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Laura McHarrie, a social worker with Dumfries and Galloway Council, has won the Andrew Cornwell Memorial Award for the highest performing graduate in The Open University’s social work programme in Scotland. Laura (pictured, left) was presented with a certificate and book token at the Council Headquarters in Dumfries by Rosanna…
University of Edinburgh social work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley, have achieved success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition; awarded by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. Dr Mitchell, won the prestigious Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition 2018, which…
The School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh has announced details of their 2018 conference for Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW). The theme of the NQSW Conference this year is Building the future: Shaping our social work identity and it will take place on May 31…
This evaluation was commissioned by the Department for Education in 2015, as part of a series of studies into the implementation and impact of the Step Up to Social Work qualifying programme. The objectives set out by the Department for Education specified the overall aim for the study of assessing…
Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019. The bursary, for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, was scrapped in England in 2017. In Wales, the full bursary package will continue to be…
A unique new study is being proposed by academics at RGU to review the impact of its social work education as the programme celebrates its 50th year. The university – and Robert Gordon’s Technical College (RGIT) before it – has delivered a range of social work qualifications over the decades,…
One in three graduates left their job within a year of starting, mainly complaining the role did not match what they were offered, a new study shows. Research by graduate careers site Magnet.me found that fewer young people are attending careers fairs as a way of finding out about jobs.…
Social Work graduate, Hiba Nour, has shared her experience of arriving in the UK from her home country of Sudan eight years ago to ultimately qualifying and securing employment. On leaving Sudan, Hiba says all she knew about social workers was from watching films where children were taken away from…
A former soldier who spent 26 years in the British Army has swapped the front line for a first-class degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Simon Jones, 46, has graduated with a BA (Hons) in Social Work and has already accepted a position with Lancashire County Council’s Children’s…
Social care organisations looking to inject some fresh thinking can now apply to host a graduate during our Graduate Management programme, starting in January. For the first time in 2018, the programme is being run in partnership between Skills for Care and the NHS Leadership Academy, fast-tracking highly motivated graduates…
A caring social worker celebrated completing her degree at Robert Gordon University after deciding to swap studying trees for supporting families. Caryn Stubbs (25) graduated with a BA (Hons) Social Work at a ceremony at Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre on Thursday 13 July. Caryn, who is originally from Inverness, decided…
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…
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