Criminology at Hull is part of the national Learning Together network.
That’s an initiative which brings our undergraduates together with students from within prison to learn alongside each other – and from each other. In Year 3, a small group of selected students go into HMP Hull each week to explore why – and how – people who’ve been involved in crime stop offending.
You’ll be studying alongside inmates doing the module with you, sharing the same learning space and assessments. It’ll give you a fresh perspective on criminology and first-hand, front-line experience of a prison environment. It’s a chance to meet prisoners and hear about the issues affecting them day to day. All massive benefits if you’re considering a career in criminal justice: maybe in the probation service, as a psychologist or working for a charity.
The scheme is breaking down barriers: creating dialogue between two groups who’ve historically had next to no contact. It’s a chance for you to get an insight into the life experiences of people who are often of a similar age with comparable interests, but whose journey has been very different.
Our students go in with open minds and have their preconceptions challenged; it also builds their confidence and helps them learn how to make connections with people from all walks of life.
"Absolutely loved the course – will be deflated when it ends. I felt very human rather than a prisoner and have been helped by brain stimulation.”
- HMP Hull Student