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My student journey so far

Miranda Blackburn Forensic and Analytical Science BSc(Hons)

“I live and grew up in West Yorkshire. I was in my teens when I first became interested in crime and how murders were solved. I found out that forensic science covered these areas and was keen to study it, even though science wasn’t my strong point at school. “I chose to study the Forensic and Analytical Science BSc(Hons) course here at Huddersfield for the forensic science element, as this covers the laboratory techniques used in the field of forensic science such as analysis of DNA, fingerprint and footwear analysis and examination of fibres. Plus, the course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, and the University is a respectable one and close to home.

I was the first ever student to have a placement year with Yorkshire and the Humber Scientific Support Service.

“My most memorable event so far has been without a doubt my placement year with Yorkshire and the Humber Scientific Support Service. I worked in the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) department where I investigated real-life crime scenes and witnessed post-mortems. I also worked on a finger printing project looking at developing a new technique. It was a great opportunity for me to gain a real insight into the everyday lives of the crime scene investigators and forensic staff, and acquire relevant skills and experience. “I’d like to graduate with a first class honours degree and get a job in a forensic science department or scientific support unit, where I can work my way up through a variety of roles in forensic science. What’s surprised me most about coming to this University has been the level of support and recognition I’ve received through a number of awards, which is really motivational and makes me want to do better and achieve higher.”

To hear Miranda talk about her student journey visit hud.ac/profiles

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Forensic Science 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Forensic Science at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)

Forensic Science 2019/20 Undergraduate Guide  

Everything you need to know about undergraduate Forensic Science at the University of Huddersfield (2019/20 Edition)