95% student satisfaction

NSS PoliceSciences 2017

95% of our BSc (Hons) Police Sciences students were satisfied with their course (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2017).

The survey covers all aspects of the undergraduate experience ranging from the quality of teaching, feedback from assessments and the opportunity to develop personal skills to boost future employment prospects.

"It is always pleasing when our students show their appreciation for all the hard work that goes in to making their student experience as enjoyable as possible," said Helen Martin, course leader.

"The Police Sciences team strive to create stimulating and exciting learning environments for our students and where possible we put them through scenarios similar to those they would encounter in the real world of policing.

By teaching though a mix of lectures and small tutorial groups the Police Sciences team can engage with students and they can provide plenty of meaningful and constructive feedback during class based tasks as well as offer personal tutor support when needed.

Our Hydra Minerva Suite allows us to challenge our students by immersing them in realistic and thought provoking scenarios. Our use of external speakers and guest lecturers allows us to keep our delivery fresh and up to date.

With a blend of theoretical and practical elements included in our modules we believe the course delivers the high quality learning experience our students deserve and clearly, with a NSS satisfaction rate of 95%, our students agree."

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"I thoroughly recommend his police science course," said Dominic, who graduated in 2017 and has now started his constable training with Dorset Police.

"It gave me the knowledge, understanding and competence I needed to pursue a career within the Police and has opened up many other potential career paths for me.

The lecturing team is extremely supportive with an open-door policy for students. They always have time for you. We could go to our lecturers with a range of concerns, academic or personal, and they would always do their best to help.

Much of the team were former police staff, so not only are students taught policing theory but also how it translates to life 'on the beat'."