Commendation for Policing and Criminology graduate


Callum Samuel graduated from UWTSD this week with a BSc in Policing and Criminology and received the additional accolade of having a commendation for his undergraduate dissertation. 

Callum Samuel

Callum said “I’m very proud of what I’ve achieved over the past four years.  It’s very special as I’ve received a commendation for my dissertation for achieving the highest mark in the year”. 

His dissertation explored whether a student population was more vulnerable to radicalisation or not. His research included a literature review of the role of the internet in modern terrorism, as well as interviews with former and serving counter-terrorism police officers, academics, and students. 

Callum, who comes from Llanelli, continued: “My favourite modules were in counter terrorism and my dissertation looked into possible influences for radicalisation of a student community. I concluded that there were four potential factors when combined could incite radical thought which were poor mental health, access to the internet, youthfulness, as well as living away from home. I’m very grateful to my tutor Wynne Jones for recommending me for a commendation”.

Callum is currently studying the master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Policing after which he hopes to join the Dyfed Powys Police force and its intent on a career as a detective.

Bronwen Williams, Academic Director of UWTSD Blue Light Academy said: “Callum consistently worked hard throughout the three years of his undergraduate degree and thoroughly deserved his commendation. We are delighted that he has chosen to stay on with us to complete his master’s degree. We are proud of Callum and wish him all the best for what will, most certainly, be a successful career in the Police”.