Pulse CSI [Pulse Education and Business Services Limited]
Operations Director – Jacqui Thompson
Probably the best way to illustrate what Pulse CSI is all about is by clicking and listening to the following video’s below, where the students and teachers beautifully explain in their own words!
Pulse CSI | Our story so far …..
To begin with Pulse Education & Business Services Limited known as Pulse CSI was founded in 2007 with a vision to engage and enthuse school children about Forensic Science and the world of STEM. In order to achieve this, Jacqui Thompson (Owner and Founder) of Pulse CSI, decided to do this using the topic of Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science through a series of educational, ‘hands-on’ practical activities, which additionally, promote early intervention and introduce students to the Criminal Justice System at an early age when it really matters.
Our CSI Workshops were originally an “Enterprise Agenda Initiative” which supported the national curriculum and in particular, were relevant to 21st Century Science curriculum, however, in addition to the core Science subjects, our workshops are also cross-curricular and have evolved and now support Citizenship, PSHE, Media, Mathematics, English, Geography, Drama, ICT and Science.
In association with Make Happen – South Essex College
BTEC Forensic Science [Applied Science] & Public Services Students
In association with Aim Higher Plus, NCOP, Newman University &
Aston Villa Football Club (AVFC)
Pulse CSI | Inclusion and Equality
Additionally, our DNA session now includes a session on cultural heritage and encourages students to look at their own roots and heritage finding out about their own identity and their families, encouraging an all-inclusive society that over-rides differences of race, gender, class, generation and geography and ensures inclusion and equality of opportunities.
Following, personal study at the University of Lincoln, Jacqui decided to expand her original Primary Forensic Science masterclasses and introduced a full day’s programme aimed initially at Secondary Students, however, following the success of the workshops, the programme is now being rolled out to both Primary, Secondary and tailored to Special Educational Needs Schools and students throughout the UK and also, now includes some Home Education groups.
Our Science Workshops work perfectly in supporting the “Working Scientifically” agenda and is a great introduction or conclusion to any Detective, ID, Science or Crime & Punishment topic in your Primary School. Click here for Primary School Prices
Our Forensic Science Workshops are designed to engage the students in “hands-on” interactive activities ensuring the student’s full participation both individually and within teams using problem-solving techniques. Additionally, students can learn about occupations related to Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation and how these techniques relate and integrate into everyday life and the importance that this specialist skills set plays within today’s criminal justice system.
Pulse CSI Credentials
- CPD with the University of Lincoln
- Member of ASE (Association for Science Education)
- Member of the Institute for Education Business Excellence
- We are a member of School Select’s Directory of School Workshops
- Work in partnership with Educational Development Trust (Formerly CfBT)
- Trainer for the Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
- STEM Ambassador (Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics Network)
- Work in partnership with Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership
- Close working relationship with the University of Lincoln (Biomedical and Forensic Science Department)
- Work with STEMNET (Creating opportunities for young people in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths)
- Recognised supplier to British Science Association (NSEW)
- September 2011 Appeared on BBC Dragons Den & “Pitched” to the BBC Dragons
- Filmed by BIS (Department for Innovation & Skills)
- A regular guest on BBC Radio Lincolnshire
- Former BBC Dragons Den – Theo Paphitis “SBS Award” Winner
- “WOW” Award Winner from Jacqueline Gold
Jacqui Thompson has had the pleasure of meeting in person the BBC Dragon Theo Paphitis on several occasions, after winning a converted SBS Award from him and as a result of this, now attends an annual conference hosted by the entrepreneur, despite the BBC Dragon saying “I’m out”!
In summary, despite the BBC Dragon Den’s investors saying “I’m Out” and subsequently, not investing in our Police themed Forensic Science Workshops, the publicity gained as a result of being invited onto the popular BBC Two show was invaluable to Pulse CSI and our business venture and in conclusion, Pulse CSI has gone from strength to strength, so the whole experience was indeed very beneficial to a micro business because it attracted a lot of interest from papers, radio and newspapers, which certainly helped in promoting Pulse CSI!