Archive for: 2016

TIRI conference feedback, please

tiri 2016
A very big thanks to all participants, presenters and delegates at this year’s TIRI Conference. The workshops, academic papers, posters and Jenkinson Award presentations were all of an exceptional quality. Keynote addresses by Prof David Hopkins, Doug Cole and Prof David Thacker (pictured above) were thought-provoking and insightful. An online...

Breaking Barriers success

The Breaking barriers event held earlier this month has been a great success, growing from last year’s event, with 60 student support team delegates attending from more than 20 further education colleges across Greater Manchester. Breaking Barriers is a free CPD event aimed primarily at student support staff from FE colleges, to...

Student Recruitment Update

student recruitment
The recruitment team have been out of the office for a lot of June and the first week of July, and I’d like to just update you with what we have been up to in the last few weeks. Before I do, I would like to pass along my...

Attention all graduation volunteers!

The graduation ceremonies on Wednesday 13, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 July, due to be held on campus for the first time, are quickly approaching. Firstly, I would like to thank you for volunteering to support the most auspicious event in the lives of our students and in our University’s reputation....

University honours for Degree Congregations 2016

Dame Janet Smith and Sir Peter Fahy
Leaders in public life Sir Peter Fahy and Dame Janet Smith DBE are among the inspirational people to be honoured by the University of Bolton at this year’s Degree Congregation Ceremonies. Sir Peter Fahy was, until recently, Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, the United Kingdom’s third largest police...

TIRI Conference 2016

TIRI Conference 2016
The University of Bolton’s TIRI Conference 2016 came to a close this afternoon (8 July), the end of three days focusing on our strategic position as a Teaching Intensive Research Informed University. This year’s conference, for staff and collaborative partners who teach and support University of Bolton students, was opened...

International documentary airs

Mafia Documentary
Blackmail, conspiracy, courage and fear are at the centre of a new documentary edited by Senior Lecturer in Media Practice, Liza Ryan-Carter. The film, which was first shown on Al-Jazeera yesterday (7 July), follows the Sicilian judge Antonino Di Matteo who is trying to take on the mafia. Antonino Di Matteo is...

May the Force be with them!

SFX Staff Star Wars
Special Effects lecturers at the University of Bolton are putting their talents to the test in a Star Wars themed charity fundraising event. The Biker Scout Helmet Project is endorsed by LUCASFILM, The RPF and RS Propmasters, supporting the Force For Change charity and raising funds for Make a...

Student communications

Good communication is fundamental to the student experience.  Over the past year colleagues from across the University have been working on a new Student Communications Plan. The plan recognises that student communications fall into two distinct areas (1) the channels used to engage with students and (2) the content...

Welcome and Induction 2016

Welcome and Induction 2016 will formally begin on Thursday 1 September when we start to welcome our new students to the University. Over the past year we have been working with colleagues to produce a Welcome and Induction Framework to ensure that all new students are welcomed to the university...
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