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Upcoming events

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Events scheduled

"In conversation with…"


We are running a series of events throughout the year where an alumnus/alumna/staff member from one generation interviews an alumnus/alumna/staff member from another. These events will be informal, and attendees will be invited to bring questions, observations and any artefacts that are willing to share with others and with us - old exam papers, dissertations, scrolls, badges - whatever! Do let us know if you’d like to come - email

Our first event (Viv Cree "in conversation with" Wendy Paterson) was on Wednesday 29th November 2017, and focused on practice learning - find out more here. At the second, Ruth Forbes was "in conversation with" Judith Brearley, where they talked amongst other things about developments in psycho-dynamic social work. Our third event was on Monday 26th March 2018, when Gary Clapton was "in conversation with" Jane Aldgate.

Also look out for ....

  • September 2018 - John Devaney and Viv Cree

Quiz night


The Social Work students hosted a quiz night to celebrate the Social Work Centenary on Wednesday 4th October at 7pm in the Loft Bar, Teviot. This was a great night for socialising, getting to know social work students from other years and finding out more about the centenary project - 40 students and 3 staff came and had a great night!

Thanks to Anastasija, Kathryn, Nicola and Megan for organising this.

Other events

World Social Work Day Event, 20th March 2018, Celebrating 50 years of Social Work in Scotland - Prof Viv Cree gave a keynote on the Social Work (Scotland) Act. Check out the powerpoint here.

European Social Work Research Conference, organised by the European Social Work Research Association, will be located at Edinburgh University in 2018, from 18th-20th April 2018. The theme of the conference is 'Social work in transition: challenges for social work research in a changing local and global world'. The call for abstracts went 'live' on 12th July 2017.  The conference website has full details about programme and speakers, abstract submission, registration etc. here.

Social Work History Network, based at King's College London, will hold a pre-conference seminar in Edinburgh in 2018 - on 18th April 2018. You can find out more about the network by visiting its website.

Book launch - Social Work in a Changing Scotland will be launched at the April conference.

Scottish Conference for Newly-Qualified Social Workers and Final Year Students, to be held in May/June 2018. More information from Avril McIvor.

JUC/SWEC is having its own centenary in 2018 - with an event in London in October 2018. Professor Viv Cree is one of the keynote speakers.

The Chrystal Macmillan Lecture will be given by Professor Lena Dominelli from the University of Durham on 14th November 2018.

Past events

14 March 2017

Website launch and party

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20 May 2017 – 28 July 2017

Call for Papers

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26 September 2017

Centenary Launch: Social Work Education - Looking Back, Looking Forward

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11 November 2017

Experiencing Social Work Exhibition

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