CELEBRATING WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY 2017 Social Work Education

Social Work Education

SOCIAL WORK STUDENT ACTIVISM COMPETITION 2016/7 WINNERS  

In 2016 the Editorial Board launched a competition for student social workers involved in forms of activism.  We are pleased to announce the winner and runner up. 

Both submitted their entry in video format, and we hope that the work of the students involved will inspire and encourage other students to enter our 2017 competition, and that we will receive even more entries in time for World Social Work Day 2018.

The first prize of £500 is to be awarded to Tom Adamson, Rachel Natanson, Marco Notrangelo and Catherine Harris, all BA social work students at the University of Dundee.  Their entry is 'A Very Human Crisis', a 16 minute video about their trip to the refugee camp in Calais. The video shows one of the team interviewing the three other group members, who talk about their experiences five months after visiting the camp along with other members of the Social Work Action Network society at Dundee.   They reflect upon the emotional impact of their visit, and describe the individual situations of people they met there.  While acknowledging the challenges faced by residents of the camp, this piece celebrates their resilience and creativity, and demonstrates how connections can be made through our shared humanity. 

The group’s entry can be accessed here.

A second prize of £150 is awarded to Francesca Carpenter, now a final year BA social work student at the University of Sussex, whose short video presents a project promoting positive mental health which she co-ordinated during her 2nd year placement.  Francesca’s entry demonstrates how social work students can work to raise community awareness of issues that can be difficult for individuals to acknowledge and discuss, using simple but effective creative approaches.

Francesca's entry can be accessed here.

LAUNCH OF 2017/8 COMPETITION

Entries for the 2017/18 competition are invited and should be submitted by Monday 22 January 2018.

Full details available here.

FURTHER READING

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BEST ARTICLE AWARDS FOR 2016/17

This year the Editorial Board has added a third category to the best article awards, and has chosen the Best Pedagogical article alongside the Best Conceptual and Best Empirical articles of 2016/17. 

On World Social Work Day, we are pleased to announce winning articles coming from three different parts of the world: