have a whole host of decisions to make, many of which impact the environment. Here, we offer some tips on how to be more eco friendly.

The below ideas could help you to become a more sustainable student. They’re all small, easy to make changes that you won’t find t...

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14 September 2021

Is Upskilling in Global Education and Leadership Right For You?

Upskilling with a master’s in Global Educational Leadership is a fantastic platform for existing educators looking for the next step up in their career. However, not everyone has what it takes to become a great leader. If you’re considering developing your skills within the field of global education, here are some of the reasons that make you a prime candidate for our course.

You recognise the ne...

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14 September 2021

Education in the Context of Globalisation (and How it Impacts Teachers)

The term “globalisation” encompasses a number of things, including economics, culture, politics, technology and communication. In education, globalisation in education refers to the increasing mobility of students and teachers across the world, and the need for educators to be more inclusive.

Understanding globalisation in education requires a broader perspective, one that looks at local, nationa...

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14 September 2021

How Educational Research Skills Can Further Your Career in Leadership

If you’re interested in a career in education leadership, our EdD Doctor of Education course can give you the knowledge and educational research skills you need to succeed. Studying educational research methods at doctoral level is key to improving strategies in schools. Here are the reasons why educational research is such a critical skill to have for leadership and management.

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14 September 2021

Inclusive Practice in Schools is No Longer Optional

Inclusive practice in schools is no longer optional. Many experts now consider it a requirement, and more and more educators are looking for ways to make inclusive education a priority.

2020 has been heralded the “decade of action” in education, and it’s clear that change needs to happen now. Our master’s course in Inclusive Education is one of the most powerful postgraduate courses you can study...

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13 September 2021

Combining academic study with professional theatre practice

The saying goes ‘practice makes perfect’, but one of the most significant issues when studying is getting enough practise to make you industry-ready upon graduation. At the University of Bolton, our theatre courses combine academic studies with the heavy influence of industry knowledge and practice so that you can leave education with a degree and a potential performing arts career.

Our theatre &...

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13 September 2021

The Octagon Theatre Bolton

Students who study performing arts and theatre at the University of Bolton have access to their specialist stage facility, but also, to the Octagon Theatre Bolton, one of the country’s leading theatres.

In the heart of Bolton, the Octagon Theatre has been providing some of the best theatrical performing arts experiences for over 50 years. As the first theatre to be built in the north after World ...

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13 September 2021

What skills does a social worker need?

Social workers focus on providing the necessary support to enable vulnerable people to retain independence and quality of life.

Life experiences, illness and injury can make it more challenging for us to undertake everyday tasks. The right care and support improve the chances of turning the situation around and help to live life to the full. Have you got what it takes to make a difference?

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13 September 2021

Do You Have the Leadership Skills for Teacher Motivation and Retention?

Teacher motivation and teacher retention are two of the most important aspects of being a leader of education. If schools are to successfully overcome problems with staff recruitment, they need to reflect on their workplace culture. Building a supportive space where teachers can grow and develop is key, and it all begins with the right leadership.

Good leadership skills are key for teacher retent...

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13 September 2021

Good Leadership is Essential for Preventing Teacher Burnout

According to research by global recruitment specialist, HAYS, 70% of teaching professionals have admitted to feeling drained after work. Another 62% have said they often feel stressed at work, and furthermore, 20% of new teachers leave within their first two years due to teacher burnout.

Good leadership skills are vital if schools want to prevent teacher burnout, making our EdD Professional Docto...

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10 September 2021

Graduate Success - Anthony Gough

Since graduating with first class honours from the BA (Hons) Performing Arts programme in 2015, performing arts graduate Anthony Gough, has been on a journey that has led to him setting up his own company for a career in arts.

Engage2Stage is a theatre and performance company for people with visual impairments and their friends based at Bury Met Theatre.

The company was recently nominated for an...

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10 September 2021

How Social Workers can change the futures of young people

Working for the community is a rewarding job, whether you’re a volunteer or full-time worker, it always feels good to help other people. For frontline social workers, helping others is their first priority, whether that be assisting a family in a troublesome situation or safeguarding children. This varied role brings multiple opportunities to help others.

One of the most rewarding roles as a fron...

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10 September 2021

The exciting careers you can have on stage

Studying for a theatre career in the performing arts is a great way to land yourself in a role you love. A passion for the performance tends to develop throughout compulsory education or after school clubs, when you graduate from your degree, finding a role in theatre you love is a rewarding achievement that will give you the working life most people dream of.

However, it is essential to remember...

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10 September 2021

Make a difference to your community with BA (Hons) Social Work

Making a difference in the world is something many people try and do. One way you can help others is by becoming a social worker.

This rewarding role in communities will have you working with families and individuals who need some help to better their own life. Whether that be mending broken bonds between family members, or keeping a watchful eye on vulnerable youth, this varied role ensures you ...

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10 September 2021

Staying on Top of your Game – Why Self-Care is Important as a Social Worker

As a social worker you spend the majority of your time helping others and it can be easy to forget to look after yourself in the midst of it all. A social work career is a challenging one and can often be incredibly consuming, but if you don’t look after your wellbeing and maintain a self-care routine, other parts of both your professional and personal life could be negatively affected. We have lo...

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9 September 2021

What jobs can you get with a Sports Rehabilitation Degree?

Studying a sports-related course, such as a degree in sports rehabilitation is far more detailed and interesting than most people realise. Sport rehabilitators, athletic trainers and physical therapists are instrumental in helping athletes prevent, treat, and recover from injuries.  

A career in sports rehabilitation helps people that suffer from pain, injury or illness involving the musculoskele...

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9 September 2021

Why should you become a qualified nurse?

In October last year, it was announced that NHS newly qualified nurse vacancies are expected to rise to more than 43,000. We know that nurses in the NHS are vital links in supporting our community; they not only help things to run smoothly throughout hospitals, but they also bring empathy to many people need in times of struggle.

The numbers of vacancies alone are staggering and demonstrate a des...

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9 September 2021

Why you should train for a career in Sport?

Millions dream of becoming a Premier League football player or an Olympic athlete. Only a small percentage will reach that potential; but, if sports are your passion, how can you make it your career? A degree in sports rehabilitation could help you get where you need to be.

England Striker Harry Kane creates magic on the pitch, Sprinter Dina Asher-Smith delivers a strong track performance, and sw...

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9 September 2021

Why your warm-up and cool-down are the essential parts of your workout

Our bodies are designed to move, and an essential part of workouts is to help us to be fit and healthy, but how can you boost your performance and reduce the risk of injury?

The answer is to allow time for a warm-up before exercising and to cool down after the workout. Let’s face it, we have all skipped this part of the process and may have experienced no noticeable adverse effects, so why bother...

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9 September 2021

What a career in Sport, Sport Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a daunting task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially which career to pursue. The next step is to look for a degree in the industry you want to head into.

In this blog, we will look in-depth at one potential career option you can have after graduating from a sport re...

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6 September 2021

A growing population and your role within it

Year-on-year since 1982 the UK population has been growing, something which goes unnoticed in most areas of the country, but where it is most noticed most is via our health services. In the UK, approximately 900,000 women give birth every year, and for each of these children, a nursing Midwife is involved in every delivery.

Training to be a Midwifery nurse is an admirable role, bringing a new lif...

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6 September 2021

Ready for a career working with sportsmen and women?

For many people, the athletes of our society are people to aspire to. Cheering for them, supporting the team they play for or following them on social media, there are many ways to get involved with sporting events and working in a sports career.

One way to get up close to all the action is by working in sports alongside these incredible athletes. You may all know about David Beckham, but he’ll t...

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6 September 2021

Make a difference by choosing to study midwifery or nursing

The NHS faces a crisis as it attempts to recruit enough nurses and midwives to keep up with the needs of a growing society. With the demand for these roles higher than ever, the University of Bolton provides courses and programmes that respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF). This means our students are taught everything they need to know to work in an ...

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6 September 2021

What a career in Nursing and Midwifery looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for a degree in the industry you want to head into.

In this blog, you will discover a little more about the potential nursing careers you can have after obtaining a N...

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6 September 2021

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Nursing and Midwifery

Study a degree in Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you ...

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6 September 2021

Getting People Back on Track - BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

Are you looking for a university degree that is accredited with a recognised industry body? Then look no further than our BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation degree. It will prepare you for a sports career helping both injured sports people and members of the public.

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This area of sports science is not just about rehabilitating injured people, it is about learning the fundamental a...

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3 September 2021

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Education and Teacher Training

Study an Education and Teacher Training degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. A...

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2 September 2021

5 Tips for Making New Friends at University

Worried about making friends? Here are some tips for first-time students!

As well as being voted a Top 6 UK university for Teaching Quality in The Times Good University Guide* for three consecutive years, we have a vibrant and diverse campus, where it’s a great place to meet new people.

We’re also one of the best universities in the UK for social life / work life balance, and have an award-winn...

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2 September 2021

7 Essential Tips to Help You Budget at University

Clueless in managing university costs? Not to worry, here’s some sound advice for first-time students!

Budgeting at university may not sound like fun, but it’s an important life lesson, one that you can only truly experience when you live away from home without your parents. But keeping an eye on your money doesn’t have to be a drag. You’ll have plenty of support at the University of Bolton, and ...

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2 September 2021

Why a Smaller University Could be Right for You

Still not applied to university? Here’s a look at why a smaller university might be the best fit for your studies.

Does a big university or a smaller, tight-knit university appeal to you more? Knowing how to choose the right university can make all the difference to your experience as a student.

The University of Bolton is a fantastic size, with around 8,000 students and impressive university ...

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2 September 2021

A Guide to Juggling Life at University

To study, or not to study? Here’s advice for the right work and life balance at university.

When it comes to looking after your mental health, both work and play matter. At the University of Bolton, we care about student wellbeing and offer a counselling service for anyone who may be struggling with life at university.

Our friendly and supportive campus is a great place to learn and make friend...

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2 September 2021

Personal Development at University: Ways to Improve Yourself

Student personal development is something we care deeply about. Here are some ways to improve yourself as a student, a future employee, and a citizen of the world.

University isn’t just about your education. It’s a life-building experience, one that prepares you for society. That’s why it’s important to choose a university that cares about students, their wellbeing and development. 

At the Uni...

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1 September 2021

Graduate with career-ready skills in Fashion and Textiles

Bolton has a rich and lengthy history when it comes to the fashion and textiles industry. During the industrial revolution, Bolton became one of the largest producers of cotton in the world and since then progress has been colossal.

Given Bolton’s extensive history as a hub of fashion and textiles production, it’s hardly surprising that our courses in Fashion and Textiles place a strong emphasis ...

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1 September 2021

The power of the written word

Always dreamed of turning your love of writing into a professional career? 

Our unique joint degree in English and Creative Writing allows you to deepen your intellectual knowledge of literature and further enhance your understanding and mastery of the English Language through the written word. Students at the University of Bolton are the number one priority, benefiting from their wealth of exper...

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1 September 2021

Why the World Needs More Medical Researchers

Interested in a career in medical research? It’s not too late to apply for this September!

Students who missed the university application deadline can now apply through Clearing, and there are still spaces on the University of Bolton’s medical biology courses. Use our dedicated Clearing website to find a degree and kick-start your career in this amazing field.

We rank No.1 (and 4th in the UK) ...

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1 September 2021

Why the World Needs Mechanical Engineers

Study mechanical engineering and make a difference to people’s lives. Here’s why the world needs you!

Mechanical engineering today is more important than ever. If you still haven’t applied for university and you’d like to kick-start your career in this field, our engineering courses could be for you. Use the University of Bolton’s Clearing website to find out more. 

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1 September 2021

Why the Racing Industry Needs Great Engineers

There has never been a more important time to work in race engineering. This sector needs your skills, and here’s why…

Do you love fast cars and all things F1? The University of Bolton’s National Centre for Motorsport Engineering is the best place to kick-start your career in race engineering, and there’s still time to apply for a September start!

If you still haven’t secured your spot at univer...

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31 August 2021

Has coronavirus changed the perceptions of working from home?

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on society in so many ways, but the lockdown has brought a whole new meaning to everyday life. Getting up early and commuting to work is no longer the norm for most working people. Simply throwing on some slippers and heading downstairs to work from home on a laptop is the new ‘normal’.

For many years, working from home was labelled as unp...

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31 August 2021

Want to work in the construction field?

With the continued development of towns and cities across the UK, the country is in high demand for qualified professionals across all construction disciplines. There are a variety of job roles in construction which you are able to choose after graduation. If you have ambitions of working in a construction career as a professional, then the University of Bolton’s HNC Construction and Surveying cou...

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31 August 2021

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Biomedical and Medical Engineering

Study a Biomedical and Medical Engineering degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. 

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if the university is right for...

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31 August 2021

Crime and Criminal Justice Degrees

For anyone interested in a law career in criminal justice or criminology, there’s still time to apply for an Undergraduate or Postgraduate law degree at the University of Bolton. If you still haven’t secured a place on the right course for you, our criminal justice programmes could be the perfect way to kick start your law career, and places may still be open if you apply now.

Not only have we be...

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31 August 2021

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Civil Engineering Courses: Apply Today

Without roads and railways, schools and hospitals, or water and power supplies, the world would simply come to a standstill. That’s why careers in civil engineering are so important, providing immense value to communities. Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Civil Engineering are designed to get you workplace-ready, and you can still apply today at the University of Bolton.

There’s no b...

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31 August 2021

Advance Your Career in Health or Social Care by Reskilling in 2021

If you are a health or social care practitioner looking to become an expert in your field, reskilling at the University of Bolton with a Health and Social Care degree will be the best decision you make. Our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice course provides professionals with the skills they need to advance their health and social care career, boost job opportunities, and help more people receive the ...

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25 August 2021

Why the World Needs More Great Teachers

Here’s why the world is in dire need of great teachers…..but these may not be the reasons that you think! 

Teaching is an amazing job that allows people to use their skills to help the next generation. And the world is in need of passionate teachers who want to drive forward positive change. If you still haven’t applied for university, use our dedicated Clearing website to find the right degree ...

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25 August 2021

Why the World Needs More Immigration Lawyers

Working as an immigration lawyer is important for society and here’s why…

The world needs more legal minds with knowledge of immigration laws, and a law degree at the University of Bolton is the perfect platform to start building your skills in this area. It’s not too late to apply for a place starting in September 2021 either. Use our Clearing website to find the right degree for you.

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16 August 2021

Legendary Business Tycoons to aspire to

You might be familiar with some of the greatest names in business, Richard Branson, Lord Alan Sugar and Bill Gates for a start. All these household names have a great head for running companies and making money, but more importantly, they’re all successful and had to start somewhere. Let’s take a look at their journey’s in the business sector.

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Many people refer to Branson as one ...

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16 August 2021

What a career in Biomedical and Medical Engineering looks like

Choosing which degree to study can be challenging. Weighing up multiple options, between what you enjoy, what you’re good at and what you want to be doing in the future. At the end of the day, the best way to discover where your degree will take you is to investigate the job roles in the sector.

In this blog, we’ll be focusing on Biomedical and Medical Engineering careers, and the popular job rol...

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16 August 2021

Will HS2 Be a Civil Engineering Success?

Over budget, behind schedule and causing concern at every turn, does High Speed 2 or HS2 as its commonly known, have a future?

HS2 is one of the most exciting and demanding civil engineering projects in Europe. The new HS2 route train line is designed to provide reliable, frequent, and fast connections between eight out of the ten most prominent cities in Britain: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, L...

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16 August 2021

Our Medical Biology Courses Receive Accreditation from The Royal Society of Biol...

We are delighted to announce that our Medical Biology courses (three-year and foundation/four-year), have received accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology. This prestigious acknowledgement is not distributed widely, so we’re incredibly proud to be able to offer this to students interested in studying biology.

The Degree Accreditation Programme at the Royal Society of Biology

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13 August 2021

What can I do with a Media and Photography degree?

There is nothing more rewarding than finding a career path that you are passionate about. Going to work every day, wearing a big smile on your face, is a dream many people have but so few turn it into a reality. 

It is so important to pursue your interests during your education so that you can enjoy subjects and discover new interests. One area which many students find a genuine passion for is Me...

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13 August 2021

What can I do with a Law degree?

Many students get involved in a Law degree because they’re passionate about making the world a better place, whether that be fighting for justice or supporting those falsely accused. The Law is complex as it extends to all corners of our society, but it is also a fascinating area of study.

Those who are thinking about studying a Law degree may already be certain they want to become a Lawyer, but ...

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13 August 2021

What can I do with a Mechanical Engineering degree?

As a Mechanical Engineering degree graduate, you will have developed the skills to design, build, test and maintain precision machines. This knowledge is desired in many industries.

With a national engineering skills shortage, there are more job opportunities than suitable applicants. If you achieve your Mechanical Engineering degree, your career prospects will be endless.

What professions are o...

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13 August 2021

Want a career working and caring for children?

If you enjoy caring for children and young people, a nursing career as a Children's Nurse could be the perfect role for you. Also known as a paediatric nurse, this role allows you to be a key member of a multi-disciplinary team of professional and medical staff which includes doctors, health visitors, healthcare assistants, hospital play staff, social workers and psychologists. There is a shortage...

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13 August 2021

Still Not Applied? We Have Art, Design and Media Courses to Inspire

Working in graphic art and design or digital media is one of the most creatively stimulating and rewarding careers to have. Whether you’re interested in studying Animation and Illustration, our Art and Design course, or our BA (Hons) in Photography, there’s still time to apply at The University of Bolton.

Our Undergraduate social media courses cover a range of specialisms, and there’s no better t...

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13 August 2021

Why Electrical and Electronic Engineers Will Make the World a Better Place

Electronic and electrical engineers are in demand and often earn high salaries…and there’s still time to apply for a course!

At the University of Bolton, we rank No.3 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Courses*, making us a great place to study if you’re interested in this subject. And students can now apply through Clearing for a September 2021 start!

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13 August 2021

Why the World Needs Positive Psychology Coaches

Positive psychology coaching can change lives. Here’s why the world needs more coaches, and why you should apply!

There’s never been a more important time to study positive psychology, and the University of Bolton’s counselling and positive psychology degrees are designed to give you all the skills you need to support those in need. 

It’s not too late to apply and there are still places left o...

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12 August 2021

What a career in Health and Social Care looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a health and social care career to pursue. The next step is to look for a health and social care degree in the industry you want to head into.

In this blog, you will gain a little more insight into the incredibl...

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12 August 2021

Constructing Your Future - BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Civil engineering plays a role in every aspect of society, whether that is in public construction projects, transport infrastructure, utilities or private projects. If you’re fascinated by engineering and want to play a part in the future development of society, then look no further.

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Every student that chooses this BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree will have the opportunity...

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12 August 2021

Advanced Clinical Practice: Who Should Consider Retraining?

Retraining with a master’s at the University of Bolton is one of the best things you can do for your career. Our MSc Advanced Clinical Practice course is suitable for a range of healthcare practitioners who have current relevant employment, employer support for their studies and want to learn the ways of good clinical practice.

If your employer is willing to enter a tri-partite agreement, you cou...

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12 August 2021

A Career in Criminal Justice in 2021

In recent years, as technology has developed and social divisions have been felt to deepen both at home and abroad, the field of criminal justice has become increasingly complex. With that complexity comes an increased demand for trained professionals with a strong understanding of the evolving nature of crime, the foundation of which can be built with a degree like the University of Bolton’s Crim...

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12 August 2021

5 Ways Civil Engineers Will Change the World

Thinking of studying civil engineering? Now is your chance to apply for a civil engineering degree through Clearing for September 2021…

The role of civil engineers is incredibly important in society, making this a rewarding career path to pursue. At the University of Bolton, our civil engineering degrees are some of the most highly accredited and oldest in the industry, and we still have spaces l...

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12 August 2021

Why the World Needs Social Workers & Care Workers

Do you love helping others? Social work or social care roles could be your calling…it’s not too late to apply for a degree!

The role of social work in society has a huge impact on communities. Without social workers and care workers, many vulnerable people wouldn’t have the support they need to lead a happy and meaningful life.

If you like the idea of supporting others and having a rewarding ca...

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12 August 2021

The Workplace Needs Artists and Creative Thinkers!

Thinking about studying art and design? There’s still time to apply, and here’s why every workplace needs creative people like you!

The University of Bolton School of the Arts has been established for over 150 years, and we’re No.1 for Teaching Quality in Art & Design Courses in the North West*, so there’s nowhere better to kick start your career.

Art and design courses can lead to a whole wor...

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12 August 2021

Why the World Desperately Needs More Data Scientists

If you have excellent computing and data analysis skills, the world needs you. So don’t delay in applying!

The University of Bolton’s BSc Hons Computing (Data Analyst) degree is ideal if you enjoy looking for patterns, discovering trends and turning raw data into useful insights. We’ve been in the Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction* for the second year running, so there’s nowhere better t...

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12 August 2021

Why the World Needs Small Business Accountants

The world needs accountants more than ever…you can still apply for accounting and finance courses through Clearing!

Today is the start of Clearing and if you haven’t applied for your dream course, you can use the University of Bolton’s Clearing website to find the right degree for you. Our undergraduate accounting programmes are among the best in the UK, and there are still spaces left at The uni...

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12 August 2021

Why Every Workplace Values People Management Skills

People skills are essential at work. If you’ve got them, you’ll excel in any business, organisation or workplace.

Enjoy business and love working with people? It’s not too late to apply for a business management degree at the University of Bolton. Head over to our dedicated Clearing website to find the right undergraduate course for you for September 2021.

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11 August 2021

Should Motorsport go electric?

The global warming crisis has been hitting the headlines across the world for several years. Greta Thunberg’s cry for a better world has been heard, and more people than ever are listening.

The production of electric cars increased by 66% in 2019 from the previous year. Governments across the world are also announcing plans to remove diesel engines from the road and focus on other energy sources....

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11 August 2021

How student internships help the health and social care sector

During university degrees, many of you will undertake some type of placement or student internships. From nursing to graphic design, students will be using the internet in search of opportunities to practise their skills.

Students in the health and social care sector are one of these groups who spend a lot of their term-time off-campus working in local communities. Our course at the University of...

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11 August 2021

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Games

Study a games degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you know what? It’s the...

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11 August 2021

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Graphic Design

Study a graphic design degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you know what?...

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11 August 2021

A Story Full of Possibilities - BA (Hons) Creative Writing

Do you have a passion for creative writing and literature? Dream of a future career crafting imaginative stories, creating persuasive advertising or writing hard-hitting journalism? Then look no further than our BA (Hons) Creative Writing course.

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At the heart of this creative writing course is a fundamental promise that you will explore the English language and develop an array o...

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11 August 2021

Film FX Courses: Enrol Today for a Career in Film and Television

Have you always been fascinated by the special effects seen on TV? Do you have a special interest in television makeup or a film career? Or do you enjoy learning about the technical side of animation? Working in the film and television industry is one of the most exciting careers to have, and our wide range of Film FX courses provide the perfect platform for developing your skills in your chosen s...

