Welcome from our Dean
On behalf of all the staff at the University of Bolton, I would like to welcome you to the University of Bolton, Ras al Khaimah Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

University of Bolton, Ras al Khaimah campus aims to provide higher education using the ethos, environment and processes devised and controlled by the main campus in the United Kingdom. The RAK campus students are a part of the University of Bolton’s student community and are no different to students at the main campus.

Dr Tony Auchterlounie
Dean of Academic affairs & Development

Key Facts
The University of Bolton is one of Britain’s fastest growing universities.

We have recently undergone a major redevelopment programme creating new and exciting facilities for our students, for study and recreation. In September 2008 our new multi-million pound Social Learning Zone and students’ union facilities were opened right in the centre of our Deane campus.

Plans for a £30.6 million swimming pool, health and academic complex at the University are one step closer to being finalised. The University of Bolton, Bolton Council and Bolton Primary Care Trust have agreed funding details for the project.

Teaching and Learning
The university is made up of three faculties and six research centres.

» Faculty of Advanced Engineering and Sciences
» Faculty of Arts and Media Technologies
» Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Research Centres
» Institute for Educational Cybernetics
» Centre for Research for Health and Wellbeing
» Centre for Materials Research and Innovation
» Centre for Worktown Studies
» Institute of Renewal Energy and Environmental Studies

The University has a wide ranging academic portfolio with courses on offer ranging from access and foundation level to undergraduate certificates, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate masters and doctorates.

The Student Community
The University actively encourages applications from all potential students and we are proud of our reputation of being an open and supportive university.

The University has a higher than average proportion of disabled students and is one of the leading universities for supporting students with additional needs.

The University has one of the most ethnically diverse student populations with around 25% of UK students from ethnic minority communities.

The University has proven particularly attractive to mature aged students who are entering or returning to higher education and believe our greater flexibility allow those with other commitments alongside university to gain their qualification while retaining a work/life balance.

The University is one of Bolton’s largest employers with more than 650 staff, and is a major contributor to the town’s income.

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