Staffordshire University welcomes policing students from China

"We pride ourselves on delivering a globally relevant curriculum and this is a golden opportunity for us to spread the word about our excellent Policing degrees as well as benefiting our policing students here in the UK.”

Dee De Rocha, Director of International Recruitment and Development

Chinese policing students from Shanghai will be travelling to Staffordshire University next month to gain a global perspective of law and order.

Staffordshire University were selected by the British Council to provide students from Shanghai Policing College with a two-week programme of activity designed to give them a real insight in to police practices in the UK.

Director of International Recruitment and Development, Dee De Rocha said: “This really is a coup and could be the catalyst for the development of a longer-term relationship with one of the most economically and culturally significant cities in China. We pride ourselves on delivering a globally relevant curriculum and this is a golden opportunity for us to spread the word about our excellent Policing degrees as well as benefiting our policing students here in the UK.”

20 students from Shanghai Policing College will take part in on-campus lectures and workshops on many aspects of policing including cyber-crime, anti-terrorism and crisis and hostage negotiation as well as community and traffic policing. The bespoke training programme also includes practical activity in the University’s Crime Scene House and visits to police stations and the Royal Armouries Museum.

Associate Dean in the School of Law, Policing and Forensics, Dr Laura Walton-Williams said: “We have a very strong team of lecturers with a policing background, world experts in Criminology and Forensic Science, and extensive links with police forces and specialist facilities which means we are excellently placed to deliver this programme. We have developed a training package that will deliver an exceptionally informative experience to the students, who will return to Shanghai with additional skills.”

As part of their two-week stay, students will also be taking in some of Staffordshire’s top tourist attractions including Alton Towers, the Trentham Estate and the Potteries Museum.

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