Megan is a second year student, studying BSc (Hons) Forensic Science.
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Megan Owens swapped Philosophy, Law and English Literature for our BSc in Forensic Science, and couldn't be happier with her decision. Read her story:
I was a full-time student at college, studying Philosophy, Law and English Literature, but I really wanted to do a science. Glyndwr University drew me in because they had a foundation year set up so I didn’t need my science A Level. They allowed me to come on and study what I really wanted to do, and that’s what really drew me here – it was just perfect in every way.
We do chemistry, biology, we do the CSI modules, and the court modules, so it includes a lot of different things. It’s basically applying a lot of scientific knowledge to the real world and to Crime Scene Investigation.
The support’s really good – lecturers have an open door policy so I can go and talk to them whenever I want. I can email them and they get back pretty much the same day, all the time. If I ever have a problem with a lecture I can go up to them afterwards and they go through with me step-by-step what I’ve missed. I get all my work back within two weeks, with really good feedback so I can really improve for next time.
We’ve got fully set up labs, we’ve got the chemistry and biology labs, we have a crime scene house that’s set up to mimic different crimes, so we can come in and investigate them as though we were a real crime scene investigator. We also have a body farm, where we can do real life experiments, like we can put tissue out to see how it decomposes, which is really useful for your projects and anything that you want to study for your final year.
There is a lot Wrexham Glyndwr University can offer you. There’s so much going for it here, it’s a really good place to study. There’s a lot of help if you need it, but there’s also a lot of independent learning if you prefer it that way. It suits everybody’s needs, so there’s plenty of open days going on, you can come along and have a look and talk to some lecturers, stalk to some students – it’s a really good experience just to come out and have a look.