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10 August 2021

Create tailored learning experiences for your Health and Social apprentices

The University of Bolton’s Health and Social Care Higher Apprenticeship (Assistant Practitioner) combines on and off-the-job learning and development, tailored to the needs of your workplace. Our flexible programme works with you to devise individual learning agreements and job descriptions for each of your apprentices. They fulfil the core and essential criteria of the Higher Apprenticeship, as w...

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10 August 2021

Typefaces hold more power than you think

The words we choose and how we put them out into the world can have an enormous impact, and the typography used to express this text is no exception on its target audiences. Typography holds an enormous amount of power due to the way the viewer can perceive and process the information as it’s presented, affecting the way that people read.

“Typography is the detail and the presentation of a story,...

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10 August 2021

The thriving gaming industry and you

Video games have played a huge part in society for decades. The ‘gamer’ stereotype previously belonged to a few, but as the gaming industry has developed, so has its audience.

Now, it is estimated that 2.2 billion people play video games, nearly a third of the planet’s population. The gaming industry is enormous. It’s worth billions of dollars and generated over $130 billion in 2018.

The rise of...

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10 August 2021

Why you should pick our foundation year Law course

Obtaining a place on a law degree course can be difficult, not only is there entry requirements to meet, but you also need to be ready for the high commitment levels it requires. One of the best ways to get onto a law degree is by completing a foundation year in the subject first.

If you aspire to have a successful career in the legal profession, the University of Bolton’s LLB (Hons) Law with Fou...

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10 August 2021

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Students from the BA Textiles and Surface Design course have been lucky enough to take part in a design lead workshop with one of the top print designers in the industry.

Davinder Madaher, a Print designer, Consultant, and Lecturer with over 25 years of design experience in both Fashion and Homeware, joined first-year students for both an online and on-campus workshop session, where he shared his...

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10 August 2021

Your Future in Special Effects - MA Film FX Creative Practice

A master’s film degree that understands every student has their own goals, dreams and vision for the future. Leading the way in Film FX teaching, the University of Bolton offers the chance for you to create a master’s that specialises in one, or multiple disciplines, so as to maximise your creative practice.

A creative practice course tailored to you

The ultimate goal of this course is to provid...

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9 August 2021

Want to specialise in teaching? Then we have the course for you!

The impression a teacher makes in their classroom can greatly influence the next generation to get into teaching. This is why at the University of Bolton; we aim to inspire and nurture our Education and Teacher Training students.

Our Education teaching courses are listed amongst the UK’s top ten for teaching quality, and as one of the largest providers of teacher training education in the UK, we ...

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9 August 2021

Your creative talent can’t be defined

Being as creative as you are, opens up an incredible amount of opportunities but there is one downside. You don’t fit the cookie-cutter mould which others may be satisfied with. You need the chance to explore a whole range of disciplines to allow your creative abilities to flourish. If this sounds like you, then our MA Specialism via Creative Practice may be just the course to help strengthen your...

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9 August 2021

Upskilling Teachers through Professional Development: Powerful Stats to Know

Finding ways for teachers to identify and build on their strengths not only benefits schools, but the positive effects trickle down to the students too. A recent report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) proves that professional development workshops for teachers or further education courses can be advantageous for everyone.

Here are some of the key findings that could inspire you to begin...

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9 August 2021

University's Jason Kenny Triumphs in Tokyo!

It is always an incredible feeling to be associated with a winner who is one of Bolton’s very own, and Jason Kenny has certainly done the University of Bolton proud by winning his eighth medal, at the Tokyo Olympics.

Born and bred in Bolton

Jason Kenny is a track cyclist who has quickly caught up with Sir Bradley Wiggins in terms of wins and has now passed him to become the most decorated Britis...

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9 August 2021

Why Consider a Career in Community Arts and Theatre?

Theatre jobs don’t always have to be on stage! Community arts workers get to use their creativity in a different way while doing something great for the local area!

Community arts or community theatre can mean a lot of different things and can include semi-professional or wholly amateur projects. For a lot of performing arts students, it’s not really an area that springs to mind, but here we shi...

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9 August 2021

Studying Sports Rehabilitation: The Skills That May Surprise You

Think you’re cut out for a career in sports therapy or rehabilitation? Here are some of the most important skills you’ll need (and they might not be what you think)…

Working as a sports and exercise coach, physical therapist or trainer requires in-depth knowledge of sports injuries, and how to prevent, diagnose and treat them. And the University of Bolton’s BSc Sports Rehabilitation course can pr...

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5 August 2021

Why you should study Motorsport and Automotive Engineering at the University

Deciding which University to attend is a big decision, one that should not be taken lightly, which is why you should try and get to know as much as you can about a course before applying. The University of Bolton has made it easy for you by discussing the ‘ins and outs’ of our Automotive and Motorsport Engineering degrees in one place.

Our £13 million purpose-built National Centre for Motorsport ...

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5 August 2021

You Can Still Apply for Performing Arts and Theatre Courses

Fulfil your dream of working in the arts world and reach your potential at the University of Bolton, where students come first, and where you’ll have a positive and friendly learning environment to support you through your studies. There’s still time to apply for many of our courses, including Theatre and Performance, so don’t delay any further and get your application in today.

Whether you’ve ex...

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5 August 2021

It’s Not Too Late to Apply for University: Have You Heard About Clearing?

Some people may be worried that they have missed the boat when it comes to their university application. However, applying through Clearing means that it’s not too late. You could still get a position for the coming year. Below, we explain everything you need to know.

What Is University Clearing?

Clearing is a term used to describe university applicants being matched to university places that ar...

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5 August 2021

What to Expect from a Sports Degree at the University

Mad about sports and fitness? Here’s an insider look at what studying a sports degree is like!

At the University of Bolton, we offer a range of sports degree courses, including sports coaching, sports rehabilitation and sports physiotherapy. Whichever field you want to get into, our dedicated sport, leisure, health and research centre, the £31 million Bolton One facility, is the perfect place to...

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5 August 2021

Working in Family Liaison: What to Expect

Does working as a family support worker interest you? Here’s a glimpse at what working in this role could be like.

The University of Bolton’s BA Education & Learning course is a fantastic platform for a number of job roles, including careers as a family liaison officer.

If you’re wondering what to expect from this kind of role, here are some unfiltered truths that will help you understand what...

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5 August 2021

Keeping You Informed Throughout the University Application Process

Once you make a university application, you don’t want to feel like you are left in the dark with how it’s progressing. You just want to know where you stand. Below, we reveal more about the different ways that the University of Bolton keeps you updated throughout the application process so you can rest assured everything is being taken care of.

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3 August 2021

7 Great Books for Early Years Practitioners

Reading up on early years books can refresh your attitude, reboot your enthusiasm and give you new ideas for inspiring young children.

Young children are keen explorers, and it’s important to build a rich and stimulating environment for them to thrive. Sometimes, this means thinking outside the box, and having a decent library can help you branch out and try new things.

Here are some great boo...

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3 August 2021

Carbon Neutral Electronic Engineering: An Exciting Breakthrough

Interested in electrical and electronic engineering? Thanks to the latest industry advancements, there’s never been a better time to study!

Does sustainable electronic engineering interest you? A recent scientific breakthrough could make electronic devices less power hungry, paving the way for a greener future and creating an exciting new employment space within this field.

This latest discover...

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3 August 2021

Famous Female Lawyers Who Are Utterly Inspiring

Interested in studying law? These famous female lawyers are the inspiration you need to apply for a law degree.

Women working in law is at an all-time high, but studies show that there’s still widespread gender bias in the industry. It’s not just less pay and fewer promotions either. Female lawyers (particularly women of colour) are more likely to be interrupted, get mistaken for non-lawyers, an...

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3 August 2021

Females in Film…We Need More of Them!

Women directors and producers are still a rare breed. It’s time we change that, so if you’ve got the talent and passion, apply for a film production degree!

Working as a film director or producer is exciting, with no two days the same and amazing opportunities to travel, as well as a chance to mingle with the rich and famous. But very few women pursue this career path, and statistics are shocking...

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3 August 2021

How is 3D Printing Used in the Movie Industry

Does exciting new technology, such as 3D printing, fascinate you? Then you may be suited to a career in the movie industry!

The University of Bolton’s film FX degree courses are designed to introduce creative students to the world of special effects. From animation and special effects model-making to prosthetic makeup, there are so many ways you can put your art skills to practice. 

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2 August 2021

Perks of Construction Management Jobs (Including Early Retirement)

The construction management career path can sometimes demand long hours, but the perks of this rewarding profession are totally worth it.

At the University of Bolton, we offer a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to support students pursuing the construction management career path. Giving you a hands-on and focused way to train and develop transferable skills in preparation for the...

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2 August 2021

Career Talk: The Real Pros and Cons of Social Work

Want to be a social worker? Here we give you the seriously honest pros and cons of serving communities and helping those who are vulnerable.

Social work can move mountains, but it takes a lot of people and a lot of love and passion to make the world a better place. So the reality is, your day-to-day tasks won’t be all sunshine and rainbows.

Being a social worker comes with certain challenges, b...

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2 August 2021

How 3D Printing Will Shape Your Mechanical Engineering Career

Mechanical engineering careers are exciting, fulfilling and well paid, and thanks to new technology, there’s never been a better time to study it.

If you’re interested in studying mechanical engineering, there’s nowhere better to begin your journey than the University of Bolton.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and pr...

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2 August 2021

What Makes a Good Dentist or Dental Professional?

Think you know what it takes to work in the dental industry? Today’s essential traits may not be what you thought…

Times are changing in dentistry, and being a good dental professional is key in ensuring patients get the preventative, responsive and long-term care that they need. One of the biggest areas of focus is digital technology, and both dentists and dental technicians need to have their ...

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2 August 2021

Who is Carl Jung (Important Figures in Psychology)

Carl Jung was one of the most influential people in psychology, but what did he do and why does his work matter?

At the University of Bolton, we’ve been voted No.1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Psychology Courses* for the second year running! So there’s nowhere better to begin your career if you dream of working in this exciting field.

Our degrees combine interactive learning with prac...

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30 July 2021

Shaping a Career in Biomedical and Medical Engineering

Your first question might well be ‘What is Biomedical Engineering?’ In summary, it is the advancement of biomedical science and technology, insight, and application to improve healthcare and rehabilitation.

Being able to live a long and healthy life is dependent on more than nutritional diets and exercise. We rely on biomedical engineering to develop new solutions that prevent illness, enhance th...

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30 July 2021

What a career in Film FX looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for a film degree in the industry you want to head into.

In this blog, we will look at Film FX careers in the arts industry, and what the potential roles look like....

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30 July 2021

To be truly inspired you must learn to follow your heart

Is your head telling you to be inspired and study a creative masters degree but your heart is steering you off course? Does it feel like your ambition is not reflected clearly in any of the creative postgraduate courses you look at? If this sounds familiar, our advice would be to follow your heart and go with a creative master which fits flexibly with your personal aspirations. The University of B...

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30 July 2021

Management or Marketing | Securing success in a post-Covid world

With so many things uncertain moving into 2021 with the coronavirus pandemic, business success can seem a daunting challenge. Research has shown that 80% of new businesses don’t make it past the first year (according to The Telegraph), so what can you do to beat those odds? We believe our Business Management (Marketing) BSc could be the answer.

The trick is to not see the current state of the cor...

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30 July 2021

Top Accounting Firms (UK) and how to get into them!

Here are the biggest, best and most sought-after accounting companies. Plus tips on how to get into accounting and get noticed by these employers…

Studying to be an accountant can be challenging but highly rewarding, and it’s a profession that is very well paid for those who are successful. 

At the University of Bolton, we rank No.1 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for Acco...

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30 July 2021

Why a Business Degree Could be the Best Career Move

Business careers open up many doors, and pursuing a business-related degree will give you multiple options after graduation.

Whether at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, choosing the right career path can be difficult. If you’re not sure what to do, studying business management (or something more specialist such as marketing or supply chain management) could be the right move for you.

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30 July 2021

Study Slow Fashion: Put an End to Landfill Waste

Fast fashion is killing our planet. It’s time to reverse the effects of landfills and prioritise slow fashion instead!

Did you know that 350,000 tonnes of clothing (worth around £140 million) go to landfills in the UK every single year? Furthermore, only 57% of people say they recycle their textiles, with 41% saying they are not aware of clothing recycling facilities.

But the problem isn’t just...

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30 July 2021

Civil Engineering or Construction Management?

Need help choosing the right course to kick-start your civil engineering career? Here’s a look at the two main degrees that may appeal to you.

A degree in civil engineering or construction management prepares students for one of the most exciting fields. It’s also one of the most important professions to have, as you’ll be responsible for building the world around us, impacting people’s lives in...

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30 July 2021

How to Choose the Right Computing Degree

Studying computer science at university can help you get on a number of career paths, but which one is right for you?

A computing degree at the University of Bolton can kick-start your career in a number of areas, or be a great foundation for a master’s. But should you choose a more specialist bachelor’s degree? How will you know which one is right for you?

Or perhaps you’ve already gained your...

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29 July 2021

What a career in Medical Biology looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task, to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career in biology to pursue. The next step is to look for a degree in the industry you want to head into.

In this blog, you will discover a little more about the potential careers you can have after graduatin...

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29 July 2021

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Community Development and Youth

Study a Community Development and Youth course at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. A...

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28 July 2021

Masterclass on Engineering Conformity and Safety by Peter Riches in Semester 2, ...

We were very fortunate to have the pleasure of Peter Riches, the TOCA British Touring Car Championship Technical Director, at the university to give masterclass presentation on the in-depth side of the technical regulations and improved safety engineering regulations required to confirm to the homologation, FIA and Motorsport UK safety requirements.

The safety engineering masterclass cohort of ar...

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28 July 2021

What can I do with an Education and Teacher Training degree?

Education can be one of the most rewarding sectors anyone can work in. Not only will you shape the minds of the future, but you’ll no doubt find a moment in your education career where you can step back and realise all the good you have done in your local community. 

Those who chose a career in the Education sector are usually people who are interested in giving something back. Fortunately, for t...

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28 July 2021

Children learn best through active play

It’s no secret that children love to play, creating make-believe worlds, fantastical adventures, and invisible friends. However, active play is not just light-hearted fun, but an essential factor to the cognitive, emotional, and social wellbeing of children, as well as an important opportunity for parents to engage with their child. 

While the speed of a modern-day lifestyle and changes in family...

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28 July 2021

English Creative Writing Why now is the best time to release your blog content

The blank and empty page has haunted many writers for many years, and for those who do not fear it, the next hurdle to overcome is the courage to publish your work. During the lockdown, many people have used creative writing and blogging as a way to get their ideas out there, but now more than ever, is the time to start sharing it.

Why should I share my blog now?

As millions of people are in loc...

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27 July 2021

Civil Engineering projects promise to transform the UK

Crossrail is due for completion in winter 2020, approval for the HS2 project has been granted, and Northern Powerhouse Rail promises to enhance the UK’s economic potential. This infrastructure is deemed an essential social, economic catalyst and one of the biggest civil engineering projects within the UK.

The British have earned a reputation for building railways and civil engineering expertise. ...

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27 July 2021

How you can help change the lives of disabled people with engineering

By the end of the First World War, there were over 41,000 amputees reported.  

Prosthetic limbs have existed for centuries, with recordings of prosthetics dating back to the Fifth Egyptian Dynasty between the 25th and 24th century BC. However, before the First World War, there was little discussion, effort, or need for such devices. 

The sudden need for prosthetics after the war meant that medic...

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27 July 2021

What are the graduate prospects for Biomedical Scientist students?

As new drugs and treatments are developed, the demand for Biomedical Scientists is increasing. The world of biomedical science offers both a wide variety of roles and excellent rates of pay.

Medical biology careers span the spectrum of medical sciences. Since the subject area is so broad, the available career options are similarly vast. Whether your focus is on disease diagnosis and treatment or ...

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27 July 2021

‘On-road’ support workers are vital in preventing violence among young people

According to a recent report from the National Youth Agency, placing ‘on-road’ support workers for young people in communities affected by gang violence is vital to prevent acts of violence among youngsters. The ‘on-road’ approach refers to less structured and informal practices of Youth Work which is particularly effective in engaging young people that live antisocial lifestyles or live in high-c...

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27 July 2021

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Business Management

Study a Business Management degree, Retail, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking...

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27 July 2021

Empowering Positive Change – MA Applied and Community Arts (Specialism)

Do you believe in the ability of art and creative culture, to improve, empower communities and bring positive change? To deliver improved wellbeing in society? Then by studying this master’s degree, you will be perfectly equipped to make a difference.

Studying art and culture in the community

This community art course offers the chance for any passionate graduate or professional from the sector,...

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26 July 2021

Why it is important for construction sites to continue work during coronavirus

Many keyworkers are keeping the country moving and helping those in need by providing essential services during the coronavirus lockdown and the global pandemic. Construction is one of the industries which, although it has slowed down, has not stopped completely because the work being done is essential to preserve the economy.

In a time when the economy is taking a huge hit, it is imperative that...

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26 July 2021

Why prison officers are so inspirational

The media is often discussing news stories surrounding crime, the good, the bad and of course, the ugly, but there are still plenty of stories that are not told. Many crime cases are reported when the crime happens, when a verdict is reach in court, but then things go quiet. For prison officers, this is when their prison work expertise comes to the fore, and they become part of the solution.

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26 July 2021

Why the Performing Arts are Important

In the late 20th century, many performing arts critics believed that the performing arts and those in performing arts careers would lose their relevance. They cited the rise of the internet, streaming services and TV as being among the reasons why dance and performing arts would become obsolete. However, those in dance and performing arts careers continue to reach new audiences and attract new tal...

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26 July 2021

Cybersecurity risks are on the increase

Almost every business nowadays has a website, with data systems and networks; meaning that there are numerous entry points for criminals and risk of a cyber security breach. The cyber-crime industry hit £1.5 trillion in profits in 2018, according to a study commissioned by virtualisation-based cyber risk security specialists Bromium, yet it’s predicted that by 2022 there will be a worldwide shorta...

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26 July 2021

Taking Care of Our Teeth in a Global Pandemic

During the time of COVID-19, in the midst of a pandemic it can be hard to focus on the little things in our daily routine, like brushing our teeth. If you’re still working from home, remembering to brush your teeth can be pushed to the back of your busy schedule but it is super important to your oral health and wellbeing.

As the country is opening up and we are starting to venue out into public s...

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23 July 2021

What Career Paths are there for Mechanical Engineers

Engineering is a broad professional landscape, mechanical engineering careers are just one of those, and within it, there are multiple areas of interest for every graduate. Throughout your studies, you will learn, through various modules, the different roles and stages within this title, but more importantly, it will show you the potential areas you can build a mechanical engineering career. Here ...

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23 July 2021

How a Psychology Course could make you a Better Employer

How a Psychology Course could make you a Better Employer

In the world of work, especially psychology jobs, it is important when you are recruiting to fill a vacancy to be as fair as you possibly can, meriting people on their skills and levels of experience. However, often there are unconscious judgements being made that many employers are not aware of – if these recruiters had studied a psycholog...

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23 July 2021

What can I do with a Games degree?

The Gaming industry has been growing rapidly over the last few decades. It has become a norm within society that people play games in their home, from apps to consoles to PCs, more people than ever are gaming; in fact, 2.8 billion people own a gaming device.

With so much desire to play, gaming companies are churning out games at a rapid rate to deliver the experiences we crave. This means there i...

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23 July 2021

Looking for a Career Path - Get a Degree in Media and Photography

Study for a media and photography degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you...

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23 July 2021

Doris Self - The World’s Oldest Video Game Champion

When we think of video games, we imagine a bunch of teenagers playing their console from the moment they get home from school before they're inevitably called down for dinner. Yet, the world of gaming stretches far beyond the younger generation, with people of all ages playing video games; in fact, it is estimated that over 2 billion people play video games.

Although, what might be even more shoc...

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23 July 2021

Looking for a Career Path - Get a Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Study a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you kn...

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22 July 2021

The Guardian University Guide rates Media and Photography at the University in U...

Our film production, media and photography course at the University of Bolton is ranked 3rd in the North West for Teaching Satisfaction by The Guardian University Guide 2020.

All staff on the course are industry professionals who are passing on their knowledge and experiences to a new generation. With high-quality university ratings like these, you don’t want to miss a career opportunity like thi...

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22 July 2021

Why Upskill with a Masters Degree in Health and Social Care?

If you’re an ambitious graduate looking to improve your professional understanding of social care, health and wellbeing, our postgraduate master’s in health and social care can put you on the right path to success. Upskilling can be a great way to move up in your career, and here are some of the reasons why you might consider enrolling on our course.

Move into a management role

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22 July 2021

Get Inspired Study BA Games Art

If you have a love for games and want to focus your career on a rapidly growing industry, then the University of Bolton has the perfect course for you, a BA Games Art degree. Study in a positive and supportive environment, where our award-winning Student Services and dedicated Employability Team will help you through your degree and into a career you’ll love.

The gaming industry today is worth hu...

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22 July 2021

Looking for a Career Path - Get a Degree in Medical Biology

Study a medical biology degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you know what...

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22 July 2021

Looking for a Career Path - Get a Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Study a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you kn...

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22 July 2021

The Benefit of Working Closely with Industries

Studying for a degree can seem daunting, with plenty to revise, learn and recite, some students start to ask how this knowledge will help them after they graduate. But at the University of Bolton, our students are equipped with more than knowledge to repeat in interviews. We also provide students with industry connections and work placements in order to prepare them for the working world.

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21 July 2021

Films that Changed the Industry

We all love seeing special effects in influential movies, but did you know that some of the special effects we know and love today such as the green screen and virtual reality, came out of earlier iconic films such as King Kong and The Terminator?

It's incredibly entertaining to see events happen in the iconic films that you could never witness, for example, seeing dinosaurs. The first dinosaur m...

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21 July 2021

What is the Adobe Suite, and why is it important to graphic designers?

There are many graphic design skills you will need when you step into the industry. The first is the ability to put pen to paper.

Tapping into your imagination, having an eye for what looks good and being able to convey your ideas successfully is essential. The industry will struggle to accept a graphic design graduate who isn’t creative in imagination and action.

However, one of the most sought...

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21 July 2021

What a career in Fashion and Textiles looks like

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task, to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for a fashion and textiles degree in the industry you want to head into.

In this blog, we’ll be looking at some of the careers in the fashion and textiles degree s...

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21 July 2021

Women in Engineering

‘Pink and ‘blue’ jobs are being discussed more frequently in society in a bid to close gender gaps in a variety of industries. Mechanical engineering jobs are a sector that is pulling away from a male-dominated environment and is crying out for more women in engineering roles.

