Sociology Students Treated to Bespoke Criminology Conference

On Thursday 14th March 39 Sociology students attended a bespoke Sociology/Criminology conference at Leeds Beckett University.

The day was filled with interesting and interactive sessions which the students enjoyed thoroughly. As part of the activities, they played a research methods game designed by the University students which involved designing their own research project. The lecturers were really impressed by the knowledge that our students already had on research methods.

In the sentencing session, they had to come up with both mitigating and aggravating factors involving a real life criminal case and then guess the real length of sentence given. In addition to this after deciding what the sole purpose of a prison should be in their opinion, they got to design their very own jail!

Students also looked at Psychology and Criminology analysing an ambiguous crime scene with the big question ‘who did it?’ They also had the opportunity to ask student ambassadors about the courses they were studying and their life at University.

The students were engaged and did the College proud with their keen interest and knowledge of Sociology. It was a really useful day out looking at contemporary Sociology with plans already forming to visit next year.