Making a difference through Social Work

Making a difference through Social Work

October 25, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


I’m really interested in the juvenile
justice system. I think it’s really important that we start having a
conversation about what’s going on in the system and how we can make it better
for the kids and for the whole community. My name is Olivia and I study the
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours). My name’s John, I study a Bachelor of Social Work
with embedded honours at the University of Newcastle. I’m studying a Bachelor of
Social Work because I really wanted to help people and make a difference. I
really enjoy the structure of the program. It is based on an experience
based model which effectively means we’re learning how to be social workers
from social workers. It’s very face-to-face and we do a lot
of hands-on work which I really enjoy. The best part of the degree is when you
get to sit and do role plays and you get to really learn how to sit with a client
in that space and you get to learn some really great skills so that when you go
out into the workplace you’re ready. … Interpersonal skills, being able to work
with groups of people, even our assignments and things, they’re really
based around real life activities like policy submissions, case studies… There
are 24-hour learning lounges where you can go at any time of the day and print
and focus on your assignments which I find really helpful. I would recommend a
Bachelor of Social Work just because it is such a rewarding degree and career.
There’s so many opportunities that you can take. Studying the Bachelor of Social
Work I’ve made many friends and great professional connections and I’ve also
been able to get a job in a women and children’s refuge – doing what I love.