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About the Events

Criminology Careers Events introduce students to criminology related employers and the opportunities and challenges involved in developing a career path. Events cover:

  • The practicalities of developing a career, from work experience to recruitment.
  • Themes relevant to criminology research and teaching, from criminal justice policy and practice to social and racial justice.

Each session lasts 90 minutes, and involves short talks from a panel of professionals who explain how they arrived at their current role. There is opportunity for group Q&A as well as informal 1-1 time with speakers. Events are an opportunity to socialise with peers in the department. Refreshments and snacks are provided.

Event Aims

The event series is convened by Dr Rachael Dobson. Launched in May 2018, it contributes to Birkbeck College’s mission to provide enhanced engagement with practice via enterprise and employability. It complements Birkbeck’s central Careers and Employability and Birkbeck Talent which make up the wider Birkbeck Futures, a programme of skills development workshops alongside placement and internship programmes.

How to take part - speakers

We welcome inquiries from potential speakers. If you would like to contribute to Criminology Careers Events, please contact convenor Dr Rachael Dobson.

How to attend - students

Attendance is free and open to all. Book your place by clicking 'BOOK NOW' by the date of the event you wish to attend or contact the convenor, Dr Rachael Dobson for further details.

Please note that events are not tape/digitally recorded.

Upcoming events

Work For Social Justice, Work For Criminal Justice - 28 November 2019

Speaker: Leah Goodrham, Head of a Specialist Casework Team, Public Protection Casework Section (PPCS) of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS)

Leah Goodrham, is the Head of a Specialist Casework Team within the Public Protection Casework Section (PPCS) of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). She has spent the past 9 years, since graduating with a Masters in Criminology and Forensic Psychology from Middlesex University, working within the Criminal Justice System directly with offenders in custody. Her experience includes adult male and female prisons as well as custodial environments for children.

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Summer 2019

Spring 2019

  • Work For Criminal Justice, Work For Social Justice - 7 February 2019
  • Dame Anne Owers National Chair of the Independent Monitoring Boards (IMBs), Chair of the Koestler Trust and formerly Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
  • For further details please see here.

Autumn 2018

  • Work for Social Justice, Work for Criminal Justice - 6 December 2018
  • Busayo Abidakun Recruitment Officer for Unlocked Graduates
  • Hardeep Aiden Senior Research Associate, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
  • Nathan Dick Senior Policy and Stakeholder Manager, Probation Programme at the Ministry of Justice
  • For further details see here
  • Work For Social Justice - 11 October 2018
  • Liz Kullmann DPhil Candidate in Criminology, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford
  • Richard Sen MSc Criminal Justice Policy, London School of Economics (LSE) & Research Assistant, Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR)
  • Daniel Smith MSc Criminal Justice Policy, London School of Economics (part time) & Applications Engineer, IO Integrations (full time)
  • For further details see here

Summer 2018

  • Work For Social Justice. Create Social Impact - 10 May 2018
  • The inaugural Criminology Careers Event saw three speakers share their experiences of working for national voluntary sector organisations in England:
  • Oonagh Ryder Policy Officer, CLINKS
  • Sam Thomas Policy Manager, Making Every Adult Matter Coalition (now Health Foundation)
  • Sarah Uncles Policies and Communications Assistant, INQUEST
  • For further details see here