Student social work research conference

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Solent University, Southampton is opening its doors to local community organisations and social work professionals who might benefit from its Student Social Work Research Conference; a showcase of cutting-edge research compiled by final-year BA (Hons) Social Work students on contemporary themes within the sector.
The Research Conference, taking place at The Palmerston Lecture Theatre at Solent University on Wednesday the 29th March 2023 at 10am, is an opportunity for students, staff, social work professionals and the community to come together to share work, insights and requirements across the discipline.

The event is open to anyone wanting to share in high quality research and expertise, build collaborative relationships and engage in key areas and developments in social work practise and policy.

Julia Ross, Chair of The British Association of Social Workers will deliver a keynote speech on some of the latest developments in social work practice and policy. He will be introduced by Professor Syamantak Bhattacharya, Provost of Solent University.

Dr David Galley, Course Leader in Social Work at Solent says: “We are very much looking forward to bringing together everyone with shared values to continually explore and improve social work practices, particularly in light of the recent negative media coverage of social work. Our student colleagues have been working extremely hard to prepare to share their research findings and are interested in sharing these widely. Our courses are well established, and we take great pride in having established relationships with community leaders in the social work arena in which many student colleagues develop their careers with.”

The event will be followed by an opportunity to view the research posters in various breakout rooms and discuss some of the latest developments in social work. Refreshments will also be available.

The conference is open to the public and is advertised on Eventbrite, with delegates invited to obtain a complimentary ticket.
Period29 Mar 2023
Event typeConference
LocationSouthampton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal