Chevening scholar John tells us about his master’s studies
While he had the choice of many universities to study at, the opportunity to study crime scene investigation greatly influenced John’s decision to come here, and he was even elected as course rep. John was also offered a Chevening Scholarship to study his dream course at the University of Central Lancashire.
The most enjoyable part of my course, MSc Forensic Science, is going to the lab or to the crime scene houses and getting the chance to have hands-on experience of the forensic methods I’ve only read about or seen in movies.
My tutors have been the best and I couldn’t have asked for more. I like the way my course leader, Dr William Goodwin, shows a personal interest in every one of us and regularly provides feedback and guidance for group assignments. I am privileged to be on a programme that has lecturers who have had years of practical experience in the aspect they teach.
I chose UCLan accommodation based on the recommendation of a current student at the time I made the decision, and I am glad I did. The living conditions are perfect for me. I also like the fact that my accommodation is close to all the places I go often – the library, laboratory, the crime scene houses and the city centre.
I have also used the Career Edge service and I am impressed by the volume of career advice and skills development content on their website. I attend some webinars during the virtual career fair which opened my eyes to the work-study and post-study work opportunities available to UCLan students and graduates.
My election as the course rep has been a standout experience for me. UCLan offers platforms to build lasting professional networks, and develop skills and competencies that are critical to your career development.