According to Engineering UK 2018, only 12.37% of all engineers in the UK are women. There is a clear gap in the industry,...

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21 July 2021

The Health and Social Care Workers Behind the Scenes Keeping Our Country Running

Keyworkers, for example health and social care workers, across the country are fighting hard to keep those suffering from coronavirus safe, but many of those working on the front line aren’t in hospitals. For most of the country, there is only a small portion of people who are working in intensive care units looking after those who are the sickest.

Across the country, there are thousands of peopl...

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21 July 2021

Changing the Law Landmark Court Cases

The law is designed to serve justice, but it is not set in stone and can change. Landmark court cases are those which challenge expected outcomes and lead to changes in legislation.

One landmark court case was the Belmarsh decision in 2004. In a battle between national security or civil liberties, either court case outcome would have far-reaching implications. In this case, the right to indefinit...

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20 July 2021

From Motorsport to your Own Car - Technological Advancements that you Use Today

Watching Formula One or NASCAR, you might think that the motorsport technology that keeps these high adrenaline sports going bears little similarity to the humble car sitting on your drive. However, there is far more of a connection than you might realise. Many motorsport developments that take place on the track are often later adapted for use in the automotive industry.

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20 July 2021

How do Children Learn to Speak

It might seem hard to believe, but from the day they are born a newborn baby begins to learn the necessary skills for cognitive development. They can sleep for as much as 16-18 hours a day but when they are awake, they are continually learning from what is going on around them, listening to the sounds that they hear and absorbing the things they can see. But how, precisely, do children learn to sp...

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20 July 2021

Is Fast Fashion on the Way Out?

For many, the pandemic has acted as something of a catalyst, fashion-wise. With nowhere to go and no money to spend, buying new clothes has taken a backseat. But does this mean the end for fast fashion?

During lockdown, many people have overhauled their wardrobes, selling those outfits that they have only worn the once (and have no intention of wearing again) or donating unwanted clothing to char...

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20 July 2021

Is Going Through Change the Same as Bereavement?

Throughout life, there are circumstances that people go through that change them. These can be smaller life events when we are younger, like moving home and changing school, or more significant things as we get older like getting married, having children, getting divorced or losing a loved one. There is no denying that grief changes you, the big question that many people wonder about is whether be...

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20 July 2021

Young, Rich and in Tech Youngest Billionaires

Working in tech has many perks…from high salaries and a great workplace culture to big opportunities in entrepreneurship! Could you be the next billionaire?

The University of Bolton’s BSc Hons Computing degree is a first step for those wanting to work in the tech world. As one of the most dynamic sectors, it’s a platform for young success like we’ve never seen before. 

Young tech billionaires h...

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19 July 2021

Sustainability Matters

Environmental sustainability is the responsibility that we are all under to look after our planet as individuals, businesses, and institutions. As an educational institution, we strive for the highest standards, and that includes our commitment to being as eco-friendly as possible.

Understanding the Importance of Sustainability

Businesses and institutions have long realised that sustainability m...

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19 July 2021

Criminology - The Art vs Science Debate

Criminology, which takes its name from crimen – the Latin word for “accusation” and logos – the Ancient Greek word for “reason or word”, has been around for several hundred years, and the term criminology can be credited to Raffaele Garafalo, an Italian law professor who came up with it in 1885. The early use of the term referred more to the idea of reforms in criminal law rather than looking at t...

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19 July 2021

5 Physiotherapy Techniques used by Top Sports Stars

No matter what level a sport is played at, from the junior under 12s rugby team to a premier league footballer, injuries can happen. They do not discriminate from one player to another, and whilst some sports injuries can be relatively minor and simply need cleaning up, there are others that will be more severe.

 

This is where sports physiotherapy is vital for ensuring the continued well-being ...

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19 July 2021

Dental Health Through History - How Far Have We Come?

Dentistry has come a long way over the years, evolving to a point where we understand the importance of preventative dental care in order to avoid dental issues from developing. In British dental technology there has been major advances in both diagnostics and treatments. Here, we take you through the history of dental technology, and give you an insight into some of our first advances into dentis...

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19 July 2021

The Most Aerodynamic Vehicles Ever Made

The most aerodynamic shape in the world, the teardrop, comes from nature. With its rounded nose at the front that tapers towards the rear, the shape is formed by the flow of water down an object meeting opposition from the air around it. This stunning shape that nature has given us has been used many times over the years to inspire vehicle aerodynamics and design.

 

When it comes to vehicles, g...

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19 July 2021

What Child Social Work Role Would Suit You Best

Social work jobs, in particular those that specifically involve working with children can be incredibly challenging. Many roles include working with sensitive issues at what can be particularly difficult times for the families involved. It is however an extremely rewarding field to work in.

 

There are a number of reasons why someone might consider social work jobs that involve working with chi...

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19 July 2021

Adapting Psychology to the Autistic Brain

It was over 50 years ago when Leo Kanner created his first description of classic autistic syndrome. In the years since then there has been a significant amount of research that has helped us to begin to understand more about autism.

 

It is currently estimated that there are approximately 700,000 individuals in the UK with an autism diagnosis, with one in 100 UK children being diagnosed as bei...

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19 July 2021

The Students Have Spoken, and We’ve Come Out on Top

Here at the University of Bolton, we pride ourselves on delivering #UniAsItShouldBe. We want our students to have a fun and enjoyable experience while giving them everything they need to be successful in their chosen domain. And it seems we’re doing a good job too. We were delighted to learn that we had come out on top in a number of key areas in the 2021 National Student Survey. Read on to discov...

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16 July 2021

How to Get a Job in the Gaming Industry (UK)

Game art design allows you to turn imagination and ideas into epic characters, and artists often enjoy amazing job satisfaction. But how hard is it to get your foot in the door of this industry?

The BA Hons Games Art degree at the University of Bolton forms the foundation to a successful career in the gaming industry. Not only do you get to study in our £13 million facility (in the Centre for Ga...

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16 July 2021

Why the World will Always Need Accountants

Good at numbers? A whizz at analysis? If you want to turn your math skills into a lucrative profession, exploring accounting careers could be the right move for you.  

The University of Bolton’s BA Hons Accountancy degree is the perfect foundation for high-earning accountants in the making. Covering the latest accounting practices and theories, our programme offers essential training for entry i...

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15 July 2021

Happy World Youth Skills Day

Today is World Youth Skills Day, a day that promotes the importance of education, shining the light on teachers as well as professionals working in community development.

Every year on 15 July, educators from around the world come together to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment and entrepreneurship.

This day was declared as an official event i...

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13 July 2021

How to Become a Games Designer

Making video games sounds like a dream career, right? Here’s the lowdown on how to begin your career in game design.

Game careers are exciting, dynamic and often very well paid. The industry itself is worth more than the film industry and music industry combined, so it’s a growing space for creatives who want to make their mark.

If you love gaming and see yourself creating the next blockbuster,...

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13 July 2021

Is a Career in Film & Television Right For You?

Special effects are one of the most exciting areas in film and television, but is it right for you? We discuss the pros and cons of working in this competitive industry.

The University of Bolton’s BDes Hons Special Effects for Film and Television degree is suitable for anyone who studied art at A-Level and wants to turn their creative skills into a career on set.

This is a discipline that allo...

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13 July 2021

What Can You Do with a Medical Biology Degree?

Ready to change the world? Here are some of the amazing jobs you can do with a bachelor’s degree in medical biology.

You can enjoy a number of careers with a biology degree. If you specialise in medical biology, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to one of the most powerful fields of medicine, changing people’s lives for the better.

Forming a bridge between research and clinical medicin...

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13 July 2021

What Can You Do With a Photography Degree?

Are you creative, detail orientated and a master of the camera lens? If you love taking photos, a degree in photography could be for you.

What makes a great photographer is a keen eye for detail, excellent visualisation skills, and the ability to appreciate and capture key moments in time. If this sounds like you, the University of Bolton’s BA Hons Photography course could be a great platform fo...

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13 July 2021

What You Need to Know About Being a Paramedic

Interested in starting a career as a paramedic? Here’s everything you need to know about the job and what’s expected of you.

The BSc Paramedic Science degree at the University of Bolton is the first step you need to take in becoming a paramedic in emergency services. The paramedic career path requires highly skilled people. And people who have a passion for helping others. Is this you?

If you’re...

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13 July 2021

What to Expect From a Business Management Degree

A degree in business management can open many doors and unlock a range of careers. Here’s what to expect from the course.

As a discipline, business management can be quite broad in context, and it can see graduates working across all sectors. That’s why the University of Bolton’s BSc Hons Business Management programme aims to teach students transferrable skills that will benefit them in any work...

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12 July 2021

How to be a Sustainable Student

Slowing the rate of climate change means all of us making, small changes to how we live and work. With University life already being so busy, just how can students be more sustainable?

Student life follows a busy schedule and so even though you probably know how to be green, with so much to do and so much happening every day, being eco-friendly can seem like a big ask. But as these seven hints an...

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5 July 2021

Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineer

It sounds fancy and exciting, but what’s it really like to work in mechanical engineering? Here we give you a glimpse into a typical day on the job!

The BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Bolton is perfect for students who did well in maths and science for their Level 3 subjects. Our course has been awarded professional accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engi...

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5 July 2021

Film Production Degree Potential Career Paths

Do you dream of working on a film set? Making a career in the film industry is one of the most exciting things you can do at undergraduate level, with many potential career paths.

If you have a passion for film and television, a film production degree could be for you. The BA Hons Film and Media Production course at the University of Bolton acts as a platform for a range of specialisms, leading ...

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5 July 2021

How to Get a Job in Motorsport

There’s no denying that the world of motorsport is highly competitive, but here are some invaluable tips to help you get your foot in the door.

Do you dream of working in the fast-paced and exciting industry of motorsport? It’s never been easy to snap up motorsport jobs, but the right training and lots of dedication could give you an advantage when it comes to the recruitment market.

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5 July 2021

Marketing Degree: A Way into Your Dream Industry

There are many benefits of doing a marketing degree, but one of the best perks is being able to open multiple doors in different industries.

Fashion runways, sports events, the red carpet…these are tough spaces to get into. It’s always the most glamorous sectors, such as the world of fashion or the music industry that seem to capture our hearts.

Everyone is lining up for the fashion buyer job....

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5 July 2021

What Are the Top UK Cities for Construction Careers?

Are you interested in building a career in construction or civil engineering? Here are the best places to work in construction in the UK.

At the University of Bolton, we have a number of courses for those interested in civil engineering construction. You’ll be enrolling into one of the oldest, most highly accredited courses and joining a vibrant and friendly student community.

Not only do our ...

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30 June 2021

5 Reasons for Women to Start a Civil Engineering Career

Female civil engineers are still are a rarity in the UK...here are the reasons why you should help us change that.

If you’re thinking about what to study at university, civil engineering may not immediately spring to mind. As a subject, it can often get overlooked by female students, but the need for women in civil engineering and construction has never been greater.

Universities like ours are...

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30 June 2021

5 Writing Tips for Becoming a Fantastic Screenwriter

Screenwriting is an art form, and our degree can help you unlock your creativity…

Do you dream of turning your creative ideas into a Hollywood movie or a hit series? Writing for the screen is one of the most rewarding jobs in the entertainment industry, because you get to watch your stories come to life.

Many writers work in the background and take joy in seeing their imaginations on display thr...

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30 June 2021

Biomedical Engineering A Cure for Depression

An interesting look at mental health engineering…could the field of biomedicine provide a cure for depression?

Biomedical engineering, depression, and mental health aren’t often talked about in the same sentence. But the latest research proves that biomedicine can be beneficial for the brain.

A team of biomedical engineers and psychiatrists are currently working together to find better, more ef...

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30 June 2021

Busting the Myths of Community Work

Community studies can make a huge difference to people’s lives, but job roles are often misunderstood. So what do you know about the community work process?

Working with local communities is something that can give your life so much meaning. A lot of youth and community workers begin on this career path for altruistic reasons, because they have a deep desire to help others.

If this sounds fami...

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30 June 2021

Career Comparisons Games Programmer vs. Developers

Want to work in gaming, but not sure where your skills lie? Here’s a closer look at the game developer vs. game programmer job roles.

The BA Games Programming degree at the University of Bolton is the perfect platform for students looking to embark on the game programmer career path but is also suitable for those looking to go into further study for a career in game development.

So which profess...

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30 June 2021

Cyber Security Graduates: Why Every Employer Wants You

IT security whizzes, you are hot property! Every employer wants to hire you, and here’s why…

Do you want to turn your passion for computers into a successful career? If you’ve been thinking of studying cyber security at university, you could have an amazing career ahead of you.

People with skills in IT security are highly sought after, not just in one industry, but in every sector, and in busin...

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29 June 2021

The Benefits of Building Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into any Business Start...

Diversity in the workplace has become a concept increasingly discussed in recent years, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), are commonly heard terms in the business world, and while many businesses may make a token effort to ensure that they are providing some form of diversity training, this is simply not enough.

In reality, every company including any new business start-up should be making ...

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29 June 2021

What Does the Future of the Creative Industries Look Like?

You may have heard the term multidisciplinary creative applied to a person before, but you may not be aware of what this means. This is something that is not only becoming rather popular but also necessary as a form of career path in the creative industry, and something that may well be considered essential in the not too distant future.

The world is split into two groups; those who pick one thi...

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28 June 2021

A secure job for the future | How to be an Accountant

Recent times have, for many of us, been turbulent due to the coronavirus pandemic. Job security is nearing an all-time low, and no-one is quite sure what the future holds. You may be wondering how you can lock down a career with job security and a generous salary, or even, how to be an accountant. At the University of Bolton, we believe our Accountancy BA course is one such path and could be the f...

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25 June 2021

University Becomes First Institution to Deliver Dedicated FM Degree Apprenticesh...

Here at the University of Bolton we are delighted to have been approved as an IWFM Recognised Centre. This will allow us to be able to deliver the IWFM Level 6 Extended Diploma as part of a dual award with our BSc (Hons) in Facilities and Built Asset Management programme. We are the first University to have been approved to offer this dedicated Degree Apprenticeship in Facilities Management.

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24 June 2021

Support for New Students: Creating the Right Environment

We pride ourselves on creating a positive and supportive environment at the University of Bolton. We are always looking for ways to help new students and support them throughout their studies Discover more about the importance of student support and the different student help options we have available.

How Can Universities Support Students?We know that attending a new university may be an overwh...

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23 June 2021

Why should you choose study Accountancy?

Do you enjoy numbers? Investigative work? Love solving puzzles and coming up with creative solutions? Then the world of finance could be the one for you with an exciting accountancy career for your future.

A financial professional is the backbone of any commercial operation, not just accountancy firms. Since its invention, accountancy careers have been in demand, during economic crises and booms,...

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16 June 2021

The Latest in Biomedical Engineering: Smart Contact Lenses

Biomedical engineering research has come on leaps and bounds, bringing intelligent solutions to the eye care industry, with smart contact lenses as the next big thing!

Becoming a biomedical engineer is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, with excellent earning potential and brilliant job satisfaction. Imagine being able to engineer products or systems that could change lives and improve ...

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15 June 2021

Why Study MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course at the University of Bolton is designed for graduates who wish to develop their skills from an international perspective. If you dream of widening your prospects and expanding your reach, this programme is for you.

With key themes in the future of the supply chain being globalism and sustainable practice, it’s vital to upskill and make sure you...

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15 June 2021

How to Break Down Walls for Interdisciplinary Creative Practice

Multidisciplinary creative practice requires flexibility, but how can you break down walls and create more fluid ways of working? Here’s how…

The MA (Specialism) via Creative Practice degree at the University of Bolton is a flexible programme that can be a platform for a single specialism or an interdisciplinary career path.

It’s an innovative and dynamic course, and allows students to develop ...

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14 June 2021

Sustainability Challenges for Educational Establishments

There is no denying that climate change, and what we need to do, has a heightened sense of urgency attached to it. This means that everyone needs to make a concerted effort to do more and stick with these changes. The urgency is not lost on University leaders, and that’s why sustainable education is key for every educational establishment in the UK.

What are the Sustainability Challenges?

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2 June 2021

Rehabilitation Engineering - Trends to watch out for

If you’re interested in engineering but not sure which area you’d like to work in, rehabilitation engineering could provide you with a career path you might not have otherwise considered. But what does this type of engineering involve, and how could you make a difference to others when you work in this fascinating industry?

If you have never heard of rehabilitation engineering, then you are not a...

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1 June 2021

Want to be an Entrepreneur Why you Need to Prepare to Fail

Scared of failure? If you’re an ambitious business entrepreneur with big ideas, you shouldn’t be. Here’s why…

Failing at something can be detrimental to confidence, especially for those who thrive off victory. But for every business entrepreneur, failure and success are linked, and it’s not possible to have one without the other.

Why do businesses fail and bounce back? Because of resilience, and...

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1 June 2021

Arts Management Jobs: The Skills you need for Success

Looking to grow your career in arts management? Do you have the right skills to get ahead? Here’s a look at what it takes to become a leader in the arts sector.

There are many careers you can pursue with an arts management master’s, including working as an artistic director, a program or project director, an arts development specialist, a special events coordinator, or an exhibition planner.

The...

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31 May 2021

Which road will Accountancy take you?

You may think accountancy is a one-trick pony; tracking figures and keeping the finances in order, but you will be forgiven for thinking that, as on the surface, this occupation may seem multiple shades of grey. But once you delve into the world of accountancy and past numerical skills, you’ll find that there are a wide variety of accountancy career paths to walk down.

It depends what area you en...

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28 May 2021

Rise of Mature University Applicants Offers “Golden Opportunity”

UCAS data for this year shows some rather interesting information. According to the Office for Students (OfS) applications for full-time undergraduate mature students for September 2021 are up. And not just a little.

University applications for mature undergraduate study have risen by a staggering 24 per cent for this coming academic year. This represents an increase of 18,540 students. Accordin...

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25 May 2021

Video Physiotherapy: How Healthcare has Adapted in COVID

There’s never been a more important time for healthcare to embrace digital technology, and video physiotherapy could be here to stay, taking future physiotherapy careers in a new direction…

Are you looking to turn your sports, sports science or healthcare degree into a career in physiotherapy? The University of Bolton’s MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) course is a pathway to getting registere...

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25 May 2021

5 Ways to Advance Your Engineering Management Career in 2021

Want to take control of your engineering career path and move into management and leadership? Here’s everything you need to know about advancing your career in 2021!

According to industry reports, COVID has been a catalyst for change in the world of engineering. In the coming years, we will likely witness a shift in working patterns, as well as the acceleration on a number of key technology area...

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25 May 2021

Everything you Need to Know about Physician Associates Studies

The physician associate (PA) is one of the newest allied medical professions, providing clinical care graduates with a unique and exciting route to medicine.

The MSc Physician Associate Studies degree at the University of Bolton is a fantastic opportunity for non-medical graduates to enter the healthcare sector. It’s also a great way for healthcare professionals looking to take a different role,...

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24 May 2021

What Are Character Strengths in Positive Psychology

Positive psychology has the power to change lives, helping people navigate great difficulties in life by focusing on their strengths…

The MSc Counselling and Positive Psychology course at the University of Bolton is for psychology graduates looking to embark on an immersive journey exploring this relatively new subject area.

This scientific study focuses on positive subjective experience and po...

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24 May 2021

Teaching in Higher Education: Things you Need to Know

Is teaching in higher education right for you? Is a master’s the best move for your career? Here’s everything you need to know about training and working in higher education jobs…

If you’ve completed your PgCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education, you can top up your degree with the University of Bolton’s MA Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education (Ad...

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24 May 2021

Why Teach Sports in Secondary School?

Thinking of becoming a sports coach or teacher? Here’s why teaching sports at secondary level is a great career move, and hugely beneficial to school students!

Learning to teach in secondary school is a noble career choice, and specialising in physical education is extremely rewarding. This is because teaching sports goes far beyond fitness benefits, and can be a contributing factor that shapes ...

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24 May 2021

The Rise of Robotics: Trends in 2021

What’s next in the world of robotics engineering? Here’s a look at the shiny new concepts just around the corner…

The new 12-month Master of Science Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Telecommunications (MSc ROBUST) course at the University of Bolton aims to provide students with a solid grounding in the latest technologies being used to shape a smarter future.

As well as the roll-out of 5G, the ...

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24 May 2021

Your 5 Step Plan for Becoming a Better Social Worker

Want to improve your social work practice and increase your chances of progression? Here’s a simple 5 step plan to follow…

At the University of Bolton, we believe in nurturing talent and creating well-rounded graduates who are ready to excel in the workplace. We build important social work values while providing a friendly and supportive learning environment for students to grow.

We are No.1 fo...

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21 May 2021

How The University of Bolton Can Support You Through Clearing

If you’re going to be applying for a university place via UCAS Clearing 2021, the University of Bolton is here to help. We have a dedicated Clearing team and we’re happy to accept late applicants. Discover more about how we support you through Clearing below.

Understanding UCAS Clearing 2021

Before we tell you about the support that we have in place, we will give you a brief overview of UCAS Cl...

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21 May 2021

Post-pandemic Social Care Concerns

The pandemic has had a profound effect on the social care sector, the people who work in it and those they provide services to. Whilst they have found many different and innovative ways in which they can continue to offer their vital services to individuals and working under the restrictions put in place to keep everyone safe, the events of the last year have thrown up some areas where there are i...

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21 May 2021

The Biggest Feats of Civil Engineering

For thousands of years, man has been creating structures, some small, some large, but the one thing that they all have in common is the civil engineering skills that went into making them. Whether they were created in 2504 BC or 2020, many of the techniques that were used will remain roughly the same.

Many of the greatest civil engineering projects are historic icons; they are structures that sh...

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21 May 2021

Essential Soft Skills for the Prospective Paramedic

A paramedic career is not for the faint-hearted. This is more than a 9-5 job  and certainly isn’t something that you can just switch off from. But for the right person, it can be an incredibly rewarding, challenging and above all, fulfilling vocation.

While training will give you many of the technical skills that you will need to perform as a paramedic, there are other non-technical skills, known...

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20 May 2021

Anxiety Busting Tips Before Starting University

If you’re feeling stressed and worried about starting university, you’re not alone. We can assure you that the majority of new starters feel the same way! After all, doing something for the first time is always a bit scary. We’ve got some good news, though; there are some ways you can get those anxiety levels lower so you can start looking forward to the experience.

Mentally Preparing Yourself fo...

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19 May 2021

Results Day Anxiety - Top Tips For Self-Care

Feeling anxious on results day is normal. But it is important to prioritise your health to ensure that the stress and worry do not take over. Take a look at our helpful tips on looking after yourself on results day and how to apply to university through UCAS Clearing if you need to.

Too Much Stress Is No Good for Anyone

Stress is both good and bad. Feeling worried and anxious about your results ...

