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ARU Blogs — Nick

University student and blogger Nikolay Kolev

Faculty:Science and Engineering

School:Life Sciences

Course: BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigative Studies

Hello, I'm Nick and I'm a level 4 Crime and Investigative Studies (CIS) student in Cambridge. Cool, right?

I know what you're thinking and you're right. Yes, we do get to do fancy laboratory stuff, as well as mock crime scene examinations. We also analyse cases and discuss investigative strategies, and a lot more. It's basically the best course!

Living in Cambridge and being part of ARU is something I am definitely proud of. It's a friendly environment that allows you to fit in quickly. You're an international student and worried about it? Don't. I am one too, and I'm doing a great job so far. (It's what I like to believe at least.)

So, what is university actually like? No, it's not as stressful as you think it is. There is no need to worry about your studies if you have a passion for the course that you applied for. Your best friend will be strategic thinking. You just need to be able to focus on your studies but also leave enough free time for yourself so you don't overload your brain. Especially when you're studying CIS... trust me. 😃

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30 March 2022

I will soon be starting my final year of Crime and Investigative Studies and I thought it’d be cool to talk about what I want to do after I graduate, how I want to progress, and what type of career I would like to focus on. Read more…

30 July 2021

Summer is great to relax from all the university assignments, but it is also a great opportunity for students to refresh their memory or even learn something new. Personally… Read more…

8 October 2020

When you’re preparing to start uni you will read books, watch various documentaries and listen to podcasts, immersing yourself in everything to do with your degree. So I decided it would be a good idea to share sources of motivation for a Crime and Investigative Studies student. Read more…

12 June 2020

Studying Crime and Investigative Studies is never boring. Due to how the course is designed, we have a very diverse programme with modules covering numerous aspects of the criminal justice system. However, every student has their own favourite subject. Here's mine... Read more…

17 January 2020

In one trimester, I’ve found that ARU is indeed the place for me. I don’t know how many times I’ve mentioned that I love my course but hey, let's say it again - I absolutely adore it. Read more…


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