Masterclass: The Role of the Investigator

12 December 2018 14:00 - 16:00

Bowerham Road LA1 3JD

The Role of the Investigator
  • The Role of the Investigator
  • About our masterclass series
  • How to get here
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The initial actions in any investigation are influenced by 'Golden Hour' principles. This ensures that the investigator gathers as much material as possible in the early part of an enquiry.

In this masterclass, you'll be introduced to these principles and how forensic opportunities can be maximised. You'll learn tracing and interview techniques for eye witnesses, lawful opportunities to access and examine digital information which we all generate.

There'll also be a simulated crime scene where you can design your own investigation, putting these principles into practice.

The session will be delivered by a leading member of academic staff and has been designed for anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in criminologypolicing or intelligence.

Masterclass award

You will be awarded 16 UCAS points** for attending this masterclass.

** NB. The reduction will be applied on application. Points cannot be redeemed retrospectively if you have already applied to the university; they can only be redeemed against University of Cumbria courses linked to the masterclass.

Why attend a masterclass?

Our masterclasses are designed to give future students like you a flavour of what it is really like to study at university and hand you all that's needed to successfully step into a degree to kick-start your career. Delivered by a leading member of academic staff, these sessions are suitable for students studying A-levels and other level 3 qualifications.

From our masterclasses, you’ll:

  • Take part in real research
  • Gain an excellent example to give your personal statement the edge
  • Enrich your current studies and explore beyond the boundaries of your current knowledge
  • Sample a subject that ignites your interest and make sure it’s the correct course for you
  • Get a unique chance to push your passion further
  • Earn extra UCAS points to boost your application

Spaces are limited, so if you’re considering a future working in criminal investigation, book now.

How to get here

Driving

Our Lancaster campus is on the edge of Lancaster city centre. The postcode for Sat Navs is LA1 3JD.

From the North:

Leaving the M6 at junction 34, take the A683 towards Lancaster/Morecambe. Turn left onto the Lune Valley interchange/A683. Continue slightly left at the next traffic lights onto Caton Road. At the second set of traffic lights turn left and follow the one-way system through the city centre up to Pointer roundabout (just past the Royal Lancaster infirmary). Here, take the first exit onto Bowerham Road. The campus entrance is located on your left. 

From the South:

Leaving the M6 at junction 33, take the A6 to Lancaster (South). At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Lancaster Road/A6. Continue towards the city centre. Turn right onto Barton Road just after the BP garage. Follow this road and continue onto Bowerham Road. Go straight across the mini roundabout and follow Bowerham Road down to the campus entrance, which is on your right hand side.

Train

Lancaster railway station is approximately a 25-minute walk from campus. Taxis are readily available at the station.

Bus

There is a regular bus service to and from the city centre which stops outside the campus. Take bus numbers 2, 2A or 4.