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Understanding the law

11 October 2019

Six members of Year 12 were at the University of East London on Monday, to launch one of our innovative new pathway programmes. This event was attended by staff and students from UEL’s Centre of Professional Policing, as well as representatives from the Met Police.

At Westminster City, we are proud to offer four pathways – Law, Law Enforcement, Finance, and Medicine. These enable our sixth formers to learn more about a particular industry and see if they would enjoy a career in that field.

Offered in association with UEL and the Met, our Pathway to Law Enforcement examines careers relating to policing, forensic science, criminal psychology and the like. The first sixth formers on this particular pathway, who attended the launch event on Monday, are all interested in becoming a police officer or thinking of a police-related career, such as forensic investigation.

At the launch, our sixth formers heard from academics at UEL about the work they do in social change and about dealing with crime in an effective way. They also learned about the new area of cyber crime and the ways in which different career paths can be involved in this new and growing area of research development and implementation.

In addition, our sixth formers spent time with current UEL students, discussing their own interests and ambitions, and how they can develop themselves in pursuits of these aims. They will shortly be assigned mentors who represent their area of interest and can support them on our pathway.

Each Westminster City Sixth Form pathway has a designated member of staff with expertise and contacts in the chosen field. Pathway participants gain work experience, receive mentoring, attend lectures and seminars, get interview practice, receive support with university applications, and more.

For further information, please check out our website.

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