Andy Goodwin, Head of Progression, Emma Burton, Course Team Leader for Graphic Design, and Tom Genillard, Criminology Course Team Leader, accompanied a cross-section of Criminology students this week as they attended Parkside Police Station for a series of talks by local police. Topics included Domestic Abuse, Drugs Misuse and Disaster Recovery, as well as “Unity” – an initiative by the police to try and ensure that there is ethnic diversity, representative of the local community, amongst those working in the police force.
The talks were part of the Annual SAFE AWARD, an initiative that raises student awareness of key policing issues. Criminology students will now try to summarise their learning by producing presentations of the information they took away, and the best will be asked to present this information to Graphic Design students in the coming weeks. Not only does this spread the learning to a wider group, but the Graphics students will then be set a task to produce posters that focus on Domestic Abuse issues. The range of posters will be judged by a panel in a month’s time, including students, teachers and representatives of the police force, including Chief Inspector Steve Kerridge, who believes strongly in seeking the views and experiences of young people in the community. This also gives Graphics students experience of producing work that meets the needs of a real, live brief, thus developing their employability skills. The winners of both categories will be asked to attend a presentation ceremony at Police Headquarters in Huntingdon in the summer, before the poster is printed and published for public viewing.
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