Category Archives: Student Posts

Blogs by students at Canterbury Christ Church University

A hope for change: views from the frontline

In this blog one of our in-service BSc Policing students talks very honestly about the state of the police and how he has seen some light for change… Over the last few months I have become exceptionally disengaged from the ‘job’ after … Continue reading

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Questions of honour

It gives me great pleasure to post this article. Cat is graduating in a couple of weeks from CCCU with a first class honours degree in Policing. Her dissertation was exceptional and as a result she was encouraged by staff … Continue reading

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A BSc in-service Policing student discusses what it is like to be a Special…

Easter will bring the fourth anniversary of when I walked through the hallowed gates of Hendon Police Training College to begin training as a Special Constable for the Metropolitan Police Service. Many shifts and some unbelievable experiences later this blog is a welcome opportunity to reflect on what has been a whirlwind of a journey so far and perhaps provide some insight to those who are considering embarking on voluntary warranted service. Holding the Office of Constable is a privilege that I struggle to equate to anything else in life. It can be incredibly nerve wracking, but also exciting and rewarding in a multitude of different ways. Continue reading

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From PCs to Chief Inspectors… 7 officers’ reflections on a year with CCCU ‘in service’ programme Policing

We wanted to share with you some snippets of our first years’ reflections after a year with us on the Policing BSc in service programme at Canterbury Christ Church University. Some of these statements concern their own development and change … Continue reading

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Gathering evidence from the USERS – A new blog from an MSc student at CCCU…

Training Day… “Police need more training in {insert issue here}” It’s a common enough quote. Whether it is in the media, in government reports or even internal evaluations within the service, it seems the police constantly need more training. I … Continue reading

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