Health and Welfare

How can I improve my computer security and online safety?

Online safety and computer security is important not just as a student but in everyday life. On campus all of our computers are protected by a firewall and antimalware software. We recommend for your own devices you install a security software that will give you protection. This will scan your computer for any potential harm.

To reduce threats to your online safety you should never:

  • Share your passwords
  • Download software from an unfamiliar source
  • Always lock an unattended computer
  • Don’t click on links from junk mail
For more information on computer and online safety check out our IT Support pages.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

At the University of Bolton, we understand our students have different requirements and we pride ourselves on the positive and supportive learning environment we provide. Being voted No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide, North West) is a testament to our approach.


We are proud of our work on-campus to ensure our students can enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe, COVID-secure.