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Social work students

Resources that support the core curriculum for social work education and training: communication skills, participation, assessment, law and social work, human growth and development.

Internet for social work

A free online tutorial to help university students develop their internet research skills.

Making reasonable adjustments for students with mental health problems

Students in further and higher education are entitled to reasonable adjustments to their course and institution if they have a disability. This leaflet provides information about adjustments that can work for students with mental health problems. Leaflet published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in March 2012.

Systematic map and synthesis review of the effectiveness of personal development planning for improving student learning

This review aims to determine the effectiveness of PDP in higher education. The systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2003. Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

Key Capabilities within Interdisciplinary Settings

Valentine Scarlett, teaching fellow at University of Dundee explores innovative ways to support social work students meet Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection. She describes her work with a range of pre qualifying students across disciplines to enhance their learning in child care and protection. By encouraging students to work collaboratively in this arena, she explains how joint approaches can be explored, assumptions questioned and potential future working relationships identified.

Motivations for Undertaking the New Social Work Degree : Report - August 2005

In January 2005, the Social Work Services Policy Division of the Scottish Executive commissioned the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB) to undertake research to understand why social work students are undertaking the new social work degree and the postgraduate degree. This resource is the full report detailing the findings of this research.

School Day

This resource looks at the UK education system. On January 15th 2004 a dozen film crews from the BBC in Bristol went out across the length and breadth of the country to capture a day in the life of education. Each crew followed a single person over their normal day.

Insight 23 : motivations for undertaking the new social work degree

In January 2005, the Social Work Services Policy Division of the Scottish Executive commissioned the British Market Research Bureau (BMRB) to undertake research to understand why social work students are undertaking the new social work degree and the postgraduate degree. This resource outlines the key findings of this research.

Referencing

The ability to relate one's own work to existing knowledge is an essential skill for practitioners and students alike. This interactive learning resource provides practical guidance on how to get referencing right.

Learning Skills : Effective use of English

This resource, an area of the Open University's website, is for students to help with the written English language skills needed to write essays and reports. The site provides information on writing tools, including grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling, information on academic writing and ways to assess your writing. A list of helpful sources is also available.