I wanted to study in this department as I have always had a passion for helping people and working as a volunteer within this sector. Before university, the fact that I grew up in the system opened my eyes to how it works. My course is an integrated masters which is something I wasn’t sure … Continue reading Things to look forward to about studying Social Work at York
Monday This week started with a 9am lecture on social policy, discussing marketisation on our welfare state. This lecture was an hour long so making notes was quite easy and my lecturer was clear and informative! Within the course I have 4 modules including social policy, sociology and psychology, social work and social justice. All … Continue reading A week in the life of a Social Work student
Having recently completed my first placement last December, I thought it would be useful (while everything is still fresh in my memory) to share a few tips on what you should consider in preparing for your first placement. Most student social workers are anxious about their first placement, after all, it is a test run … Continue reading How to prepare for your first social work practice placement?….
In my first blog, I mentioned that it is possible for mature students to “join in” and actively participate in university life. Despite balancing my studies, family commitments and other responsibilities, I have still managed to get involved in other non-academic activities. In this blog, I will share my top 5 extracurricular experiences thus far. … Continue reading My top 5 extracurricular experiences as a mature student!
Interview day can be nerve-wracking for prospective students with feelings of excitement, fear and panic all rolled into one. I remember arriving 3 hours early for my interview day and still panicking about being late. If you want an offer of a place, regardless of the course you are applying for, you may have … Continue reading University interview day….your chance to shine!
When I began my social work degree, I don’t think I really expected the epic journey of personal growth and development that lay ahead. Social work appealed to me as I am passionate about working with people facing adversity and in need of professional support. At 37 years old, having worked full-time since the age of … Continue reading I’m so glad I took the plunge!….
I remember the second term of first year really well. Gone were the days of feeling like you were on a 10 week summer camp, and welcome to the days of exams, essay writing and the sorting of houses for second year. The days also seemed colder, darker and longer and for some people, the … Continue reading Housing dilemmas!