university of bedfordshire societies

university of bedfordshire societies

Below is a list of the student societies under the School of Applied Social Studies.

  • Criminology Society
  • Health and Social Care Society

The Criminology Society has been established since October 2012. The overall aim of the society is to provide students with those opportunities to enhance their employability skills. It is also an opportunity for students to meet like minded students at different levels of study within the Criminology degree programme here at the University of Bedfordshire. Ultimately the society is organised by the students for the students.

The society has 3 committees (one for each level of study) and an executive committee. The Criminology Society has strong links with the ‘UBNetworked’ organisation and as such students benefit from the knowledge and expertise of local and national organisations from the voluntary, private and public sectors. Members from the executive committee attend the UBNetworked conference on a rotational basis.

Who can join the Criminology society?

All Criminology students are automatically a member of the society as soon as their registration process is complete.

What sort of things do the Criminology Society do?

This year the Society is still within its infancy. But those students who have already expressed an interest within the Criminology Society are discussing several options such as organising and planning fundraising events for a variety of charities. The students are heavily involved in choosing the charity, how to raise funds and organising these events. Further discussions have already included the possibility of an annual ball for all Criminology students and a ‘buddy system’. The buddy system enables those students with more experience of university life to support students who are new to the University, those who are progressing onto the next level of study. Other events include the Going Professional event which happens on an annual basis at the University of Bedfordshire and seminars upon career advice from expert speakers.

What help do the Criminology Society receive?

The Students’ Union provides training upon organising events, the private hire of conference centres and the booking of seminar rooms amongst other things. Other support is provided by the Recruitment and Careers department within the University and the Criminology teaching team within the School of Applied Social Studies.

Where do I go if I have any other questions?

You can contact Lynne Reynolds, Founder of the Criminology Society, at: lynne.reynolds@beds.ac.uk