How UCLan students are getting hands-on at "world class" forensics centre

The launch of a new Regional Forensic Science Facility at Lancashire Police headquarters not only boosts crime-fighting, but is a major boon for UCLan students.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 2:50 pm
Updated Friday, 17th September 2021, 3:30 pm
Inside a specialist lab at Hutton HQ

Around 100 UCLan students every year are working in the Lancashire Forensics Science Academy (LFSA) - a collaborative initiative between University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Lancashire Constabulary.

>>>Click here to read about the academy's launch.

Established in 2019 the LFSA is believed to be the first of its kind, allow students studying on UCLan’s forensics courses to work alongside forensic experts in the purpose-built research and laboratory facilities at Hutton.

Students get real-life expertise, and the police get research exposure.

Professor Ian Allison, the Executive Dean for the Faculty of Science and Technology at UCLan, said: “We’re really at the cutting edge with this.

"It's a year-long experience and it's very unusual in the field. For students to get this kind of real world experience, it puts them ar a great advantage.”