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19 May 2021

The History and Future of Medical Device Engineering

Today the term medical device is most likely to conjure up images of sophisticated electronic machinery, precision instruments or microscopically detailed devices. However, in one form or another, humankind has been involved in the field of medical engineering for thousands of years.

As long ago as 5,000 years ago, ancient civilisations were using rudimentary tools that they had crafted for basi...

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18 May 2021

The Ultimate Clearing Guide – What, Where And When To Apply

If you don’t have a university place, don’t panic! With Clearing, you could be able to snap up a place that has not yet been filled. Read on for our UCAS Clearing 2021 guide.

What Is UCAS Clearing?

UCAS Clearing is how universities fill any places they still have available on their courses. So, if you’re not enrolled on a university course yet or you have changed your mind, Clearing could enable...

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18 May 2021

Future Challenges for Global Business

The business landscape has changed monumentally over the past year. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting industries all across the globe, a whole host of potential challenges are emerging for international businesses competing in the global marketplace.

Businesses Are Wondering How to Prepare For What Lies Ahead

Any international business competing in the global marketplace has had to manage dua...

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18 May 2021

Sustainable, Protective, Attractive Packaging - Can it Really be Done?

Being environmentally friendly is no longer seen as a passing phase, nor is it seen as a concept that should be the concern of just a select few. Treating the world we live in with respect is becoming an increasingly important message to society on a global scale and playing no small part in this is the use of sustainable packaging over single-use plastic.

The concept of sustainable packaging is ...

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17 May 2021

Am I Too Late to Apply for University?

If you missed the January UCAS deadline, you may be panicking. If you are worried that you have left it too late to apply to university this year; don’t fret… your university dream is still alive and kicking via UCAS Clearing 2021. We’ll explain how to apply below.

The UCAS deadline typically falls on the 15th of January, yet it was extended by two weeks this year due to the closures caused by t...

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17 May 2021

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Accountancy

Study an Accounting degree at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. 

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you know what? I...

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7 May 2021

What's Next in Global Healthcare? (Digital Technology on the Rise)

From virtual healthcare solutions to mixed reality (MR) consultations, things are changing fast in the global healthcare sector!

This is an exciting time to pursue a career in global healthcare management, and technology is the heart of everything that’s happening right now.

Increasing access to healthcare is one of the biggest drivers of digital and virtual healthcare growth; and while there’s ...

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7 May 2021

Trends in Dental Technology What’s Next in Dentistry

Working in dentistry is one of the most exciting career paths, and the next decade is set to epic in terms of technological development.

Despite the setbacks caused by COVID-19, things are looking very positive in the dental industry. While a lot of dentist surgeries are focusing on post-pandemic recovery and adapting to the ‘new normal’, there’s also a lot of buzz and excitement around technolog...

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6 May 2021

Is Cloud Gaming the Future

What will game design look like in the future? Is the entire industry going to be on cloud? Or are there too many obstacles to overcome?

Now is an exciting time to build your career in game design and development. The University of Bolton’s MA Games Development course will help you gain advanced game development techniques and extend your knowledge of the games business, while touching on the lat...

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6 May 2021

The Best Easy-Read Books for ESOL Learners

Novels are a great way of learning a new language, while also opening students up to a world of literary, culture and debate. Get ready for some interesting discussions…

As an 'English for Speakers of Other Languages' (ESOL) teacher, it’s important to find different ways to engage with your class. The University of Bolton’s PGCE M 14+ English (Literacy and ESOL) course arms you with the skills to...

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6 May 2021

Spotlight on Special Effects Creator, Stan Winston

From killer aliens and super heroes to dinosaurs soaring through the sky, the late Stan Winston has left us with some of the most iconic moments in film. 

If you aspire to be one of the best special effects makeup artists or special effects creators in the film industry, a master’s degree can be a great way to enhance your skills and further your career.

The MA Film FX Creative Practice course a...

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5 May 2021

Why Biomedical Engineering is in the Top 40% of Careers for Career Satisfaction

Why Biomedical Engineering is in the Top 40% of Careers for Career Satisfaction

When determining what career path to go down, you need to consider how happy you will be in your job role. The average person spends 90,000 hours working over their lifetime, so finding a job you enjoy is crucial. According to a study by Career Explorer, biomedical engineering is in the top 40% careers for career sati...

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5 May 2021

Historical Figures in Engineering Imhotep

From healer and physician to an ancient god, Imhotep has been in the spotlight for many things. But what was his role in the world of engineering?

Leonardo Da Vinci, Henry Ford, James Watt. These names often spring to mind when you think about historical figures in engineering. But if we dive deeper, some great feats of engineering happened long before their time.

Ancient Egypt is the perfect ex...

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5 May 2021

Cloud Ecosystem in 2021 The Biggest Companies to Work For

Are you looking to build your career in IT security? Here’s a look at the fast-growing, ever-evolving cloud ecosystem in cloud computing and networking.

The University of Bolton’s MSc Cloud and Network Security course is designed for first degree holders or computing professionals wanting to develop their skills and knowledge in cloud.

Security is one of the most important areas to go into, and ...

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5 May 2021

Charity Spotlight Muscular Dystrophy UK

What do they do?

Founded in 1959, Muscular Dystrophy UK supports families living with muscle-weakening conditions by providing vital information, advice and a range of resources for them to access.

Additionally, the charity works closely with specialist or community physiotherapists who are caring for someone with a rare muscle disease.

Through the Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Health Professionals N...

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5 May 2021

Performing Arts and Mental Health in Teenagers Why Teach

Provide a form of release

The arts is excellent for channelling inner thoughts, frustrations and feelings, which can improve mental health in teenagers. For young people undergoing exam stress or problems at home, performing arts is a chance to express themselves.

By turning negative energy into creativity, they can find it easier to overcome suffering or trauma. So being a drama teacher can be ...

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5 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness for Social Workers: 5 Tips for Happiness

The role of social workers is often focused on the wellbeing of others, but how can they make sure they take care of themselves at work?

Mental health awareness is important in every line of work. But for those who spend their time caring about others, acts of self-care can fall by the wayside. Just because you understand the workings of mental health doesn’t mean you always practice it.

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4 May 2021

Top Global Cities for Start-ups: Where to Launch Your Business

Dream of being your own boss? Have a ground-breaking business idea? Here are the top start-up cities for entrepreneur ventures!

The University of Bolton’s MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation course is all about transferable skills, the type of skills that can be applied to any industry or area of work. This makes it the ideal platform for anyone interested in building their own empire.

Many of o...

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4 May 2021

5 Post-Lockdown Tips for TLAN Teachers

Coming out of lockdown can be hard for learners with additional support needs (ASN). Here’s everything you can do to smooth the transition as a teacher!

Routine is important for children and adults with additional support needs. So the slightest disruption can make learning difficult. With the recent pandemic, education has been completely turned upside down, and teachers and their students must ...

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4 May 2021

How to Help the Environment: 6 Ways You Can Get Involved

Life as a student can be hectic, but everyone can still make time to give back to Mother Nature and find ways to live a greener lifestyle.

University students have a lot to think about, and things can get stressful for postgraduate students balancing work, family and university life. So the environment is probably the last thing on your mind.

But for those studying the MRes Environmental Managem...

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4 May 2021

10 Reasons to Study a Postgraduate Degree in 2021!

What is postgraduate training going to do for your career? Here are some of the reasons that will make you want to apply in 2021…

If you’ve been thinking about improving your skills for the workplace, starting a new career, or boosting your earning potential, a postgraduate degree could be for you. And 2021 is a great year to invest in yourself, and enjoy both personal and professional developmen...

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4 May 2021

Can You Really Achieve Your Dream Job?

You are going to be working for most of your life, so it is important that you love what you do. You may feel like bagging your dream job is a myth, but we’re here to tell you that it is not. Read on to discover some of the different ways that you can enjoy work and love what you do for a living.

Find the Time to Make It Happen

Once you have decided on your passion, you need to allow time to tur...

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4 May 2021

How Community Arts can Help the Elderly

Is there a link between creativity and cognitive health in the elderly? And can community arts support the world’s ageing population?

The UK, like many countries in the world, has an ageing population. As life expectancy rises, we must find ways to support our elderly. Community arts is one of the ways to do this. In fact, there’s now evidence to suggest that arts is linked with the pathway to he...

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3 May 2021

UK Set to Be a World Leader in Islamic Finance

A second Sukuk bolsters the UK’s position for becoming a world leader in Islamic finance, making this the perfect time to study in this specialism.

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most prestigious awards you can achieve, leading to more job opportunities and increased awareness of the global market. For those with an undergraduate business degree, this is the time upskill ...

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28 April 2021

'Why law?’ It’s the question every would-be law student should anticipate

From applying to a university to study for a law degree to working in a law firm, there will be instances when the question ‘Why law?’ will present itself. Keep reading as we discuss this question in further depth.

Choosing Law as a Career Path

Before weighing up the pros and cons of whether a law degree is right for you, it is a good idea to explore your inner self and understand your reasoning...

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22 April 2021

Are we in a Creativity Crisis?

There is no denying that the past 12 months have thrown a big curveball our way. Even the most creative minds out there could not have anticipated how the past year has unfolded. Lockdown has impacted us in many different ways, but has it stifled our creativity? Are we in the midst of a creative crisis and how will this affect the creative industries? Let’s take a look at this further.

What are C...

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22 April 2021

The Biggest Psychological Debate - What's Your Take?

There are a lot of great debates in psychology. However, many would agree that one of the most contested is the nature or nurture debate. The nature versus nurture debate is all about the extent to which certain elements of behaviour are a product of acquired influences, i.e. those we have learned, or inherited, by genetics. So, let’s explore the nature nurture debate in psychology further.

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22 April 2021

Are Babies of Lockdown at a Disadvantage?

When do babies learn to talk? When should a baby start walking? These are common questions in the subject of baby development. While we all have an idea of the ‘right’ age to do these things, there are so many factors that can influence baby learning and development. Considering the current climate, we explore the question of whether a lockdown baby could be at a disadvantage from a developmental ...

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22 April 2021

Have our Young People Forgotten how to Socialise?

There is no denying that we live in a digital age, and this already posed questions regarding child interaction with peers and whether the art of true conversation has been lost. However, with 12 months of lockdowns, the question of whether young people have forgotten how to socialise becomes even more pressing. We explore the issue of social interaction post-pandemic.

There is no denying that li...

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22 April 2021

Have we Lost the Art of Creative Writing

From being consumed in the world of social media to a lack of encouragement the written word, many people feel that the art of creative writing is lost. We discuss this in more depth below.

What is Creative Writing?

Before we look at any potential crisis in creative writing, we should understand what creative writing is and what makes a good piece of creative writing?  Creative writing is a type...

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21 April 2021

Why Technological Advances Mean Now is the Time to Enjoy a Career in Biomedical ...

Choosing a career path is not always easy. Finding something that you enjoy and have an aptitude for is always the right place to start. It also helps if it is a growth area where you are likely to find a position once you have completed your degree. Biomedical engineering is one such growth area. Biomedical engineering companies are experiencing a surge in interest and investment and are actively...

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20 April 2021

International Business Management: Top Employers with a Global Presence

Globalisation has created an interconnected world, with increasing overseas trade and cultural exchange. Business executives have a unique opportunity to enrich their learning and professional development, and the University of Bolton’s MSc International Management course can open up opportunities in the global arena.

Located in Greater Manchester, our university ranks No.1 for Teaching Quality a...

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20 April 2021

Let's Celebrate Chinese Language Day! (April 20th)

Today is Chinese Language Day and we want to celebrate one of the most widely used languages in the world!

For postgraduates looking to enhance their CV and boost global job prospects, learning a new language is a great way to get ahead. As globalisation takes over different industries, international relations is more important than it’s ever been.

If you can add a second or even third language ...

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19 April 2021

Career in Finance Small Firm vs. Big Four

The Big 4 is the dream for a lot of accountants and finance professionals, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? Or are smaller companies just as rewarding?

The Big 4 firms (PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG) are the leading names in the accountancy industry. Everyone’s heard of them, and everyone wants to work for them. However, working in a large, multinational corporation may not be the most suitable ...

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19 April 2021

The Challenges of Education Post-Pandemic

There is no denying that the pandemic has had a massive impact on the education sector. Over the past 12 months, students have spent more time at home than at school or university. It would be naive to expect everything to return back to normal, so what will happen after lockdown and what sort of challenges will educators face post-pandemic?

Knowing where to Draw the Line with Distance Learning

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19 April 2021

The Future of Civil Engineering Sustainability Matters

Civil engineers are known for their love of the conventional. However, embracing sustainability is a must for all industries considering the current climate. With that in mind, we will explore the future of sustainable engineering in this post. How do we embrace sustainability in this traditional sector? And what will this mean for those taking on sustainable civil engineering jobs in the future?
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19 April 2021

Is the Future of Exercise Data-Driven?

There’s no denying that we live in a world that is very much driven by data. Businesses of all natures are using data to drive their operations forward. So, the question is posed; is the future of strength and conditioning data-driven?

Leveraging Data in the Fitness Sector

We’re seeing big data increasingly feature in the fitness degree curriculum, as it is playing an increasingly important role...

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19 April 2021

The Cambridge Analytica Scandal and What It Teaches Us

The Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal involved millions of Facebook users having their personal data compromised without their consent. The event, which caused public outrage has taught us a number of important lessons regarding data use and business analytics.

What Was The Facebook Cambridge Analytica Scandal

At the start of 2018, Facebook admitted that it had mishandled data from more than ...

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19 April 2021

Could Simulation Software Help Reduce the Effects of the Next Pandemic?

We’re not through this pandemic yet, but we’re already worrying about what would happen if another one was to strike! After all, if COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is that you never know what is around the corner. Resilience is a must. With that in mind, let’s explore whether the impact of another pandemic could be lessened with simulation software.

Simulation Modelling Methods that Could Hel...

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19 April 2021

The Trends That Shape General Practice

The health industry has come under an intense spotlight over the past 12 months as a consequence of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. While there is no denying that coronavirus is shaping the healthcare sector, there are a number of other trends that are shaping Bolton general practice and that across the country as well, which we will look at in more depth in this post.

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14 April 2021

Microvolunteering (and its Impact on Human Society)

Acts of kindness can change the world…here’s how you can get involved for Microvolunteering Day this April 15th!

There are so many reasons to help others, and every year on April 15th, there’s a chance for us all to give back to the local community. Microvolunteering Day is hugely important for society, and don’t let the word “micro” fool you…

Micro acts of kindness make a big difference. For an...

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13 April 2021

Digital Skills Shortage – Is The UK Heading Towards a Disaster?

A study carried out by a think tank on behalf of The Learning & Work Institute has recently highlighted an alarming scenario that could play out in the UK, with regard to a shortage of digital and computer skills if something isn’t done, and soon. Since 2015, the number of young people who have elected to take IT subjects at GCSE level has dropped by a staggering 40%. When this figure is considere...

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12 April 2021

Top Perks of Building Your Career in Cloud

A master’s in cloud computing can make your skills relevant and in-demand. Plus, there are plenty of perks to know about…

Things are changing in the world of IT, and the shift from legacy systems to remote computing is apparent. As the digital workforce continues to grow, as will the need for cloud networking. This makes upskilling in cloud skills vital for anyone looking to progress or widen car...

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12 April 2021

Why Do an MBA in Global Healthcare Management?

Do you see yourself working in leadership and management in healthcare? A Master of Business Administration (MBA) in this field could be for you.

If there’s one thing that COVID has taught us, it’s that working together is key in ensuring we overcome global health issues. There’s never been a more important time to consider healthcare at an international level.

A Master of Business Administrat...

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12 April 2021

Why Study a Master’s in Human Society?

Do you work with local communities, young children, or people who are vulnerable and need care? This could be the ultimate postgraduate training for you…

A master’s in sociology-related subjects can take your career to the next level if you’re responsible for the wellbeing of others. For those in the early childhood sector, community development or social care, there’s nothing more important than...

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12 April 2021

Why a Career in Physiotherapy is Good for the Soul

As a physiotherapist, you’ll play a key role in improving the lives of others. It’s also a highly-rewarding job that is great for the soul. Here’s why…

From working with diverse groups of people and meeting patients from every walk of life to being able to enjoy highly flexible employment opportunities, there are many reasons to choose a career in physiotherapy.

Although competitive, there are a...

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9 April 2021

LLM International Business Law: A Flexible Route

Are you looking for a flexible route into law? The University of Bolton’s LLM International Business Law programme welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds!

A business law master’s is a highly-regarded and flexible course for graduates who wish to develop advanced knowledge of international trade and business from a legal perspective.

 

Although it’s not a qualifying law degree (QLD), it...

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9 April 2021

New Study Shows Urgent Need to Tackle Oral Health Post-COVID

There has never been a more important time for highly-skilled dentists and dental technicians. Find out more about our clinical dental technician course…

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that a lot of important things have been put on the backburner. From weddings and celebrations to important healthcare check-ups, many people’s lives have been on pause.

Dental care has suffered the same fate, wi...

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9 April 2021

Stress Awareness Month 2021 (Tips for Managing Postgraduate Stress)

Studying a master’s or juggling a part-time course can full on, but the benefits of postgraduate study are life-changing. Here’s how to keep stress down to a minimum…

April is Stress Awareness Month in the UK, and this is the perfect time to talk about stress as a postgraduate student. University, at any age can be stressful, exciting and empowering all at the same time.

The key is knowing how t...

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9 April 2021

The Challenges of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Are you a grammar whizz? Do you have bags of patience and good people skills? Teaching English to foreign students could be for you…

Teaching English as a second language is one of the most rewarding areas of work you can go into as an English teacher. For many, it’s a chance to develop teaching skills further while also immersing themselves in new cultures and meeting interesting people from aro...

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9 April 2021

The Most In-demand Jobs in Film FX (And How to Get Them)

Do you want to turn your creative degree into a film FX specialism? Postgraduate training can help you develop your skills in this unique field. 

Film special effects is one of the most exciting and progressive areas of the entertainment industry. There are also some excellent salaries and day rates for those with the right experience and expertise, and a master’s degree is one way to stand out f...

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8 April 2021

Scandalous Artworks of the Last 10 Years

If there is one thing that art does, it gets people talking! That’s most certainly what the controversial art that we are going to take a look at in this post has done.

If there is one thing that art should do, it is to create conversation. After all, art is a very objective thing. One piece of art may be considered a masterpiece to one person, yet it may leave another feeling uninspired.

With t...

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7 April 2021

5 Amazing Facts About the Gaming Industry

Looking to enhance your skills as a games designer or developer? Here are 5 amazing facts about the industry that will spur you on for Postgraduate study! 

A Master’s in Games Development could be one of the best things you do for your career. The games sector is bigger and bolder than it’s ever been, and there’s never been a more significant time to upskill.

Gamers are taking over the entertain...

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7 April 2021

7 Tips for Mature Students Returning to University

Are you a working professional looking to return to university to do a postgraduate master’s degree? There’s never been a better time to upskill, and more and more people are now seeking a second degree to increase their salary potential.

When applying to university as a mature student, it’s important to find a course provider that can support your specific needs. This often means flexibility, an...

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7 April 2021

5 Facts about Nursing That You Never Knew

There’s never been a more important time to be a nurse, but there’s so much we don’t know about our saviours. Here are 5 fun facts about nurses that may surprise you.

Are you a student of nursing or midwifery? The global pandemic has put a lot of strain on this field of medicine. But the students at the University of Bolton stand together, and stand strong.

Whether you’re new to nursing or looki...

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7 April 2021

Celebrating Female Dancers (International Dance Day)

It’s International Dance Day on April 29th and we’re celebrating some of our favourite famous female dancers…

For International Dance Day we’re asking our PGCE arts and performance students (as well as dance and performing arts teachers all over the UK) to join us in promoting women in dance.

This annual celebration was created to recognise dance as a profession, and is a great topic for teacher...

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7 April 2021

Is Engineering Management the Happiest Job in the World?

Engineers have the happiest jobs in the world, according to research. We deep-dive into the reasons why graduates in this field have the biggest smiles on their faces…

We all dream of a job that makes us happy. But sadly, many of us work in careers that don’t fulfil our personal and emotional needs. Even those who start off excited and enthusiastic in their line of work can end up feeling bored w...

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7 April 2021

4 Creative Ways to Engage With SEN Learners in the Classroom

Helping pupils with Special Education Needs (SEN) requires rules, repetition and structure. But creativity is still key in the classroom, no matter the subject.

Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do within education. With inclusivity being high up on the global agenda, there has never been a more important time to upskill in this area.

Young ...

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1 April 2021

My Journey After Graduation

My Journey After Graduation

After graduating with a First-Class BA (Hons) back in 2019, I decided to go onto study on a postgraduate programme, enrolling on the Universities PGCE (M) 14+ Art, Creative Practice and Performance programme. I really enjoyed this course as it allowed me to develop my teaching skills as well as getting hands on experience through a placement.

After graduating as teach...

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1 April 2021

40 Years of MTV

As MTV gets ready to celebrate 40 years in the business, we take a look back at the highlights, the low moments, and question whether MTV can survive another 40 years.

MTV was launched on the 1st of August, 1981, and it has gone through many changes since then. Originally, the channel aired music videos and related programming guided by video jockeys, i.e. an announcer who introduces live music p...

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1 April 2021

Recognising Bias in the Media

In light of the recent Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey, media bias is something we’ve been discussing more and more. Below, we explore the role that bias plays in the media.

Understanding Media Bias

“Media bias” is the bias of news producers and journalists within the mass media; not only in the way in which stories are covered, but the selection of stories and events...

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1 April 2021

Will VR Gaming Ever Be the Norm?

From Batman: Arkham VR to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, there are lots of VR games that are set to take the market by storm in 2021. But many experts thought that Virtual Reality would have more of a hold in the industry by now, so will it ever be considered the go-to gaming choice?

The Current State of Virtual Reality in the Gaming Market

In 2019, the global VR gaming market was estimated at £8.3...

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31 March 2021

What Does a Biomedical Engineering Degree Involve?

There has never been a better time to study a Biomedical Engineering degree than now. With every advance in science, aerospace technology, and electronics, there are also ground-breaking discoveries and innovative new solutions being introduced to the healthcare and medical industry.

Electronics are constantly evolving, becoming smaller and more powerful, while researchers continue to create intr...

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31 March 2021

Tips for putting together a creative portfolio for university interviews

If you’re considering a creative degree such as art, or animation and illustration, you might be asked to show a creative portfolio of your work when you’re invited to an interview.

For our animation and illustration degree at the University of Bolton, we love to see applicant’s work, it demonstrates your ability and enthusiasm for the course and helps us to learn a little about you. Here are som...

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30 March 2021

New Rules for the F1 2021 Season

A new F1 season has arrived, and it’s all kicking off in Bahrain! In case you forgot, this is the track that brought us two back-to-back races in last year’s calendar, with one of them involving a harrowing incident where Romain Grosjean’s car split into two and caught into flames. After Grosjean escaped, the race restarted, and normal service resumed; another Lewis Hamilton win!

