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Criminology BSc(Hons): What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Name: Nisha Dhoul
Course: Criminology BSc(Hons)

"Over my three years studying criminology at Kingston University I have been thrilled to be a part of such a welcoming department. I've explored a subject area that I had previously not been able to study. Allowing me to express my own ideas and thoughts, the degree has encouraged me to work independently as well as part of a team. One of the most rewarding aspects of the course has been being able to produce my own research project.

My lecturers have encouraged me to express myself and helped build my confidence academically which in turn, has helped me in my work. They have got to know me despite teaching so many students which has allowed me to form good relationships with them.

Now that I am nearing the end of my degree I have found their help even more poignant and can approach them for advice with confidence. I am so excited to start my career in a field which is continually developing.

Overall, my experience at Kingston University has been rewarding and has given me the confidence to pursue a career right for me."

 

Name: Adam Perry
Course: Criminology BSc(Hons)

"I absolutely love studying criminology at Kingston University. In particular I love learning about critical criminology looking at gender, race, sexuality and intersectionality. I find learning about hate crime and interpersonal violence especially interesting. I like the cutting edge research I am exposed to, and all the different perspectives like discourse around minority groups and male victimisation which is sometimes ignored.

The lecturing team at Kingston is amazing. They are so happy to help academically, emotionally and sometimes by just providing a sounding board. I regret not attending office hours more in my first year, as by doing so, I know my lecturers better, making requesting help easier. The lecturers know me personally and have emailed me with opportunities and talks that they think will suit my research interests as well as providing confidence boosts with academic work.

I have volunteered sporadically as a peer mentor in a secondary school, engaged in research to inform change in mental health services and am about to attend a panel that reviews stop and search statistics. All of which, my degree and university experience has given me the confidence to do."

 

Name: Emilia Gill
Course: Criminology BSc(Hons)

"The most enjoyable aspect of my criminology degree has been the way in which I can tailor the course to my own interests. Through choosing modules, you can learn about aspects of criminology that you find particularly interesting. Mine has been feminist criminology, which is applicable to all of my modules, and I have been able to discuss it further in my own dissertation. The module I most enjoyed was Crime, Media and Policy, as we had lots of discussions and all of the topics were relevant to contemporary cases. We also had some really interesting guest speakers. It opened my eyes to the way in which the media uses certain techniques to appeal to readers, and how the news is manipulated.

My lecturers have helped me through so much in my degree, from giving me confidence to pursue ideas I didn't think I was capable of, to providing me with volunteering and event planning opportunities...they have opened my eyes to a world of research which I am now incredibly passionate about, and am very grateful for!

I went to a guest lecture in my second year about youth violence, which I found incredibly interesting and emotional. After speaking to a lecturer about the prospect of volunteering there I contacted the organisation myself. It feels like a lifetime ago! I have now been interning for the organisation for a year and a half, which has provided my with invaluable experience, travelling up and down the country, speaking as a guest speaker at schools, applying for funding bids, organising events, going to parliament!...the list goes on, and although often students think they don't have time or energy to volunteer it is worth it for the experience and opportunities you gain. I am lucky enough to have been offered a graduate job as a researcher in the organisation. There have also been opportunities at university that have helped me network, such as the themed weeks we helped organise."

 

Name: Nina Soberg
Course: Criminology BSc(Hons)

"Throughout my time at Kingston I've enjoyed several modules and topics, but I particularly enjoyed learning about policing and the enforcement of laws. In my second year, through the module 'Police and Penal Studies' I got to critically engage in key issues and debates about the delivery of justice, social control and punishment. As an international student, it was especially interesting discovering the differences in policing in the UK versus Norway. This led me to develop a critical perspective on policing and how police enforce laws.

Through thought-provoking seminars and course work, the criminology lecturers have challenged me both academically and personally. All lecturers are experts on the topics they teach and made me achieve my full academic potential. Lecturers are easy to contact by email and their office hours allows for further discussions, support and guidance, or for questions to be answered.

For the past year I've been working for the university as a student ambassador: I work open days and subject talks to encourage prospective students to study criminology at Kingston. This summer I will be volunteering as a witness support and prison visitor for a Norwegian organisation in Oslo."

 

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If you are calling from outside the UK, please call:

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This course is taught at Penrhyn Road

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