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Students go global with ‘Beyond Crime’ podcast

Criminology students, Caitlin Neal, Erika Grieco, Leah Williams and Matthew Lynch, have created and developed a podcast called ‘Beyond Crime’, which is now being listened to across the globe. 

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The podcast is a student led initiative, with the aim of uniting people with a common interest in Criminology in a safe space. The Criminology students talk to experts and former and current students, while exploring topics such as forensics, student finance and elections, just to name a few.

Jonathan Jackson, Course Director for BSc (Hons) Professional Policing, tells us, “The ’Beyond Crime’ podcast is a truly unique project which has required huge levels of dedication, hard work, commitment, and professionalism from the student team. They have created an amazing project that examines a range of contemporary criminal justice topics, as well as providing guidance on student living, research skills and managing the transition to working at university.

“The student team are such a credit to themselves and the University as they all demonstrate the very ideals of what it is to be a HE student. They seek to improve their knowledge and make sense of the institutions that govern behaviours and police our actions.

“They have combined their skills and passion for the subject to ask the right questions and have developed a format, which really speaks to the modern generation of students.”

The podcast is now being streamed in several countries across the world, despite having only commenced a few months ago, and being initially set up simply to support students during the pandemic.