What Can We Expe...

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30 March 2021

Who is Peter Bonnington?

In F1, it may be the driver who stands on the podium, but there are hundreds of mechanical engineering personnel behind the scenes who are responsible for giving the driver such an amazing car. There’s no better example of this than Peter Bonnington, Lewis Hamilton’s senior race engineer at Mercedes.

“OK, Lewis, it’s hammer time” may be a phrase that you are familiar with, but Bonnington does muc...

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29 March 2021

Q&A with Special Effects for Film and TV graduate, Rebecca Albrecht

Rebecca Albrecht, 25, graduated from the Special Effects (SFX) for Film and TV degree in 2019. She is currently working for Inovus Medical® , where she is a product designer creating simulation body parts for surgical procedures.

Her goal is to eventually make props for film and TV, but Rebecca tells us about her time on the course, what she learnt and how it helped her land her current job befor...

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29 March 2021

Visual Effects and Animation graduate joins University as a lecturer

Dale Alexander, who graduated from the Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation degree with a first-class honours, is set to join the University as a lecturer on the course.

Since finishing the degree in 2016, Dale has gone on to work for special effects studio DNEG as a 3D generalist, where he does everything from modelling, animation, motion capture and more. He’s worked on huge Hollywood blockbuster...

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25 March 2021

Physiotherapy: Make A Difference To Someone’s Lifestyle

Physiotherapy can be an incredibly rewarding degree. It is the perfect starting point for a career as a medical professional or to work in sports physiotherapy while providing many transferrable skills to other roles in the sports science and health industry.

Our focus on putting our students first and a friendly community atmosphere is incredibly important to us. For a vocational degree like phy...

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25 March 2021

Sports Rehabilitation: Become An Expert In Strength and Recovery

Here at the University of Bolton we have a very supportive learning environment. Lecturers and support staff go above and beyond to ensure you have the best experience and receive all the help you need to succeed. There is a good reason why we are the best university for student satisfaction in the North West*. We have been voted in the top 10 for two years in a row and in the top 5 for teaching* ...

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25 March 2021

5 Reasons to Study a Dental Technology Degree with the University of Bolton

Do you want to be in the business of putting a smile on people’s faces? Dentistry is a good thought and a viable and lucrative career option, hold on to it. The need for dental technicians is expected to grow faster than many other health professions and there are plenty of opportunities for career progression along with great earning potential.

While a degree in dental technology may be the righ...

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25 March 2021

Arts with Offenders: Changing Outcomes

Are you an arts graduate looking for a new challenge? Have you considered a career in the prison and probation services?

The University of Bolton’s MA Applied and Community Arts course is designed for those looking to upskill in a specialist area. If you have a degree in a creative subject (such as theatre, performance, dance, or art and design), this programme could take your career in a new dir...

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24 March 2021

New Words for 2021

Language is dynamic and ever-changing. Words come in and out of fashion and change meaning all the time. Language is a measure of society as much as it is a form of communication. Words, not just names, have power and influence on how we perceive the world. Every year new words are added to the English language and some actually make it into the dictionary as they become considered part of every d...

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24 March 2021

What Does the Future Hold for Roblox?

Roblox has gone public. The popular children's gaming platform, valued at roughly £21.3 billion, went public through a direct listing last week. What prompted this move? The opportunity for the corporation and its many developers to increase profits. So, what does the future hold for the platform and will users see any difference?

What Does Roblox have in Common with Your Games Degree?

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24 March 2021

Speak Up for Nature on March 27th: Earth Hour 2021

What will you do for Earth Hour Day? Our planet needs us now more than ever…

Every year, at 8:30pm on the last Saturday of March, millions across the globe turn off their lights as a stand against over-consumption. Designed to be a catalyst for urgent change, not just a symbolic show of support, this event calls on people from every walk of life to help.

If you’re a Postgraduate environmental sc...

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22 March 2021

Graduate Finance Jobs Remain in the UK Post Brexit

Worried about Brexit and the impact on jobs? The UK is still a hotspot for finance, with many graduate opportunities available.

With the Brexit transition period now over, many people will be wondering about the impact on job security and career progression. The finance sector is one that has had a lot speculation on what’s about to happen next, with uncertainties around job prospects in the UK’s...

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22 March 2021

SFX graduate secures job on Doctor Who

Special Effects (SFX) for Film and TV student Jodie Tinsley, 21, graduated in 2020 and had secured a dream job on Doctor Who before the end of her degree.

Thanks to networking opportunities as part of the course, Jodie met a contact who was looking to recruit a recent graduate for the show. She joined the Doctor Who team as a Prosthetic Trainee and began her career working in the fur department, ...

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22 March 2021

Academics from Visual Effects and Animation work on top Netflix movie

Lecturers from the Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation degree at the University of Bolton are enjoying having a top ten movie on Netflix.

Outside the Wire is an American sci-fi that tells the story of an android officer and drone pilot who come together to stop a global catastrophe. As you might expect from such a movie, there are incredible visual effects; with robots, explosions and other-worldl...

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22 March 2021

Female motorsport professionals share their top tips for students

Over one million British women now work across science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professions - a number which has increased year-on-year over the last decade. While this is a huge improvement, fewer than 13% of engineers in the UK are female, according to the Women in Engineering Society.

We spoke to female motorsports professionals on their experience of working in a male-dominat...

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22 March 2021

Should Books Ever be Banned?

The recent decision of Dr Suess’ Estate to remove six of his books from publication has caused uproar. The books contain overtly racist illustrations, and most people will never have even heard of them. However, it hasn't stopped public outcry over their removal, and it does raise an important question – should books ever be banned?

When English Creative Writing Gets You in Trouble

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22 March 2021

Fashion Icon Stella McCartney Turns 50

The name McCartney is synonymous with change, activism and creativity. Stella McCartney was born into a family whose actions spoke for them. It is little wonder that she went on to have such a profound effect on the fashion industry, animal welfare, cancer awareness, and sustainability in fashion.

A Fashion Designing Activist and Sustainability Icon

In 1995 Stella McCartney graduated from Centra...

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22 March 2021

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends for 2021

After a year of lockdowns and disappointments, it can feel as if creativity has disappeared and left a dark vacuum in its place. However, creativity hasn’t left the building. You cannot hold down the world of graphic design for long and the colour and vibrancy of this year’s trends are just what we need right now.

Get inspired to learn graphic design with these trends

Whether you are into colour...

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22 March 2021

Top tips for SFX students from industry experts

The University of Bolton has collaborated with Millennium FX to provide Special Effects (SFX) for Film and TV students with industry-specific talks and training for the sector.

Millennium FX is Europe’s leading supplier of prosthetics, animatronics and special make-up effects for film, television, commercials and much more. Made up of multi-award winning artists, with numerous BAFTAs and Royal Te...

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22 March 2021

What is Visual Effects and Animation?

Visual Effects (VFX) and Animation is a key component to creating amazing real-life imagery for film and TV. Nearly everything you watch these days has an element of VFX and animation; whether it’s a movie on Netflix or Prime, a music video, or the commercials in between.

VFX describes the process by which images are digitally created or manipulated, and then incorporated into a live action shot....

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16 March 2021

5 Strange Facts About False Teeth

The history of false teeth is fascinating and has paved the way for the dentures you will come across in your BSc (Hons) Dental Technology degree with the University of Bolton. 

Here are five of the strangest facts that will further pique your interest in dental technician training.

1. Dentures have been around since the ancient times.

Many people are shocked to discover that early examples of ...

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16 March 2021

Augmented Reality in Civil Engineering

Augmented reality combines virtual elements with the real world. It creates a world where virtual reality interacts with actual reality, allowing you to see what you want to be as well as what is.

When applied to Civil Engineering, augmented reality allows you to see what a completed project would look like on its intended site before diffing a single foundation. How does this differ from 3D comp...

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16 March 2021

Does 3D Printing have a Place in Dentistry?

3D printing is already more widely used in dentistry than many people realise. Everything from drill guides to physical models for prosthodontics use 3D printing. Improvements in 3D printing technology are set to increase its importance in the medical, care and dentistry sectors.

Understanding the place and importance of 3D printing as a dental technology is crucial if you want to be part of the ...

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16 March 2021

Why it is Okay Not to Know the Answer

Do you want to help shape the minds of the future? Can you bring out the best in people and help them fulfil their goals and ambitions?

We can talk you through the skills and qualifications you need for a rewarding future in education and teaching. You might be surprised to learn that one thing you do not need is encyclopaedic knowledge.

What Do You Need to Get into Teaching?

Teachers need a go...

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16 March 2021

Why Your Experience Matters

Teaching at any level requires you to build a positive working relationship with those in your care. Your background, experiences and life lessons shape how you teach and help you reach those who need the most support. Discover why your experience matters when you want to get into teaching.

You can always rely on your experience as a teacher

Our experiences shape who we are and how we respond in...

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11 March 2021

A Personal Approach to Fine Art – Why Good Staff to Student Ratios Matter

Studying fine art is as much about appreciation for art, its history, and the artists that make it possible, as it is creating your own fine art and improving your techniques. The multiple facets of such a degree make student to staff ratios very important. The excellent staff-student ratios at the University of Bolton is just one reason why we have been voted No.1 for both Teaching Quality* and S...

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8 March 2021

Why Pursue a Career in Islamic Finance?

Are you looking to study a Master of Business Administration (MBA) course? Here’s why you should consider specialising in Islamic Finance…

The University of Bolton’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Islamic Finance programme is a fantastic stepping stone for finance professionals looking to expand their skills.

Tapping into one of the fastest growing financial sectors in the world (one...

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4 March 2021

10 Reasons to Choose a Career in Law

If there is one reason why people look up to the law, it is because it gives them hope for justice and equality. When people ponder over whether is a law degree good, its this degree that is their pathway to providing justice.

Is law a good degree and are there a multitude of career options awaiting you once you finish your degree? In its initial stages a degree in law might seem complicated and ...

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3 March 2021

It's Not Too Late to Begin Your Biomedical Career

Biomedical engineers investigate a range of medical conditions, including cancer and other life-threatening diseases, contributing greatly to public health. If you dream of making a difference in the area of clinical and biomedical sciences, it’s not too late to apply for one of our Undergraduate courses at the University of Bolton.

For graduates looking to advance their career or develop their k...

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3 March 2021

What will you study on your Animation and Illustration degree?

Study an Animation and Illustration degree at the University of Bolton, and you’ll develop the skills to become a professional, visual storyteller.

This is a three-year course (or four with a foundation year), which expertly blends two in-demand creative arts; Animation modules allow you to develop your visual voice and ability, as well as your storytelling skills. At the same time, Illustration ...

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3 March 2021

The Importance of Placements for Sport Rehabilitation Courses

The Importance of Placements for Sport Rehabilitation Courses

Whether it is climbing Everest, playing football for Manchester City, or running the London marathon, injuries must be considered in the context of the activity and its demands. Sport rehabilitation is the practice of assessing and treating injuries related to exercise and sports at all ages and levels.

As well as getting athletes out...

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2 March 2021

University of Bolton joins forces with North West-based gaming company

University of Bolton joins forces with North West-based gaming company

A pioneering partnership between the University of Bolton and a North West gaming company will give students the unique chance to work closely with industry professionals and potentially even secure a job after graduating.

The University’s Gaming degree programmes have joined forces with Manchester-based Fabrik Games.

The co...

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1 March 2021

Why Practical Experience is a must in every aspect of Motorsport learning

Fans of F1 motorsport have heard of Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, and Sebastian Vettel. But, what about the people that make their success possible? Without the performance engineers and innovators, there would be no racing teams.

Could you be the next head of engineering at Ferrari or Williams? Do you have what it takes? The best way to find out is by studying a Motorsport and Automotive Perfo...

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1 March 2021

Fashion at Bolton; gain employability skills through live projects

Study Fashion at the University of Bolton and you’ll develop a wealth of industry skills, including pattern cutting, garment manufacture, fashion illustration and CAD for technical drawings, to support your portfolio.

You’ll also benefit from hands-on experience of live project briefs from clients, so you can develop your skills on a real-world task; which students say is invaluable experience fo...

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1 March 2021

Fashion students work with local brands to highlight sustainability

Students from across the University of Bolton’s Fashion degree have come together to create a show that highlights the importance of ethical and sustainable practices across the sector.

Working with local brands and activists, the students have designed three collections using a variety of unused or ‘deadstock’ fabric, which would otherwise end up in landfill. The final products will be available...

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1 March 2021

Why study Fashion at the University of Bolton?

Study Fashion at Bolton and join a university that takes great pride in providing a supportive learning environment. We have been ranked No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for the past three years*, and are a Top 5 University for Teaching Quality.**

You’ll develop skills in:

● Design development
● Pattern cutting
● Garment manufacture
● Fashion illustration
● CAD for technical drawi...

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1 March 2021

F1 experts work with students from the National Centre for Motorsport Engineerin...

Students from the National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME) have been working hand-in-hand with Formula One (F1) experts to prepare and race the historic Ensign 180B ground effect car.

This is an exciting and innovative challenge for students, as F1 rules related to aerodynamics have been altered many times over the years, with new regulations due in 2022; so students are developing real-...

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26 February 2021

The Mental Health Pandemic: Will Demand for NHS Psychologists Rise?

COVID has had a detrimental impact on national mental health. How will this affect your career as an NHS mental health worker, therapist or counsellor?

Data from Public Health England’s COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing (MHW) Surveillance Report tells us that self-reported disorders such as anxiety, stress and depression have worsened in the pandemic, and remain a problem in 2021. There has b...

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25 February 2021

Is Fan Art Really Art?

If you enjoy creating art, you might have considered going to university to complete one of the many available art courses. If you are considering this route, the University of Bolton is an excellent place to start as it was voted No.1 for Teaching Quality in 2020.* But what if your favourite art style is fan art? Can you take this type of art into more than a hobby? Is fan art even really art?

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25 February 2021

Engineering Managers Are in Demand (But Soft Skills Are Vital)

Becoming a successful engineering manager takes more than just great education and training. You also need to have the right soft skills. Does this sound like you?

A day in the life of a systems engineer is exciting and varied. Some of your responsibilities may include checking and maintaining existing systems, developing new systems to boost efficiency, advising on suitable hardware and softwar...

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25 February 2021

We Practice What We Preach on Our Inclusive Education Course!

Inclusivity is important at the University of Bolton (and we’re good at it). There’s nowhere better to study Inclusive Education than a university that puts student diversity, equality and inclusion first.

There’s no doubt about it; inclusivity is needed now, across schools and education institutions everywhere. That’s why inclusive educators are in demand, and not only teachers who can improve ...

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25 February 2021

Software Engineer Courses: Why Choose the University of Bolton?

Looking for the best place to study software engineering at master’s level? Here are some of the reasons why the University of Bolton is great for advancing careers in computing!

Are you looking to improve your skills as a programmer and get your CV seen by top agencies? Postgraduate training with Software Engineer courses could be the right move for you. The MSc Software Engineering programme a...

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25 February 2021

Positive Psychology Coach Named in UK's Top 100 Influential Women

Do you want to become a positive psychologist, therapist, life coach or counsellor? This is a career that empowers women, and there are awards to prove it!

It’s an exciting time for women in psychology, counselling and the life coaching profession, as a Doncaster positive psychology and wellbeing speaker has been featured in The UK’s 100 Most Inspiring and Multi-Achieving Female Entrepreneurs.

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25 February 2021

How Arguing Impacts the Brain (Social Neuroscience Theories at Work)

Have you considered Postgraduate training in social neuroscience? Here’s a recent discovery that will inspire you to embark on your own research journey!

Are you interested in turning your Psychology degree into a postgraduate qualification that studies the human brain in a social context? How our brain interacts with, and responds to the world is a fascinating field, one that impacts people all...

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24 February 2021

Could You Be a Research and Experimental Psychologist?

Does delving into the inner workings of human behaviour sound like something you’d enjoy? A career as psychology research could be for you.

Gaining a master’s in Psychology is a common route for many Undergraduate students looking to expand their knowledge and hone their skills for the workplace. While Postgraduate training is not a mandatory requirement for some related careers, it’s a required ...

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24 February 2021

COVID’s Mental Health Crisis: An Important Time to Study Psychotherapy

What does the future of mental health and psychotherapy careers look like as we embark on the roadmap out of COVID?

The MSc Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is designed for therapists and graduates looking to improve their practice. In this problem-focused, action-oriented training programme, we prepare students for the Level 2 Provisional...

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24 February 2021

Early Childhood Shapes Life: The Importance of Early Childhood Studies

Every single moment in a child’s early years can shape the rest of their life, making this Postgraduate subject one that is truly fascinating and rewarding.

Are you interested in a career in early childhood leadership? The MA Early Childhood course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is designed to take your skills to the next level.

By preparing you for more autonomous working an...

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24 February 2021

Engineering Leadership Careers in the Time of Robotics

Fascinated by the world of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Postgraduate electronic engineering training could empower you to take the next step in your career.

The advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics impact every field of engineering, and the technology landscape continues to evolve. For those pursuing engineering leadership careers or jobs in senior management, it...

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23 February 2021

How to Boost Your Earning Potential in Health and Social Care

How to Boost Your Earning Potential in Health and Social Care

Most individuals in health and social care roles, such as nurses, allied health professionals, and healthcare scientists, choose this career path because of their passion for helping others, and this means caring about creating a positive impact in the local community over other perceived perks of the job. 

However, career progression...

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23 February 2021

What does the Future Hold for Motorsport?

What does the Future Hold for Motorsport?

Motorsport has gone through many changes over the past few decades. From new safety rules and regulations to technological advancements and the move to more environmentally friendly racing, no aspect of motorsport or motorsport courses has remained untouched. Of course, changes occur across the sport every year, but the last couple of years have been part...

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23 February 2021

Why Choose an Accredited Electronic Engineering Course

Why Choose an Accredited Electronic Engineering Course

If you have decided that electronic engineering is the career for you, you need to choose the right course to set on this path. With many different courses and course providers available, choosing between them can be overwhelming. The one thing you should always look for is an accredited electrical and electronics engineering course.

What is...

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23 February 2021

Why Thinking Ahead is Important when Choosing your Media Production Courses

Why Thinking Ahead is Important when Choosing your Media Production Courses

Thinking about the future isn’t always easy, particularly when it comes to planning your career. You are expected to know what career you want to have from a young age with teens as young as 13 choosing subjects to study that will shape their future learning and job prospects. While some people have their heart set on a s...

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23 February 2021

Why Volunteering Supports Your Crime and Criminal Justice Career

Why Volunteering Supports Your Crime and Criminal Justice Career

Do you want to join the Police Service? Maybe you are considering a role in the UK Border Force or Probation Service? There are many careers to consider that require an understanding of Crime and Criminal Justice.

The best way to gain the information you need is to study for a BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice degree from the Un...

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23 February 2021

Why Your Fitness Matters

Why Your Fitness Matters

Sport rehabilitators help prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat injuries resulting from physical and sports-related practices. Access to sport rehabilitation is vital to the success of professional and amateur sports people and those who are undertaking sports training activities to improve their general well-being. But why is it essential for you as a sport rehabilitator ...

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23 February 2021

Why Choose the University of Bolton for Postgraduate Teacher Training?

The MA Educational Leadership course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is just one of the many programmes designed to help existing educators grow in their chosen field. Offered here is everything from full-time teacher training and doctorates to bite-size professional development; and there’s nowhere better to unleash your talents than here with our dedicated faculty and vibrant s...

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22 February 2021

Is There Demand for Accountants in the Future?

It’s always been the way that in times of crisis, the accountancy industry comes into its own. But how is this sector going to look post-COVID and with emerging technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI)? And will there be continued demand for accountants in the future?

According to the latest data, there has been rising demand for workers with a background in finance and accountancy for qui...

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17 February 2021

Strength and Conditioning: How It Improves Mental Health

Are you interested in becoming a strength and conditioning coach? The MSc Strength and Conditioning course at the University of Bolton is the perfect platform for sports, sports science and coaching graduates looking to take their skills to the next level.

Not only are strength training and body conditioning important aspects of athlete management and injury prevention in professional sports, but...

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17 February 2021

Teaching is a Multi-Skilled Vocation (The Need for Advanced Teacher Training Cou...

The need for highly-trained, multi-skilled educationalists has never been greater. That’s why the University of Bolton’s MEd Professional Development in Education programme is such a vital cog in the wheel, keeping the sector’s best teachers, lecturers and educational leaders in touch with personal growth.

We rank No.2 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Education Courses*, as well as No.1 for Stud...

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17 February 2021

What Does a Successful Graduate Construction Manager Look Like? (Essential Trait...

The MSc Construction Project Management course at the University of Bolton is recognised for quality, detail and depth within the sector. As a leading Manchester university that puts students, and their needs first, there’s nowhere better to train in this exciting field.

Now is a great time to improve your skills, as a number of hotspots are creating increasing graduate construction manager jobs ...

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16 February 2021

5 Reasons Why an English Degree will Improve Your Employability

Students are looking more critically than ever before at the courses that universities are offering. Today’s students want to study subjects that are going to take them onto the next level of their journey, improve their skills, and increase their job prospects. It is not just about choosing the right university; it is also about choosing the right course. Studying a BA (Hons) English degree at th...

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16 February 2021

Alternative Psychology Career Paths: Research and Experimental Psychologists

Gaining a master’s in Psychology is a common route for many Undergraduate students looking to expand their knowledge and hone their skills for the workplace. While Postgraduate training is not a mandatory requirement for some related careers, it’s a required step for those looking to become chartered psychologists. Furthermore, a master’s degree is highly beneficial for anyone wishing to pursue al...

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16 February 2021

Cloud Spending Booms in 2021: The Future-Proofed Cloud Computing Career Path

Cloud computing jobs are among the safest career paths, with services such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web turning over huge profits in 2020 and 2021. COVID-19 has accelerated spending on digital transformation, and those with the right skills will be able to enjoy fantastic career opportunities in this field.

The MSc Cloud and Networking Security at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchest...

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16 February 2021

Top 5 Highest Grossing Films with CGI: And How You can be Involved in the Next B...

CGI or computer generated imagery plays an increasingly important role in the development of films. It has taken us on journeys that we would never have imagined possible. Gone are the foil rocket ships moved across the screen on almost invisible strings, gone too, for the most part, are the heavy monster costumes and the overheating actors under them. There is, of course, still a place for this t...

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15 February 2021

Fast track to F1: What is a scholarship and what will it do for me?

For high school students who are torn between studying at a university versus a college; a scholarship might just sway it for you.

The University of Bolton is proud to be home to the UK’s only National Centre for Motorsport Engineering (NCME), which has secured £150,000 worth of funding to help three aspiring motorsport engineers into higher education and throughout the duration of the course.

T...

