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Rebekah Findlay - BSc (Hons) Forensic Sciences

Rebekah will graduate from Abertay in July 2016 with a .  A class rep and Principal’s Award participant, she is the first person in her family to go to university. In September she will start an MSc in Industrial Biotechnology.  

Why forensic sciences at Abertay?

I’ve always been interested in crime and forensics.  When I looked into the BSc (Hons) in Forensic Sciences at Abertay, something that really appealed to me was the fact that photography is taught as part of the course.  Crime scene photography is a really important part of forensics.  A huge number of photos can be taken at the scene so to have that skill is incredibly useful.

The course at Abertay is also very hands on in comparison to other universities and it is a fully accredited course - both of those things were important to me.   

Any plans for after graduation?

I am going on to do an MSc in Industrial Biotechnology which is fully funded by the Scottish Research Council. I’m hoping that this will bring me into a career in forensic DNA analysis.   

Course highlights?

Forensic Sciences is such a hands on course. The crime scene module was amazing. Abertay has a 'Crime Scene House' and a fully fitted out high street bank which is used for re-enactments.  Highlights were carrying out crime scene investigations in ‘Crime Scene House’ and re-enacting an armed robbery in the bank.  We also had lectures which were classified.

The breadth of the course was also great - it takes you from crime scene to court.  

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