Building the Future: Shaping our social work identity

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50 George Square

University of Edinburgh

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EH8 9JU

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The Social Work subject area of the University of Ediburgh's School of Social and Political Science is delighted to invite to the 2018 conference for Newly Qualified Social Workers.

The one-day conference is a great opportunity to come together for lectures, discussions and workshops, to connect and to re-connect. It is open to all newly qualified social workers in Scotland (up to two years since graduation), and social work students (final year, master, PhD or equivalent).

The event is being delivered collaboratively with the University of Edinburgh (in partnership with the Higher Education Heads of Social Work Group), Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services, Scottish Social Services Council, the Scottish Association of Social Workers, Social Work Scotland and the Scottish Government.


Programme

09:00 Stalls open and refreshments

09:30 – 09:50 Registration & Workshop sign up

09:50 – 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 Workshop 1
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 – 13:20 Lunch

13:25 13:45 Updates
Review of Social Work Education & NQSW development Anne
Tavendale - SSSC Workforce Development and Planning Adviser

13:50 14:50 Workshop 2

14:55 – 15:10 Comfort break

15:15 16:00 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. She has worked in various voluntary sector roles, mainly in the field of advocacy, and has published several collections of poetry, articles and essays. The themes she writes about include creativity, volunteering, spirituality, social justice, diversity, mental health and childhood trauma – drawing on her own experience of these – as well as comic verse and observational pieces on everything under the moon. 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


Workshops

There will be a range of workshops available to sign up for on the day. Most workshops are given in both session 1 and session 2. More information about all the workshops will be sent in advance to participants, and signing up for workshops will be possible at the time of registration.


Arrangements

The event is hosted at the George Square campus of the University of Eidnburgh. The address is 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU. The venue is fully accessible. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport as there is very limited parking in the area due to street maintenance.


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WiFi

The only WiFi available to conference participants at the venue is EduRoam. Members of universitites can ensure that they are signed up to the service at their home institution.


Questions?

Please direct any questions about the event to Avril McIvor.


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The information you provide on your registration form will be used by the University for the purposes of the event management for this conference. This includes informing relevant staff members regarding number of registrations, catering & access requirements, post-event evaluation. We will also use your contact details to contact you about the conference. We need to gather this information in order to deliver the conference arrangements. Personal data will be kept only until the conference arrangements are completed (until July 2018).

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