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National conference showcases work of School of Applied Social Studies


The School of Applied Social Studies was recently nominated to showcase its pioneering work and state-of-the-art facilities at the National Children and Adult Services Conference from 3-5 November 2010, at the Manchester Central.

The conference is an established event that sees an audience of approximately 1200 high-level attendees, who come together for three days to discuss and debate the latest issues affecting children and adult services.

Selected by the Local Government Channel, the School of Applied Social Studies provided guests with video which displayed the School's high quality inter-disciplinary approach to education, including their commitment to successful working partnerships with social work agencies and the close involvement of practitioners in course planning, delivery and practice supervision. This innovative approach not only ensures that the courses are always relevant to current practice but also contributes to the school's outstanding graduate employment record.

Professor Lishman, Head of the School of Applied Social Studies says, "We are the largest provider of qualifying education social work in Scotland. We are highly regard by employers because our students are well-prepared for practice. We also have an extensive placement providing that extends to Europe."

The event also allowed the opportunity to present the University's state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre, which provides professional training and prepares students with the required skills and knowledge for their future career.

In addition the conference showcased the University's virtual learning environment, Moodle, displaying how the School of Applied Social Studies accommodates students' learning from a range of backgrounds.