Careers Service

I work part-time, will this experience count towards the Bolton Award?

The award has been designed to be flexible and to work around your studies and life commitments, so paid employment, work experience, volunteering, and student roles all contribute towards the 15-hours you need to complete.

Please note that your studies should always take priority, so if you need a short break from your Bolton Award commitments to focus on them, please ensure that you do so or discuss this with the Careers Service.

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.

For further details on the Bolton Award please see our careers and employability page for self-service resources, or if you would like to book an appointment please contact one of our Employability Team today on 01204 903 080 or on

We are proud at the University of Bolton to have a dedicated employability team, to support your career ambitions.

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