Case Study

Abbie Wallace

Abbie Wallace graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Criminology, winning the Ede Ravenscroft Prize in recognition of the high standard of achievement and commitment she showed on the course. Abbie enjoyed her course immensely and is planning to continue her studies into a Masters and a PhD.

I have always been interested in criminality and the justice system and after being recommended by a friend, I applied to study Criminology.

I have enjoyed every day at the University of Sunderland. The modules were extremely interesting, made more so by excellent staff who could not do enough to help every student. I especially liked how we could pick modules to suit our interests.

I also enjoyed the range of opportunities the course gave me. For example, I went on trips to the court and to a prison. I also became a student representative, helped a lecturer with a research project and undertook a placement with a research agency which allowed me to spend time with vulnerable adults. In addition, I became a volunteer for the Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company, working with low and medium risk offenders. All of this gave me a valuable insight into working within the criminal justice system.

I am leaving the University of Sunderland with a first class degree, something which would not have been possible without the help of the amazing lecturers within the faculty."

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