Discover: Law and Criminology Experience Day at University of Leicester

Posted on: November 24th 2021College Events


Year 12 students studying the level 3 criminology diploma, as well as students taking A levels including sociology, politics, psychology and more, attended a Discover: Law and Criminology experience day at University of Leicester on Wednesday 24 November. 

Students experienced a lecture on criminal psychopathy and diminished responsibility, before being separated into two different seminars.  In a law seminar, students examined real documents from a high profile historic case to understand the way defence and prosecution arguments are put before a jury.  In a criminology seminar, students learned more about the prevalence of crime over time, analysed crime statistics and debated punishment options.

Year 12 student, Sam, said:

'It was a pleasure to be able to listen, interact and be inspired by a number of different lectures and workshops. The day was an exciting chance to interact with professional leaders of these subjects in a new and ultimately enjoyable way. This intriguing and inspiring experience has been sure to show Criminology and Law to be not just an interesting and worthy opportunity but also an exciting prospect for the future.' 

Students also heard about changing routes into legal professions and had the opportunity to explore the university campus, led by a group of student ambassadors who answered questions about university life.

Mr Greenwood, Careers