Northumbria University

Prison – No Place for Old Men – Monday 10th December

A short workshop, which aims to explore the position of the ‘older’ prisoner in relation to health and social care provision, recognising how people over the age of 60 are the fastest growing group in custody. Through the examination of Prison Reform Trust reports and documentation, as well as research, the workshop will examine the…

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Co-Production a Better Route to Impact? – Tuesday 20th November

Service User Co-Production and Participation in Mental Health – Tuesday 20th November, 9:00-12:00 Room 5, The Durham Centre, Belmont, Co. Durham, DH1 3TN Participation, user led, collaboration, co-production are all common terms used to describe the involvement of people in learning, teaching and research. This masterclass will explore the meaning of these around the blurring…

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Student Essay Competition – Submit your Entry Today!!

To mark its 30th anniversary, Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland is launching an annual international essay writing competition for students. The competition is intended for all students of medicine, psychology, nursing, psychotherapy and social work. Focusing on Addiction Entrants can choose from 3 different essay questions on an aspect of addiction, and essays should be not…

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Critical Publishing offering support to Practice Educators

Here at NESWA it is no secret that we LOVE practice education and making things better and easier for those who are qualified PEs and those who wish to become a PE. It really is a rewarding pathway on the social work journey. Practice educators and trainers often seek advice from more experienced colleagues who…

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Regional Service User & Carer Reference Group – Get Involved Today!

NESWA is pleased to announce the continuation of work started by Sarah Lonbay at Northumbria University last year to develop a Service User and Carer Reference Group for the region. The project work is ongoing until March 2019 and this year the group will be developing training to deliver to staff working in social work…

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NESWA KSS Briefing Sessions – New Dates Announced!

NESWA KSS Briefings Following the success of last year’s KSS briefing sessions, NESWA is pleased to announce another series of dates across the North East. These sessions are for social work practitioners & managers in Local Authorities and for registered social workers in HEIs and Trusts Aims To provide an overview of the Knowledge and…

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Critical Publishing – Offers for NQSWs!

Here at NESWA we know that starting your professional social work career can be pretty daunting and there is a lot of things to take on board as an NQSW. To that end, the good folks at Critical Publishing are offering a Three for Two Deal on their core titles, which may provide useful reading…

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Preparing for a Social Work Degree – Practical Tips

Whether you’re a new or returning student, the start of the academic year can be daunting yet exciting. I’m about to enter my 2nd year of social work studies and in November I’ll start my 70-day placement, I don’t know what area this will be in yet, but I know the experience is going to…

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Northumbria University Social Work Conference – Thursday 27th September

Challenges and Opportunities in the Changing World of Social Work Lecture Theatre 022, Clinical Skills Centre, Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Northumbria University is hosting a Social Work conference this September with a focus on the challenges and opportunities facing practitioners working within a local, national and global perspective. The university is keen for…

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NESWA Admissions Workshop – 10th July

The NESWA team are delighted to confirm that we have set up a workshop on 10th July around Student Admissions and the experience of students with additional needs, both during the admissions process and whilst on placement. The session will draw upon a report produced by research conducted by Tara Peters, who conducted a student…

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