7th November 2006


Lincoln has become one of only four universities in the UK to achieve accreditation from the Forensic Science Society for its Forensic Science course.


The University of Lincoln joins the Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen), the University of the West of England (Bristol) and the University of Staffordshire in gaining accreditation in the first round of assessments.


The good news comes just a week after the Royal Society of Chemistry granted recognition status to the same course.


The accreditation awards were presented by Professor Robert Forrest, President of the Forensic Science Society, to Professor Peter White, Professor of Forensic Science at the university, at the society’s autumn conference.


“Achieving accreditation for the course is a tremendous result since it confirms that the university is now recognised formally as one of the leading providers of undergraduate forensic science teaching in the UK,” said Professor White.


“Since Forensic Science was only introduced at Lincoln in 2000, these achievements are just reward for the professionalism and dedication of the teaching staff and external professionals involved and to the support of the university in providing a state-of-the art science building and equipment.”


The Forensic Science Society is a professional body for forensic scientists which aims to uphold the provision of academic standards in teaching undergraduate courses.


With many universities offering forensic courses the society’s new assessment scheme now highlights to prospective students and employees those universities which provide high-quality courses that meet professional standards.


Universities seeking to achieve full accreditation were required to satisfy an assessment panel in all three components of practice: crime scene investigation, laboratory analysis and interpretation and presentation of evidence.




      Contact: Jez Ashberry      Tel: 01522 837294                            [uni17forensic]