2nd May 2003

 

POLICE APPROVAL FOR FORENSIC STUDENTS 

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Six Forensic Science students from the University of Lincoln have been given awards by Lincolnshire Police in recognition of the quality of their course work.

 

The students received certificates of commendation from Dr Mick Carling, head of

Scientific Support at Lincolnshire Police, and were taken on a tour of Police

Headquarters in Nettleham.

 

The awards were given for the high quality of the work submitted by the students in their forensic photography portfolio.

 

The portfolio is an integral part of the assessment for the first-year unit in

forensic photography and only the top five per cent of students receive a certificate.

 

The unit is taught by Dave Padley, head of Photography with Lincolnshire Police, and co-ordinated by University of Lincoln lecturer Dr Adrian Goodman.

 

“Collaboration with the local police force really enhances our degree in Forensic Science,” said Dr Goodman.

 

“It provides hands-on experience and important practical skills which today’s graduates require to gain employment in an increasingly competitive job market.”

 

Dr Carling added: “We work very closely with the university and we actually teach this course. We feel it is very important to recognise the students’ efforts and in this case the quality of their crime scene photography in difficult conditions was really impressive.”

 

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Caption (left to right): University lecturer Dr Adrian Goodman, students Christopher Clarke, Amanda Hardman, Elizabeth Yeaman, Marie Thorpe, Wendy Hope and David Haywood are pictured with police photographer Dave Padley.

 

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University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                     email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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