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Visit by University at Albany

The social work subject area was delighted to host a visit by staff and students from the Master’s in Social Work programme at the University by Albany in New York State. [27 Mar 2019]

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World Social Work Day

This year the theme of international World Social Work Day was “relationships.” Professor John Devaney delivered a keynote presentation at the main UK event in London on Tuesday 19th March 2019, and the following evening the School hosted a talk by John Buultjens, a world renowned BMX star whose life story has been made into a book, Ride, and a movie of the same name. [27 Mar 2019]

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PhD Success!

We were delighted to celebrate another successful viva, when Ariane Critchley passed her viva on Wednesday 20th March 2019. Ariane’s thesis is titled “Quickening Steps – An ethnography of pre-birth child protection”. [27 Mar 2019]

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Scholar, Professor Viv Cree.

At the recent Scottish Association for Social Work Awards, Professor Viv Cree was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Minister for Children and Young People, Marie Todd MSP. [27 Mar 2019]

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It’s never too late to study for a Doctorate!

It’s never too late to study for a Doctorate! We were delighted to see Dr Jean Gordon receive her doctorate at the recent winter graduation. Jean studied zoology at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1976, and then returned to complete a PhD in 2018. In the 40+ intervening years she trained as a social worker in Aberdeen, worked in residential child care, acted as a Mental Health Officer and Practice Educator, tutored in social work law for The Open University and acquired an MSc in Social Research at the University of Stirling. [14 Feb 2019]

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