All the latest stories for social work and social care students

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‘I missed the heady adrenaline of local authority social work’

August 27,2015

Nimal Jude gets used to life in a university as she takes the lead on one of the pilot teaching partnerships

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‘Social work is supposed to promote equality – the student bursary system does not’

August 21,2015

A social work trainee is petitioning for universities to be able to distribute bursary funds directly to students to help stop unecessary drop-outs

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New bursary criteria omit any mention of professional capabilities framework

July 3,2015

Government guidelines for universities and students also flag a future “quality” measure to decide how many bursaries universities will get

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Care work students scoop prizes in world’s biggest vocational skills competition

May 28,2015

It’s not often care workers get recognition for the support they give people every day – let alone win prizes for it, but a competition held  this month aims to change all that.
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Student social worker’s sanction reveals inconsistent regulation of the profession

May 27,2015

The social workers' union described inconsistent regulation across the UK as "problematic"

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‘Don’t give up’: 10 job-hunting tips for newly qualified social workers

April 23,2015

A newly qualified social worker shares what she learned from her 16-month-long hunt for her first social work job

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‘A social work society helps us find a collective voice and fight for social change’

April 17,2015

Collective action and engaging with social justice can be abstract concepts for social work students. Setting up a group can make them a reality

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Social pedagogy approach to learning improves direct work with children

November 6,2014

Exploring theory and concepts through practical activities helped trainees develop fresh approaches to working with young people, tutors explain

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A newly qualified social worker describes how having Tourette’s affected his studies

October 31,2014

NQSW describes the difficulties of completing a social work degree when suffering Tourette’s and hearing problems

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Less than half of social work placements take place in local authorities

October 27,2014

A lack of national monitoring of placements means there are no figures on the number of placements required to meet the needs of trainee social workers

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Student Social Worker: ‘I was coming in to placement feeling tired and demotivated’

October 23,2014

Student social worker Ricki Steed reflects on a restless period spent questioning whether she could work in child protection because of the emotional strain.

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Diary of an autistic social work student: “it’s tiring trying to fit into a neuro-typical world”

October 15,2014

One social work student reflects on the additional challenges facing autistic social workers, and their need for greater awareness from peers

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‘Quality of learning overshadowed by students’ anxiety to meet the bursary criteria’

October 9,2014

How is the cap on bursaries affecting social work courses? Two educators share the sometimes saddening results of a of their year 1 cohort

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Student social worker: ‘I felt hurt when I realised the grandmother had lied to me’

October 8,2014

Student social worker Ricki Steed looks back on her first experience of viability assessments during her child protection placement

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Frontline first social work scheme to be ranked as top graduate employer

September 17,2014

The Times top 100 graduate employers list published today puts the social work fast track scheme 76th

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On the social work fast track: A day behind the scenes at Frontline

August 20,2014

The fast track training scheme opens its doors to Community Care to see what really goes on at the social work summer institute

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