Social Media

A Teesside University academic is using her research to shine the spotlight on the sensitive subject of male victims of domestic violence. Dr Jessica McCarrick, a Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, thinks more should be done to support male victims as many don’t report the violence they suffer for fear…
As the youngest of nine children Ola Tony-Obot was expected from an early age to learn a trade and forget her education. But refusing to give up on her ambitions, Ola set herself on a path that saw her pick up a First Class degree in Health and Social Care.…
The Department of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Sussex recently hosted an innovative one-day workshop exploring the digital curriculum in social work education and practice. Funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund and led by Lecturer in Social Work and Social Care, Dr Denise Turner (pictured),…
Researchers from the University of Kent are seeking volunteers to take part in a study on autism that should shed new light on the condition. Dr Toby Nicholson, of the University’s School of Psychology, is leading the research to compare thinking strategies in people with and without autism. The study…
“Having to learn on your feet how to communicate with someone who is non-verbal and can’t sign is a real challenge,” says Zoe Joyce, a 34-year-old mature student, who graduated this week with an MA in Social Work from the University of Sussex. "My first steps into working in this…
The University of Bath’s Department of Psychology are officially opening at their new 10 West building today. The building will provide space for the expansion of the Department of Psychology, including the new Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR), a new home for the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and…
Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, and funded by the US-based Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation, also…
A social worker of 31 years, has been awarded an Honorary Degree at Middlesex University’s graduation ceremony this week. Following a distinguished career in mental health, child protection and family intervention, Nikki Bradley's recognition is truly well deserved. In 2014, Nikki was awarded an MBE for her service to children…
We have news of a free online course from Newcastle University which is sure to interest care home staff, home carers and anyone who cares for older people professionally or at home. The four week, “Ageing Well: Falls” course explores why people fall, discovers practical methods to reduce the risk…
A University of East London report has found that a unique pilot programme which offers people experiencing emotional distress or feeling suicidal, greatly improved the wellbeing of most clients. The report, by UEL’s Centre for Social Work Research, concluded that a majority of people referred to The Place of Calm…
A new report by Sheffield Hallam University has revealed that, despite an abundance of government recommendations on end of life care in England, there is uncertainty as to whether they have led to improvements in patient care. As the Government responds to the Review into Choice at the End of…
On Friday 17 June, a one-day symposium, 'Sexual Violence Against Women: Voice and Representation', took place at the University of Westminster in London. Organised by Dr Georgina Colby, Lecturer in English, and Hannah Camplin, Lecturer in Law at the University, the symposium brought together speakers from across the Humanities, Law,…

Dress for success

suitTop tips for interview attire

Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

READ MORE

Resigning with class!

resigning150x100How to resign diplomatically

Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

READ MORE

When the workplace is a hell place

unhappyBullying & harassment at work

Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

READ MORE