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Bolton’s Largest Provider Of Student Accommodation To International Tenants

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Who we are

Welcome to Orlando Village, your welcoming haven in Bolton, UK! Managed by McComb Bolton Limited and led by a proud member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, our community is committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all students.

As the University of Bolton's exclusive recommended student accommodation provider, we understand that each student has unique needs and preferences. That's why we're dedicated to accommodating all requests, whether you prefer to live with individuals of the same gender, share similar cultural backgrounds, or practise the same religious beliefs. Your comfort and happiness are our top priorities, and we always strive to meet your needs to the best of our ability.

Our friendly team, located on-site with 24/7 staff presence, is here to assist you every step of the way. From helping you find the perfect living arrangements to offering guidance on local amenities, we're here to make your stay at Orlando Village as enjoyable as possible.

Join our diverse and welcoming community at Orlando Village, where we celebrate differences and embrace inclusivity. We can't wait to welcome you with open arms and ensure that your time in Bolton is nothing short of extraordinary!

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What do our residents think?

Q: What happens if I arrive at Orlando Village after hours? 

A: We've got you covered at Orlando Village. Whether it's morning or night, our team will be there to greet you with your keys and a warm welcome to your new student home.

Q: How do I get in when I arrive? 

A:  Just ring up the intercom when you get to Orlando Village. Then, take a short walk (5 meters) to the Lodge for your next steps. If our security is on their patrols, just ring the number on the Lodge door, and we'll know you've arrived.

Before you even arrive, we will send over a welcome pack. Inside, you will find all the must-know info, from the ins and outs of fire safety to the all-important lowdown on the Wi-Fi connection. We can't wait to have you as part of the Orlando Village community!

You have arrived at your new UK student home, what's next? 

Explore the area with our handy local map.

Join the WhatsApp and Facebook groups to meet your flatmates.

Register with a GP in Bolton—check out our list of local services here!

Set up a UK bank account. You can get help with this from the University. If you need a proof of address let us know and we can get a printed copy sorted for you within 24 hours.

If you've got a TV, find out if you need a TV licence by visiting the TV Licence website.

Opening a Bank Account 

If you haven't set up a UK bank account yet, don't worry—it's essential, and we're here to help!

 It's a good idea to look into this before arriving in the UK, but if you've left it a bit late, that's perfectly okay. Each bank has its own rules for non-UK residents opening accounts, but it's a straightforward process.

 You'll typically need some ID, proof of residency, and confirmation of your course here in the UK. We can provide a letter to confirm your UK address—just let us know, and we'll take care of it.

 Sometimes they might ask for more info and might even want to chat with you before finalizing everything. But no worries, it's all part of the process.

Keep in mind that every bank in the UK has something different to offer, so look and see what suits you best. 

Some Student accounts will offer you incentives to open with them, and good mobile banking is always helpful when you are managing your budget and need access to your finances. 

Add on’s and extras

When you're travelling internationally, you might encounter luggage restrictions. To make things easier for you, we've put together a list of essential packs that you can order. Once you've made your choices, we'll ensure everything is waiting in your room upon your arrival. It's a convenient way to navigate those travel logistics and kickstart your journey hassle-free!

Bedding Pack (consists of duvet, 2 pillows, 1 duvet cover, 2 pillow cases , 1 fitted sheet)

Dining Pack (consists of 1 plate, 1 bowl, 1 pasta bowl, 1 mug, 1 glass, 1 fork, 1 knife, 1 dessert spoon, 1 teaspoon)

Cooking pack (consists of 1 pan, 1 frying pan, 1 chopping board, 1 cooking knife, 1 mixing spoon, 1 colander, 1 mixing bowl, 1 roasting tray)

Food essentials (consists of 6 bottles of water, dried pasta, dried rice, tomato pasta sauce, breakfast cereal, long life milk, tinned beans, instant coffee)

Phone Charger (specify port type)

Plug Adapter (2 pin to 3 pin)

Water (6 x 2 litre bottles of spring water)

Mini Fridge ( counter top, 43 litre)

If there is something that you need that is not on this list please let us know and our staff will look into this for you.

To help you, we have put together a list of some of the most common items that people bring along with them. View list here.

To secure your booking with us, simply complete an application form on our website. You can click this link and you'll be directed to the booking form. Fill in your name, address, contact information, student details, and, if applicable, guarantor details.

Here's a handy tip: If you opt to pay upfront, you won't need a guarantor. It's a hassle-free way to streamline the booking process. Looking forward to welcoming you to Orlando Village.

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