The University of Wolverhampton is joining forces with
Staffordshire Police to offer practical experience for students on
a degree course.
The BSc (Hons) Policing provides a solid foundation for a career
in the force or related professions through academic study and a
Chief Constable of
Staffordshire Police, Michael Cunningham, and Professor Ian Oakes,
Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise at the University, will
sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Staffordshire Police
Headquarters on Tuesday, June 15 2010.
The agreement means students on the policing degree will have
the opportunity to gain experience as Special Constables in
Staffordshire Police. This significant development builds upon the
existing partnerships established by the University of
Wolverhampton with West Midlands Police, West Mercia Police, the
British Transport Police, the Royal Military Police and Territorial
Army which allow students to undertake work placements with
Professor Oakes said: “We are delighted to be further developing
our links with the emergency services in the region through this
new agreement with Staffordshire Police. Our Policing degree is a
popular course and offers an excellent route into this challenging
Staffordshire’s Chief Constable Mike Cunningham said: “We are
really pleased to be signing this new agreement with the University
of Wolverhampton. It will provide invaluable experience for
aspiring police officers and should serve the force well in terms
of developing future recruits.
“I look forward to what promises to be a very fruitful
partnership between our organisations.”
The BSc (Hons) Policing is one of few available in the UK and
was developed with the support of the National Policing Improvement
The course draws on expertise from across the University.
Students are taught law and criminology at the School of Law,
Social Sciences and Communications, mental health concepts at the
School of Health and Wellbeing, management and leadership skills at
the University of Wolverhampton Business School and forensic
science using the School of Applied Sciences state-of-the-art
In their final year, students complete a research project based
around their minimum two years of Special Constabulary service.
The University will also be offering a BSc (Hons) Fire and
Rescue from September, in partnership with West Midlands Fire
For more information about the BSc (Hons) Policing visit
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Date issued: Friday 11 June 2010
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