Lauren Benjamin FdA Criminology & Criminal Justice

Lauren Benjamin
I would recommend studying at the University Centre at Blackburn College to anyone who is considering doing it

Whilst completing her FdA in Criminology & Criminal Justice, Lauren worked with Paula White who is an Academic Coach at the University Centre at Blackburn College.

Lauren said: “Overall, I have really enjoyed my time studying at the University Centre at Blackburn College.

“The best thing about studying my foundation degree has been the modules that I have studied during the course. You’re given the opportunity to study topics that interest you in more detail and can therefore develop your knowledge. Also, the support available from staff including the academic coaches has been fantastic.

“Paula White has helped me so much over the last 12 months. She has helped me to manage and prioritise my assignments, developed my confidence and improve my writing skills.  I have been so much more organised this year and felt that I could achieve the action-plans that Paula created as she always took the time to make sure that I understood everything.

 “I have achieved higher grades this year in my degree than I did last year thanks to Paula and her amazing efforts. Paula has been able to help me improve in the areas I struggle in and helped me to establish and achieve my academic goals for the year.

“Paula has helped me in so many ways, she is definitely an unsung hero.

“I would recommend studying at the University Centre at Blackburn College to anyone who is considering doing it. My experience has been amazing.

 “I am waiting to start my third year at the University Centre at Blackburn College where I’ll complete the BA (Hons) Top Up course. After my degree is completed in 2023, I will be taking up a conditional offer at UCLan to study my MSc in Forensic Science. I can’t wait.”