Connections to the industry are made through several avenues, including guest speakers and the professional connections of teaching staff. The course also has a close working relationship with relevant local and national employers, such as Hampshire Constabulary, National Probation Service, Portsmouth Adult Social Care, Portsmouth drug addiction charity, National Crime Agency, New Jersey Police Department and the Office of the Policing Commissioning.
Past guest speakers have included professionals who work within public health, police, probation, cybersecurity, military, charity sector and victims support services.
Some staff members attend and speak at the European Criminology Society Conference, National NSPCC Safeguarding Conference, New Jersey Leadership Conference, International Association of Chief Officers, National Catholic Church Diocese Conference and the Mencap South Regional Conference.
Staff members mentor students within a learning environment to enhance their development and towards employment within their chosen sector; students have gained relevant employment through effective mentorship, including with probation services and Hampshire Police.