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Georgina Brookes

Georgina enjoyed her first degree so much that she stayed at Teesside to complete an MSc.

Georgina Brookes

BSc (Hons) Crime Scene Science and MSc Mass Fatality Management and Victim Identification

'When choosing my degree, I discovered that Teesside had the best facilities for their courses in crime scene science.'

What brought you to study at Teesside?

I had always been interested in crime scene science, ever since I was little, before the days of CSI on TV. I wasn’t really aware that you could even study something this specific at university, so was thrilled to find the course. I discovered Teesside by searching online. I requested a prospectus and came to look round. When choosing my degree, I discovered that Teesside had the best facilities for their courses in crime scene science. There weren’t many courses out there that did a course as specific as this.

What was the course like?

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at university. I made friends for life and really enjoyed the course. I had a part time job at the Students’ Union bar, which was an ideal place to work. I had to chance to meet new people, earn some money and fit it round my studies.

What did you do next?

I stayed on at Teesside to complete an MSc. When I saw the course, I instantly thought it was interesting and it followed on from my crime scene degree nicely. As I already knew the university facilities, and knew that the support provided was second to none, it was an easy decision.

What are you doing now?

I’m working for an international emergency services company. I have also written a chapter for a textbook on Disaster Victim Identification by Lucy Easthope and am currently writing my first journal article. I have also attended a short course in 'Body location and recovery in forensic contexts' at Durham University, as well as the annual conference run by the Emergency Planning Society entitled 'condition critical' in 2011, which involved writing an article for their ‘Resilience’ magazine. I am considering starting a PhD , which is very exciting, and would love to secure a job working full time in the field of mass fatality management.