DogPuppy Power!

The University has been using puppy power to help students offset the pressure of exams.

Zara, the curly coated retriever, has been ‘pawsing’ to help anyone feeling they need to relax with a little canine TLC before their January assessments.

She was hugely popular with students on Tuesday and is back again on Tuesday 12 January – students just need to call in at the Student Centre, Chancellor’s Mall; no need to book. Let your students know!

This is the first time the University has brought in pet stress-busters for students, but they are used by several American universities, including Harvard. Research shows interaction with pets decreases levels of cortisol – or stress hormone – and increases endorphins, the happiness hormone. For further information – click here


Daniel Rathmill and Lee CuttingIn pole position

Students from the University continue to lead the charge in motorsport as they travel to the United Arab Emirates for the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai race.

The University of Bolton and Century Motorsport begin their 2016 GT season with their first attempt at the gruelling race on the 14 and 15 January.

The team’s car will be driven over the 1,440 minutes of racing by Anna Walewska and Nathan Freke and ably assisted by third year students Daniel Rathmill and Lee Cutting who have travelled with the team.

The team’s progress will be beamed live to the University’s stand at the world’s biggest motorsport show, Autosport International, which takes place from Thursday until Sunday. For further information, click here



Grafters: Industrial society in image and word

Scenes of British industrial life spanning three centuries are on show in a new exhibition curated by University of Bolton lecturer Ian Beesley.

The internationally acclaimed artist and photographer has produced ‘Grafters:Industrial society in image and word’, for The People’s History Museum in Manchester.

Selected from important photographic archives across the North of England, the retrospective will run at the museum based in Spinningfields from 6 February until 14 August 2016. For more information click here








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