Fictional crimes are committed making use of the wide variety of realistic settings at the Ambleside campus.
The students, guided by fifteen staff, alumni and serving professionals, are challenged with collecting evidence and making arrests.
The two-day exercise has been praised nationally and has now been adopted by other universities. Last year the forensic and investigative science course received accreditation by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
Organisers will be tweeting during the exercise using #MI2018