My name is Benjamin Woof and I am crowdfunding to raise money to pay for an undergraduate degree in Forensic Psychology.
I work as a Rehabilitation Lecturer in a prison in the south west of England. While providing tutor support, I have discovered that my learners have been willing, and in some cases desperate, to share information about themselves, both past and present. It appears that my demeanour and personality allow these men to feel comfortable enough to share this information with me. I want to make a difference in their lives, to help them better understand themselves and to help them strive to avoid reoffending (the current re-offending rate in the 12 months following release from prison is around 60%). This has awakened a real passion in me help prisoners at a professional level by becoming a forensic psychologist.
The fees required by universities to gain a degree in Forensic Psychology are astronomical in terms of what I can afford, with charges ranging from £12,000 to £16,000. I am therefore looking to raise as much as I can so that I can complete this training and start making a difference in the lives of prisoners. Your help in this would be greatly appreciated.