School of Social Sciences welcomes University of Toronto study abroad students to NTU

On 25 August 2015, Professor Azrini Wahidin from the School of Social Sciences, organised a one-day conference for 50 undergraduate students from the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford.

On 25 August 2015, Professor Azrini Wahidin from the School of Social Sciences, organised a one-day conference for 50 undergraduate students from the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford. This formed part of their Summer Study Abroad Programme entitled: 'Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities in Criminal Law: Historical Origins and New Directions in England and Canada'.

The Summer Study Abroad UK programme is run from Worcester College, Oxford and takes place over the course of four weeks. During this time, study abroad students follow an intense schedule, with lectures, field trips and guest speakers.

The one-day conference held at NTU examined the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales. The students heard a range of talks from guest speakers, including Marcus Lewis, Senior Legal Adviser for Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service, who explained the role of the Crown Prosecution Service. Jane Moor, Head of Residential and Services: HMP and YOI Foston Hall, shared her experiences working as Head of Residential Services and Shelia Wright, Assistant Chief Executive for The Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland Community Rehabilitation Company Limited, provided an overview of the probation system in England and Wales. Professor Wahidin also gave a talk that examined the birth of the prisons and the rising rates of imprisonment in England and Wales.

The day enabled students from the University of Toronto to hear from academics working in the field of criminology and gave them the opportunity to compare the work going at NTU with the research themes explored at their own university.

Feedback about the conference was extremely positive, as one student commented: 'We have had an amazing day. We loved the speakers and I am looking forward to coming to NTU to enrol on the MA Criminology programme.'

School of Social Sciences welcomes University of Toronto study abroad students to NTU

Published on 9 September 2015
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