01 May 2019
It has been very beneficial in me seeing myself as a true university student and not just a prison student.”
In January 2016 British Convict Criminology at University of Westminster started its first prison-university partnership at HMP Pentonville. The project, Making Links, involves level 6 BA Criminology students studying an Introduction to Prisons course with Pentonville learners studying at level 3 and above. It was cited as an example of good practice in the Ministry of Justice’s (2016) Coates Review on prison education. In October 2017 the University of Westminster stated a Convict Criminology reading group with social science degree students at HMP Grendon. In 2018 Drs Darke and Aresti in HMP Coldingley.
added another in HMP Coldingley.
Another partnership, between Westminster and HMYOI Feltham, brings together students from both institutions and from Royal Holloway University to study ‘Contemporary Social Issues’ in a Learning Together module.
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