5 Tips for Making New Friends at University
02 Sep 21
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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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 start thinking about your options now.
Whether you’re keen on studying in Greater Manchester or are looking elsewhere in the country to continue your education after school or college, university Open Days are vital when it comes to making your final choice for the universities you may want to apply to. They offer you a real chance to see the university in person, explore the buildings and their surrounding area, and of course meet current lecturers and students who will be able to answer some of the questions that you might have.
They also provide a great opportunity to visit the school of the subject you are considering studying and seeing exactly what the course entails. While much of this information may already be available in the university prospectus, it cannot convey the sense of community; that “this is the one” vibe that an in-person visit will give.
Open Days are often held at the weekend, at several intervals throughout the year. It is important to check the website of any university that you would like to visit for their current schedule; particularly in the current climate when things can change very quickly.
Here at the University of Bolton we understand the value of a good Open Day and will be running several during the current academic year, the dates for which are:
· Sunday 17th October 2021
· Saturday 13th November 2021
· Saturday 19th March 2022
· Saturday 18th June 2022
Further information about these Open Days, together with details of how to book your place can be found on our website. We also have several other events planned throughout the year which would give you the opportunity to visit us and come and experience #UniAsItShouldBe.
At the University of Bolton, we pride ourselves on offering a truly inclusive and supportive experience. This, coupled with our smaller class sizes, fully equipped study facilities and specialist lecturers, offers a fantastic opportunity for those students who are keen to be a part of a strong, vibrant and diverse student community.
From our prime location in Greater Manchester, our modern campus offers a wide range of exciting social opportunities within our clubs and societies. We are conveniently placed for the Manchester social scene and just 20 minutes by train.
The University of Bolton has been voted 1st in the North West for “satisfied with teaching”* and we pride ourselves on offering a university experience that puts the needs of our students first.
Don’t just take our word for it, though. Why not come along to one of our University Open Days to experience all the University of Bolton has to offer? If you do have any questions about our open days or our courses, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
If you would like to secure your place at one of our upcoming Open Days at the University of Bolton, simply click here and register your details.
*Guardian University Guide, 2022, 2021