Durham University HMP Durham, HMP Frankland, HMP Low Newton

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04 April 2019

Inside Out: All third year criminology undergraduates at Durham and some Masters students have the option to complete a credit-bearing criminology module inside a nearby prison for one afternoon each week over 10 weeks. Durham University operates a rolling programme of undergraduate and postgraduate Inside-Out courses, as well as one-off master classes, at HMP Frankland Category A men’s prison, HMP Durham Category B men’s prison and HMP Low Newton women’s prison.

Think Like a Scientist: This science education programme ran for the first time in HMP Low Newton in spring 2019. Following great feedback, Dr Phil Heron (its founder) is now running the project in HMYOI Deerbolt. The programme is open to learners at all levels and asks questions like what are we trying to find out? how do we test that? can we confirm a result? what else do we need to know to be sure of our findings? By the end of the course all students should be able to understand the three main pillars of thinking like a scientist: ‘understanding, analysing and communicating’.

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