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Police couple celebrate degree first

Rugby Editorial 12th Jun, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A MARRIED couple are among the first serving officers to graduate from Coventry University College with a degree in policing.

Ross Campbell, a sergeant based in Rugby, and wife Ria both enrolled on the part-time degree to help their career prospects.

They were among the first student intake on the course at CUC, a part of Coventry University.

Ross, who joined the Warwickshire Force 14 years ago at the age of 18, said: “I had always wanted to do a degree and had toyed with the idea of studying part-time but it never worked out with my shifts and other commitments.

“This degree will enhance my prospects in the long-term, but it also gives me the skills and knowledge relevant to my day-to-day work. It has already changed the way I think about my role.”

The part-time course is made up of three six-week blocks annually for four years, with classroom learning on Saturdays to complement modules studied online.

Ria, a special constable in Coventry, went on the course after joining Ross on an open day.

She juggles her work in the force with a full-time job as a driving instructor.

“I had been out of education for a long time but the lecturers are really helpful,” she added.

“It also helps having Ross to study with as we are able to support each other as revision buddies.”

The degree was launched last September after being developed with Warwickshire and West Midlands Police and is available full time. An open day is being held on Saturday (June 14).

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