Law and Criminology workshop detail - University of Derby

Law, Criminology and Sociology workshops

Why study...? Talks

Enter Law or Sociology into UCAS and students are presented with over 130 full time options. These talks provide students with information on how to research courses, what to look for and what they need to consider when choosing both their degree subject and their university. We cover everything from teaching and assessment methods to getting a place and graduate careers. Our student mentors are also on hand to answer any questions from a student perspective.

We can offer talks in the following areas:

  • Law
  • Sociology
  • International Relations and Social Policy
  • Politics

Law debates

These sessions encourage your students to form opinions and arguments and also include a section on research. Students are taught the basic rules and principles of debates before being assigned sides and given time to prepare their position as a team.

These sessions can be tailored to meet the requirements and interests of your students.

Questions can include:

  • Should human cloning be allowed?
  • Ethics around organ donation and the assignment of organs
  • What makes someone a racist?
  • Should a life sentence mean life?

Whodunit?

An introducation to Criminal Law and Criminal Profiling, this exciting and interactive day gives students a chance to attend mini lectures on criminal law and criminal profiling before putting what they learnt into practice. Students will use their reasoning and questioning skills in order to build a criminal profile for a murder which has taken place. They will need to be able to adapt their thinking as more evidence is uncovered and will be encouraged to think about how criminals are stereotyped.

Crime scene investigation

In this session students will look at crime scene management and sentencing. They will look at images of real life crime scenes using their detective skills to solve the crime and decide on a suitable sentence for the perpetrator. Working in groups they will present their findings before learning how the case was really resolved.

This session is led by our senior subject mentors who can also talk about their own experiences of choosing a course and applying to university. 

Criminal profiling

The session starts with a short lecture on criminal profiling; following which students will put what they have learned into practice. Students will need to use their reasoning and questioning skills in order to build a criminal profile for a murder which has taken place. They will need to be able to adapt their thinking as more evidence is uncovered and will be encouraged to think about how criminals are stereotyped.

The activity is led by our senior subject mentors and will demonstrate to your students what a degree in Criminology involves. 

Sociology guest lectures

Guest lectures are an effective way to introduce your students to higher education and for them to experience a university style lecture first-hand.

Our Sociology academics are happy to visit your institution and deliver a lecture on a theme of your choice in order to share their expertise and enrich your curriculum.

These sessions will depend upon the availability of our academics, please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

If you require further information or would like to book any of the above sessions please contact us.

Contact us

E: outreach@derby.ac.uk

T: 01332 591088