The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Suleyman Sah University in Turkey. The University, located in Istanbul, has over 2000 students from 75 different countries and visited Bolton last week ahead of the signing. Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance Professor Mohammed Abdel-Haq said he was looking forward to the two universities collaborating in research and co-operating in areas of common interest. Read more here



The University has been awarded the Customer Service Excellence Standard award for delivering excellent customer service to students and stakeholders. Student Services, Careers and Employability, the Library and Reception all participated in the award which has taken 18 months of hard work to achieve. Customer Service Excellence is a way of promoting continuous improvement in organisations and examines areas that are a priority for customers, with particular focus on delivery, timeliness, information, professionalism and staff attitude. Read more here



Sports rehabilitation students have been discovering what it’s like to work at one of the world’s top football clubs, with the man who treats Manchester United’s players, Garry Armer. The Soft Tissue Therapist shared his career path top tips and gave an insight into what it’s like working at a Premier League football club. Read more here



TIRIPosterPostgraduate students Konstantina Kyriakopoulou and Maeve Geary were the winners in thhe University postgraduate research poster presentation competition. The exhibition, coming at the end of TIRI Global Learning Week, celebrated the research work undertaken by students at the University. Read more here




Senior Lecturer in Games Design/Games Art, Dr. Chris Bateman, has travelled to the Brazilian city of Teresina to deliver a keynote address at South America’s largest games conference, SBGames. Chris is a regular speaker at academic and industry events, but this will be the furthest working journey he’s taken since starting work at University of Bolton, at 4,665 miles. Read more here




Specialist in fabric manipulation and print, Nawal Gebreel gave students a two-stage introduction into her sculptural fabric work. Nawal, born in Iran, lectured at Salford College before setting up her own business selling her creations around the world. After delivering a lecture she returned a week later to run a workshop for textile surface design students as part of TIRI Global Learning Week. Read more here






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