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15 February 2021

How the Right Photograph can Change the World

Our stories are part of what makes us human. We create stories to provide perspective on the world, to help us learn and to teach others. Stories are passed on in oral tradition, writing, and visual media, whether that is film, art, or photography. Stories are also at the heart of media production and learning how to tell a story through a photograph really can change the world.

Whether you are l...

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15 February 2021

The Role of a Community Development Worker

The role of the community development worker is one that is woven entirely into the environment that they care about - driven by a passion for their communities, they are the support workers that many underrepresented minority groups are in dire need of.

If ever you’ve noticed a specific issue surrounding a particular group, like issues with families going without food, for example, and wanted to...

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15 February 2021

What Skills do you Need to Study Medical Biology?

If you’re looking to take your first steps into the world of Medical Biology and are wondering what skills you might need, then we’ve got you covered. We’re going to be looking at some of the key skills that will benefit you the most in your studies.

1. Teamwork
Firstly, we are starting with teamwork – in the field of Medical Biology you are often going to be working and collaborating with others...

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15 February 2021

Could You Create the Next Assassins Creed Valhalla?

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was one of the most anticipated games in recent years. The Assassin’s Creed brand has taken gaming to new heights with its carefully thought out storylines, impressive graphics and immersive gameplay. It broke launch records for Ubisoft and has done wonders for the company’s bottom line. But what does it take to create a game of this calibre? Could you develop the next As...

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15 February 2021

Why Analogue Engineering is Still Important

When most people think of electrical and electronics engineering, they think computing and the digital world. While it is true that digital know-how is vital in the world in which we live, we would be lost without the skills of analogue engineers.

Computer systems, as most people understand them, are digital. However, these systems are underpinned and supported by analogue systems that require ex...

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10 February 2021

View final-year’s Animation and Illustration show

Final year students from across the animation and illustration degree at the University of Bolton are taking part in a virtual event to showcase their work.

Along with students from other courses in Bolton School of the Arts, the animation and illustration cohort have come together to develop a virtual show called ‘Unlocked’, to promote and celebrate the projects they’ve been working on over the ...

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9 February 2021

The Effects of Covid on Grassroots Motorsport

The Effects of Covid on Grassroots Motorsport

Just like so many things that have been affected by covid-19, the grassroots motorsport industry has been hit hard, with times remaining to be uncertain and no clear sign of when amateur racers will be able to return behind-the-wheel. Motorsport UK has been working closely with the government for months, trying to help from an initiative called “Getti...

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 Live Event Skills (Undergrad + Postgrad) -Uni of Bolton

9 February 2021

It's Not Just About Festivals - Where else might your skills be useful?

It's Not Just About Festivals - Where else might your skills might be useful?

It might sometimes feel like a degree in Live Events, Visual Design and Stage Management is so specific that you only have a few options for a future career - with visions of the bright lights of festivals in your future. But in reality, there are many skills that come with this degree that can massively boost your empl...

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 Online Performance Tips (Undergrad + Postgrad) -Uni of Bolton

9 February 2021

Setting Up Your Own Graphic Design Business

Setting Up Your Own Graphic Design Business

The thought of starting up your own graphic design business can be incredibly exciting and daunting at the same time. Potentially seeming like a mountain to climb, with many intricacies that you aren’t familiar with like creating an online portfolio, setting prices and even sending invoices. However, if you break it down into smaller more achievable tas...

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9 February 2021

Keeping your Skills Sharp – Online Performance Tips

Keeping your Skills Sharp - Online Peformance Tips

This pandemic has brought a significant amount of disruption to both live theatre and music performances – with virtually all shows being cancelled for the foreseeable future, a lot of performers have had to take their craft online. But how exactly do they do it, and can you do it too?

1. Where to start

First you will need a way capture your pe...

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9 February 2021

Just How Good are Modern Phone Cameras?

Just How Good are Modern Phone Cameras?

Phone cameras have come a long way since their first introduction to the world on the Sharp J-SH04 back in 2000 (which was sold only in Japan) and had an image resolution size of 0.11MP. The camera was front facing allowing the user to take extremely low-quality selfies. As time has moved on and technology has improved, the quality of modern phone cameras h...

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8 February 2021

Top 5 UK Employers for Starting Salary and Benefits for Electrical Engineers

Top 5 UK Employers for Starting Salary and Benefits

Undertaking electrical and electronic engineering courses at the University of Bolton is just the first step in your career. The next is deciding what you are going to do with your well-earned Electrical Engineering degree. Studying your degree at a Top 50 UK University sets you apart from other potential employees and gives you the pick of some...

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8 February 2021

How an Interest in Cosplay Could Set You on the Right Path

How an Interest in Cosplay Could Set You on the Right Path

Cosplay, as we know it today, started to take off in the early ’90s and still continues to grow in popularity to this day. With the growth of Japanese entertainment in the west, many of us have taken it upon ourselves to dress up as our favourite characters from TV, film, anime and manga. Most of us see this simply as a hobby - something ...

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8 February 2021

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind!

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind!

Many people live with back pain every day, but there are a number of ways to avoid injury and to take strain off your spine. We have looked at some of the most simple and easy to implement tips that can help you keep a healthy back and neck, reducing pains, so you can enjoy life.

Staying active

Staying fit and active is a key element to maintaining a healthy spine – ...

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8 February 2021

7 Famous Mechanical Engineers and their Contributions

7 Famous Mechanical Engineers and their Contributions

The list of inventors from the world of Mechanical Engineering is long and ever growing – with new incredible inventions being created all the time. Mechanical Engineering has a rich and lengthy history, filled with inspiring inventors and problem solvers. The University of Bolton, based in Greater Manchester, is always looking for bright new ...

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 Housing crisis (Undergrad + Postgrad) -Uni of Bolton

5 February 2021

Are Small Housing Pods the Answer to the Housing Crisis?

Are Small Housing Pods the Answer to the Housing Crisis?
An estimated 345,000 new homes are needed every year to keep up with the UK's current housing demand. However, housing is about more than just numbers. Those entering construction courses now have the ideal opportunity to find new ways of addressing both the current and predicted housing crisis. One way could be greater use of small homes or...

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 Civil Engineering (Undergrad + Postgrad) -Uni of Bolton

5 February 2021

10 of the Largest Civil Engineering Projects in History

10 of the Largest Civil Engineering Projects in History

The world would look very different without highly skilled civil engineers. Throughout history, civil engineers have been responsible for some of the most impressive structures that exist across the globe. Here are just ten of the largest Civil Engineering projects in history.

1. The Great Wall of China

It was once believed that the Great ...

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 Community Pharmacists (Undergrad + Postgrad) -Uni of Bolton

5 February 2021

Are Community Pharmacists the New NHS Front Line?

Are Community Pharmacists the New NHS Front Line?

We live in uncertain times, particularly when it comes to health. While there is a great deal of worry and fear, there are also wonderful advances being made in healthcare. Generally, people are living healthier lives for longer than ever before. However, both new illnesses and new cures put pressure on an already pressurised NHS. Could community ...

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 Forest School (Undergrad + Postgrad) -Uni of Bolton

5 February 2021

Forest School and its Role in Child Development

Forest School and its Role in Child Development

Anyone interested in early years and childhood studies will have heard of Forest School. Practitioners use the outdoors as a learning environment and provide experiences that complement indoor learning, home learning and other teaching environments. Children enjoy being outdoors, and it is undeniable that they learn new skills in this environment, b...

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 Computing VPN (Undergrad + Postgrad)- Uni of Bolton

5 February 2021

Should You Use a VPN to Protect Your Information?

Connecting to the internet from public hotspots is commonplace. Cafes, libraries, shopping malls, and even hospitals all have public Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi hotspots that allow us to stay connected. However, these hotspots are open to abuse, and it doesn't take much for an experienced hacker to use them to access your data. The benefits of VPN are it helps stop hackers and scammers in their tracks, and you...

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1 February 2021

3 Ways to Enjoy Self-Improvement as a Graduate Accountant

Are you a graduate accountant looking to attain Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) membership? The AdvDip(CPD) ACCA Strategic Professional Level course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is the next step to becoming ACCA exam qualified. As a Gold-status ACCA Approved Learning Partner, we are one of the top UK universities for graduate accountants in training. In f...

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28 January 2021

Inform, inspire and heal people through art

Recent tragedies in the world have brought about severe suffering for many of us. But they have also shown us the courageous and supportive spirit of the people in our communities. There really isn’t a better time to feel inspired to help local communities through the power of art and art therapy. Community art and art therapy practices build trust, encourage pride and bring citizens together. Thi...

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11 January 2021

Advancing Your Career in Finance with Self-Improvement Skills

Making it in the fast-paced world of finance requires continued professional development, and that’s why it’s vital to acquire self-improvement skills. The University of Bolton’s MSc Accountancy and Financial Management course is designed to help you do just that, nurturing your existing talent while developing your ability to reflect on and improve your own practice.

If you want to take your car...

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11 January 2021

Games Art, Games Design and Games Programming; what’s the difference?

Games Art, Games Design and Games Programming; what’s the difference?

At Greater Manchester’s University of Bolton, we have three distinct Undergraduate courses to help you build on your passion for gaming; Games Art, Games Design, and Games Programming. Discover what you’ll learn in each, as well as which is best for you and your career ambitions.

BA Games Art
Develop your creative and technica...

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11 January 2021

How much do Games designers make?

Games design is a fast-growing sector that’s predicted to be worth more than £130 billion by the end of 2021*. It offers lucrative careers at the cutting-edge of technology, and talented games programmers are always in demand in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Jobs in games design are emerging in many places, not only in the games industry; gamification can now be seen across a range of businesses, a...

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11 January 2021

Dentistry and Dental Technology, what’s the difference?

While dentists are responsible for caring for patients by preventing and treating problems affecting the mouth and teeth, dental technicians develop the actual equipment needed to support this.

Dental Technology is more science-based, as you’ll be involved in the design, manufacture and repair of a variety of orthodontic items needed to treat patients; such as braces, dentures and crowns. Rather ...

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6 January 2021

4 Reasons to Top-Up Your Business Management Education with Marketing

Have you already achieved a Business Management qualification but you’re not sure about the best way to specialise in marketing? Maybe you’re looking to develop an expert knowledge without the need to start all over again?

If you’ve already completed a Foundation degree or HND, then our BSc (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) Top-up is perfect for graduates like you.

At the University of Bolt...

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6 January 2021

Make a Difference with a Master’s in Community Development

Have you already graduated with an Honour’s degree, but find that you’re still hungry to take your education to the next level? A Master’s in Community Development and Youth Studies strengthens your professional competence and develops the practical skills required for specialised, highly sought-after work.

As part of the Master’s, you’ll learn about what it takes to challenge discrimination and ...

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6 January 2021

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing

Why Greater Diversity is Still Needed in the Publishing World

When you write, you write first from experience. It doesn’t matter whether you are penning a biography of a well-known individual from Greater Manchester or creating a fantasy world full of demons and dragons; your experience will shape your writing. Developing your English creative writing and gaining a better understanding of your ex...

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5 January 2021

Vital Self-Improvement Skills for Global Education Management

For teachers and educators interested in global education jobs, there are a number of essential skills that are needed. These are often trained and developed through self-improvement, and the best way to do this is Postgraduate study. With educational inequality being a key issue in the global sector, the demand for exceptional leaders has never been more apparent.

There’s no better time to retra...

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5 January 2021

Why Continued Self-Improvement is the Most Important Tool for PGCE Teacher Train...

Are you an aspiring teacher looking for Teacher Training courses in the UK? At the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester, we help graduates turn their specialism into a rewarding career with PGCE Teacher Training. We are one of the largest providers of teacher education in the UK, so there’s nowhere better to study and enjoy personal and professional development.

By building your range of sk...

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5 January 2021

Why Junior Data Analysts Should Prioritise Self-Improvement

Are you a junior data analyst starting out in your career or a computing graduate with a special interest in Big Data? The MSc Data Analytics and Technologies course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester could be for you. Aimed at graduates with a relevant degree or those with five years’ suitable work experience, this master’s programme will help you take your career to the next level...

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5 January 2021

Creative Writing; working towards your future career

Creative Writing; working towards your future career
Study Creative Writing at the University of Bolton and you’ll work with professional writers whose achievements make up a huge body of published, produced and award-winning work. Together you’ll develop your own skills and techniques, setting you up for many careers.

A degree in Creative Writing opens doors to a variety of roles, as well as bec...

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5 January 2021

English and Creative Writing, what’s the difference?

English and Creative Writing, what’s the difference?
Are you passionate about reading and stories, but not sure whether a degree in English or Creative Writing would suit you best? Find out more about what each course involves and what you’ll learn.

BA English
On our BA (Hons) English degree, you’ll explore the different genres of literature including drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and more....

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4 January 2021

Access £4.8m industry-standard labs on our Dental Technology degree

Our Dental Technology degrees are second-to-none, giving you access to equipment you’ll be using in a real world dentistry environment.

Dental Technology at the University of Bolton is part of our Centre for Dental Sciences, the newest department of its kind in England. Learning takes place inside the Queen’s Building in Greater Manchester, where you’ll find £4.8 million purpose-built laboratorie...

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4 January 2021

An industry to put a smile on your face, welcome to Dental Technology

An industry to put a smile on your face, welcome to Dental Technology
The need for dental technicians is expected to grow faster than many other health professions and there are plenty of opportunities for career progression, as well as great earning potential. As a trainee technician you can expect a starting salary of £16k, according to Prospects, rising to £22k after a few years.

Dental Techno...

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4 January 2021

Our favourite cultural activities in Bolton

Our English degree at the University of Bolton has ranked No.1 for Student Satisfaction for the last three years. Join this course and you’ll benefit from strong links with creative organisations, as well as opportunities to have your work published in our recognised literary magazine, The Bolton Review.

You’ll delve into a huge breadth of literature throughout this English degree, and also have ...

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31 December 2020

Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Art & Design and Fine Art

Study art & design and fine art at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Results are finally in, and everyone is thinking about where they are going to university, or maybe asking if university is right for them. And you know wha...

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22 December 2020

How we’ll support you on your Games degree

Study on one of our Games degrees and you’ll have access to a wealth of facilities and resources to support your learning and development in this innovative and exciting area.

We have three distinct Undergraduate courses to help you build on your passion for gaming; Games Art, Games Design, and Games Programming. We also have a master’s in Games Development for students who are further along in t...

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21 December 2020

Chartered Certified Accountant Prospects: Personal Development and Training

There are many reasons to become a chartered accountant, including being able to gain access to a diverse range of job roles. Through personal development and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) training, you can work towards your chartership status. The University of Bolton’s AdvDip(CPD) ACCA Strategic Professional Level course is the next step for accountancy graduates looking ...

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 Positive Psychology Masters-Uni of Bolton

18 December 2020

Use Self-Improvement Skills to Become a Positive Psychology Coach

Self-improvement skills are important for anyone looking to become a positive psychology coach. Working in this field requires an optimistic mind set, and teaching others to embrace positivity requires you to be a positive thinker. If you’re a ‘glass half full’ kind of person and you have a Psychology degree, a master’s in this specialist field could be for you.

The University of Bolton’s MSc Pos...

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 Master in Business Administration-Uni of Bolton

18 December 2020

Study a Master in Business Administration (MBA) Degree in the UK: A Route to Sel...

A Master in Business Administration (MBA) is one of the best pathways for career development in the world of business management, banking and finance. Not only is it recognised worldwide, but it’s a great way to expand your professional network. The University of Bolton’s MBA degree course is designed to take your career to the next level, opening up a host of opportunities.

An MBA degree in the ...

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18 December 2020

The Importance of Self-Improvement for Junior Software Engineers

Having a self-improvement plan is essential if you want to make it as a junior software engineer in an evolving industry. The University of Bolton’s MSc Software Engineering course is designed to help you develop your skills while building your confidence, essentially preparing you for any fast-paced working environment.

We rank No.1 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience in Comput...

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18 December 2020

Self-Improvement Tips for Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy Training

If you’re interested in advancing your psychotherapy skills, the MSc Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapies course at the University of Bolton could be your pathway to success. This is a Level 2 Accredited training course with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). On completion of the course, you will have all the training requirements for BABCP accreditation.
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18 December 2020

The University of Bolton Nurtures Self-Improvement: MSc Health and Social Care

If you want to study at an award-winning university with a supportive and friendly campus, look no further than the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester. Our MSc Social Care, Health and Wellbeing course is designed to help graduates and existing practitioners take their skills to the next level, and we put a big focus on self-growth and self-improvement.

We’ve been voted No.1 for Student Sa...

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18 December 2020

Trainee Project Managers in Construction: The Route to Self-Improvement

The MSc Construction Project Management course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester welcomes students and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. Whether you have a relevant Undergraduate degree, you hold professional body membership in a construction discipline, or you bring with you the equivalent work experience, our master’s programme can help you enjoy advanced self-impro...

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17 December 2020

Neuroscience and Mental Health Careers: The Importance of Self-Improvement

Careers in neuroscience can be demanding yet highly rewarding, and the University of Bolton’s MSc Social Neuroscience course is designed to help you get the most out of your work. For students who dream of finding success with neuroscience and mental health careers, our programme will give you the tools to reach your full potential.

By focusing on your individual growth and development, we can he...

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 Master of Education-Uni of Bolton

17 December 2020

Master of Education Courses: The Power of Self-Improvement

Are you a teacher or lecturer looking to improve your professional practice and move up the career ladder? A Master of Education (MEd) course could be the right pathway for you, helping you enjoy continued personal development.

The MEd Professional Development in Education programme at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is designed to inspire self-improvement, and as one of the larges...

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17 December 2020

Professional Development and Self-Improvement with MSc Psychology Conversion

The MSc Psychology Conversion course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is suitable for graduates wishing to pursue a psychology-related career, including those who are looking for a career change. If you have an upper second-class honours degree (2.1) in a relevant subject, or you can show relevant work experience, you could apply to join our fantastic programme.

We rank No.1 for ...

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 Early Childhood Studies-Uni of Bolton

17 December 2020

Self-Improvement and Further Training: Why Study a Master’s in Early Childhood S...

Are you looking to take your early years childcare and play work sector career to the next level? Self-improvement through Postgraduate study can help you unlock your potential, improving your practice and opening up more job prospects.
Here are some of the reasons to consider the MA Early Childhood Studies course at the University of Bolton:

1. We are known for our teaching excellence
Our passio...

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 Graduate Civil Engineer-Uni of Bolton

17 December 2020

Self-Improvement as a Graduate Civil Engineer: Why Postgraduate Study?

Are you a graduate civil engineer looking for self-improvement to take your prospects to the next level? The MSc Civil Engineering course at the University of Bolton is designed to broaden and deepen your technical knowledge of specialised civil engineering areas, building on your existing skills and preparing you for senior management.

Here are just a handful of reasons why Postgraduate study in...

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17 December 2020

BA (Hons) Crime and Criminal Justice

Develop Critical Thinking with Crime and Criminal Justice Courses
The University of Bolton offers some of the best Crime and Criminal Justice courses, not just in Greater Manchester but in the whole country. A Guardian Top 50 UK University, it has been named No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years*. But why should you choose Crime and Criminal Justice at the University of Bolton?

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16 December 2020

Electronic and Electrical Engineering Careers: Tips for Self-Improvement

Are you an electronic engineering graduate looking to take your career to the next level? The MSc Electronic Engineering course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is designed to help you enjoy advanced self-improvement and self-growth, nurturing your existing skills so you can reach your potential.

We rank No.1 for Satisfaction in Teaching (Electronic and Electrical Engineering Cou...

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 Electric Engineering Management-Uni of Bolton

16 December 2020

Electrical Engineering Management Careers: Self-Improvement with Postgraduate Co...

Do you want to study an Electronic Systems Engineering master’s in a supportive and friendly learning environment? At the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester, we’re proud to put our students, and their needs first. We spend time getting to know you and your career goals, and our MSc Systems Engineering (Electronic) and Engineering Management course is designed to give you the best career de...

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16 December 2020

Healthcare Management Careers: Develop Self-Improvement Skills in 2021

To emerge stronger after the COVID-19 crisis, it’s important for healthcare workers to adapt and reskill. There’s never been a better time to retrain and enjoy professional development, and Postgraduate study is a fantastic pathway to choose.

If you’re a health or social care practitioner looking to move into senior management or leadership roles, the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice course at the ...

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16 December 2020

How to Enjoy Self-Improvement as an IT Security Graduate

A career in IT security is fast-paced and highly dynamic, and cyber security training is vital for those who are looking to progress and go towards self-improvement. Cloud technologies are evolving faster than cloud security, creating a huge skills gap for those with specialist security knowledge. And with over 70% of organisations experiencing a cloud breach in the last year, it’s more important ...

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16 December 2020

Inclusive Practice in Education: Why Self-Improvement for Educators is the First...

Are you an education professional who is passionate about inclusivity in schools? Do you push for policy changes and dream of fair access to education for all? If this is you, Postgraduate study can be a great way of broadening your skills and knowledge in this area. But more importantly, it can be a pathway to self-improvement, which is key for successful leadership.

Inclusive practice in educat...

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15 December 2020

Advice for Psychology Students Looking to Enjoy Self-Improvement

As a student doing a Psychology master’s, it’s important to enjoy continued self-improvement and skills development. The field of psychological study is an evolving one, with new theories, discoveries and practices emerging all the time. In order to improve your practice and enjoy success and reward in the workplace, you must have clear objectives from the beginning.

The MSc Psychology course at ...

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 Youth Study Masters-Uni of Bolton

15 December 2020

5 Ways to Enjoy Self-Improvement While Doing Your Youth Studies Master’s

The University of Bolton’s MA Community Development and Youth Studies course is one of the best Postgraduate programmes, with students voting us No.1 for Student Satisfaction in Social Work Courses for the second year running in Greater Manchester, and the North West!*

For graduates looking to take their career to the next level, there’s nowhere better to enjoy professional development. Growing a...

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 Educational Leadership-Uni of Bolton

15 December 2020

An Educational Leadership Degree Is a Route to Self-Improvement

The Educational Leadership degree at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is designed to take your teaching career to the next level. If you’re an education professional looking to move into senior management roles, our course can develop the necessary skills to become a great leader. Not only will we teach you the theories and principles of educational policies, processes and people man...

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 Strength and Conditioning Masters-Uni of Bolton

15 December 2020

Build Your Self-Improvement Plan with a Strength and conditioning Master’s

The MSc Strength and Conditioning course at the University of Bolton in Greater Manchester is designed to raise your game as a coach, advancing your knowledge in client and athlete development. Not only does our Postgraduate programme help you with self-improvement and skills training, but it gives you access to our £31 million in Bolton One building, which houses dedicated, state-of-the-art sport...

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9 December 2020

Why you should be using Social Media to promote your digital art now

It’s fair to say that now more than ever, people are desperately in search of a hobby to occupy their time. Many are using their one hour of outdoor exercise to take up running or cycling, but many, are using this time to get creative and share their incredible portfolios online onto social media.

