Student news - Andrew Scarlett Common Good award

Forensic Investigation Student first in programme to work towards the Common Good Award

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 09:00:00 GMT
Andrew Scarlett, 4th year BSc Forensic Investigation student
Andrew Scarlett, 4th year BSc Forensic Investigation student

A Forensic Investigation student is one of the first in his programme to work towards the GCU Common Good Award.

Fourth year Forensic Investigation student Andrew Scarlett has completed over 500 hours of voluntary work as a Scouts Leader and spends every Thursday evening running Beavers, Cubs and Scout groups as well as running weekend camping trips.

The Common Good Award is a skills and personal development award which is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. It aims to encourage and support students to develop the skills and attributes needed to make a positive difference to our local communities.

Andrew used this opportunity to promote the sort of work that Scouts do. He said “I've been a part of the Scout organisation since I was five, and have put over 500 hours into being a leader. Dr McNaughtan (Programme Leader of Forensic Investigation) told us about doing the Common Good Award.

I thought it would be a good opportunity to help promote scouting and volunteering, as well to inspire some of the young people I work with to realise that Scouts is more than just what we do on a Thursday evening.”

To find out more about the GCU Common Good Award, visit our webpage.


By Rachael McAlonan


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