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I've been so privileged to work alongside such passionate mentors in practice and such amazing role models at university, and it's with the help of these amazing teachers that I've come so far
- Sophie, BSc (Hons) Midwifery  
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1 February 2017

This is my first blog post so bear with me… Before I start talking about my degree experience I want to introduce myself. My name is Catherine and I am 23 years old, in my final year studying BA (Hons) Social Policy in Cambridge. Read more…

3 August 2016

James is a 4th year social work student on the BA Social Work (Part-time) in Peterborough. In this blog, he shares his recent experience of volunteering for the charity Love Support Unite in Malawi. Read more…

19 October 2015

So, you’ve made it through year one, attended all your ARDP days and passed the assessment. You are now deemed eligible to be sent out into the world to work with real live service users. Read more…

29 September 2015

So, you’ve made it through year one, attended all your ARDP days and passed the assessment. You are now deemed eligible to be sent out into the world to work with real live service users. Read more…

3 September 2015

I would say most students undertake a degree due to the dreams of their childhood, or because they’re already in the job but need that degree. I, however, changed my mind plenty of times, from professional saxophonist to a history teacher – both careers worlds apart from social work. Read more…

19 August 2015

When I first heard that one of my semester 2 modules was going to be social work in society I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I thought it might have been to do with society in general, but that was very broad – and wishful! – thinking. Read more…

23 October 2014

Assessed Readiness for Practice (ARDP) days are highly informative and I believe everyone enjoyed the interactions the days offered. You are required to attend them, otherwise you will end up playing catch-up, potentially travelling to other campuses to obtain the certificates. Read more…

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