My prior knowledge gave me a head start in the Police

Amy Hollis, Police Sciences 2015

Amy Hollis, from Bury, Greater Manchester, graduated from the Policing degree with upper second-class Honours.

"Shortly after graduating in 2015, I began working for Thames Valley Police where I stayed until I joined the Cheshire Constabulary in 2017.

"My Policing degree gave me fantastic insight into the role, along with the knowledge and practical training required.

"When I joined as a Police Officer I already had a lot of the experience and understanding required. Many of my colleagues didn't have this, and this gave me a great edge and advantage in the organisation.

"As of 2020 all forces will require a mandatory Policing degree to join as an Officer and I could not recommend USW enough to get that qualification. Its education and social experience were perfect for me.

"I choose USW because of its unrivalled facilities, in-depth course and highly experienced lecturers. Unlike other courses, USW offered a comprehensive selection of modules on the main issues and influences in modern-day Policing. 

"The support given by the tutors at USW was great, especially when it came to completing our dissertations and applying for jobs."

"At my passing out parade for Cheshire my SGT told me he thought I was exceptional and I put it all down to my lecturers at USW."

Picture shows Amy at her passing out parade in Runcorn