A new study is being proposed by academics at RGU to review the impact of its social work education as the programme celebrates its 50th year. If you qualified there, they would love to hear from you.

The university – and Robert Gordon’s Technical College (RGIT) before it – has delivered a range of social work qualifications over five decades, after it was formed from the previous subject named ‘Liberal Studies’. Its Social Work qualifications started 50 years ago as the Certificate in Social Work in 1968. To mark this anniversary, the School of Applied Social Studies are reaching out to alumni from across the past 50 years to find out the impact their degree had on their lives and careers.

Janine Bolger, Associate Head of the School of Applied Social Studies, said: “There are thousands of RGU social work graduates who have gone on to work the length and breadth of the country, however there is limited published research around evaluating social work education and training. We are looking to speak with anyone who qualified through one of our social work programmes over the past five decades and not only learn about where they went on to work and how their training helped, but to hear their personal experiences practicing as a social work professional. Another key thing we are interested in researching is the societal impact that social work students or graduates have had on service users in the north-east.”

There are a number of celebrations planned for later in the year in honour of the 50 year celebration, to include alumni and current students alike. Free bubbly?

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