Laura is an MA Criminology & Criminal Justice student at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndŵr University?
I began the MA after completing my BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice and gaining a 1st, also at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
What attracted you to WGU, and to this course?
I was unsure which direction to take when starting my studies as I had been a full-time mum to my three children for a number of years, but after reading the course information online I decided to choose this course as it sounded extremely interesting and something that would keep me interested and intrigued.
What did you enjoy most about your course?
My favourite part about studying this course is the variety in the modules which gives you the freedom to almost create your own MA. It has allowed me to cover the terrorism risk and attachment theory which were not covered in my BA, and therefore widened my knowledge even further.
It is an extremely interesting and varied course; the modules are all extremely strong alongside the option of negotiated learning. Also, the fact that it is online means you can fit it in around your daily routine and it is accessible to everybody.
What surprised you most about studying it?
I was pleasantly surprised with the level of attention from the course lecturers, even though the course is online. Emails are quickly responded to, and meetings are set up to provide you with all the help you need, or even just for a look at work in progress.
How do you think you have benefited from studying at WGU?
If you’re interested in criminology and criminal justice, you should choose this course because it opens up a variety of career choices upon leaving, especially with HMP Berwyn opening in Wrexham.
How do you think your course will help you in your career?
Since graduating, I have secured my dream job as an interventions facilitator at a major prison.