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Lewis – FdSc Law with Criminology

Alumni Lewis is thriving in his new role at Citizen's Advice Cornwall after gaining the role during his degree at the University Centre.

"I decided to study at Truro due to its fantastic quality of teaching, location and amenities"

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Course Studied: FdSc Law with Criminology

Hometown: Truro

Current Job Role: Supervisor,  Citizens Advice Cornwall

My Story:

Having completed his an Access course in Humanities at Truro College and enjoying the return to education, Lewis decided to continue his studies and enrolled on the FdSc Law and Criminology course at the University Centre Truro & Penwith.

A big part of Lewis deciding to take on a degree, was that he was able to do it locally and that he was still able to fit work and family life around study. During his studies, Lewis secured a fantastic role at Citizen’s Advice Cornwall, and has since been promoted to Supervisor.

Lewis said:

Working at Citizens Advice Cornwall alongside my studies gave me to opportunity to apply what I had learnt on a daily basis,  and I continue to do so now”

“Flexibility was the main reason I chose to study at the University Centre in Truro. Being a full-time course but condensed into 2 days, provided me with the time to manage my work and family commitments. Having 3 children and working full-time meant it was really important”

There were many highlights to the course however, if I had to pick one experience, it would be the focus on presentation skills which really helps increase student confidence, and preparation for employment”

“We had full access to the online portal of Plymouth University, including their library. We also had the use of the libraries at Truro College. It was also very useful to have access to online legal resources, which helped immensely with our assignment”

“The support offered by the tutors and staff was second to none and being part of a smaller class clearly had its benefits, as the lecturers were more accessible and the lessons were more involved” 

I think the course does well to prepare students for work an employment. Students are taught about professional practice and presentation skills, which are invaluable in the work place”

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