Sarah Greenhalgh – FdA Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Studied: Sarah Greenhalgh – FdA Criminology and Criminal Justice

“I have really enjoyed studying for my Foundation Degree and found that staff at the University Centre at Blackburn College were incredibly helpful - the support I received throughout the two year programme was fantastic.”

“As part of the course, we had to complete so many hours of work experience within a relevant field so I started volunteering with the Community Volunteer Services (CVS) in Blackburn, volunteering one afternoon a week for an ex-offenders project.”

“As part of the CVS scheme, we started to do a drop-in session at Haworth House which is a probation hostel in Blackburn for offenders who have just come out of prison. I helped them to find volunteer work or training that could help get them back into work and enhance their CV.”

“A job with the CVS came up whilst I was volunteering and thanks to the work experience I had completed, I successfully secured the position of Probation Relief Worker. I was absolutely delighted to have secured the role and will be focusing on ex-offenders’ wellbeing and signposting them towards opportunities to keep them out of prison and provide them with a fresh start.

“I think that my experience just goes to show how valuable work experience is - not only have I gained practical experience which supports my BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice Degree, the placement has also boosted my CV and will now mean that I have employment whilst completing the top up year for the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice (Top Up) programme.” 

“Studying at the University Centre at Blackburn College has really boosted my expectations of what I can achieve and I am now looking to pursue a Masters degree in Criminology once I have finished the top up BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice course. I definitely recommend returning to education at the University Centre at Blackburn College.”

"“I have really enjoyed studying for my Foundation Degree and found that staff at the University Centre at Blackburn College were incredibly helpful - the support I received throughout the two year programme was fantastic.”"