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A new "fast track" programme for nurses is being launched by NHS England. The Nurse First programme will provide financial support for graduates who have degrees in subjects that are not nursing, but that are related. It will enable people wishing to become a nurse to take a fast-track "top…
Graduates across the country are being encouraged to apply to a fast-track programme to become the next generation of child and family social workers. Applications open today for Step Up to Social Work, a 14-month programme that combines real-world experience in a local authority social work team with high-quality university…
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…
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…
“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 Department of Health has announced an additional £10 million in funding to a scheme training graduates to become social workers in community mental health teams. The fast-track scheme run by charity Think Ahead aims to recruit 300 graduates by 2018 to work with nurses and psychiatrists. Graduates will receive…
An innovative, new Masters Degree in Adult Nursing has been launched by the Keele University School of Nursing and Midwifery. This is a unique opportunity for existing graduates with a degree in another discipline who are working in a health care setting to join the nursing profession. Fees will be…
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