My name is Michael and I’m the student Blogger for Criminology for the 2017/18 academic year. For more information about me, please read my bio. I’m going to use the rest of this first post to tell you what you can expect from my blog this academic year, and why you should keep reading.
I have four main aims for this blog:
- I want to give prospective students an idea of what it is like to be a student at the University of Leicester.
- I hope to give both current students and future students some advice to get the most out of their academic studies, both as I go along, and reflecting back on my first two years here.
- I hope to engage people about topical criminological news stories, relate them to my studies and pose some questions for which there are no easy answers.
- As a mature student, I hope to promote the University of Leicester as a good place for older students to study at.
Hopefully the above will provide a good mix of content that is both interesting and informative. I’m also happy to make a couple of commitments to you.
Firstly, except in case of emergencies, I’ll be blogging at least three times a month from now until after graduation.
Secondly, I’ll be honest. I really like both the Department of Criminology and the University of Leicester itself. But I have my own opinions about what I think works and doesn’t work. Therefore this blog will give praise where it is deserved but will make constructive comments about things that can be improved upon.
That’s it for now. Hopefully I’ve given you a good idea of what lies ahead of us. I enjoy writing. It makes me feel better and helps me make sense of the world. I’m looking forward to starting the final year of my degree and sharing my journey with you.