During my second year studying Social Work, I completed a 70-day placement working in substance misuse with adults in the community. For my course, the placement is mandatory, therefore the pressure was taken off finding it myself, as this was down to the course academic leads to match us. Whether your course includes a mandatory… Read more »
I’m Hannah, a mature student studying Social Work at BU. I thought i’d share my advice and experiences so far, from studying an access course to socialising with others on my course.
Whether you’re applying for university straight from 6th form, college, or are a mature student, the experience can be daunting, especially if you’re applying without assistance from your college. Now you’ve decided to go to university and what you’d like to study, the application process begins. There are two deadlines, dep ending on where and… Read more »
This is a guest blog by June Symonds, current BA (Hons) Social Work student. As a 2nd year BA (Hons) Social Work student, it has been a pleasure studying at Bournemouth University – one of the most prestigious universities in our country. BU offer such an enriching social work programme, which undoubtedly prepares students for… Read more »
This is a guest blog by Jade Painter, our current BSc (Hons) Social Work student. My name is Jade Painter and I am currently studying BA (Hons) Social work at Bournemouth University. I am in my second year and I have just completed my first 70-day substantive placement. My placement was in supported accommodation for… Read more »
Studying social work at BU is one of my proudest achievements and is one of the best decisions I ever made. I never thought I would be able to go to university and be ‘academic’ but I felt passionate about being a social worker and being at BU soon changed all that. I assumed it… Read more »
In August 2014 I had an amazing opportunity to have an internship, with two of my best friends, in Medellin Colombia. We had support from the university funding scheme called Global Horizons Fund and our academic team had made contacts with a local university who organised our placement. The whole planning experience started a countdown… Read more »
By Michelle Lillywhite 2nd year BU Student, BA (Hons) Social Work When I got the email asking ‘What would you say to a placement in Colombia?’ there was really only one answer – YES! It was however closely followed by – How? That’s when I remembered the BU Global Horizons Fund. You see, BU support… Read more »