LisaSmithNursingTimesUniversity of Bolton MSc in Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care post graduate student Lisa Smith has been recognised at the Nursing Times Awards for pioneering work which has saved the lives of two patients.

The prize recognised the work Lisa has done at the nurse-led community vascular clinic at Harpurhey Health Centre which has detected life-threatening aortic aneurysms in people who are not identified by the national screening programme.



Mark Moran

Lecturer in sports science at the University, Mark Moran was a nominee for the top prize at the 2015 UK Coaching Awards.

Mark is a rugby league coach at Widnes Vikings under-19s and was nominated in the category of ‘Coach Developer of the Year Award’.

Cycling coach Richard Shepherd won the prize but Moran’s efforts did not go unnoticed by the panel of judges.



OliviaEverestClimbUniversity of Bolton Sports Rehabilitation student, Olivia Ratcliffe has climbed the height of Everest and surpassed her fundraising target for two cancer charities.

Nineteen-year-old Olivia completed her challenge in 17 hours, bringing in more than £1,000 for Cancer Research UK and Climbers Against Cancer.




MalawiPhDLeading Malawian economist and the country’s Vice-President, Saulos Chilima, has been awarded a PhD in Knowledge Management with the University of Bolton.

He attended the University’s UK campus in August (pictured) and graduated at the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) Degree Congregation Ceremonies later in the year.








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