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This booklet is mainly intended for students who: are studying on an approved part-time or full-time undergraduate social work course; commenced Year 1 of their course on or after 1 September 2015 are entering Year 2 of the course in 2016/17 It has been produced for guidance only and cannot…
This booklet is mainly intended for students who are studying on an approved part-time or full-time postgraduate social work course, commencing in the 2016/17 academic year. It has been produced for guidance only and cannot cover all individual circumstances. The Social Work Bursary is administered by the NHSBSA (through Student…
The gulf between the numbers of rich and poor children winning university places has reached record levels, figures from Ucas show. Students who received free school meals - the long-time indicator of poverty - are less than half as likely to enter higher education than those who do not get…
Sheffield Hallam University has become one of the first universities in the country to sign up to the Care Leavers' Covenant, to demonstrate its commitment to support young people who have experienced the care system. The Care Leavers' Covenant is an opportunity for public sector organisations to act as 'corporate…
Final year Liverpool Hope University social work student Carol Robinson reflects on her experiences in Palestine during a trip with the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice. Why Palestine? Is the question I was asked most. My reasons weren't religious or political. My reasons were rooted in my social…
New research offered at London South Bank University (LSBU) will enable social work students to learn to see through the eyes of experts. LSBU has received funding support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust to launch a research project to establish whether final year social work students can learn…
Queen's University Belfast are to host an event to provide prospective students with information and guidance on their courses in Social Work. The 'Social Work Information Evening' will answer all your questions about the application process and more about what a career in Social Work involves. You'll also hear from…
The University of York is investing up £500,000 in mental health care provision over the next three years to further enhance student support services and strengthen its community partnerships in promoting positive mental well-being. The investment follows a six-month review of University mental health support, prompted by an increasing demand…
A mature University of Chester graduand has adapted to life as a student again and overcome difficult personal circumstances in the process. Wendy Hind began her Social Work degree as a mature student in her late forties and is proud to be graduating this November. Wendy, now 52, from Northwich,…
Fewer firms are asking graduates to gain at least a 2:1 in their degree in order to be considered for a job. New research suggests that employers are increasingly turning their backs on the traditional minimum requirement, arguing that there is no difference in the workplace performance of those who…
Health bodies and unions have reacted angrily after the Government confirmed plans to axe bursaries for student nurses and midwives. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the changes were "unfair and risky" while the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said it had "grave concerns" for the future of maternity…
Nicola Sturgeon has guaranteed to retain free tuition and bursaries for nursing and midwifery students in Scotland, branding UK Government plans to scrap them as "shamefully short-sighted". The First Minister's pledge was greeted with a standing ovation at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) congress in Glasgow. Nurses south of…
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