What is digital art?

Swap out the canvas and paint, and create using your laptop, tablet, or phone....

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7 December 2020

Upskilling with a Master's in Financial Management: Career Options

The MSc Accountancy and Financial Management course at the University of Bolton aims to support the career development of finance professionals who are interested in progression. Our highly qualified and experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals, and with small class sizes of 20 students or less, they’ll be able to provide you with the attention and support you need to...

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3 December 2020

What a career in Art & Design and Fine Art looks like

Choosing which degree to study can be challenging. Weighing up multiple options, between what you enjoy, what you’re good at and what you want to be doing in the future. At the end of the day, the best way to discover which degree to choose and where it could take you is to do some investigating into the sector.

In this blog, we’ll be focusing on art & design and fine art degrees, and the popular...

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 International Business Management-Uni of Bolton

2 December 2020

How an International Business Management Master's Can Foster Self-Improvement

Globalisation has enabled the growth of large multinational companies, and has also increased the movement of labour across international borders. Relationships with overseas business partners, suppliers and stakeholders have never been more important, making it the perfect time to train with an International Business Management master’s degree.

Not only does Postgraduate study increase your earn...

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 Strength and Conditioning-Uni of Bolton

1 December 2020

Why Every Strength and Conditioning Coach Needs Personal Development

Do you want to become a strength and conditioning coach, working with elite athletes and sports teams? Or perhaps you dream of going into teaching and education, or running your own coaching business?

If these sound like your career ambitions, personal development will be key in honing your skills. And the MSc Strength and Conditioning course at the University of Bolton is a great platform for up...

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30 November 2020

The Importance of Personal Development for Psychologist Training

Professional and personal development are essential for any profession, but for trainee psychologists, it’s a vital step in achieving self-improvement and growth. Studies have shown that personal development programmes are especially important for beginner psychologists, helping them find effective strategies to cope with burn-out and other potential challenges.

The MSc Psychology course at the U...

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30 November 2020

The Importance of Personal Development in IT Security Jobs

With the rise of cloud computing and a growing global remote workforce, IT security and IT security jobs have never been more important. There are expected to be 255 million remote workers by 2030, according to experts. For organisations, this means deploying cloud-based services and dealing with more connected devices than ever before. In order to manage the network safely, having the right secur...

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30 November 2020

The Importance of Personal Development for Trainee Neuroscientists

Neuroscience is without a doubt one of the most exciting careers you can enjoy. While it requires a lot of hard work and dedication, the rewards are high. At times, it’s even been compared to rocket science for its complexity and fascinating theories. However, a degree in a neuroscience subject is certainly not out of reach for those who want it.
The University of Bolton’s MSc Social Neuroscience ...

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30 November 2020

Why Personal Development is Essential for Construction Project Managers

The MSc Construction Project Management course at the University of Bolton is designed for ambitious construction graduates, or senior level professionals with existing experience in the industry. Focusing on professional and personal development, our master’s training will help you reach your potential and take the next step up in your career.

Here are some of the reasons why personal developmen...

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 Education Management-Uni of Bolton

30 November 2020

Why Do a Master's in Global Education Management for Your Personal Development?

The MA Global Educational Leadership programme at the University of Bolton is one of the most diverse and interesting personal development courses for teachers and education practitioners. It covers educational strategies and policies from a global perspective, looking at a range of cultural influences to prepare students for roles in global education management.

If you’re looking to take the nex...

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 Inclusive Practice in Education-Uni of Bolton

30 November 2020

Why Personal Development is Vital for Inclusive Practice in Education

At the University of Bolton, we have a number of personal development courses and master’s programmes for ambitious teachers. One of the most important courses that we offer right now is the MA Inclusive Education course, aimed at education practitioners who are passionate about providing fair access to learning for all.

This is a great personal development programme for teachers looking to progr...

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 Effective School Leaders-Uni of Bolton

27 November 2020

Personal Development for Effective School Leaders

Training and personal development are vital for teachers, particularly for those who have ambitions to move into a leadership role and take the next step in their career. Effective school leaders need continuous learning and research in order to ensure their skills stay relevant, and master’s programmes are ideal for helping education professionals realise their potential.

Here are some of the wa...

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27 November 2020

Professional and Personal Development for Systems Engineering Graduates

It’s vital for electrical systems engineering graduates to have professional and personal development if they want their skills to remain relevant in today’s evolving industry. The MSc Systems Engineering (Electronic) and Engineering Management course at the University of Bolton is a great platform for those looking to future-proof their careers in this way. The programme provides students with an...

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27 November 2020

Personal Development for Graduate Data Analysts

Graduate data analysts and data scientists looking to reskill and enjoy personal development should consider Postgraduate study and working towards their master’s. Not only do Postgraduates earn on average 18% more than first degree holders (according to Higher Education Policy Institute), but the most advanced data specialists can earn in excess of £100,000 in a single year.

Of course, it can ta...

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27 November 2020

Psychology Conversion Jobs: Professional and Personal Development

There are a number of professions you can pursue with the MSc Psychology Conversion course at the University of Bolton. Psychology conversion jobs and career paths are varied, and our course will give you eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society, boosting your employability further.

But in order to increase your employability within this comp...

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27 November 2020

Professional and Personal Development with a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Master’...

For counselling practitioners or psychology graduates, the University of Bolton’s MSc Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapies course can be a great way to enjoy professional and personal development. If you want to enhance your CV and boost your employability, this programme will give you the tools you need to succeed.

Our Postgraduate training course is suitable for the following applicants:

Cognit...

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27 November 2020

Self-Awareness and Personal Development for Trainee Teachers

Self-reflection and personal growth are vital to developing successful teachers, and the University of Bolton’s PGCE M in Education 14+ training programme is designed to do just that. If you want to turn your passion or specialist subject into a teaching qualification for secondary or higher education, our course is for you.

Focusing on personal as well as professional development, our programme ...

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 Positive Psychology Master's-Uni of Bolton

26 November 2020

Enjoy Personal Development with a Positive Psychology Master's

The science of positive thinking is about improving mental health with a new mindset, a learned optimism that can make people happier, more appreciative, and more resilient. For ambitious psychology graduates looking to increase their skills for the workplace, the field of positive self-image psychology can be a fantastic area to explore.

The University of Bolton’s MSc Positive Psychology course ...

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 Civil Engineering-Uni of Bolton

26 November 2020

How Personal Development Benefits Your Civil Engineering Career

Are you a civil engineering professional looking to broaden your technical knowledge or deepen your understanding of specialised civil engineering areas? The MSc Civil Engineering course at the University of Bolton is designed to help ambitious individuals like you enjoy professional and personal development.

Putting your personal growth at the heart of our teaching approach, we can help you reac...

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 Youth and Community-Uni of Bolton

26 November 2020

Personal Development for Youth and Community Support Workers

Supporting the personal development of others is a core responsibility of being a community worker. This is especially the case if you are working with teenagers and young adults in disadvantaged communities. But personal development is just important for you as the service provider. And it’s vital to dedicate time to your own personal growth if you want to improve your skills and help communities...

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25 November 2020

5 Benefits of Professional (and Personal) Development in Education

The MEd Professional Development in Education programme at the University of Bolton is an ideal platform to boost your career. If you’re an ambitious teacher or education practitioner looking to move up the career ladder, a personal and professional development course can be a great way to upskill for senior roles in management. In this blog, we will be highlighting the benefits of professional an...

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 Software Engineer- Uni of Bolton

25 November 2020

Become a Highly Successful Software Engineer with Personal Development

Breaking through the glass ceiling as a software engineer requires more than just industry knowledge and programming skills. It requires a passion for self-improvement, and a thirst for continuous learning and development.

By asking questions, challenging the status quo, and focusing on professional and personal development, you can break out of the mould and become a highly successful specialist...

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23 November 2020

3 Reasons to Upskill with a Civil Engineering Master's

There are many benefits of upskilling if you are a civil engineer. Designed to broaden and deepen your technical knowledge of specialised civil engineering fields, the University of Bolton’s Civil Engineering master’s course can help you take your career to the next level. Here are three important reasons to upskill now for a brighter future.

 1. Upskilled civil engineers are in demand

The UK is...

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23 November 2020

5 Reasons to Upskill and Become a Positive Psychology Coach

Our MSc Positive Psychology course is designed for psychology graduates interested in upskilling in this relatively new subject area. If you want to train in this specialist field, and want to take a flexible and fairly autonomous approach to your studies, this degree could be for you.

This master’s programme focuses on the scientific study of happiness, wellbeing, purpose and strength, giving yo...

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23 November 2020

3 Stats that Prove Upskilling in Data Analyst Skills is a Great Idea

There are many benefits of upskilling when it comes to workplace IT skills, but one of the areas that is set to be huge is data. Our MSc Data Analytics and Technologies course is the perfect platform for computing graduates looking to focus on this specialism, and it’s open to anyone with at least a lower second class (2.2) honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject.

Additionally, you can also...

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23 November 2020

Why Choose the University of Bolton to Upskill in a Psychology Master's?

Postgraduate study is a requirement if you want to become a chartered psychologist and register as a practitioner psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). It’s also a necessary step for those wanting to move into further study and achieve a degree at doctoral level. But with so many courses and universities to choose from, how do you find the right one for you?

At the U...

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23 November 2020

Why Upskill at the University of Bolton for an MA in Inclusive Education?

Doing an MA in Inclusive Education is a great way to upskill as a teacher. Whether you are looking to progress in your current career, or you have your sights set on working as Head of Inclusion in a school, a master’s degree could be the right path for you.

Our MA Inclusive Education programme is designed for experienced education practitioners with a particular interest in this field, and there...

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23 November 2020

Why Upskill for a Career in Chartered Accountancy?

The AdvDip(CPD) ACCA Strategic Professional Level course at the University of Bolton puts students on the path to achieving their chartered accountant status. It’s a flexible course that allows you to complete your professional level qualification in just one year with full-time study, or across the course of two years with part-time study.

It’s a great programme for advancing your skills, and al...

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23 November 2020

Youth Worker Training and Upskilling: Essential Traits

Working with young people is highly rewarding, but not everyone has the right qualities to be successful in such an important profession. What you do directly impacts young lives and the local community, so it’s important to upskill and enjoy your personal and professional development.

Here are some desirable personality traits for anyone who wants to become a youth support worker.

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23 November 2020

How to Become a Construction Manager by Upskilling

Construction project managers are in demand, making this one of the best careers to upskill for better career prospects. According to research by the Project Management Institute, the UK construction industry will see substantial job growth, with a clear upward trajectory predicted until at least 2027. The Prospects.ac.uk website also sheds light on the current skills shortage figures, so there’s ...

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23 November 2020

The Importance of Upskilling and Staff Development in the Health Sector

Career development is essential for improving healthcare services, and upskilling now ranks as one of the most important trends in the health sector, as identified by the PwC Health Research Institute (HRI). The MSc Advanced Clinical Practice course at the University of Bolton is a fantastic platform for healthcare professionals looking to improve their skills with employer support.

If your emplo...

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23 November 2020

The Life of a Remote Software Engineer: Upskilling for a Flexible Future

Not only is software engineering the world’s most in-demand profession (according to research by Michael Page), but it’s also one that offers a great deal of flexibility. Remote work and freelancing are gaining popularity among software developers and engineers, and this trend could also have a positive impact on wages. It is estimated that during the time period of 2019-2023, the IT outsourcing m...

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23 November 2020

Why Choose the University of Bolton for Upskilling in Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineering careers offer high employability due to demand outstripping supply in terms of skilled workers. In the UK, electronic engineering graduates don’t meet the growth rate needed to fill the skills gaps, making this the perfect time to begin your upskilling journey.

But choosing the right university is key if you want to enjoy personal and professional development, and have acce...

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20 November 2020

Cloud Security Upskilling: Why 2021 is a Good Time to Study

Our MSc Cloud and Network Security course is a full-time, one-year programme designed to provide the advanced skills and knowledge needed for a career in computer management or cyber security. And there’s never been a more crucial time to upskill. Here are some of the reasons why computing graduates may want to consider cloud security upskilling at the University of Bolton.

There’s a big global s...

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20 November 2020

Psychology Conversion Upskilling: Who is this Course Designed For?

Conversion courses are a great stepping stone for graduates who are looking to transfer their skills into a different subject area or enhance their job prospects. The MSc Psychology Conversion course at the University of Bolton is a highly regarded upskilling platform, not only for students interested in psychology, but for those wanting to work towards their professional recognition with the Brit...

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20 November 2020

Things You'll Learn When Upskilling with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies

Earning a master’s degree in Childhood Studies could be one of the best things you do for your career. As well as being able to move into management and leadership, you’ll also develop a range of transferrable skills that can take you into alternative professions. From counselling and youth justice to child psychotherapy and consultancy, upskilling is a fantastic way to open doors and boost your c...

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20 November 2020

Upskilling as a Strength and Conditioning Coach: Essential Traits

The master’s in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Bolton is a great platform for sports graduates looking to hone their skills within the coaching arena. If you dream of working with top athletes and sports teams, our Postgraduate course could help you kick-start your career.

But being a highly successful strength and conditioning coach takes a certain set of characteristics and qual...

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19 November 2020

Top 3 art galleries that you can virtually visit today

As an artist, being inspired is one of the most important things. Inspiration can help you create masterpieces, attempt new creations and learn new skills. During the lockdown, it can be challenging to get your fulfilment of inspiration, especially as all the legendary artists have their work hanging on art gallery walls.

Staring at the same walls in your house can be tedious. Yet, thanks to the ...

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18 November 2020

Why Reskill in Educational Leadership?

Education is a fast-evolving sector, one that requires change and leadership. If you’re a natural born leader, and are currently working as a teacher or other education professional, reskilling with a master’s in Educational Leadership could be for you.

At the University of Bolton, we provide a supportive and friendly learning environment for professionals returning to their studies, and always p...

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18 November 2020

4 Ways Personal Development Can Help Your Career in Finance

Are you looking to develop your skills and enjoy personal growth in a career in finance? The University of Bolton’s MSc Accountancy and Financial Management course is designed to help accountancy and finance sector professionals reach their potential.
Here are just some of the ways that a focused personal development plan can advance your career.

1. It can prepare you for leadership
By focusing o...

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16 November 2020

Why Reskill with a master’s in Community Development and Youth Studies?

Our master’s in Community Development and Youth Studies is one of the most important courses for serving the community; driving a new level of excellence for community workers and giving them the skills to further their career.
If you’re interested in reskilling for the workplace, an advanced youth and community work degree could be for you.

Reskill for leadership
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16 November 2020

Why Reskill in Electronic Systems Engineering?

At the University of Bolton, we offer a range of Postgraduate courses for professionals looking to reskill and return to their studies full-time. If you already have an engineering-related degree and want to progress into management, our MSc Systems Engineering (Electronic) and Engineering Management course could be for you.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should reskill with us:

Elec...

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16 November 2020

Why Reskill with a Master’s in Software Engineering?

Our MSc Software Engineering course is designed for those with a computing-focused Undergraduate degree or an equivalent qualification. If you’re looking to reskill, becoming a software engineer is a great career move, one that offers promising security for the future.

Enrol for the master’s in Software Engineering at the University of Bolton in January 2021 and unlock your potential in a support...

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16 November 2020

Why Reskill in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is considered to be one of the best therapies for getting quick results. Both goal-oriented and problem-focused compared to other types of therapy, it can bring a lot of reward and job satisfaction for the practitioner.

By reskilling with cognitive behaviour therapy training, you can help people develop personal coping strategies for various mental health issues....

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13 November 2020

How to Upskill as an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Studying to become an accredited cognitive behaviour therapist is one of the most rewarding careers to upskill for. One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness according to the NHS, and referrals for talking therapies is also on the rise. And because cognitive behaviour applies to a wide range of mental disorders (including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline ...

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13 November 2020

How to Become a Leader in Education by Upskilling

If you are a teacher, university lecturer or other educational professional, upskilling with a Postgraduate degree could be a great platform for advancing your career. Do you dream of taking your skills into a management role? Do you see yourself leading a team or driving forward positive change in the school system? If you’re passionate about creating more of an impact with your work, returning t...

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13 November 2020

Careers in Electronic Systems Engineering: Upskill Now for a Better Future

A career in electronic systems engineering is highly rewarding, because your role involves making the seemingly impossible, possible. Through research, design, development and rigorous testing, you will support our ever-growing reliance on electronic devices around the world. By upskilling in this important field, you can boost your employability and enjoy a brighter future.

The MSc Systems Engin...

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13 November 2020

How to be a Teacher in 2020 | Undergraduate Teacher Training

If you’re considering training to be a teacher, you may feel overwhelmed with the options in
front of you. There’s PGCEs, School Direct, Scitt, Teach First – to name just a few! There are
also many options for both postgraduate and undergraduate training.

But it’s only right there’s such competition. Education is vitally important to all our futures,
and there are few jobs where you can make more...

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12 November 2020

How to train Apprentices | Certificate in Education

Whether you’re a hairdresser, mechanic, or electrician, your skills are in demand. If you’re interested in how to become a training provider for apprenticeships, the Cert Ed Certificate in Education 14+ could be the course for you.

Recent years have shown the need for skilled tradespeople, and to this end, the UK government is making a push to invest in such professions. That push is particularly...

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12 November 2020

International Management (MSc) – International Management in Greater Manchester

The University of Bolton’s International Management MSc is a fantastic option for those wanting to forge a career in business. You’ll be studying a course led by experts with years of experience guiding students to academic and professional success.

You’ll gain knowledge of international management practices that are invaluable for businesses, which may mean the difference between success and fai...

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12 November 2020

Why you should study for an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Education degree | Tea...

If you want to be remembered as a positive figure in the lives of young people, there can be no better career than teaching. That’s why we take it so seriously at the University of Bolton, and why our Education and Learning BA degree is so valuable. Good teachers can change the world.

One of the most common routes into teaching is through a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), as this al...

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11 November 2020

Benefits of Personal Development and Social Worker Training

The University of Bolton’s MSc Social Care, Health and Wellbeing course can help you take a step up on the career ladder if you are an ambitious care worker looking to move into leadership or social care management jobs. Postgraduate training can be a fantastic way to upskill.

As key workers with social work training, it’s vital to have the best support when it comes to training and personal deve...

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9 November 2020

Electronic Engineering Reskilling: Top Industries to Work In

Thinking of advancing your skills in electronical engineering with a master’s degree at the University of Bolton? We offer outstanding facilities and take a student-centred approach to teaching, ensuring we are flexible to individual needs and career goals.

Our MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering course can open up a world of opportunity and career options. Here are just a handful of the to...

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9 November 2020

How Reskilling in Construction Can Rebalance the Economy

Reskilling the workforce is a great way of balancing the economy. While regional variations have always existed in construction, and an itinerant workforce has been the norm, things are changing fast, making it a great time to study a Construction Management degree.

There are growing opportunities developing outside of London, and our MSc Construction Project Management course can put you on the ...

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9 November 2020

How Reskilling in Global Educational Leadership Can Benefit You

Reskilling allows you to build on existing skills to create a more meaningful direction in your career, or open up new opportunities for progression. The MA Global Educational Leadership course at the University of Bolton can benefit you in a number of ways. And having ranked No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019)...

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9 November 2020

Increase Your Employability: Reskill with a Master’s in Data Analytics

In the world of ‘Big Data’, companies are inundated with information, with very little clue on how to begin sorting through this information to make it meaningful to their operations. Data is now the most valuable business asset, and data analysts seek to understand the narrative behind the numbers, creating actionable insight for organisations across the industries.

There's not a single business...

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9 November 2020

How to Hit Your Goals and Reskill: Professional Development in Education

Our Master of Education course for Professional Development in Education is designed for ambitious and passionate individuals looking to reskill for better career opportunities. If you are an experienced educationalist who wants to develop specific skills for senior roles, enrol in January 2021 and join one of the top universities in the country, where we put your needs first.

At the University o...

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9 November 2020

Why Now Is the Time for Upskilling and Reskilling at the University of Bolton

Economic, social and technological changes have created the need for new skills in the workplace. Not only are job descriptions evolving, but shifting culture demands a new way of working and fresh talent to bring processes into fruition.
The global pandemic has also created uncertainty in many industries, making it a critical time for workers to reskill. Whether you’re looking to gain advanced kn...

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6 November 2020

Why Choose the University of Bolton for PGCE Retraining?

Are you looking to retrain as a teacher with a PGCE course? Our PGCE M Post Graduate Certificate in Education 14+ programme allows you to turn your passion into your specialist teaching subject for people aged 14 and over. With this nationally-recognised master’s level degree, you can access a range of opportunities, not only in schools and higher education, but also in work-based learning and pre...

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6 November 2020

Why Retrain as a Youth Worker?

Our MA Community Development and Youth Studies programme is the ideal platform for community workers looking to advance their careers, or for graduates looking to retrain. In the UK, community development skills are in demand, and opportunities are increasing across the nation.

From assisting in criminal justice to working in social care, being a youth worker allows you to make a huge difference....

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6 November 2020

Why Retrain for Your Master in Business Administration (MBA) Qualification?

A Master in Business Administration (MBA) qualification gives you with the necessary skills to tackle complex, strategic business challenges, and nurtures your talent in any chosen field. An MBA is the world's most popular professional degree programme, and it can transform your career. Here are some of the benefits of retraining:

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6 November 2020

Why Retrain in Electronic Systems Engineering at the University of Bolton?

Engineers are currently on the UK skills shortage list, and this includes electronic engineers, making our MSc Electronic Systems Engineering and Engineering Management course the ideal platform for future-proofing your career. 

If you’re looking to develop your skills, there’s nowhere better to begin your retraining journey than the University of Bolton. Here are just five reasons why we’re a gr...

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6 November 2020

Why Retrain in Global Educational Leadership?

Retraining on our MA Global Educational Leadership programme is one of the best decisions educators can make. For teachers looking to take their career to the next level, our master’s course can help them understand education from a global context. This opens up a world of opportunities, including higher paid roles in management, access to further education, as well as global travel. And there’s n...

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6 November 2020

Why Retrain with a Master's in Construction Management?

A master’s in Construction Management will help you develop both your academic and technical knowledge, while giving you better insight into the industry. On our MSc Construction Project Management programme, you will also get a chance to hone the necessary soft skills to successfully lead and integrate multidisciplinary teams of professionals.

There has never been a better time to invest in your...

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6 November 2020

Why Retrain with a Master's in Early Childhood Studies?

The MA Early Childhood Studies course at the University of Bolton is designed to nurture the future leaders of the early years sector. If you want to take your career to the next level, this master’s programme could be the ideal way to retrain with new skills.

Not only do we provide a positive and friendly learning environment for ambitious Postgraduates, but we rank as one of the top universitie...

