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Departmental Visiting Days

All applicants who have been offered a place are automatically invited to visit the Department on appointed days, providing an opportunity to meet staff and current students on an informal basis, to view our facilities, and see our superb location with views over the town of Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. We look forward to meeting you on one of the below dates:

Visiting days run between 12:00pm and 3:00pm Visiting Day Programme 2016

To assist with the planning of your visit, please view our Visiting Day Guide 2016

If you have already applied to study with us, register online to attend one of our Visiting Days

Open Days

If you are thinking of applying to study Law & Criminology, visit us on an Open Day to find out more?

Aberystwyth University runs Open Days for prospective students. Register beforehand and you will be sent a programme so that you can plan your visit.  All AU departments take part in these events and anyone with an interest in studying here is welcome to attend. Because we think that visiting potential universities and colleges is a most important part of the decision on what and where to study, we take care to ensure that our Open Day Programme informs you about our courses, our facilities and gives you opportunity for an informal chat with a member of the academic staff here.

Open Day Dates 2016 (Registration will open in March 2016)

  • Wednesday 29th June
  • Saturday 17th September
  • Saturday 15th October
  • Saturday 12th November

Workshops and Talks for Schools and Colleges

Workshops and Talks Offered for schools and colleges

A number of schools and colleges are provided with details of the annual workshop held in the Department of Law & Criminology, and we are always happy to hear from other institutions who wish to be added to the mailing list. Similarly the Department is pleased to accommodate requests, where possible, for members of staff to visit schools and colleges to give talks and hold workshops.

Law Workshops

Our 'workshops' are designed for those who may be considering studying law but know little of what the subject involves. They allow students to work on a project concerning a topical aspect of law. Recent workshops have covered topics such as 'Provocation and Murder' and 'The Right to Protest'. Students are shown how to use legal materials and also discuss their findings amongst themselves and with members of staff.

Criminology Workshops

The criminology workshops will introduce students to the core areas of the subject and aim to give them a broad understanding of the field. As a discipline, criminology is often misunderstood, with people often confusing what they have seen on television with real life. The workshops will enable students to visit some of the key areas in criminological research and how these shape and influence policy and practice. Alongside the theoretical aspects, there will be a range of exercises to allow students to participate and partake in objective and critical thinking about crime and criminality and the best ways of dealing with these behaviours. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the more practical aspects of studying criminology and the careers that such a degree can equip you to do in the future.

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