Advice for prospective social work students

A collection of Student Zone articles aimed at prospective social work students

Thinking of studying social work at university? The following articles may help make up your mind and prepare you for your course.

How to get a place on a social work degree course

University of Birmingham tutors Dawn River, Joy Fillingham and Rosie Littlechild explain what they are looking for in prospective social work students.

Social work degree admissions: what universities are looking for

Pauline Ashworth, undergraduate admissions tutor for social work at the University of York, suggests how prospective social work students can stand out from the crowd

A guide to funding for social work students

Anglia Ruskin University lecturer Judy Hicks explores some of the financial options available to prospective social work students in 2011/12

Social work student goes from self doubt to national award

Open University student Sharon Fry explains how she learned to believe in her own abilities and eventually won a commendation in a national social work student award

Want to make it as a social worker? Just shut up and listen

A social work student’s most important assets are their communication skills, says mental health service manager Nigel Leaney

What every social work student needs to know in 2011/12

Sarah Matthews, staff tutor in social work at The Open University, outlines her top 11 areas for social work students to watch in this academic year. Likely to be very useful for those social work degree interviews!


From the horse’s mouth

You can also find out what other students think of their course and ask them questions on the student section of CareSpace, the discussion forum for everyone in social care.

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