The Howard League Society needs you as a member!

For just £4* YOU could benefit from...

15 if you are an alumnus who graduated within the past 9 years

  • EXCLUSIVE opportunities such as; BCU Howard League Socials, informal mentoring from committee members, standing for society elections and much more.

  • Opportunities to visit Criminal Justice Institutions such as Prisons and Probation Services.

  • Access to guest lectures including talks by leading Organisations, Criminologists, Sociologists, Lawyers, Psychologists and Ex-Offenders.

  • The chance to get your Masters Degree funded at BCU.

  • Developing your CV, gaining valuable experience and meeting future employers.

  • A great addition to your studies and educational development, through use of up to date and relevant Criminological Issues and Debates.

  • A wide variety of privileged resources for your coursework and personal use.

  • Other exciting upcoming Howard League fundraising social events SUCH AS: Donuts and Documentary Evenings, Pub Quizzes and Active Campaigning.

  • An opportunity to make a difference, provide a voice for those who are unable to speak for themselves, and gain an outward perspective of the community you're a part of.

  • Meeting with other like-minded students.

Previous event examples:

Murder Mystery 

Cold case nights

Quiz nights

Donuts and documenties 

Career event

Academic book sales 

Crime scene room

Guest speakers discussing topics such as: serial killers, the current prison crisis. jobs within criminology, and much more



Facebook - BCU Howard League Student Society Group    Twitter-  @BCUHowardLeague

ANY student can join! - A great benefit regardless of your course.


About the charity: 

The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK. It was established in 1866 and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers. The Howard League for Penal Reform is entirely independent of government and is funded by voluntary donations and membership subscriptions.

  • The Howard League for Penal Reform wants a safer society where fewer people are victims of crime

  • The Howard League for Penal Reform believes that offenders must make amends for what they have done and change their lives

  • The Howard League for Penal Reform believes that community sentences make a person take responsibility and live a law-abiding life in the community

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HOWARD LEAGUE STUDENTS - Winner of Most Improved Society 2011/2012

The Howard League has student groups in over 25 universities in England and Wales; campaigning, fundraising and raising awareness of penal reform issues and the work we do. We support our students with free materials, training and opportunities for volunteering and internships.

If you want to make a difference on the crucial issue of justice, make sure rights are upheld in prison, learn more about penal reform and help raise public awareness, as well as gaining valuable experience in campaigning, organising events and fundraising, make sure you get involved!

In the future

  • Academic: We are hoping to host many lectures and talks this year from convicted criminologists to organisations working with prisoners families. We have a range of ideas but welcome you all to make suggestions of your own. A couple of our current propositions are networking events with employers and having the opportunity to get involved at national conferences. 
  • Experience: We will also be inviting ex-prisoners to come in and speak to our students about the realities of prison and life inside. Many criminal justice organisations will be invited in to speak to students about their organisations and work that they do, with particular relevance to crime and justice. There are also opportunities to volunteer with organisations such as Newbridge and PrisonLink.
  • Social / fundraising: We are working with the legal society to promote social events and evenings so that you can all meet each other and connect with people who have similiar interests to yourselves.


Meetings will be held monthly, please see our facebook page for all exciting upcoming events!

The BCU Howard League Committee

 President: Tas Begum
Vice President: Ammie Kaur
Treasurer: Shannon Nicole Barnard
Social Media: Becky Aldred
Social Secretary: Georgina Montgomery

For more information...

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Howard League Group Leader Elections 2018/19

If you would like to help run the society for the next academic year, you can put yourself forward as a candidate during the Nominations Period. When the polls open, all members will be able to vote for their preferred candidates.

3 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 23:59 on Friday 27 April 2018 (in 5 days and 21 hours)

Please log in to see more details.
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