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BA Social Work: Student feedback

BA Social Work: Student feedback


My name is Stephanie Wilson and I’m
studying Social Work. I’m Shareen Lawman and i’m studying Social Work. Before i came to the
University of Birmingham i was at six form, so I just came straight from
education, into education, again. Before I came to university I was working
full-time in an office and then I had to do a level two and level three in health
and social care and then that’s how I came to university. I decided to study Social
Work at the University of Birmingham just because of the support that they
give, I thought that i’d learn a lot from here and it’s quite diverse in
Birmingham so I thought it’d be a good place to study Social Work. I decided to study Social Work at the University of Birmingham, because I found
that I would challenge myself and go a little bit further than home really and
I know that the diversity in Birmingham is just different to what we would get
near home. and I think one of the qualities a student would need is time
keeping, time management, definitely to be organised, definitely organizational
skills and just be very open to new opportunities and experiences, meeting
new people. I think it stuck with me a place where you can learn more about
yourself. I think what I found most enjoyable has been the people that I’ve
met because not everyone’s been from Birmingham, all different walks of life. So you can learn different things about different places and just meeting
lots of new people and I”ve really enjoyed that. I think for me, definitely the
people as well but also the placement as well so having hands-on experience
alongside learning in the classroom and lectures as well, so, placement. What I found
challenging for me was moving away from home my family because I’ve come
straight from living with them and being at home so it was just getting used to
being more independent and doing things for myself but since being here I think I’ve really developed in that way. For me it was a couple things because I commute every day so I find
that sometimes commuting does take its toll. Also being able to accept
criticism on feedback from assignments I found that personally really hard. I think that when I graduate I want to just get straight into
working and doing a job. I think the university was as far as I
planned in my life, so let’s see what happen. I’m the same I just want to get out there ready to work and preferably at a
local authority but we’ll see at the time. I think the University of Birmingham is a really
good place to study Social Work. There’s definitely a good sense of working
together and people who support and help, so I really think it’s a good place to come. I second that too.

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