Student Social Workers Left Stranded, Unable to Graduate Due to Postponement of Placement

Posted in Teaching on June 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Up to 50 postgraduate student social workers in University College Dublin (UCD) may be unable to graduate this year due to disruption of placements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Work Masters students in UCD are required by CORU, the Health & Social Care Professionals Council, to complete 1,000 hours of placement work over the two-year programme. However, a large number of second-year students fell short of the placement requirement before UCD ceased sending students on placements in March due to COVID-19 …” (more)

[Nessa Collins, College Tribune, 16 June]

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QUB social work students qualify early to join frontline services across Northern Ireland during coronavirus crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on May 7th, 2020 by steve

“More than 100 social work students from Queen’s University have qualified early to join frontline services during the coronavirus pandemic. The 103 students from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s fast-tracked their studies to support social work service delivery, and wider health and social care services, during the crisis …” (more)

[Ralph Hewitt, Belfast Telegraph, 7 May]

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