Baroness Warsi‘Bolton Warsiversity’ – Sayeeda joins the team

The University of Bolton is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Pro Vice Chancellor, The Right Hon Baroness Warsi PC, LLB, DSocSci.

A lawyer, a businesswoman, a campaigner and a Cabinet Minister, The Right Hon Baroness Warsi PC has had many roles, but she is best known for being the first woman Muslim Cabinet Minister.

Vice Chancellor, Professor George Holmes said: ‘I am delighted that Lady Warsi is joining us at this crucial time in our history. She is an inspiration and role model for thousands of our students, past, present and future. ‘She is testimony to the power of education and the ability to seize opportunity.’ Read more here


Zara and studentsStress-buster Zara a huge hit!

Students have given the University of Bolton Pets As Therapy dog, Zara, a huge thumbs up in their feedback.

Zara, the curly coated retriever, was in last week for the first time, aiming to help students who were anxious about their pending exams. Every student who provided feedback said they would definitely use the service again and 80 per cent of them said spending some time with Zara had definitely improved their anxiety levels. She was back again on Thursday, helping more students deal with exam nerves and anxieties.

It looks like Zara is going to become a regular visitor – more news on her visit days coming soon! read more about students’  views on Zara here


Coroners LawNew coroner’s law course launches

The University has a new continuing professional development at the Law School examining coronial law.

This innovative course, which begins next month, is aimed at any legal or healthcare professional who comes into contact with the work of the Coroner’s court; from paramedics and nurses to the Police and lawyers. Leading coroners will deliver the five sessions over five months, beginning on Thursday 11 February 2016.

The course will cover contemporary key issues facing coroner’s courts such as reporting deaths, attending inquests, human rights points and will also include a visit to the Coroner’s court. The invited prestigious lecturers on the course include the Coroner for Manchester West, Professor Jennifer Leeming; Senior Coroner for the South Yorkshire West, Chris Dorries OBE; Senior Coroner for Manchester, John Pollard; and, the Senior Coroner for Manchester City, Nigel Meadows.

The sessions are charged at £25 each, or £100 for the full course. For more information and to register for the event please click here


Chathurika doctorateDyslexia research publication honours

University of Bolton research student Chathurika Kannangara has had her work exploring new ways of viewing dyslexia published in a leading psychology journal.

Her research article, published in Frontiers in Psychology, explains an original and new model of how to view dyslexia and to work with dyslexia more positively. The model has its base in positive psychology principals.

Said Chathurika: ‘I want to thank my PhD supervisor Professor Jerome Carson, since he has been a main guiding force for my starting to publish and reaching journals of high impact.  Since the article has been published I have received a very good response from a number of researchers and entrepreneurs.  Even though I have published research in other peer-reviewed journals, I consider this to be one of my greatest achievements on my PhD journey.’








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