In my blog post last week, I wrote about pushing yourself to step out of your comfort zone, specifically in regard to social situations. Going out for ‘compulsory cocktails’ with my Miscarriages of Justice co-workers last week was one example I had of initially convincing yourself not to try something but which ended up being incredibly worth it […]
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In October I wrote about how rewarding it can be to challenge yourself with new opportunities, regardless of the final outcome, especially if you’re afraid to do so. Mostly, I spoke about this in regard to applying for new positions – in my case, I referred to my application for student blogging and attending an […]
We’ve all seen portrayals of CID in fiction and we’ve probably all wondered how accurate what we’re seeing really is. Since beginning volunteering with the police, I had the amazing opportunity one day this week to shadow in Lincolnshire Police’s CID and gain a taste of the reality behind criminal investigation in the UK. […]
Years before I was even thinking of applying to university, I frequently heard the phrase: “You don’t know real work until you’ve been to university.” Without focusing on the obvious problems with this phrase, I spent a large portion of my life quite bothered by this phrase, as I experienced a huge amount of […]
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With the prospect of obtaining a job after university seeming increasingly challenging, especially in careers like the police, volunteering and work experience are becoming much more important both for students and for criminal justice agencies. Incidentally, the increased demand in criminal justice agencies for volunteers means increased variation for opportunities! In my last blog […]
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The phrase ‘It’s about who you know’ can sometimes seem synonymous with securing work in criminal justice jobs, especially if that job is in the police. As someone myself with no natural ties to the criminal justice system, it would have been easy to believe that entering this world was far too difficult. Similarly, the […]
I have never been a blogger before – in any context. I applied to a University of Leicester ad’ to do this for one year and I have enjoyed it as a new experience. Soon, they will be looking for a new Distance Learning Criminology blogger. Have a think about applying, it can be fun […]
May I wish all of our readers’ a peaceful and joyous Christmas period whatever your religion or beliefs. If I can wish anything for humankind, it is peace and fulfillment, without negatively affecting others. Take care!
On 1st and 2nd December, minced pies, mulled wine, reindeer, ice skating and Christmas music adorned University of Leicester campus. Every year, the university slowly settles into the Christmas spirit with the gradual emergence of Christmas trees, street poles covered in knitting and Christmas decorations throughout campus. When the calendar finally hits December, it’s […]
I’ve talked before about the way optional modules in your degree help to tailor your studies to your own interests, but even within each module you have the opportunity to take it exactly where you want. This term I’ve been studying the ‘Social Movements and Collective Action’, module which truthfully, I hadn’t been sure […]