Hi I’m David. I started studying at university level late in my life. I’m probably referred to as a mature student although maturity is something I don’t always portray. I have two undergraduate degrees: Sociology and Criminology with Psychology. I am currently studying by Distance Learning for my MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice. I have a particular interest in hate crimes – especially those involving people with disabilities on public transport. I live in Essex and volunteer in many capacities.
In the UK we are enjoying some really warm weather, isn’t it great. You need fewer clothes, less baggage and it makes you feel so good. But doesn’t it alter people’s behaviour. Just today I saw two guys about to fight each other following a road rage incident. Would that have happened in cooler weather? […]
Conventional warfare has been portrayed as open and visible. Hoards or armies in identifiable uniforms moving toward an objective or using planes and artillery to ‘soften-up’ targets. But warfare is changing. Cyber warfare, biological and chemical warfare, subversion and terrorism are unseen wars. No uniforms, no clear and present danger, no tangible enemy. Terrorism is a contested […]
Leicester as a city keeps gaining a global reputation. Aside that is, from the already attained global reputation of its University. Leicester can now be known for its three kings: one historical; one cultural and one allied with science. Historically, King Richard III died in Leicestershire and was found via an archaeological dig conducted by […]
It’s been a concentrated period of study. The breadth of criminology study at the University of Leicester means that many topics are covered. Hate Crime, policing problems, corporate crime, the theories, criminal justice etc. etc. etc. … So, how great is it to get away for a short holiday, a little peace and quiet! A […]
I study criminology – as an academic pursuit. But crime itself is also something which we need to be aware of in everyday life. It affects the way we do things and could potentially cause life-changes. A recent Eurostar journey from London to Brussels exemplifies how we need to be aware of, but not afraid […]
Is Leicester the latest global city? Studying Criminology by Distance Learning through the University of Leicester enables networking by a range of students based in a range of places. Fellow students are involved with: the military; the police (Internationally and in the UK); in probation services; in security services and also one helicopter pilot. Not to […]
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Congratulations to Leicester City football club: Premiership champions from a premier city with the premium of having a great University.
When I was younger, so much younger than today … I did an undergraduate degree in Geography and Sociology, I was interested in the spaces people inhabited and how societies acted as they did. I did a Criminology and Psychology degree because I wanted to know how people thought and why only some committed crime. In […]
Have you seen how big some of those academic books are? Have you seen the price of some of them? How can I be expected to carry those around? If my university is in Leicester, how can I get copies? Guys, seriously, don’t worry! Not all academic books are that large! Once you are used […]
Presentation skills are important in business. The ability to convincingly assert your point is something that many of us are called upon to do, but don’t have the requisite skills to always accomplish. Presentations are now central to many job interviews, business meetings and electronic communications. Not to mention training interventions. One of my former roles […]