THE University of Bolton is to hold a virtual open day for prospective students on Wednesday.

The university has had to cancel it traditional open day format under current Government rules to stay indoors to contain the coronavirus.

So instead, the open day will take place online where students looking to go to university can still find out more about courses and the campus facilities.

A spokesman for the University of Bolton said: "The day will be a fantastic opportunity for anyone to ‘chat’ to the university’s passionate lecturers and students and, more importantly, ask questions ­— while remaining in the comfort of their own home."

Taking place during the virtual open day will be a range of talks throughout the day.

As well as academic staff, the university’s award-winning Student Services team will be available to answer any questions about topics including disability, the library and funding.

Admissions, accommodation and the Students’ Union will also be available to provide all the information to help those looking to continue their students make the right university choice.

The virtual open day will run from 10am–1pm. To book a place visit

Those interested can also get in touch by emailing

The spokesman said: "The University of Bolton is number one for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester (Complete University Guide 2020), because we put students and their needs first."

The university will be conducting lectures online, suspended face-to-face teaching until restrictions are lifted.

The annual graduation ceremonies have also been postponed until later in the year for the same reasons.