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From student to lecturer – it’s good to talk

Community Police officer and students walking down Chelteham High Street at night in reflective clothing

Way back in 2013, Jack James joined the University of Gloucestershire to study criminology. Today, as a University lecturer he is inspiring a new generation of students. 

Jack also has a background in response and community policing, having previously worked full-time as coordinator for a Gloucestershire Police and Tewkesbury Borough Council joint initiative to divert young people away from the criminal justice system.

As part of the University’s Living Room Lecture series, Jack will talk us through his journey from student to lecturer, and inspire us to make the most of our own university experiences.

Join us on Facebook at 1pm on Wednesday 3 March for Jack’s online presentation, followed by a live Q&A. No booking or ticket required.

Jack James, Lecturer in Professional Policing, said: 

“I studied BSc Criminology at the University of Gloucestershire before completing my Masters degree in International Security at the University of Bath. 

“Now, I’m a University of Gloucestershire Lecturer, teaching across the Professional Policing course, particularly during practical sessions such as ‘stop and search’, premise searches and crime scene investigation. I’m also a serving Inspector with the British Transport Police Special Constabulary. 

“My research interests include the police use of tasers, armed policing in the UK, and counter terrorism. My career so far has been quite a journey.”

The Living Room Lectures are streamed live on the University’s Facebook page. Jack will take questions from the audience; just submit them during his lecture.