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5 November 2020

Retraining Women in Construction and Civil Engineering

For the first time ever, we have reached a milestone in the UK, with more than one million women working in core Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) roles. However, our work is not done and there’s still a lot more we can do to close the gender gap in engineering.

This is why it’s so important to retrain the female workforce and promote women in construction and related sector...

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5 November 2020

The Importance of Teacher Professional Development and Retraining

If you’re a qualified teacher, lecturer or other education professional looking to pursue more senior job roles, we can help you improve your professional practice and develop essential skills for management.

Our MEd Professional Development in Education course is designed to retrain and reskill the workforce, creating highly trained educators who can inspire change and challenge the status quo. ...

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5 November 2020

The Inclusive Classroom Calls for Skilled Teachers: Retrain in 2021

Creating an inclusive classroom environment is more important than ever, and schools are in need of highly skilled, retrained teachers and leaders who can pave the way to better education for all. Inclusivity is the gateway to a more equal society, and as shared in the latest Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has now said th...

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5 November 2020

The Power of Data: Retrain with a Master’s in Data Analytics

Retraining with a master’s in Data Analytics and Technologies at the University of Bolton is one of the best things you can do for your career. Our programme helps students develop key employability skills, advanced data expertise and uses of data, giving them a competitive edge in the jobs market. The power of data in businesses is undeniable and having the skills to make use of data is a great w...

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5 November 2020

Things You’ll Learn When You Retrain in Social Neuroscience

A master’s in neuroscience subjects, such as Social Neuroscience, can help psychology students connect social behaviour with stimuli in the real world. This is hugely beneficial for a range of career paths. And on our course, you will learn more than just social neuroscience theories. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills that are applicable in the workplace.

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5 November 2020

Tips for Retraining as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Are you a sports graduate or professional coach looking to retrain as a strength and conditioning coach? The master’s in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Bolton is a programme designed to take your skills to the next level, focusing your niche on strength, conditioning and athlete development.

If you’re interested in retraining in this field, here are some tips to help you get the m...

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4 November 2020

The illustrator behind the Paris 2024 Olympic Logo

For the first time in Olympic history, the abled body and disabled events will share the same logo. But after the reveal of the highly anticipated logo for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics and Paralympics, some people may not be happy about that.

The illustration design depicts a female face combined with the iconic Olympic gold medal and torch. The committee for the Olympic logo faced a wave of ne...

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4 November 2020

Beating the odds: How to become an entrepreneur

You need only look at social media to see how attractive entrepreneurship is as a career path to young people today. Every day there are new Instagram pages, TikTok accounts, and YouTube channels selling both the lifestyle and the skill set of successful social entrepreneurs. 

But does one become an entrepreneur? The Business Management (Enterprise) BSc could be the answer.

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4 November 2020

4 Ways Upskilling with a Master in Business Administration (MBA) Can Benefit You...

Are you a business or management professional looking to take the next step up in your career? The University of Bolton’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) course is designed to help you develop your skills, while giving you a globally-recognised Postgraduate qualification.

Not only does our MBA programme allow you to apply for membership of the Chartered Management Institute upon completio...

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4 November 2020

Enjoy Personal Development with a Master of Business Administration (MBA)

One of the main reasons that people do a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is to widen their job prospects and take the next step in their career. With an MBA award, you’ll have credibility, showing potential employers, clients and partners that you are highly competent and dedicated to your industry.

The University of Bolton’s MBA Master of Business Administration programme is desig...

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3 November 2020

Is Retraining with a Master's in Psychology Conversion Right For You?

Our MSc Psychology Conversion Course helps psychology graduates gain the accreditation they need to pursue a professional career in psychology. If you don’t have enough credits in psychology at Undergraduate level, this programme will convert your degree and put you on the right path to success.

At the University of Bolton, we put our students’ needs first, and provide a supportive and friendly l...

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3 November 2020

Job Retraining With an MSc Cyber Security Degree

Retraining for new skills is a priority for any IT professional working in a data-dependent organisation. As more and more businesses shift from legacy systems to cloud, the demand for security specialists will continue to grow, making cyber security training one of the best ways to future-proof your career.

Our Cloud and Network Security master’s course is designed for graduates interested in co...

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3 November 2020

Retrain in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Why the University of Bolton?

The problem-focused and action-oriented methods used by cognitive behaviour therapists are some of the most successful for tackling mental health issues today. That’s why our MSc Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapies course is such a popular choice for psychology graduates looking to make a difference.

We’re one of the top universities in the country with excellent facilities for psychology student...

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3 November 2020

Retraining for Psychology Graduate Schemes

Are you interested in applying for one of the many graduate schemes available in the UK? Did you know that a Postgraduate degree can improve your chances of getting accepted? In the field of psychology, where extensive training is required, a master’s programme can develop your knowledge and take your employability to the next level, getting you seen by top employers.

Not only do psychology gradu...

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3 November 2020

Retraining in Educational Leadership: Is It for You?

Studying a master’s in education and related subjects can prepare for you for a range of leadership and management roles in educational institutions worldwide. This includes schools, colleges, universities, or working in an early years setting.  

If you dream of making a difference and driving forward positive change in the education sector, our course is for you. Here are some of the reasons why...

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2 November 2020

Take your Career to the Cloud with the Remote MSc Cloud and Network Security cou...

The MSc Cloud and Network Security programme from the University of Bolton is now available in a fully online form. This means that you are able to take the course from anywhere with an internet connection – so long as you have a powerful enough laptop that is.

This course covers the technology that will make you an invaluable asset to any team – even Donald Trump needs someone with Network Secur...

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2 November 2020

5 Reasons to Retrain with a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Our MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is designed to take your engineering knowledge to the next level. Our tutors have decades of technical expertise as well as academic credentials, and can bring their industry experience to the programme. If you are looking to retrain with new skills, this programme could be for you.

Here are the top five reasons to consider a master’s in Electr...

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2 November 2020

Changing Stigmas with Positive Psychology: Retrain with a Master’s Degree

Positive psychology is one of the newest fields within psychology, and is a great tool for raising self-esteem, improving relationships and creating a better outlook on life, for clients from all backgrounds.

It’s also a great way to support male clients, as it focuses on client strengths rather than psychopathology, helping men open up in therapy sessions. Statistics tell us that one in eight me...

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2 November 2020

Is Retraining with a Master’s in Software Engineering Worth It?

The MSc Software Engineering course at the University of Bolton is designed to give computing and programming graduates a deeper understanding of advanced software methodologies, and take their programming skills to the next level. For those want to know whether a master’s in Software Engineering is worth it, the short answer is “yes” if you want to enjoy professional growth and development.

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29 October 2020

One of the finest Fine Art degree’s around

Our Art courses have been ranked in the North West’s top five for Course Satisfaction by The Guardian University Guide 2020, but we’re not too surprised and here’s why. 

One of the most significant benefits of our courses is that we offer a lower number of students per member of our academic teaching staff. This ensures our students develop a closer relationship with their lecturers and feel supp...

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26 October 2020

Should you study for a master’s in 2021? | Postgraduate study in Greater Manches...

Postgraduate study is the ideal path to personal and professional development that can gain you new skills, increase your earnings, and take you on a road to a successful career.

But is now the right time? With the Covid-19 pandemic and job security nearing an all-time low, you’d be forgiven for thinking now may not be the best time for a career shake-up. However, for many, this could be exactly ...

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14 October 2020

Bring ideas to life; study Animation and Illustration at the University of Bolto...

Art used to be about sketching still-life arrangements and painting landscapes and portraits. While fine art still exists, technology has enabled creative imaginations to be brought to life. Over the last few decades animation and illustration has advanced dramatically. Take a look at The Simpsons for example, in 1990 everything was in 2D, but you only have to take a look at recent episodes to see...

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12 October 2020

Why Become a Chartered Accountant with Advanced Diploma Retraining?

While an advanced diploma isn’t a mandatory requirement for practicing accountants, an AdvDip(CPD) qualification is a fantastic next step for your career, and many accountants choose this route when they want to develop their skills.

So why become a chartered accountant? There are many benefits to getting certified. Here are just a handful of reasons to consider retraining:

1. Boost your employa...

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7 October 2020

Degrees in Social Work: There Are Still Spaces Left

There’s still time to apply for a Social Work degree at the University of Bolton. We have many courses that are still taking applicants at this late stage in the process, and you can still enrol with us if you haven’t decided on a university yet.

A social work degree is the ideal platform for anyone who dreams of having a career in helping others and making a difference with communities. Our prog...

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5 October 2020

Former Student Snaps Up Top Award

A former student at the University of Bolton has scooped a top national photographic award.
Phil Melia was named as one of the nation’s top lensmen in the 2020 Portrait of Britain competition.

He took his MA in International Documentary and Photojournalism Photography at the University at Bolton and has been a photographer for 25 years.

The annual contest is run by the British Journal of Photogr...

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1 October 2020

Get inspired by influential modern-day artists

Success in the art world is determined by the ability to use visual media to represent the moment, to challenge expectations and to create a defining, influential style.

The great art movements of the past have all rejected established styles and accepted themes. Prints of post-impressionist or pop artists may adorn many homes today, but at the time of their creation, the artistic ability was cal...

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21 September 2020

Accountancy Courses: There’s Still Time to Apply

At the University of Bolton, there’s still time to apply for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. For those who haven’t met the main application deadline, there are opportunities to enrol for many programmes, including our Accountancy degrees. So if you still haven’t secured a place, it’s not too late to enjoy the University of Bolton experience with an Accounting course!

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16 September 2020

The world of digital art

Illustration dates back to the 15th century with the invention of the printing press, and like other pastimes has evolved over the years with the help of technology and digital art forms. As the new decade dawns, we notice illustration and animations recent advances are becoming common practice for leading professionals and budding enthusiasts.

The first colourised drawing tablet was invented in ...

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8 September 2020

A Career in Computing is Just A Few Clicks Away

Do you dream of a career in computing? Our Undergraduate Computing courses at the University of Bolton are designed to prepare you for your chosen career path, and it’s not too late to apply.

If you still haven’t secured a place on a computing course, or you’re unsure about where to study, there’s no better time to submit your applications. At Bolton University, we’ve been ranked No.1 in the Nort...

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8 September 2020

Build Your Dream Career in Gaming

There’s still time to apply for a degree in Games Development at the University of Bolton. We offer a range of courses for Undergraduates and Postgraduates looking to turn their favourite sport or pastime into a lucrative career, with endless opportunities for growth and progression.

As one of the biggest global industries, now larger than both the movie and music industries combined, gaming is o...

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8 September 2020

Construction Courses: There's Still Time to Apply

Our courses in Construction offer a wide range of job opportunities for graduates, plus plenty of room for career progression for those who dream of a job in management. Whether you’re interested in digital construction, surveying, facilities and asset management, or project management, it’s not too late to apply for a course at the University of Bolton.

We offer a fantastic university experience...

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8 September 2020

Creative Writing Courses: Enrol Now

Our English and Creative Writing courses are made for those who love literature, appreciate prose and thrive through creativity and expansion of the mind. If you’re passionate about the creative use of language, or dream of working as a freelance writer, our Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees could be for you.

It’s not too late to enjoy the University of Bolton experience, as many of our cour...

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8 September 2020

Dream of Working in Childcare or Youth Development?

Working with children or young people is an exciting and rewarding career, one that contributes directly to people’s lives. If you dream of supporting families and their little ones, whether in a formal or informal setting, there’s still to apply for a relevant course today.

At the University of Bolton, our Early Years and Childhood courses and our Community Development courses will prepare you f...

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8 September 2020

Education and Teacher Training: There’s Still Time to Study for Your Dream Caree...

It doesn’t matter where you are in your teaching career. Whether you’re a new student looking to join our BA (Hons) Education and Teaching course, a teaching professional looking to advance your opportunities with a master’s, or an educator interested in working towards a doctorate, it’s not too late to apply at the University of Bolton.

We have a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate cour...

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8 September 2020

Get Enrolled on Our Psychology Degree Courses Today

Careers in psychology offer a great deal of job satisfaction, giving you true purpose and a fantastic sense of achievement when you successfully help others overcome their problems. If you dream of a career in working with those who are vulnerable or mentally ill, and making a real difference to people’s lives, it’s not too late to apply for our degree courses at the University of Bolton.

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8 September 2020

It's Not Too Late to Apply for a Health and Social Care Degree Course

We offer a wide range of degrees in Health and Social Care, including for Undergraduates and Postgraduates. If you dream of making a difference to the lives of sick or vulnerable people, there’s still time to apply for a relevant course at the University of Bolton. Many of our courses still have available places for late applicants, but we advise that you get in touch with our admissions team as s...

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8 September 2020

Mechanical and Electronic Engineering Courses: You Can Still Apply With Us

There’s still time to apply for a Mechanical Engineering course or an Electronical Engineering course at the University of Bolton. Whether you’ve experienced setbacks for applying, or you’ve been having indecision about your next steps in life, it’s not too late to enrol with us. To ensure you can secure a place on one of our Undergraduate or Postgraduate programmes, don’t delay and get in touch w...

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8 September 2020

Motorsport Engineering Courses: There's Still Time to Apply

It’s not too late to enrol at the University of Bolton for the course of your dreams. If you want to become a motorsport engineer and work in one of the most exciting industries in the world, we have the courses to help you get there.

Whether you’ve experienced indecision regarding the right career path, or you’re just late in the process, we can help you get enrolled on the right course for you....

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8 September 2020

Nursing and Operating Department Practice Courses: You Can Still Apply

There’s still time to apply for many nursing and medical courses at the University of Bolton, so if you haven’t secured a place on your dream course, you still have an opportunity to enrol. Embarking on a Nursing and Midwifery course or studying for an Operating Department Practice degree can open many doors in the NHS and other healthcare settings, where you will make a difference to people’s liv...

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8 September 2020

We’re Still Enrolling Students for Sport and Sport Rehabilitation Courses

Working in the world of competitive sports or sports rehabilitation is one of the most rewarding careers you can have. You’ll be working closely with people and making a positive impact in their lives, so job satisfaction will not be lacking. If you still haven’t taken the plunge and applied for a course in your area of interest, now is the time to get your application in.

We have a range of Unde...

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8 September 2020

You Can Still Apply for Dental Technology Courses

Technology has advanced immensely in the world of dental, and careers in dental technology are some of the most lucrative and rewarding in the business. As advancements such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and 3D printing grow, the demand for dental technicians will increase too.

If you still haven’t secured a place at university, there’s still time to apply for our Dental Technology ...

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3 September 2020

4 classic paintings all artists should take influence from

Despite the vast number of classic paintings across the world, only a small number are universally recognised and classified as iconic. These classic paintings are familiar to people of all ages and cultures and represent some of the most significant art pieces ever created. For anybody seeking a career in the world of fine art, they should get extra familiar with these paintings and their backsto...

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31 August 2020

What a career in Accountancy looks like

Choosing which degree to study can be challenging. Weighing up multiple options, between what you enjoy, what you’re good at and what you want to be doing in the future. At the end of the day, the best way to discover where your degree will take you is to investigate the job roles in the sector.

In this blog, we’ll be focusing on careers in accounting and finance and popular job roles in the indu...

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27 August 2020

Get Inspired. Study BA Education and Learning at the University of Bolton

Do you have a passion for teaching? Then you might want to study at the university ranked Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality in the The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Teachers, professors, lecturers and all the different professions that fall under the title of educators are all incredibly important. Without people willing to teach others, we wouldn’t be able to transfer kno...

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27 August 2020

Get a degree in BA Community Development and Youth Studies

Want to study at a university that puts students first? The University of Bolton, ranked Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, offers a positive and supportive learning environment.

Community Development and Youth Work are areas that people don’t need extra inspiration to get involved in. The best and most selfless types see the problems th...

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27 August 2020

Get Inspired - study a degree in BA Crime and Criminal Justice

If you want to join the police, the most important thing you need to know is that as of 2020, the College of Policing, the professional body for policing in the UK, requires a degree level qualification to join most of the police forces.

Serving your community by joining the police force isn’t just a great career, it’s a meaningful and fulfilling way to help improve your community and the lives o...

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27 August 2020

Get inspired - get a degree in BSc Computing

The University of Bolton offers one of the best student experiences in the UK. Ranked 1st in the North West for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide for the last three years, we work hard to create a positive learning environment for our students.

So why should you study a degree in Computing? If it isn't enough that computers are at the heart of everything we do today and repres...

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27 August 2020

Get inspired - study BA Creative Writing

We work hard to create a positive learning environment for you, and our award-winning student services and dedicated Employability Team will support you through your degree and into a career you’ll love.

A degree in Creative Writing can open a lot more doors than you might have imagined. Professional writers work within almost every company on the planet. From creative copywriters in marketing de...

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27 August 2020

Get inspired - study BA English

There are some really good reasons to study a degree in English at the University of Bolton. Yes, our department is ranked second in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2020, but that’s not even the start.

A great book is something people fall in love with. It can change their life, from the way they think about things to the kinds of goals they set. Our favourite stories can transform and tr...

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27 August 2020

Get inspired - study BEng Mechanical Engineering

Ranked Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, University of Bolton Mechanical Engineering students can take advantage of our award-winning student services and a dedicated Employability Team that will support you through your degree and into a career you’ll love.

In simple terms, mechanical engineers design and build the machines that make o...

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27 August 2020

Get inspired - study BSc Psychology

Want to study at a university that really cares about its students? The University of Bolton offers some of the best teaching in the UK, ranked 1st in the North West for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide for the last three years.

So Psychology is mostly lying on a sofa and talking to a therapist about our dreams, right? Well, not exactly. There’s a lot more to it than the clas...

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27 August 2020

Get inspired - study BSc Sport Rehabilitation

If you love helping people, especially people who have suffered injury and need help getting back to their best, this could be the perfect degree for you. The University of Bolton offers one of the best student experiences in the UK and our Sport Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy courses are based in the Bolton One facility, our £31 million sport, leisure, health and research centre.

When Andy Mur...

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25 August 2020

Positive Psychology Exercises That Everyone Can Do

It’s important for psychologists and psychotherapists to look after their own mental health during their training. When focusing on the patient or client wellbeing, it can be easy to forget self-care, but positive psychology exercises can benefit us all.

Our master’s in Positive Psychology course is a great career platform for anyone who is passionate about challenging mind sets in a more constru...

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25 August 2020

Why Positive Psychology Courses Are Important for a Career in Therapy

Being able to apply positive psychology to therapy sessions allows you to work with clients or patients who are struggling with depression in a more constructive way. If you are interested in becoming a psychotherapist or counsellor, positive psychology training could be hugely beneficial to your practice.

Positive psychology courses help you develop core counselling skills, while exploring this ...

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25 August 2020

Why Study the MSc Psychology Conversion Course at the University of Bolton?

Our MSc Psychology Conversion course is suitable for graduates who want to refocus their studies and enter the field of psychology or counselling. If you’re interested in doing this, it’s a great time to enrol with the University of Bolton. We are offering a 2020 master’s bursary with up to £3,000 to support your Postgraduate studies.

We provide a supportive and friendly learning environment, and...

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25 August 2020

3 Amazing Things You Will Learn in Your Social Neuroscience Degree

A master's in Social Neuroscience can lead to a number of careers, such as working as a neuroscientist, data scientist, research scientist or a clinical research coordinator. There are also a number of transferrable skills that can help you advance in alternative occupations.

Enrol this year at the University of Bolton and you could get our 2020 master's bursary, with up to £3,000 to help fund yo...

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25 August 2020

Career Opportunities with TLAN Teacher Training

Studying a PGCE in Teaching Learners with Additional Needs (TLAN) is a great career move if you’re passionate about inclusivity in education, and want to work with teenagers and young adults who face challenges in the classroom.

With our PGCE course, you will gain qualifications at master’s level and will have the opportunity to move straight into the workplace or transfer your credits to complet...

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25 August 2020

The Relationship Between Communication and Psychology Training

Communication is important for any career, but it’s absolutely vital when studying human behaviour. The relationship between communication and psychology runs deep, and anyone who wants to study to become a counsellor or psychologist must have these soft skills in place.

If you’re a psychology graduate looking to further your career, a master’s in Psychology can help you develop your knowledge an...

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25 August 2020

Get inspired - study BEng Automotive Performance Engineering (Motorsport)

If you love high performance automation and want to plug straight into the heart of global motorsports, the University of Bolton’s Motorsport Engineering degree is the perfect opportunity for you. Studying at the UK’s only dedicated motorsports institution - The national centre for motorsport engineering, you’ll have access to our award-winning student services and a dedicated Employability Team t...

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25 August 2020

Get inspired - study BEng Civil Engineering

For an accredited Civil Engineering course packed with hands on experience and taught by qualified engineers, look no further than the University of Bolton. Ranked in the Top 5 for Teaching Quality in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, we work hard to create a positive learning environment for our students.

Of all the kinds of engineering out there, civil engineering migh...

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25 August 2020

Get inspired - study BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

We work hard to create a positive learning environment for you, and our award-winning student services and dedicated Employability Team will support you through your degree and into a career you’ll love.

Electrical Engineering is one of the relatively younger categories of engineering. We’ve been building machines and structures for thousands of years, but electricity has only really been around ...

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25 August 2020

Get inspired - get a degree in BSc Dental Technology

The University of Bolton has been ranked 1st in the North West for Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide for the last three years, because students love to learn at Bolton. Our award-winning student services and dedicated Employability Team will support you through your degree and into a career you’ll love.

The perfect smile can be worth a million dollars. Just think about those f...

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21 August 2020

3 Ways STEM GCSE Subjects Can Improve Student Learning

If you're interested in becoming a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher, our PGCE M 14+ in STEM course could be the platform you need to work in secondary and higher education. This is a great time to apply too, as the University of Bolton is offering a 2020 master's bursary to support your Postgraduate studies.

STEM subjects aren't just important for STEM careers, as the skil...

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21 August 2020

English Teacher Training: What to Expect

If you're interested in a studying a PGCE to become an English teacher, the University of Bolton is a great place to begin your journey into work. We are offering a 2020 master's bursary with up to £3,000 to support your Postgraduate studies, and our Employability Team will work with you upon graduation to hopefully secure a job in the right school. 

English teacher training is made simple at Bol...

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21 August 2020

Is Maths Teacher Training Difficult?

Like many subjects, teaching maths can be challenging, but it's also a fulfilling career choice with excellent job satisfaction. If you're worried about the training process, it's important to choose the right place to study. At the University of Bolton, we provide a supportive and friendly environment, ensuring students reach their potential and enjoy personal and career development.

We are also...

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21 August 2020

The Link Between Sports Nutrition and Sports Coaching

Working as a teacher in sports coaching for students aged 14+ is one of the most important jobs you can have. Our PGCE in Sports Coaching Education course will help you plan lessons, deliver classes and assess student performance effectively. There's no better time to start your journey, as the University of Bolton is offering a 2020 master's bursary of up to £3,000 to support your studies.

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