The River Thames outside DLD College London

City University talk on Criminology

6th October 23

Students with subject interests across Criminology, Psychology and Sociology enjoyed a riveting seminar delivered by Dr Gary Armstrong, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at City, University of London and author of several books and research papers on the subject of Criminology.

Dr Armstrong presented the benefits of studying a number of degree combination programmes at City, a leading destination for many of our international students. These programmes included degrees in Criminology or combined programmes with Psychology or Sociology. A-Level students were provided with insights into a typical lecture experience at City as well as important insights into the range of careers that graduates from these programmes advance into.

Dr Armstrong addressed the focus on teaching and learning, the wide variety of modules linked to potential career paths, the access to research active staff and how this experience broadens student understanding of current event, as well as the access to student support available at City.

He also addressed the important question of employability and employment outcomes following City undergraduate degree programmes. Graduates from the department pursue careers across charities and other NGOs, the Civil Service and local Government, community safety and crime prevention, policing and criminal justice, PR, research and policy institutes, the security sector, youth justice, teaching and lecturing as well as postgraduate study and research within the field itself.

Reflecting on the session, Dr Gary Armstrong said: “The event at DLD College London was an excellent opportunity to meet budding Criminology as well as Psychology and Sociology undergraduate students. The students were genuinely engaged in the subject matter and asked pertinent questions.”

Sofia V, Law Society CCA student representative said: “Dr. Gary Armstrong provided the basis for understanding criminology at university while expanding on the debates on the subject. It was very encouraging to see the students in attendance engage in said debates and show their interest in a follow-up on the subject”.

Paul Schoonenberg, Head of Careers at DLD College London added: “A seminar delivered by a senior lecturer and researcher of the calibre of Dr Gary Armstrong provides students with invaluable insights into undergraduate study at a leading London University with a top-10 ranking in this field… this experience only adds to their ability to make informed decisions about their future undergraduate degree choices”.

Paul Schoonenberg, Head of Careers