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Newly Qualified Social Worker Conference

Newly Qualified Social Worker Conference
Hosted by: Social Work # University of Edinburgh
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Date and Time
31st May 2018 09:00 - 31st May 2018 16:10
50 George Square, EH8 9JU

The theme of the NQSW Conference is 'Building the future: Shaping our social work identity'.

The NQSW Conference is a free event. To register go to Eventbrite at:

Venue: 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh

Date: 31st May 2018

NQSW Conference programme :

09:00                               Stalls open and refreshments

09.30 – 9:50                 Registration & Workshop sign up

9:50 – 10.20                 Welcome & Introductions:

                                           Professor Viv Cree, The University of Edinburgh (Conference Chair)

                                          Jane Johnstone, Professional Social Work Adviser Scottish Government                 

10.25 -10.40                 Key note Speaker: 

                                           Susan Taylor, Past President of Social Work Scotland

10.45 -11.45                Choose a Workshop

                                           Choose a workshop for the morning session and one for the afternoon session.

11:50 – 12.20              Update: NQSW RESEARCH

                                           Presented Martin Kettle

12.20 – 13.10              Lunch

13.10 - 13.50              Updates

                                          Review of Social Work Education & NQSW development Anne Tavendale - SSSC         

                                           Workforce  Development and Planning Advice

14.00 - 15.00             Choose a Workshop

15.00 – 15.15            Comfort break

15.15- 16.00              Jo McFarlane

                                         Presented by Jo McFarlane

                                        Jo McFarlane is a poet who has lived in Edinburgh all her life and studied languages and 

                                         philosophy and gained a postgraduate degree in Community Education at the University of

                                         Edinburgh. Jo tells how her artistic side helped her  conquer the mental illness that

                                         threatened to destroy her.              

16.00 – 16.10            Closing words:          Professor Viv Cree

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