We look forward to you joining us on the Social Work course and we understand you may have questions about how the Covid-19 pandemic might be having an impact on the delivery of the course. We want to reassure you that plans are underway for the teaching timetable from September 2020.
The majority of teaching will take place online for the 2020/21 academic year. Lecturers will use a combination of online and live online, utilising a range of technologies. Creative, interactive sessions will provide opportunities for you to interact with tutors and other students and start to understand and form your professional social work identity, a journey that will continue as you move through the course. We are planning for some face-to-face teaching each week, but we will need to take into account the current situation and any relevant Government guidance at the time.
Whilst most of our teaching will take place online, social work is a people profession and relationships form an essential part of that. In our live online sessions, we are keen to foster a culture of engagement where you feel involved and included in these sessions and enabled to learn and develop.
Placements for students will be arranged during the second semester during the second and third years of study. These will be arranged on an individual basis through our Practice Learning Coordinator and designed with flexibility in mind such as whether students are able to do these from an agency setting or away from the office.