Students learn from historical World War One sites
Date: 6th Apr 2016
Bucks New University students have taken in a trip to Flanders Fields in Belgium to visit historical First World War sites.
Locations visited included the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres; Trench of Death in Diksmuide; and Memorial Museum Passchendale.
Students from BSc (Hons) Criminology; Criminology with Sociology; Police Studies with Criminal Investigation; Police Studies with Criminological Psychology; FDA Policing and Psychology attended the four-day trip.
Jim Dunn, Senior Lecturer in Police Studies, said: "The trip is organised on an annual basis. Its purpose is to give the students an overview of the situation in the world in the early 20th century.
"We relate what the students see to human rights so other trips are organised to complement this and these have included visits to Auschwitz, Berlin and Oradour-sur-Glane, otherwise known as the Village of the Martyrs, in Southern France."
Tomas Noyce, studying BSc (Hons) Police Studies, said: "The trip surpassed all expectations, from the travel to Belgium to the villa we stayed in and the fantastic camaraderie between students and lecturers.
"It offered a great balance between museums and memorials and offered students the opportunity to socialise with lecturers."
The students were accompanied by Jim Dunn; Lionel Cox, Senior Lecturer in Criminology; and Sean Butcher, Associate Lecturer in Criminology.
This year marks the 100th centenary of the start of the war. The Flanders battlefields cover dozens of cities where allies clashed with German forces for most of the war.
Main picture caption: Students from a range of courses outside the Memorial Museum Passchendale.
Second picture caption: The war graves at the Tyne Cot Military Cemetery.
Third picture caption: The famous poem by Canadian physician Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae hanging in the In Flanders Field Museum in Ypres.