17th September 2001






A new degree course in Police Studies will be launched at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside this week.


Fifteen Lincolnshire police officers and support staff enrolling on the course this month will be at the university at 6pm on Wednesday 19th September for a special reception.


John Stoddart, Assistant Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, and Prof David Chiddick, Vice Chancellor of the university, will sign a memorandum of agreement between the two organisations. Students will get the chance to tour the university’s facilities and speak to staff on campus.


The new work-based learning degree course is the result of a ground-breaking collaboration between the university and Lincolnshire Police and is believed to be unique in the UK.


Work-based learning allows students to study while continuing to work and provides formal recognition for expertise and competencies gained in the workplace. Students will follow units including Information Technology, Social Policy, Law in Action

Integration and Exclusion and Communication Skills.


“The university has invested more than two years of research and development, working with Lincolnshire Police and other organisations, to develop this innovative approach,” commented Martin Pinnick, Reach-Out Manager for the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.


Units will be delivered on-campus and in the workplace and each level is expected to take most students at least one year to complete.


The Police Studies course at ULH is unique in that it is designed for both serving police officers and administrative support staff.


The event will take place in the Vice Chancellor’s annexe in Lincoln.


For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk