I came onto the Social Work MA after finishing a degree in Psychology. I wanted a space to explore and apply different theories and make a real difference with my knowledge. This program gave me a chance to hit the ground running and learn from the first day. What impact do you want to make … Continue reading Meet MA Social Work student, Kshira
When I was 18, I started volunteering in refugee camps in Calais, first as a volunteer, and then later as a coordinator for one of the charities there. Towards the end of the 11 months that I spent working in the camps, I met two American social workers, both of whom were only a few … Continue reading A chat with third year Social Work student, Kashi
From a young age in secondary school, I knew that I wanted to work with young people as I loved seeing my younger family members. This passion developed throughout my sixth-from experience as I chose to undertake my Level 3 in Child Care and Education which enabled me to get multiple and diverse placements. These … Continue reading Meet Social Work student, Ryan
I have always been the type of person to care about those around me and always wanted a career where I could help people to improve themselves and/or the situation they are in. I felt social work was the perfect career path for me as the whole nature of the job is to support and … Continue reading My experience as a Social Work student
It took some time for me to realise that I wanted to pursue a profession in social work. All of the qualities and values that I admire are at the heart of social work. The fact that social work offers such a varied range of opportunities also appealed to me. Plus, the fact that it seeks to make the world a better place. This meant that I could contribute my part to improving people’s lives.
Once I recognised the broad field of work that social work offers, I was so intrigued. Knowing that I could go into a career that would identify where my strengths are and allow me to match these with a particular field of work really sat well with me as opposed to a career that didn’t have much room to diversify.
Hi, my name is Freya and I am a Social Work student. Here are my top four things to look forward to about studying social work at York. Intimate lectures Many courses are full to bursting point. When studying social work at York, the cohort size is tiny in comparison. While this means there are … Continue reading Four things to look forward to about studying Social Work at York
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?….