Salford partners with private intelligence firm to boost student learning

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The University of Salford has today announced a new partnership with Grey Dynamics, a London-based private intelligence firm to unlock new opportunities for student learning.

The firm resources and provides intelligence, research and investigations on issues such as geopolitics, defence, terrorism and tradecraft from its worldwide team.

Through the partnership, Grey Dynamics will deliver four guest lectures for second-year undergraduate students studying the Open Source Intelligence -  Theory and Practice module on the BA Intelligence Analysis course on an annual basis. These lectures will directly factor into the teaching of the module’s relevant class exercises. The firm will also provide opportunities for postgraduate students to be selected for the firm’s internship programme whilst the University will review their in-development course for the Salford Quality CPD accreditation.

Kyle Cunliffe, Lecturer in International History at The University of Salford, said: “This is a tremendously exciting partnership that will offer our students the chance to hear from a cutting-edge intelligence firm on the theory and practice of how they are able to resource and capture critical intelligence and insight from across the world.

“We are a University that provides first-class teaching for our students and this partnership is a further example of how we are ensuring that they have the opportunities for an unrivalled learning experience that is reflective of a career in their chosen industry.”

Ahmed Hassan, CEO of Grey Dynamics, said: “We are delighted to start this partnership! Salford is known for its world class research and educational programs. We look forward in working with the University on developing its taught programs in intelligence as well as other research and development opportunities.”

Find more information on the BA Intelligence Analysis course.

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